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T-Mobile Reportedly Canceling the Samsung Galaxy Note

by Brandon Russell | August 23, 2012August 23, 2012 5:30 pm PDT

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note1T-Mobile might be canning the Galaxy Note. We’re not even a month into its life on the carrier, and already we’re drafting its eulogy. It’s unclear if the report is true, but the evidence certainly suggests as much. According to a “reliable source,” the carrier is attaching EOL (end of life) status to the device, with an expected good bye planned for Nov. 1. This comes hours after the Note was mysteriously tagged with an “unknown” ship date on T-Mobile’s website.

It’s an unfortunate casualty, but not really all that surprising. With Samsung all set to unveil the Note II at its Mobile Unpacked show when IFA kicks off next week, it’s hard for T-Mobile to justify the first Note’s incredibly late arrival. It would take a lot of effort to explain to unhappy customers this holiday season why they have a year-old device, and not the bigger, badder Note II.

If the news is true, it’s a bit embarrassing on T-Mobile’s part — the media even got review units — to cancel a product, an incredibly popular one at that, so early on. But hey, the compromise might be a Note II which, if it’s anything like its smaller brother, isn’t such a bad thing. If T-Mobile doesn’t announce its own version of the Note II for this year, let’s hope it arrives early into next year.

[via Android Police]


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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