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Thursday, March 24, 2011

T-Mobile: Now In 3D?

Posted by Jason Lee in "LG Android Phones" @ 01:30 PM

"The FCC has just approved a phone called LG P920, which is none other than the LG Optimus 3D. The surprising aspect about this is that the Optimus 3D which got the Commission's approval comes with support for T-Mobile's AWS (1700 MHz) network."

Well, look what just bounced through the FCC... It's that ever present LG Optimus 3D sporting AWS (1700MHz) which is exactly what one would need to cruse along on the T-Mobile network 3G/4G network. Besides the 3D (which I went over my distaste for earlier) the Optimus 3D seems like one powerful device with its fancy shmancy dual core/dual channel CPU. Assuming T-Mo picks this up that will leave Verizon as the only US carrier without a pretty new 3D phone. Any of you T-Mobile short-timers plan on picking one of these up when it drops?

HTC Pyramid to Launch on T-Mobile in June With Android 2.4 On-board

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "HTC Android Phones" @ 10:30 AM

"Android 2.4 you say? Yup, that's what we are being told! Our source pinpoints a June release timeframe though the actual day is unknown. Our ninja did say that it is considerably sleeker and lighter than the HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon."

The specs on this phone look pretty decent and I'm pretty anxious to see it get released. The interesting thing is the promise of Android 2.4. Is this the mythical Gingerbread/Honeycomb hybrid that we've heard about? What will we call it? Honeybread? Gingercomb?

Are you excited about this device? Is it on your radar for your next phone or has something else caught your eye?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Exclusive Game For Xperia Play and the G2X Announced

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android News" @ 02:30 PM

Two great annoucements: First, the Xperia Play phone from Sony Ericsson will exclusively launch the game BackStab on it's phone. The game appears to be an action type game with the ability to battle opponents. It will be available for all Android devices eventually, but to get it first purchase the Xperia Play. Second, T-mobile has announced the G2X, which will be available this spring. This new phone will be the first duel core device for T-mobile and will come with games, a 4 inch screen and Android 2.2. So keep your eyes peeled for both the G2X and the Xperia Play!

Update: Rumor has it that the G2X will be available April 15th. Read about it here.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

T-Mobile Revamps Their Data Plans: Time To Get Your "4G" On

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 03:30 PM

"We had some pretty good indications that T-Mobile would be unveiling some revamped webConnect data plans today and they have gone and done just that."

T-Mobile has just updated their data plan offerings and I must say it is nice to see larger data pools being offered what with all the tablets and such coming this year. Each plan comes it a bit above the current AT&T equivalent but if you have a voice plan along with your data plan there is a 20% discount for the data. That will bring these plans in a slightly under the cost of an AT&T plan if you have voice service. Any T-Mo customers out there planning on taking advantage of one of these new plans or are you staying right were you are?

Samsung Galaxy S 4G: It's Pretty Much A Vibrant With An Extra G

Posted by Jason Lee in "Samsung Android Phones" @ 07:00 AM

"It's only been six months since Samsung launched its highly successful Galaxy S assault upon the US market with a series of carrier customized phones: the Vibrant and Captivate GSM twins for T-Mobile and AT&T, the WiMAX-rocking Epic 4G for Sprint and the Fascinate for Verizon."

I don't think anyone will argue that this device really isn't a huge leap forward in technology but is it a worthy update to current Vibrant users? The folks over at Engadget have given the Galaxy S 4G a thorough going over and have pretty much concluded that... eeh, not really. Though I might make the jump for the front facing camera and HSPA+ but with the Galaxy S 2 looming on the horizon I'm not sure how many people will jump on this device. I'd say its a great device for anyone switching to T-Mobile right now or someone upgrading from a much older, less smart, phone. Anyone out there eying this beauty?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S 4G Now on T-Mobile

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Samsung Android Phones" @ 09:00 AM

"Samsung's Galaxy S 4G might not have the very latest version of Android or too much hardware differentiation from the original T-Mobile Vibrant, but hey, it brings a front-facing camera and HSPA+ connectivity, so of course it costs $200. T-Mobile will have disappointed many with its clarification that the Galaxy S 4G will cost a pair of Benjamins on contract, exactly as much as its Samsung-built predecessor did seven months ago"

While it's a version behind current (Froyo), it doesn't look like a bad device. If you're a fan of Samsung devices, you might want to check the Galaxy S 4G out (Assuming you're cool with T-Mo!)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

T-Mobile Giveaway!

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 06:30 PM

"T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced a Valentine's offer to fall in love with. On Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12, all T-Mobile phones, even the fastest 4G smartphones running on America's largest 4G network, will be offered for free at T-Mobile retail stores with qualifying plan on two-year contract."

Oh me, oh my! It's hard to see a downside to this deal, since you'd have to sign a contract to get a carrier based phone anyway. If this comes off, the only thing I think might turn people off is network congestion from the potntial flood of new users, much like what happened to AT&T when the iPhone first came out. What with Verizon getting the iPhone 4, this is a great riposte from T-Mobile - though I can't imagine how the shareholders might feel about such a hefty potential layout. But that hardly matters to consumers, right? Let us know if you're planning on grabbing one - and how big or small the crowds are.

Friday, February 4, 2011

T-Mobile Announces The T-Mobile G-Slate With Google By LG For You

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 04:00 PM

"Just hours ago T-Mobile teased an image of a traditional pair of 3D glasses. Why did they do such a thing? Because tonight they are officially announcing the T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG that has, you guessed it plenty of 3D capability!"

Rumors have been flying since we were teased with the "T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG" back at CES. Many of those rumors involved the device having a 3D screen. Well, it appears that those rumors were true. The G-Slate supports an 8.9-inch 3D capable screen and even has the ability to capture 3D and HD content with its dual rear facing cameras. If that weren't enough the G-Slate is powered by a dual core Tegra 2, has 32GBs of memory built in, an HDMI out port, and will be available "this spring". If you just can't get enough of this sweet new device T-Mobile has put up a sigh-up page so you can get the latest and greatest info as it becomes available. Anyone else out there think this baby looks cooler than the Xoom?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

T-Mobile Announces The Samsung Galaxy S 4G With A Side Of HSPA+

Posted by Jason Lee in "Samsung Android Phones" @ 11:00 AM

"At this point the Samsung Galaxy S/Vibrant Plus/Vibrant 4G is hardly a secret as we've already uncovered "in the wild pics," specs and pretty much everything else one could want to know about a phone. Tonight T-Mobile officially announces to the world, the Galaxy S 4G (cue drum beats)."

T-Mobile just keeps the awesome phones coming. Yesterday T-Mo officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, pretty much an HSPA+ Galaxy S with a front facing camera. Not really a huge upgrade over your current Galaxy S device unless you happen to live in an area with HSPA+. If you don't happen to live in an HSPA+ service area you might soon. T-Mobile also announced that they have expanded their HSPA+ network to over 100 major metropolitan areas with more soon to come. It will be interesting to see how well this device sells with the Galaxy S 2 looming on the horizon.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab Price Drop: After Mail-in Rebate...

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 09:00 PM

"With the Dell Streak 7 and LG G-Slate already headed Magenta's way, and the Galaxy Tab 2 already being teased by Samsung, T-Mobile has decided to give the current Galaxy Tab another price cut."

Well, I guess $50 is $50 even if it takes eight months to get it. Looks like as of today T-Mobile has drop the price of their Samsung Galaxy Tab by $50 bringing the total price down to $249.99 after mail-in rebate. If you don't mind that whole 2-year service agreement, that is a pretty good price for one of the best Android tablets currently on the market. Though, this price drop is most likely due to the fancy 4G tablets T-Mo has floating down the line. Is $50 enough to convince any of you who have been holding off on getting a Galaxy Tab or an Android tab in general to take the plunge?

New T-Mobile Device Release Dates Leaked

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 06:00 AM

There you have it folks! A leaked T-Mobile memo gave this info. The Dell Streak 7 on 2/2, the Mororola ClIQ2 on 1/19, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G on 2/23, and the LG G-Slate on 3/23. It's a tough call but I think I think the most interesting device to me on this list is the LG G-Slate. Coming with Honeycomb is a good first step but I'm looking forward to see if LG has any other tricks up their sleeve. Also of note, the Dell Streak 7 will be priced at $300 after rebate.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Have a Vibrant? Get your Froyo!

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Samsung Android Phones" @ 06:00 AM

According to TmoNews Froyo is finally available for the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant on T-Mobile. It's taking a long time for the Galaxy S phones to get Android 2.2. I'm glad to finally see it coming to the Vibrant. Have you gotten it? How's it working for you?

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?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Samsung Vibrant Due To Get Froyo Tomorrow?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Samsung Android Phones" @ 03:00 PM,281...,2376045,00.asp

"An Android 2.2 upgrade for the Samsung Vibrant will roll out to subscribers starting on Jan. 21, T-Mobile's chief marketing officer Cole Brodman confirmed to PCMag today."

I suppose some would say, "It's about freakin' time!" T-Mobile has confirmed that the Android 2.2 update for the Vibrant will begin rolling out in waves starting January 21. Not everyone will get it the first day but they expect to have it pushed out to all users with in a few weeks. One interesting thing to note is that according to T-Mobile, Samsung gave them the base 2.2 update back in November. It has just taken this long for T-Mo to get all of their skins and bloatware mashed into the device. And people wonder why I refuse to buy carrier branded phones...

Get the G2 from T-Mobile for Free

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 07:00 AM

"Oh, how we love a good deal and this one comes courtesy of with the T-Mobile G2 going for the low low price of…free! Of course, this requires a new 2-year commitment."

The G2 is a device that never seemed to get much attention, possibly because of it's 800MHz CPU. Don't let the lower number fool you though. This is a second generation Snapdragon that is just as fast as a lot of 1GHz CPU's out there. In fact, it's probably faster for graphics and maybe some other things. Basically, if you want a good Android phone with a physical keyboard this is a great deal!

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!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Motorola CLIQ 2 Puts On Its Business Suit

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 09:00 PM

"Motorola has officially announced the CLIQ 2 at CES, and it will officially launch on January 19th 2011 with T-Mobile."

This looks like a nice update to the original CLIQ. While not the highest end device announced at CES the CLIQ 2 should be a fairly nice, well rounded device. With a good mix of consumer and business features and fairly decent specs this device will fit the bill for quite a few users out there. Especially with the $99.00 price point. Any CLIQers out there looking for round 2?

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?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab On AT&T, Bell and Rogers Also Has Phone Abilities

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 01:00 PM

The Samsung Galaxy Tab now has the capability to send and receive phone calls on, not only T-Mobile, but on AT&T, Bell and Rogers as well. The phone feature is available after you follow the instructions and flash your device. But remember, the possibility to brick your Tab does exist. So proceed at your own risk!

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