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Saturday, February 5, 2011

HTC Inspire 4G Arriving February 13 At Radio Shack

Posted by Karey Westfall in "HTC Android Phones" @ 05:30 PM

The HTC Inspire 4G will be available for purchase beginning February 13 at Radio Shack. Word has it that it is available for pre-order at the sweet price of $99.99 with a $30 accessory credit. So you can get your phone and some cool accessories for it as well. And we all know that every phone should have a case to prevent those accidental scratches and dings. Thanks to Linda for sending this tip in!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Full Speed Ahead with the Galaxy S 4G on T-Mobile

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 08:00 AM

"T-Mobile currently only has two phones capable of taking advantage of its HSPA+ "4G" network, the myTouch 4G and the G2, but on Thursday the carrier announced the first phone to be able to support the network's theoretical maximum speeds."

It was just announced that the Samsung Galaxy S 4G will be the first phone capable of utilizing the full bandwidth of the T-Mobile HSPA+ 21Mbps network. No other details were given about the new Galaxy S 4G device. I would like to know what's different about this phone than the myTouch 4G or the G2 that gives it faster network throughput. Hopefully all those LTE devices we saw at CES will be capable of utilizing the network bandwidth available to them when they are released. Has anyone run any bandwidth tests on their myTouch 4G or G2 when in and area with HSPA+ ("4G") coverage? What download speeds do you see? Do you notice a big difference when using your device in 3G coverage as opposed to 4G coverage?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sign Up For Updates On T-Mobile's G-Slate

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 08:00 AM

T-Mobile now has a sign up page for their G-Slate! The G-Slate will come with Android 3.0 (AKA Honeycomb) and have 4G. But other than that, not much else is known so sign up to get instant updates!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

HTC Brings Three New 4G Phones To The US Market

Posted by Jason Lee in "HTC Android Phones" @ 08:00 PM

"HTC Corporation, a global leader in smartphone innovation and design, this week at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) unveiled three new 4G smartphones together with three U.S. wireless operators, further solidifying HTC's position as the leader in 4G."

These days it's a little hard to get excited about yet another HTC Sense drone but you have to admit they are all over this 4G thing. This year's CES brings one new HTC 4G phone to each of the big three US carriers, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. If Sense and black slabs are your thing HTC has a fancy new 4G device for you regardless of what carrier you use. Anyone anxious to get your HTC 4G on?

Tags: ces, htc, 4g

Friday, January 7, 2011

LG is Getting Serious About Android

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 03:00 PM

"At 9.2mm thick, the Optimus Black from LG is the new world's thinnest phone, and is pretty light too, at 109g. It's also got a 4-inch NOVA screen for viewing in direct sunlight, too, and a 2MP forward-facing camera."

Up until now I haven't seen any high end or otherwise very exciting Android phones from LG. It looks like they've stepped up to the plate with this thin phone that will be upgradable to Honeycomb. Besides being very bright the NOVA display is to have low power consumption, true blacks, and pure whites. I'm not sure if this is a new form of OLED but I'm guessing it may be since I don't think it's possible for LCD to do true black. T-Mobile has also announced a very nice looking Android tablet from LG called the G-Slate. It will be the first Honeycomb powered 4G tablet on T-Mobile. I love all the Android competition and innovation going on! One thing's for sure, choosing my next Android device will not be easy! Any thoughts on devices you've seen? How about a favorite phone or tablet?

T-Mobile to Speed-up HSPA+ to 42Mbps

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 08:30 AM

"T-Mobile is announcing this evening that it's now got 75 live HSPA+ markets online, with coverage for roughly 200 million Americans up and running by the end of 2010. That footprint will start off at a theoretical max downlink of 21Mbps, but the carrier will be looking to scale that to 42Mbps in 2011 with the capacity to upgrade to 84 and 168Mbps down the road -- all without ever worrying about LTE"

I knew HSPA had growing room but man, 42Mbps this year with up to 168Mbp down the road is impressive. Since current WiMax offerings I've heard of are only in the 5-20Mbps, HSPA+ sounds pretty good. I am curious if many people would even use or notice the increased speed that current "4G" implementations offer. Can you think of a situation where it would be valuable to you on a somewhat regular basis? Would you be willing to pay extra for high speed service? If you're using WiMax already, are you happy with it? Is battery life a problem for you?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

HTC's Thunderbolt Could Be Dual Core But Probably Not

Posted by Jason Lee in "HTC Android Phones" @ 01:00 PM

"Specifications for the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt have purportedly leaked, with a German retailer listing the smartphone in their systems. According to the screenshot sent to HTCInside, the smartphone - which so far we've seen with Verizon branding for the US - will also be headed to German carriers O2, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, all of whom have fledgling LTE networks of their own."

Well that got my hopes up for a brief moment. Not long after the potential specs for HTC's new Thunderbolt 4G were leaked some one pointed out that Qualcomm themselves stated that the CPU listed is not due out until 2012. Now we know there are other dual core phones coming down the pipe so this may just be a typo or perhaps Qualcomm has something else up their sleeve. The Thunderbolt may yet be dual core. Of course, there is always the possibility that this is entirely bunk and this baby is rockin a Snapdragon from last year. But hey, even if half of these leaked specs are accurate this will be one heck of a phone. I can't wait for this year's CES!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Engadget Reviews The myTouch 4G: Maybe T-Mobile Shouldn't Have Touched It So Much

Posted by Jason Lee in "HTC Android Phones" @ 06:00 PM

"Coming hot on the heels of the ultra-impressive G2, T-Mobile has returned to its myTouch series with the myTouch 4G. While the G2 is the natural enthusiast flagship, the 4G represents a flagship in its own right of a skinned, curated Android experience."

Engadget has given the T-Mobile myTouch 4G a thorough going over in their lengthy review of the device. For the most part I must agree with them. When I first saw this device I dismissed it as a low to mid-range mass market Android device. It wasn't until I saw some of the benchmarks coming back that I perked up and started paying attention. The hardware design really doesn't do anything for me and the software... I totally agree that the software tries way too hard to be "user friendly" and just ends up taking too much away from what could otherwise be a great device. Hardware wise though this is still very impressive. Anyone looking forward to picking up the myTouch 4G?

Tags: tmobile, 4g, mytouch, hspa+

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Many Options Available Now With Four New Phones From T-Mobile

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 03:00 AM

The Motorola Defy, myTouch 4G, LG Optimus T and T-Mobile Comet are ready for purchase now from T-Mobile! Some of the phones are only available online while others are at T-Mobile stores and online. And both the LG Optimus T and the myTouch 4G are available in several colors! So the new releases give you plenty of options to choose from if you are looking to pick up a new or second (or third, fourth...) phone!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You've Got The Touch: myTouch 4G Confirmed For November 3rd

Posted by Jason Lee in "HTC Android Phones" @ 02:00 PM

"If you had any doubt at all regarding the November 3rd release for the myTouch 4G, here's your proof."

Need yourself some HSPA+ but don't really want a physical keyboard? Well your wait is almost over, folks. The above email pretty much confirms the rumored November 3rd launch date for the new myTouch 4G. This looks to be a pretty sweet device what with a 5 megapixle camera, 1GHz Snapdragon, Android 2.2, and 8 GB of memory on board. Anyone out there fancy the myTouch 4G over the G2?

Tags: tmobile, 4g, mytouch, hspa+

Friday, October 1, 2010

Samsung Epic 4G Provides Near-perfect Smartphone Experience

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Samsung Android Phones" @ 12:00 PM

"Versatile, attractive, and powerful, Sprint's new Epic 4G smartphone comes as close to perfection as any mobile device we've seen. It's built on a state-of-the-art hardware platform; it has a fantastic touch-screen display; and for those who care about such things, it has a jumbo-sized physical keyboard and a front-facing camera. In fact, the only substantial criticism that we can lob at it is that power users will be initially frustrated by its relatively meager battery capacity."

Boasting a sleek design, front facing camera, integrated capacitive touch-screen and a practical keyboard, the Samsung Epic 4G is a very appealing phone. The size is a bit bulky, but if this phone delivers on all other features we may be able to overlook this one shortcoming.

Tags: samsung, , epic, 4g, epic 4g

Friday, September 3, 2010

Listen up - There is a Juicy Rumor on the Samsung Galaxy Tab!

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 07:30 PM

According to Boy Genius Report, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available in November from Sprint for an unknown price. And supposedly, it will have 3G/4G capability. Awesome, just in time for holiday shopping season!

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