Earlier this afternoon one of our writers, Daniel, told me that he might be onto something awesome and to jump onto Skype so we could suss it out. After a 4-way conference call we think we’ve sorted it all out. Dan found that a device with the codename GT-i9250T went through the Wi-Fi certification process two weeks ago (pdf) and that it was hardly any different to the GT-i9250M that went through two days ago (pdf). This is where it gets interesting.
Telstra’s Samsung devices usually sport the T after their codenames due to them having 850MHz 3G, these devices sometimes go to Canada as well, as they use 850MHz on their networks, however, the GT-i9250M is going to Canada according to Android Police. We also know that the i9100T went to Telstra and over in Thailand it went to True Move (I recommend them if you travel there) whom also use 850MHz.
So we know the GT-i9250T is all about the 850MHz. We also know that Vodafone is the global Carrier for the Nexus series and they have their new 850MHz network. This could mean that the Nexus Prime might not be an exclusive to Vodafone this time around, Telstra just might jump on the Nexus bandwagon. Interesting thought. I bet if it did go to Telstra, they’d somehow manage to sell it outright for more than any other retailer. What do you guys think? Would you get a Nexus Prime is Telstra slapped it on one of their overpriced plans?