Back in August there was hope that we would see the first T-Mobile USA 3G handset, but it seems there may be government agencies slowing down the launch of T-Mobile's 3G network. My short-lived AT&T service ends in a couple of days (I paid the US$175 ETF to cancel them after unlocking my iPhone for T-Mobile) and I'll be back to only EDGE surfing on my mobile devices. You can understand my excitement then when I saw that the T-Mobile Shadow may be one of the first 3G devices coming from T-Mobile USA.
The rumored T-Mobile Shadow (check out lots of unboxing pics on The Boy Genius Report) may be a Windows Mobile 6 Professional (aka Phone Edition) device with a 201 MHz processor (kind of low for a Professional device), 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM, 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, SureType-like keyboard (looks to be the same as the new HTC Touch DUAL), and two different color schemes (brown and green). The device may also have a VGA display. I have to say it looks pretty slick with that large main display and I like that it has a keypad that makes phone dialing and texting easier and more one-handed. If this is indeed the first Windows Mobile device running 3G on T-Mobile USA then you can bet I will be one of the first in line to plunk down my cash for it as I have been patiently waiting for 3G on T-Mobile for quite some time.