T Mobile’s handsets for Q1 2010

T-Mobile will launch 15 new mobile phones in Q1 this year with 8 on contract and 8 on pay as you go. LG Pop will be on both contract and pay as you go.

Below are the phones launched q1 2010
Pay monthly mobile phones
BlackBerry Storm 2 (9520)
LG POP (GD510)
Sony Ericsson Vivaz
Nokia E72
Nokia X6
Sony Ericsson X10 (Android)
Samsung Galaxy Portal (Android)
LG In Touch Max GW620 (Android)

Blackberry Storm 2  -9520

Pay as you go mobile phones
BlackBerry 8520
LG POP (GD510)
T-Mobile Vairy Text
T-Mobile Vairy Touch 2
Nokia 2220
Nokia 1616
Sony Ericsson W205
T-Mobile Pulse (Android)

LG Pop

According to Mobile news , T-mobile has big plans for BlackBerry smartphones, following the success in 2009 when they shipped 10,000 Blackberry handsets every week in q4. The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 will be released in February, and the Curve 8520 with be on pay as you go. The original BlackBerry Storm 9530 was only available on Vodafone until end of January.

Apparently, more than 2,900 BlackBerry handsets were activated on the T-Mobile network on Christmas day alone. 50% of those were with the BlackBerry Curve 8520 handset – so you can guess which Christmas presents were popular for 2009. T-Mobile also said that the number of customers using Blackberry devices increased by 125% during 2009, most of these were on pay monthly contracts.

T-Mobile are offering the Curve 8520 on pay as you go for £150. Customers will also get 30 days of free text messages and 6 months free email and internet usage when purchased between 1st – 31st of March. This will look set to increase the popularity of the Blackberry Curve 8520 which according to GfK (the retail analyst) was the best selling pay monthly mobile phone in the UK in Q 4 2009.The Blackberry Curve 8900 was the best selling contract handset over the summer.

Phil Lander, T-Mobile account director at BlackBerry-maker RIM said “It was a phenomenal year for BlackBerry and T-Mobile. We have seen significant growth. We have established the BlackBerry brand with huge investment. There was a lot of focus on the consumer market, but we are in no way turning our back on business. The entry-level Curve 8520 is a really strong prepay proposition. We are anticipating big things for this, not just because of the product, but also because of the T-Mobile brand and the propositions that will help drive its success.”

Looks like T-mobile are onto a winner here, the other mobile operators better make sure they are working on their own USP.

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