Chalk this one up to the rumor mill for the time being, but rumbles on the street indicate that T-Mobile might be preparing to flip the switch on it’s national 3G network on the 1st of October. According to the source, the carrier will bring 3G data coverage to its 27 top markets, including the cities that have already benefited from the recent soft launch of the faster mobile data protocol. Sure, it’s a bit later than the other 3 major US carriers, but if T-Mobile uses their impending launch as an excuse to bring us some tasty new 3G-capable handsets, including their upcoming Android device by years end, we wouldn’t be disappointed in the least. We’ll work to dig out some more details on this one, but keep your fingers crossed, folks.

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.