Originally Posted by trigga15
cingular b/c tmo got the 8100 first
Cingular got the 7290, 8700, and 7130 prior to any other carriers in the United States. T-Mobile has only received the 7100 (and polished 7105) and 8100 models earlier. Not really a good basis for judging who will receive the device first (although you are likely correct in the resulting assumption). T-Mobile likely will be the only provider to carry the 8705, assuming it's heading that direction (I haven't really kept up with the info on it).
One thing to note, if this device is more than just WiFi-capable (e.g. - UMA-capable WiFi), then I will put my savings that T-Mobile gets it prior to Cingular. Also to note, T-Mobile, with their Hot Spots, has more money invested in commercial WiFi than any other provider in the United States right now. This could be another point to make in the argument for T-Mobile.
Just some food for thought.