Originally Posted by TheBigNewt
That makes perfect sense. Tmob is in line for a new BB along with ATT's Bold, Vzn's Storm. Tmob doesn't need a 3g phone now, and the 8900 will be excellent on their network for the majority of business users. Hope it comes out before the end of the year. I'll be waiting to compare it with the Storm myself. The cheaper data price is attractive ($20 vs $30 on Vzn).
T-Mobile doesn't need a 3G phone? Are you out of your mind? They need a 3G phone now more than ever, which is why they launched (read: rushed) the G1. Many major metro areas have T-Mo 3G right now. If they don't now, they will in a few weeks to a few months.
The biggest thing T-Mobile has going for it is the price point. $60-70 for BlackBerry service with a decent amount of minutes is cheap when compared to all the other carriers. If the other 3 have 3G and T-Mobile doesn't, it's just that much of a harder sell.
The 8900 going to AT&T first makes sense. They have the Bold as their flagship, it'll be good for them to have a Curve replacement at a lower price point. I don't think we've seen a T-Mo branded 8900, have we? We've certainly seen an AT&T one though.