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