AT&T's exclusivity on the Samsung Galaxy Note ends this month, so it comes as no surprise that a number of rumors about a Sprint or Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Note called the "Journal" have been making the rounds. But, it looks like T-Mobile might beat its CDMA competitors to the punch. TmoNews.com hints that there may be one more GSM variant of the Note released before Sprint and/or Verizon get their hands on it, and the only other national GSM carrier in the U.S. is T-Mobile.
TmoNews.com stumbled across the user agent string of a Samsung device featuring the same resolution as the Galaxy Note: 800x1280. It is not a tablet because tablets have the reverse resolution of 1280x800. It has got to be another "phablet" device like the Note.
"So here’s the thing, we can’t absolutely, positively say that this user agent string and the Samsung SGH-T879 model number is a T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy Note. What we can say is that there isn’t another Samsung device on the market with a screen resolution of 800 x 1280... We can say the bluetooth doc relating the SGH-T879 originally called this a variant of the SGH-i717 which is the AT&T Galaxy Note, unfortunately that comment has since been removed."
Could the tides finally be turning for T-Mobile? It's about time that they start getting some of the "good" phones that often instead go to AT&T or Verizon. The rumor that they're getting the Samsung Galaxy Note next, and possibly the high-end Nokia Lumia 900 once AT&T's exclusivity ends, is a good sign. The coming launch of the HTC One S, and the critical praise that phone has received, could also help T-Mobile in their quest to change their image.