While Verizon and Sprint users are waiting for a possible announcement of the a CDMA variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note, some leaked documents revealed that there may be a T-Mobile Note coming first.
T-Mobile rumors jump ahead of that of a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note
Now to add to that T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note rumors is another tantalizing rumor. The folks over at TMoNews have managed to get their hands on what looks like the "About Phone" screenshot of the purported T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note. They even had their resident tech guru study the leak and he found it to appear genuine. These were his comments:
"The screenshots may seem fishy, but I believe they may be genuine. For example, the leaked ICS build for the AT&T Galaxy Note has the build number of IML74K.144, indicating the build date and it is the 144th custom build. The SGH-T879 has the same build number because it was built from the same sources at the same time, meaning that it is indeed a brother to the AT&T Galaxy Note. The build servers and time stamp match up with Samsung’s official build information. We know that this build is intended to be an official build because the build number is suffixed with the baseband version instead of a decimal number indicating a custom build that voids the warranty. The pattern holds true when you look at the build numbers for official ROMs from Samsung for the Samsung Vibrant, the Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, and the Galaxy S II. Furthermore, the images are scaled down directly from 800×1280, and they match what we know for Samsung’s TouchWiz interface to look like in Android 4.0."
While the existence of a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note would be enough to make Verizon and Sprint owners jealous. The fact that it appears to be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich takes the cake. If these rumors hold true, then T-Mobile users will likely be getting the Samsung Galaxy Note well before any news of a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Journal appears, and it may also come preloaded with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Premium Suite update that Samsung previewed recently.
We'll keep you posted as more develops.