If you’re fond of your wireless carrier, which we’re sure most of you are by now, then seeing a roadmap of what’s to come should be pretty exciting. Unless, of course, you just signed a new, two-year agreement and you’re going to be pining for a handset that you didn’t see coming a little sooner. Either way, this roadmap should be plenty exciting for most T-Mobile customers out there, because there’s plenty here to be excited about.
As you can see, even if it is a bit blurry, the main bar in the middle shows us the months, leading all the way up to December, while the dots on either side of that main line show us where handsets are set to debut on the Magenta carrier. For example, we already know the Samsung Vibrant is set to launch on July 21st, and this blurry image of goodness confirms that for us (again). The Motorola Charm, which was just announced today, is also set to launch on the 21st of July, so that’s pretty interesting. (Also worth noting, is that it looks like the Charm is getting a software update in September.) However, it gets a bit more interesting when you see that the Motorola CLIQ and CLIQ XT are on that list, right there in August. Which, for all intents and purposes, could mean that they’ll be getting updated to Android 2.1 around that time.
Other handsets of note are the HTC Vanguard, Shubert, and Emerald. The Vanguard is a handset we haven’t heard of before, and that’s supposedly scheduled to break cover this September. While the Shubert is listed for a November 17th launch, we’re not sure if that’s one we’re looking forward to or not (yes, just by the name. What? We judge our books by the cover, too.) And, then there’s that HTC Emerald, which alludes to that whole Project Emerald thing we talked about in the past.
The other thing to note here, is that while we’re pretty confident that pretty much every device (that hasn’t been officially announced, mind you) is going to be Android-based, that’s not confirmed by any means. Keep in mind that Microsoft has Windows Phone 7 set to launch at the end of the year, and HTC and Motorola would be main manufacturers to put that new mobile OS on their devices, and launch them for T-Mobile. But, we’ll go ahead and call it now: Android all the way.