Originally Posted by Galvatron
I ran acrose an indirect dealer sales rep asked him hesaid may and Q2
tmo will have the 8300/8350/8320 full qwerty NO CAMERA.
...and that makes absolutely no sense. The 83XX series is the camera series. The non-camera models are in the 88XX line. Again, I'd say that the source in question is highly dubious.
Originally Posted by rambo47
There would be a certain logic to T-Mobile getting the 8300 as Cingular got the 8800.
Logic? It's wishful thinking. Just look at the history of release exclusives and you'll see that carriers picked up the models that they wanted to carry in the end. For whatever reason, Cingular passed on the 7100 and opted for the 7130 instead and that's the only exception that I know of. They both carried the 7290 and 8700 after Cingular's release exclusive period was over.
Once again, carriers will pick and choose the models that they will carry. The 88XX series isn't exclusive to Cingular and the 83XX series isn't exclusive to TMO. Now, a particular model in either series might only be offered by one or the other but they both have corporate and consumer clients to appease.