Key features are set to include a new optical track pad to ease navigation, a 3.2 Mega pixel camera with video recording, HSDPA and Wi-Fi internet, up to 32GB of expandable memory, and the ability to sync you phone with your iTunes account.
It is a seriously top-end device with a stonkingly quick 1GHz MSM8250 processor, a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, full HSPA for ultra quick web browsing, an FM radio, five mega pixel snapper and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Orange and T-Mobile have confirmed they are to merge to create the UK's biggest mobile phone company. Orange, owned by France Telecom, and T-Mobile, owned by Germany's Deutsche Telecom, have decided to merge in order to minimise potential conflict with the UK's strict competition regulation bodies.
Most of all though manufacturers and networks began to see the operating system as a potential rival to Apple and one by one they came out of the closet and announced they were backing the Google OS on mobiles.
Last month we told you that T-Mobile may well be on the verge of a sell out or merger since a spokesman from their parent company, Deutsche Telekom, expressed disappointment at their results in the UK market.
The FT is reporting this morning that it could be Vodafone who is in pole-position to mount a takeover.
If a buy-out was to go ahead it would make Vodafone the largest mobile phone operator in the UK. Currently O2 is the biggest, with a 27% share but if Vodafone's 25% share was supplemented by T-Mobile's 15% then they'd have a whopping 40% share.
This might be the proposed moves downfall though. Competition regulators may veto the takeover in the interests of market fairness.
Both Vodafone and T-Mobile have refused to comment so far although shares in both companies have risen in the market this morning.
(via The FT)
While HTC was making a song and dance over the Hero, T-Mobile launched their own version of the same handset only in black and with a name noticeably devoid of the actual manufacturer - the T-Mobile G1 Touch. I wonder if Peter Chou and his men have scratched HTC somewhere on it in very small letters?
The important difference - apart from the colour, obvs - is that T-Mobile has got some prices for us. It's available for free - good start - from £40 a month on Flext which gives you £225 of effective credit to spend on any mix of UK and international calls and texts, picture messages, 08 numbers, voicemail and includes "unlimited" data.