Rumored to be a portion of a stock sheet from Best Buy a “major national retailer”, this image above is reportedly reveals the release dates of a variety of upcoming handsets. No, there’s nothing too exciting there but if the source is reliable it does indeed fill in a few question marks that have been looming — namely the E71x release date. So let’s have a look… Starting with AT&T, the document lists both the Samsung i627 “Jackfrost” and blue Samsung A767 “Propel” as becoming available on March 29th. Next up is the Nokia E71x, listed as “E71 Charcoal”, finally arriving on April 1st and the LG Xenon, which was apparently delayed so long it’s now called “Zenon”, arriving on April 10th. Moving along to Verizon, it looks like the Nokia 7205 Intrigue will hit store shelves on March 15th along with Sprint’s Palm Treo Pro which has been delayed more than a connecting flight in Atlanta. Sure, the more exciting handsets of 2009 won’t be out until the Summer months and beyond, but there are a few nice looking pieces of kit here to tide us over in the meantime.
There are a slew of new Samsung devices coming to AT&T pretty soon, most of which have already been rumored here, but now some of the phones have been semi-confirmed. First off is the long-rumored Blackjack III or i907 which is for release on October 21. It seems that the Blackjack III will be very similar to the i780. We’ll find out exactly what it is like in just a few weeks. Next up is the Samsung A767 “Sangria.” Wow, really? What a name, and paired with Mirage it seems Samsung would soon launch an ad campaign with people texting each other in Ibiza, Spain. The Sangria is supposedly much like the i620 and i640 minus Windows Mobile. So, if you’re a fan of slider phones with full QWERTY keyboards, keep your eyes peeled for this one. Lastly, there is the A867, or the Mirage. Based on the sketch above, it’s pretty clear that it will be much like the Omnia. And, if it is anything like we guessed, it will be a touchscreen device with a 5MP camera, 8 or 16GB of internal storage, and HSPA/UMTS. Samsung fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks for AT&T!