Rumor: Nokia E73 Mode may be coming to T-Mobile USA in June

Rumor: Nokia E73 Mode may be coming to T-Mobile USA in JuneI was browsing my RSS feeds and was completely caught off guard with the rumored Nokia E73 Mode that might launch in a couple of weeks on T-Mobile USA. I haven’t heard a thing from my T-Mobile or Nokia contacts on this so have no confirmation that this is happening, but it looks pretty legit. The E73 looks to be a T-Mobile branded Nokia E72 and with T-Mobile doing a much better job at keeping a device untouched from crapware, like the way AT&T ruins devices, I find this news pretty exciting. My wife took my E71 several months ago and will be pretty excited to see an official T-Mobile version of the E72 available with some nice improvements.

The slide shows that WiFi calling is supported and I wonder if this means a Skype client or if T-Mobile has support for their UMA technology in the device. 3G is provided and it looks like a smartphone data plan is required. We have no pricing or availability information available yet, but I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more on this device.

It looks like T-Mobile may be the preferred carrier for new Nokia devices and as a long time T-Mobile customer that is just fine with me. We now have the Nokia Nuron and N900 working on T-Mobile’s 3G network with hopefully more like this E73 to come. The upcoming Nokia N8 also supports T-Mobile’s 3G network and I would love to see that device come in a subsidized manner to T-Mobile later this year.


8 Comments to Rumor: Nokia E73 Mode may be coming to T-Mobile USA in June

May 20, 2010

If I can get this for around $50 after contract, I’ll pick it up. That way I could finally enjoy T-Mobile’s 3G using an S60 device. Then I would just wait for the N8 and switch between them, like I currently do with the E71 and N97.

I would be pretty surprised (pleasantly so) if T-Mobile picked up the N8. It does seem like Nokia is catering to T-Mo more than AT&T these days (should have started doing so a long time ago) but that pentaband might scare off the carrier.

May 21, 2010

As long as they offer a way to lock it to the provider for a set time, T-mo shouldn’t balk at it. :) I think if anything T-mo will balk at it if it’s far enough past their cost point that they’d have to make the user price over $150. That seems to be a breaking point for them.

May 24, 2010

Hmmm I wonder if Tmo will make me upgrade my data plan if I upgrade to this phone, right now Im on the grandfathered 10$ unlimited data, they let me upgrade to the tmobile dash without changing my data plan, but they wouldnt let me upgrade to an android phone with this current plan. I sold the dash for a profit and used it to get my n900 unlocked :)

May 24, 2010

The E73 is a great phone with lots of features. I want that phone.

May 26, 2010

I curtainly have a E72-2 and had a E71 and I absoluately love these phones I would be very happy with a E-series that I can get tmo 3g to work on. So I’m excited also about this phone. If anyone know what I need to do to get my E72 to work over 3g I would be grateful.

[…] is coming to their network on June 16th for a quite reasonable $69.99 after two-year contract. As Matthew noted when this was first rumored, The E73 is essentially a version of the E72, but T-Mobile is traditionally much better at leaving […]

[…] was still a device with support for foreign and AT&T 3G networks. I was caught off guard by the solid rumors of the Nokia E73 Mode and was very pleased when Nokia sent an evaluation unit for me to try out […]

Sandie Kingsley
May 19, 2011

Awesome blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused .. Any ideas? Thanks!

Nokia N8 Guide

Nokia E73 Mode Guide
Nokia N900 Guide