I posted this in another thread. Hope it helps you.
I was able to purchase a 7290 via Tmoble. I called my local Tmobile rep and told him the unit was already shipping via business channels. While my company supports BES, they do not choose service providers for us. We pay for and choose our individual providers. In other words, I'm not a "business client"... just a regular customer in Tmob's eyes. Although my contract is due in a month... maybe they thought I'd sign again if they made me happy.
I have a friend in another city that made the same attempt to no avail. He was told he would have to wait. Not sure what would make me special but he tried several reps who told him they couldn't help him until April.
My retail rep called his "Business contact" and was able to land me a 7290. I paid 349.99 retail plus overnight shipping. (I couldn't wait.)
If you're a retail customer, it's probably just a matter of getting lucky and finding a rep who can help you out.
Our corporate T-mobile rep told our purchasing manager *yesterday* that the 7290 was not released yet and that he didn't know when it would be. Given what I have seen here, that strikes me as completely counterfactual.
If any of you have contact information for reps whom I can contact directly about getting a 7290, I would appreciate it.