T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note will be out on August 8 for $249.99
Interestingly enough, it looks like one rumored release date for T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note was true after all. The magenta carrier just announced that the phone / tablet hybrid device (let’s just call it a phablet) will become available on August 8.
It’s not cheap, though. You’ll need to pony up no less than $249.99 for the privilege of getting a phablet that will only be ‘current’ for a couple of months tops – since its successor, the Galaxy Note 2, is expected to be unveiled next month. Furthermore, that price is after a $50 mail-in rebate.
Of course, TMo also has the ‘value’ plans. If you qualify for one of those, you can pay just $199.99 upfront, and then $20 per month until you pay off the phone in 20 months.
The good news is that T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preinstalled, and support for TMo’s 42 Mbps HSPA+ network. Other than that, this is the same device that we’ve known for many months now, and which has been selling very well considering its size.