Is T-Mobile on a roll or what? The (still) number four wireless network in the States has ditched contracts not long ago, is planning to launch LTE-Advanced by the end of 2013 and might be the first to sell two very exciting phones – Nokia’s Lumia 925 and Sony’s Xperia Z.

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According to an unofficial T-Mo roadmap, leaked by TmoNews and therefore very trustworthy, both the Lumia 925 and Xperia Z will make their commercial debuts with the “Uncarrier” come July 17.

The two high-end gadgets might be no match for Samsung’s Galaxy S4, HTC’s One or especially that new Sony Xperia Z Ultra in many ways, but on the whole they’re still among the best of the best. Remember, the Xperia Z rocks a water and dustproof body and sports a 5-inch Full HD screen, while the Lumia 925 comes with a high-quality rear camera sporting Carl Zeiss optics and optical image stabilization.

Nokia Lumia 925

In terms of pricing, the only intel we have concerns the Lumia. Allegedly, the thing will cost $99.99 upfront “for well qualified customers”, plus 24 monthly payments of $20 each. That means you’ll pay a total price of $579.99 for the Windows Phone, which doesn’t exactly sound right since the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One cost exactly as much.

As far as the Xperia Z is concerned, no one seems very keen to speculate on pricing yet, so I’ll give it a whirl. My guesstimate is the 5-incher will also sell for $100 upfront plus 24 payments of 20 bucks. Why? Simply because T-Mo is the first US carrier to get the phone.

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The problem is most mobile tech fans don’t care about that and instead simply want to get a fair price for what a device offers. And with all due respect, the Xperia Z and Lumia 925 are not worth as much dough as the GS4 and HTC One. Oh, well, maybe Magenta will get that too before it’s too late.

Via [TmoNews]

 

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