Wondering how T-Mobile is going to make holiday season 2012 special? Wonder no longer – T-Mobile has released their full holiday lineup of smartphones and tablets, and there’s plenty of Android and new Windows Phone 8 goodness to go around for those who aren’t getting coals in their stockings.
The newly released Windows Phone 8 will see a couple of its launch devices released on T-Mobile’s network. The highly touted HTC Windows Phone 8X, sporting Beats Audio and a 4.3” HD super LCD 2 screen, will be available for $200 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract. The low-to-mid tier Nokia Lumia 810 will still feature high-quality camera tech courtesy of Carl Zeiss optics, and will be available for $150 after a $50 mail-in rebate, with contract.
Plenty of Android phones will be available, including the venerable Samsung Galaxy S III. The low-cost LG Optimus L9 will be available for $80 after a $50 mail-in rebate, with contract. The heavy hitters will be the newly announced Google Nexus 4, Google’s new 4” smartphone co-developed with LG, and the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Those will sell for $200 and $370, respectively, with contracts.
As for tablets, the Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will both be available through T-Mobile. The latter will sell for $350 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a data plan.
All of those devices will become available sometime between now and the end of November. T-Mobile is also featuring value plans for each of those devices, which will lower the up-front cost of the devices in exchange for additional monthly payments over the course of the two-year contract. Over the long run, those value plans will cost you more money, so I’m not so sure how “valuable” they can be.