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T-Mobile USA Launching HSPA+ Android Handset In September

Douglas Carter
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I covered the rumored HTC Vision leak earlier this week, and now we have word from Light Reading's interview with a Deutsche Telekom spokesman that T-Mobile's first HSPA+ (21Mbit/s) capable phone will be an Android-powered HTC smartphone and will launch in September of this year followed by a second device in Q4. Engadget adds that they have heard that the HTC Vision pictured below will launch in September.

Engadget mentions that the September launch "lines up with what we've been hearing, as we've been told that the first device will actually be the leaked HTC Vision QWERTY slider (pictured above) that's been popping up in the wild lately.

As for what the second device will be, no word except that it will be a smartphone, so a small possibility exists that it might not even be an Android phone.

AndroidCentral writes that "the device will be able to hit the full 21 Mbs speed that so far has only been possible on aircards. While HSPA+ isn't technically 4G, it's pretty darn fast and can be put in place without any new hardware" which is definitely a plus for T-Mobile customers.

In other related news, AndroidSpin got their hands on what they call a real T-Mobile roadmap for mobile device launches till the end of the year.

Phandroid adds that the road map lists a device by HTC releasing in September called the Vanguard. They think "that phone very well could be the recently-imaged HTC Vision with its slide-out QWERTY keyboard"

Other Sources: AndroidCentral, AndroidSpin, Engadget, Phandroid

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