T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q aka T699: How silly?
Back in April we brought you some news of a leaked T-Mobile US roadmap where a device dubbed the Samsung Apex Q was listed for release on August 15. At that time we had no idea what the Apex Q was and neither did anybody else but it now seems that the name has been changed for launch to the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q aka T699.
We’ve heard dozens of weird and just plain daft names for phones before but to be frank the Galaxy S Blaze Q sounds just silly to us. Surely with the might of the Samsung marketing department this giant company could have come up with something a bit catchier but maybe we’re alone thinking this? Anyway, on to details about the actual phone and it seems the Galaxy S Blaze Q will be a QWERTY handset for T-Mobile US and the August 15th release date listed previously for the Apex Q still seems to be a valid launch date.
News of this came to us from TMO News who show a leaked document listing the Galaxy S Blaze Q, as well as the Galaxy S Blaze released earlier in the year. Quite what the relevance of the ‘Q’ is for the upcoming handset but for terms of differentiation we don’t know why Samsung didn’t go for a completely new title. There’s not a whole lot known about the Galaxy S Blaze Q yet (SGH-T699) but rumor has it that it features a Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 720p HD display and will run on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Sadly it won’t be one of the first devices launched with 4.1 Jelly Bean but it should still find a decent market, especially for those lovers of QWERTY keyboards.
The same leaked document also mentions the Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile though unfortunately this one doesn’t include a release date. We’d like to hear your thoughts on the Galaxy S Blaze Q so let us have your comments on what we know so far. Also does that name strike you as being rather silly too?