Wait…Project Emerald Is BOTH The G1 Blaze And myTouch HD?

Here we go again. According to a new report from the guys over at Phandroid, a reliable source tells them the fabled Project Emerald is apparently a “dual-launch of the HTC Vision as the G1 Blaze, and the HTC Desire HD as the myTouch 3G HD”. Their source also tells them that the both handsets will release in the month of September as a “secret launch”, with one of the handsets launching on September 22nd, and the other on September 29th. I don’t know about you, but this “Project Emerald” codename seems to be getting tossed around a lot lately, often being associated with almost every rumored T-Mobile Android handset that surfaces. We’re working on confirming this with our own sources, but until then take this with a grain a salt.

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  • Sami

    First comment!!!!!!

    • Davidohio

      Where is your comment? TARD.

      • Ritchie

        hahahahaha what a doosh @Sami

      • Awsnap

        Only a ‘douche’ can’t spell ‘douche.’

    • jose

      whats the point of being 1st if you have nothing to say.

    • funkmaskter c

      please walk through a public place, repeating the following as loud as you can — “I am sofa king, we Todd did”

  • Rachel

    2nd commment

    • sleebus

      Second tard.

      • Steve Jobless

        This made me chuckle. These people act like you get an Xbox Achievement if you are the first to comment.

        -From my WP7

      • LOL!

  • jay

    Desire HD would have a dual core processor

  • Andrew

    Yeah find out my upgrade is due in Oct so I need to know for sure :)

  • Jason

    3rd

  • RolloC84

    I’ve been taking in a lot of salt lately.

    P.S. – 3rd Comment

    • Esh

      u too!? LOL I’m gonna be a diabetic if this keeps up!

      • Spovik

        Salt = Blood Pressure
        Sugar = DIABEETUSS!

        Looking forward to seeing these beasts.

  • MuLtIpAsS

    3rd Dummy!

    • Eddie Android

      Lilu!

  • RolloC84

    Lol. Seems we all went for the 3rd slot and missed.

  • Josh

    I like how there’s 7 comments and only one that’s relevant to the story. WOW

    Anyways…I’m becoming disappointed by “project emerald” whatever it may be. First I’m expecting some amazing dual core phone and now it’s just a dual launch…it just keeps getting downgraded.

    • Eddie Android

      I don’t know why everybody is crying for a dual core when all you need is a 1ghz processor with a fast GPU

      • Marc

        We were told dual core, so dual core we are waiting for.

      • TheRealWatBetch

        STFU, it doesn’t matter why we want dual core processors. If you don’t want dual core then don’t get a dual core phone. I hate dummies that question decisions that have nothing to do with them.

      • Bryan

        Dual core processors would be better for multitasking than a single core. Overall performance would benefit more from dual cores than a faster processor speed, especially multitasking on an OS like Android.

      • RockTripod

        And a 30 minute battery life, which I am sure everyone will bitch about if/when dual-core powered phones arrive.

      • Eddie Android

        @RockTripod that’s what I’m talking about and @TheRealWatBech you STFU because I for once would like to own an Android that gives me more than 10 hours of use. and @Bryan I’ve had an N900 that multitasked like a MF with only 600mhz. I think android needs to be redefined and manufacturers need better power management in their devices.

    • Kevin

      No kidding, pretty soon “project emerald” will be a Motorola’s new razr v89 or some other made up piece of crap low-end flip phone

  • T-mobile has a project going on? Wow, really excited. bleh

  • B

    You jack asses are ruining the site with these kiddy comments

    • 2Noob4U

      You’re ruining my life by caring

  • mike

    whens project “get better coverage” launch?? who cares about the phones..

    • Broke

      Agreed! But the progressive phones are still nice though. Gotta keep up with the pack.

    • manus

      project “get better coverage” launch. that’s hilarious.

  • nerd lust

    Interesting. I have had by eye on the vibrant, but I might have to sit back and check specs.

  • SnakeEyez

    If this pans out to be true, color me disappointed. I mean it’s good that they are having a dual launch, one for KB lovers and one for those that don’t need one, but what happened to the dual-core phone rumors? If this is indeed Project Emerald and the HTC Glacier is going to be the dual-core phone everybody is waiting for, then I’m happy. Just as long as it has the rest of the rumored specs (4.3 inch screen, screen tech we’ve never seen before etc), then I’m all for it.

    • Bryan

      Handsets with dual core processors are not expected from any carrier or manufacture until closer to the holidays, the chipsets were only released a few months back to handset manufacturers.
      I haven’t heard rumors about any handset with any carrier that is expected before then.
      The Glacier is only showing up in benchmarks, meaning that it could still be an engineering model being shown to carriers by manufacturers.
      Handsets have not even hit with 1.2 and 1.3 Ghz Snapdragon / Scorpion processors and Qualcom announced them before dual core processors.

  • Mr MN

    Hold on. I thought this Project Emerald thing was for the HTC Glacier. This is becoming very confusing. Those two phones are great but some of us want to know when the Glacier/Sidekick Twist will launch. I hope this get sorted out of confirmed soon before I loose it.

  • VIBRANT/HD2 USER

    if this is the same phone that was on engadget this weekend then its basically the evo on gsm network which isn’t a bad thing. I can’t remember what the specs were though but I think they were better than the current evo.

  • max

    So what does this mean for the “Emerald” launch on Nov 5 (see leaked road map)?

    • J-Hop2o6

      HTC Emerald is anotherrrrr phone since that comes out in November, NOT like these two in September.

  • alex

    Yes mytouc hd :) nd don’t forget november emereald could be the htc glacier according to the leaked roadmap there is a phone called htc emerald in november so that could be the glacier since it has dual core hspa+ accoring to a sit, and 1080p hd recording and playback, but mytouch hd here I come :)

    • john

      Is every other key on your kb facking broken?

  • kevin

    please let this be true. I’d punch a baby for these phones.

    • username withheld

      You and me both. Forget the Vibrant, hell I want either one of these!

  • atljogger

    No front-facing camera? Do you think the battery life will be the same as the Evo?

    • Davidohio

      What kind of question is that? Who knows what the battery life will be. It’s a powerhouse android so what do you think?

  • Tower

    Tell you one thing if they don’t fix the issue’s with the Samsung Vibrant by than. I am making sure they they replace it with one of these.

  • Barry

    @Alex that’s a great point I hope that’s the case. I just hope we get a dual core before that red company does. And why do a silent launch on two flagship phones *confused* hype the s@*t out of it like most other exclusive devices are by the other three company’s?

  • Barry

    I’m almost certain the desire HD has a ffc

  • Wilma Flintstone

    September surely sounds better than waiting until November for it. It throws off the Roadmap by a little but if it’s the release of a Uber Quality device then I think We’d all be cool with a September Release.

    Hopefully Emerald is a Hulk of a phone that I can actually consider a replacement for my shoddy HD2. Here’s to being optimistic.

    I’m actually digging the Mytouch HD design as long as it has the right features and specs, it should be a good phone. Hopefully Tmobile will release the specs of it sometime in the next decade. Here’s to hoping for a 4.3 incher, ffc, Flash, Night Mode, SLCD or LED screen, Android 3.0 and Dual Core Processor. :)

    Am I hoping for too much?

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Oh, I would say it could be HSPA+ capable but honestly, I’m not that Interested in HSPA+ yet. Until Tmobile can get a Constant and Stable 3G, it’s pointless to have HSPA+. What good is HSPA+ if it doesn’t work over half the time?

      Hopefully they’ll have a way to make it Constant and stable but if not then it’s nice to have the capability but it won’t be a deal breaker for me. Just my opinion though.

      • J-Hop2o6

        HSPA+ is very reliable here in Seattle.. i always hover 3-6mbps.. so bring on them HSPA+ phones Tmo!

      • Testament

        @J-Hop2o6

        Not in Atlanta Ga. We suppose to be on the HSPA+ list, but 3G sucks even in t-mobile store! You’re lucky to stay connected for longer than 5 minutes here.
        I average 384~667kbs. Me and a few friends went to checkout the vibrant, (I was seriously thinking about getting it) but the internet was the same as mine.(never breaking 1mbsps in t-mobile store) Before I buy another phone I need to see how stable is the internet.

      • J-Hop2o6

        well that sucks.. well either wait it out, or move here.. lol!

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Yep. I’m one of those friends Testament is referring to. CUT IT OUT SQUIT, Before I go and get the Godpigeon!!! Haaaa!!! Yeah but he’s telling the truth about the internet speeds. It fluxuates so much here in Atlanta, Ga that it’s ridiculous. One second you’re bursting out 3G speeds and the next you feel like you’re being throttled.

        Hopefully Tmo gets the internet speeds stable down here.

        Also, I’m all for HSPA+ phones, my point was, I like having the capability to get HSPA+ but Tmo needs to work on stabilizing their Internet speed in all the areas that are highlighted to have 3G on the map. That way, everyone in the selected areas can fully enjoy HSPA+.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      oh and I meant Xenon Flash when I said Flash. They could do something unique and put a Dual Xenon Flash on it. That would be interesting to see.

      • dwillistyle

        Im getting at least 3mbps on my mytouch slide in Houston, Tx. No complaints here.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        GRRRRR!!! Haaaa!!! Thats good. Hopefully Tmo can bring that stability over here to Atlanta, GA.

  • DannOfThurs

    I’m not seeing this as a “wow” over Vibrant, TBH. I really hope we see more specs, especially since Hummingbird isn’t even at its limit yet.

  • Danny P.

    IDK, I kinda don’t believe that this is a secret launch. Considering Project Emerald is being thrown around alot like David said, I’m starting to think that these rumors aren’t lining up anymore. The leaked roadmap has the phone’s Display name ( actual selling name, Vibrant, Charm etc. ) Why they would change the Vanguard to Vision and then to G1 Blaze isn’t sounding too logical. Don’t get me wrong it could very well happen but I don’t think so especially considering the vibrant, charm, slide, AND the new Blackberry announcement has confirmed thus far that the roadmap is indeed legit. I think the mytouch HD should be coming in 2011, and then we would still have two major phone launches (Emerald, and Vanguard) They need to stop with all the codenames. I dont hear the Droid 2 being called anything else other than droid 2. The droid X came from motorola shadow or Xtreme but I would say the X is pretty close. Tmo needs to lose the codewords.

  • Deke218

    Wow, that Desire might have had me back on Android – If I didn’t have Android on my HD2. But thats a nice device.

  • T-Mo Biggie

    This info is being presented wrong. There are 3 phones coming from HTC. All will be here before Turkey Day. The first will be the 1st Windows Phone 7 device (Schubert). You may actually see this one before you think. The other 2 are the G3 Blaze (yes that’s right, not the G1 or the G2 Gatorade phone, but the G3) and then the mysterious Project Emerald with its dual core mind reading processor and 1.21 gigawatts of power. Schubert and Blaze will launch very close to each other then Doc Brown’s phone in early November.

    • Qbert

      1.21 gigawatts? What, are we traveling back in time? :)

    • Bradly

      I’m hoping you meant Ghz not gigawatts

      • dwillistyle

        I have to disagree with TmoBiggie on the launch of the WP7. I have heard from a pretty reliable source that Tmo’s WP7 isn’t coming until the very end of the year, and that like everyone knows, two HTC Android devices are coming before that (one in Sept. and one in Nov). I suppose only time will tell…

      • T-Mo Biggie

        I guess I’m the only one here who has ever been to the movies :P

      • dwillistyle

        I am completely missing the “been to the movies” reference….should I feel dumb?

  • Patrick

    It’s extremely annoying how tmobile never confirms any type of phone. Its alaways rumoring things about certain phones or future devices. If they would confirm these awesome phones people would have more of a reason to be excited About tmobile. I mean you have Verizon releasing all of these awesome phones that they actually hype up, and give dates on when their phone will be releasing. I’m over here still waiting on my froyo update for my mytouch, which I regret buying…

  • the guy

    what the hell.
    god damn it, i guess i need to cancel my even more plus plan and go back to a regular contract with upgrades, this crap is getting ridiculous, why cant tmobile just pick up awesome phones and leave it at that rather than get something mediocre and release 2 awesome phones a few months later. now i have to offload this mts and pay it off and pick up one of these.

  • Randy

    If this is true and we won’t be seeing this Evo4g GSM version anytime soon I hate to say it but I’m going to have to leave tmobile I mean yea these are both “great phones” but niether one of them are comparable to better handset devices that are out now like come on tmobile step up your game with a new game changer I wanna hear more about the hspa+ device any new news on that possibile it could be the Evo4g gsm? *fingers crossed*

    • J-Hop2o6

      Evo GPU SUCKS!

  • NiiDiddy

    I will sell my Vibrant for MyTouch 3G HD, Period!!

    • Wilma Flintstone

      NOOOOOO!!! Not you Brutus!!! Et Tu Bruté!!!

      • NiiDiddy

        LMAO, yep, that’s me :). I was soooo waiting for you to see my post so you could comment! Still a great phone, but hell…why not? ;)

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Nooooo! I bit the bait and got the hook you threw. AAHHHHHHHH!!! Let me go you bad bad fisher man. HAAA!!!

        But you can’t give away your vibrant. It’s a part of you, You two belong together *cue Lion King’s In The Jungle song* Dee dee dee dee, Dee dee dee dee dee, Da Dee OM OM AWAYYYY!!! Awaaayyy O, Awaaayyy O aweemba way aweemba way, aweemba way aweemba way!!!

        HAAAA!!! Hey, if the MyTouch HD has the right specs, I’ma get off of my HD2 with the quickness. I’m hoping for a 4.3inch monster device.

  • TMOprophet

    Then what the hell is coming on Nov. 5th?

    • J-Hop2o6

      HTC Emerald is coming Nov. 5.. two HTC phones are “rumored” to be released.. this post is talkin about the PROJECT.. who knows what the WHOLE Project Emerald is.. but like David said, take this info with a grain of salt.. all the pieces will come together sooner or later.

      • TMOprophet

        I undestand that the HTC Emerald is slated for Nov 5th, so are they just using the Emerald name for both the HTC sept launches and the glacier for Nov.?

        That’s downright deceptive

        But as long as we still get the dual core Glacier eventually I am fine with all of it, these other phones should be really nice, and to everyone complaining about outdated snapdragons, these will likely have the enhanced 1.3Ghz single core snapdragons that use the 45nm process. I also heard that these might include a dedicated GPU chip comparable to the one in the SGS….? I heard that somewhere.

      • J-Hop2o6

        like i said, who knows.. time will tell.. but yea, these upcoming phones SHOULD have the better 3rd Gen. Snapdragons (8260 [HSPA+/45nm/1.2GHz single core] & 8672 [HSPA+/45nm/1.5GHz Dual-core]) since they’re HSPA+ phones..

        And the old Snapdragon does have a GPU.. it just SUCKS.. some GPU named Adrino.. but the new Snapdragons has a wayy better Andrino GPU.. look at one of the post on TmoNews about it.. actually here: http://www.tmonews.com/2010/08/htc-glacierproject-emerald/

        Updated test (click the picture to zoom in): http://www.androidguys.com/2010/08/10/htc-glacier-gpu-benchmarks-suggest-dual-cpu-15-ghz-project-emerald/

      • J-Hop2o6

        and in that test, u can compare the old Snapdragon (HTC Evo) to the new Snapdragon (HTC Glacier).

        HTC Evo (old SD) = 178 frames
        HTC Glacier (new SD) = 711 frames

        Samsung Galaxy S = 818 frames
        iPhone 4 = 421 frames

      • wp7

        well if it helps you to believe i am a develepor for the ios,android,and now wp7. I just got a develepor device.

    • wp7

      Well even though i used ur screen name to mess around, i have to say on Nov. 5th is my anniversary. and seriously dude your blog is….well talk about some windows phone 7 man. its so much better than all the other crap out now.

      Posted from my Windows phone 7

      • TMOprophet

        Firstly @wp7, I knew, secondly not sure what your anniversary is about, but good luck with that…and my blog..quit that one for something else now, and no I wont say anything more on that at this site.

        As for wp7 OS, I am unimpressed at this point, so I dont think we will have that talk you mentioned, and as for being better, thats subjective.

        And if you have a wp7 device, which I highly doubt…then prove it

  • alex

    I am currently rocking a mytouch 3g slide,but I have been waiting for a super high end mytouch, and the hd is it so I am getting it, tmobile should have told us about the mytouch hd because I have the slide, which my dad paid for(btw I’m 15) and he isn’t going to buy me a new phone soon, so I am saving up to buy it without a contract, and good thing I have a cousin that works in tmobile so he can get it for me for a really cheap price.

  • 007

    HTC makes the worst phones ever….

    • TheRealWatBetch

      HTC makes the best phones ever….

      • 2FR35H

        As far as quality build goes 007 is right.

    • mjcl987

      @2FR35H and @007
      As far as I ‘am concerned, HTC has builted better phones than any OTHER, period.

      • 007

        Lol htc build quality is a joke…worst ever….

      • TMOprophet

        I think HTC builds are pretty solid, I like them more than others.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        HTC has great Build quality. The only other company who’s devices I’ve played with are better with build are Nokia Devices.

  • TMOprophet

    SO whats going on with the Glacier?

    • wp7

      seriously get a life bro. maybe even change ur pic from android to umm well the logo from the os you use on your cpu maybe :P

      • TMOprophet

        Seriously as soon as a decent Android powered laptop is available this windows laptop is out the door. If you like windows so much go marry it or something.

        Troll alert!

      • wp7

        i dont think you see what i have done…… i have been acting like all off you guys. I mean take sides for os, seriously? its not worth it dude, they make the money while we pay for it. the point i am trying to get out is competition=healthy market.
        android is good but compet. is better tmoprophet!

      • TMOprophet

        I know that, in fact I already said that a while back.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Chill out naysayers… all these phones are great. Buy whatever floats your boat.

    I love my Vibrant, and Slide too. But we will be selling the Slide because I know I’m going to want one of these great new phones.

    When I told my GF last night we would be selling the Slide she said she loves it and we just got it, so she does not want to part with it.

    But it’s my money and my phones, so she has to take the pain. So there.

    Bonus Post: Check out the quality video the Vibrant shoots, just made this video. Fantastic for a cell phone camcorder.

    That’s one of the reasons I bought the Vibrant, for its ability to shoot HD video.

    All I’m saying is that the 2010 phones are great and you should not get caught up on specs if a phone has a feature or features YOU want. And you will go insane if you keep waiting for the next best thing coming out. There’s always going to be better phones on the horizon.

    And remember what I said last January, the holiday 2010 phones are going to be jaw dropping (not better than my “SGS Vibrant” (that sounds like a ship) but you will need a towel to soak up the drool on your keyboard.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OJaAjzdZfY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxiCozSnyZg

    And here’s a good demo of the Vibrant’s graphics (well I think it’s good):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ0rc_IlJ1I

    • NiiDiddy

      Well said, Bro. I actually have a Slide currently selling! I will throw $ in a safe place, and wait patiently. I was afraid if I wait a little longer selling the Slide, I will no get premium $$ for it since other devices that people are selling might overshadow the Slide’s $$ I can get for. Anywho…good luck to you too :)

  • reeeeally hope that there is no HTC Sense on this phone. Stock Android with instant OTA updates FTW!

    • 30014

      Agreed, I also prefer stock android over the skinned versions. But lately all android releases have come with the manufacturer’s versions. That’s why I passed on the vibrant. I don’t care to wait an extra 4 to 6 months for customized manufacturer updates.

  • JD

    what about that Sony PSP/Google phone rumored over at engadget? That sure would be nice.

    • TMOprophet

      I saw this a few min ago, finally its happening, a phone with slide out game pad, I have been waiting a long time for this, been wondering why it hadn’t been done yet.

      I’m not saying that I will get it, but its great to see this form factor start happening :)

      This is the only kind of slider I would consider getting, cause virtual keyboards are good enough now that I dont need a slide out qwerty, but a slide out game pad…now thats a different story…… :)

      • NiiDiddy

        Yea I saw that too…a Sony/Android collaboration. It looked weird, but sweet….for PS3.

      • dwillistyle

        I just want some decent games for Android. I love my MTS but the games on Android Maketplace are laughable compared to games Apples Appstore, that is the ONLY thing I miss about my iPhone.

        I guess its not a big deal to most people, but for phone AND game enthusiasts like myself….well, we would just love it.

    • Manny

      meh

  • L

    UMA UMA UMA

    Please. Just give us UMA on an android device.

    4.0 inch screen
    5+megapixel w/flash
    keyboard

    but really UMA already.

    TMO you could KILL the competetion with a UMA Android handset. PLEASE!!!

    • mikeeeee

      WHAT L SAYS.

      IS ONE OF THESE THE ‘FABLED UMA/ANDROID’?

      if so i’ll take 2.

  • ob

    Great why not market the damn phone to gain contract customers when you just release them quietly with no hype. I’m tired of this dancing around just wake me up when something decent from t-mobile is released.

  • pimpstrong

    Do we really need another “myTouch”? A phone like the EVO should not be related to the girly myTouch 3G and it better NOT have that Espresso skin on it my goodness…

    Since no info on the the FroYo update for the myTouch 3G is going around, I think its safe to say that TMO may be holding out to release the update simultaneously with all the myTouch phones including the “3GHD” and the “G1 Blaze”… Please keep the Espresso….

    • smarty culottes

      It’s clear they’ve gone all in with the stupid names and won’t change them at all. What’s wrong with the HTC names that most people know these phones by?

    • Manny

      pretty sure the G1Blaze/Vision is stock.

    • NiiDiddy

      think about it—Verizon built a Driod Series, executed a marketing plan and it worked for them. Those Droid phone series come from HTC and Motorola. I have a feeling that there will be more Droid line-ups probably from the same manufacturers and/or other manufacturers. @smarty culottes –Speaking of HTC The Droid Eries falls right under the VZ’s Droid series, and I can guarantee that it’s not an original HTC named phone.

      to make my point—T-Mobile has/had the same vision as Verizon when they started this MyTouch 3G campaign. To give them credit, the MyTouch 3G Series phones got better as they got released…we now have the Slide, which is a pretty good phone. Fact is, T-Mobile’s campaign is not as captivating as the Droid’s campaign. Not only that, the Droids came out hard and strong right from the get-go with high-end, awesome spec sheet.

      The idea is great, but that definitely to me, IMHO is where T-Mobile dropped the ball with their MyTouch 3G campaign. However I think the tides will change if and when they start offering much higher end MyTouch 3G phones [starting with the MyTouch 3G HD…so long as they don’t leave anything off its spec sheet]. Then they can continue to add on and on and on….you get my point. One thing about marketing is that when you continue to sing the same “tune” for a very long time, no matter how it sucked to begin with, it eventually somehow sticks and accepted. T-Mobile just have to do the right thing to being the right MyTouch 3G Series phones to the market.

      • pimpstrong

        I 100% agree with the whole phone series deal. But as I said a phone like the EVO shouldn’t be related to the girly mt3g. Wouldn’t they sell more of a powerhouse phone like the EVO if it was the meaner enemy of the myTouch series with mew branding. Keep myTouch for the low end devices. Device classes, ya know?

  • alex32

    Wouldnt be surprised if the mytouch hd and blaze were project emerald. it would be nice for these super phones to release in september so I can ditch my blackberry. Again..tmbobile keeping this all a secret isnt a good idea..they should start marketing if thats what tmobile wants which is customers.
    I am almost sure these 2 phones will have 1ghz, while the glacier to have that famous dual core that everyone wants to be coming out in november.

    Oh..and please tmobile, make it stock android. None of that mytouch slide skin which is ugly.

  • ob

    What’s clear is they are in competition with car manufacturers with having some of the dumbest names possible for products.

  • K3nny

    G1 is ready to retire.. G1 Blaze cant come fast enough… more specs please..

  • Yes!

    I’m looking forward to project verizon if Tmo doesn’t release something awesome in Sept.

    • wp7

      JUST LEAVE THAN, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? i hate these wanabe android users

    • Wilma Flintstone

      He’s looking toward the Verizon Horizon. HAAAA!!!

  • Myg1

    The gigawatts comments made my day lmao…i still love my vibrant but for tmobile great news

  • JoshL

    T-Mobile needs to start the heavy advertisements NOW for these phones. A lot of people are starting to jump ship to other carriers. It basically boils down to this: Verizon droid; At&t iphone; Sprint Evo; T-Mobile…… ? If you want the G1 to be your signature phone, then commit to it! That’s my take on it.

    • ob

      You’d think they would want to find a better marketing dept to help aide in contract customers based on the 2nd quarter results but so far it appears they seem to be clueless on how to proceed and not bothered by losing customers. Personally I am only still with T-mobile because of the prices of other companies are far more then I pay with T-mobile or else I’d have been gone years ago.

  • phonegeek

    i think tmo is trying to just throw us off an surprise us. They really want to just make us NOT know whats going on unlike the other big 3 carriers, tmo seems to really want to keep everything hush hush… This is poor on their part because IMO they cant afford to. other carriers are getting monster phones and we only have 1 (true to the name) smart phone thats bad with directions (GPS) lol. I would say throw some commercials out there, put some ads on their site (WITH the actual phone), throw us some specs. Now i love tmo their plans an customer service is great…but….its time to get that coverage an those phones kickin into the world spank that booty make em breath some …and that is all

    • wp7

      Hey why dont you just shutup and go back to your corner? Tmo is awsome!
      you sound like sucha android user, why dont you just use a real phone and not a phony copy of i dont know IPHONE>

      • phonegeek

        You were really bored when you wrote that…..weren’t you?

  • wp7

    ANDROIDS ARE FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT A IPHONE BUT DONT WANT ATT.
    SO WHY SAY I DONT LIKE IPHONE WHEN ANDROID LITTERLY COPY EVERYTHING FROM IPHONE.

    DONT BE A FOLLOWER BE A LEADER.

    GET A WINDOWS PHONE 7. IT HAS XBOX,INTERNET EXPLORER,BING,TELL ME,ZUNE,MS OFFICE AND MUCH MORE

    • TMOprophet

      Android is no copy of iPhone, but whatever dude. to each his own. \

      Have fun with your wp7

    • funkadesi

      Have fun NOT being able to Multi-task on your WP7 and that ghastly TEXT UI.

      and WP7 “doesnt have an XBOX” only XBOX Live community you tard

      and you speak about being a leader, Android is the leading OS right now. Its growth rate is increasing expotentially higher than iOS or WinMO.

      Please get your facts right when you decide to post something.

      Thanks

      • wp7

        rundi lund chooooseeeee…………………

      • TMOprophet

        He’s just screwing around, dont sweat it

  • Ansel

    What I don’t understand that if this is supposed to be a “secret” launch and they don’t want people to know they’re launching their first HSPA+ devices, then how come this —> http://first-hspa-smartphone.t-mobile.com/ is still up?? Smh, doesn’t make any sense…

  • NotoriousNIK

    SOUNDS good…. but could it really be? here’s me hopin cuz its about time i trade up n put my G1 to rest

  • Tony

    Hey did you guys see this article?

    http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2010/tc2010089_636192.htm?link_position=link1

    Looks like T-Mo is going to be sticking with HSPA+ for the next couple years. LTE on TMO is gonna have to wait…

  • mrjoeyloke

    Anyone else here think that the next phone dubbed the g2 or g1 flamin or Johnny blazzin need to have that full beautiful keyboard as the g1?

    • ob18

      it may not even matter what is next at the rate T-Mobile is going they won’t be around long enough to see much develop. others are flying by them with progress to their networks and phones while t-mobile still hasn’t even launched 4g capabilites.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/18/11-brands-that-will-disap_n_617198.html#s102284

      • jlaigo2

        You really should look at the stats LTE vs. HSPA+. You can label anything 4G or 3G but you might want to check speeds and testing before buying into the label.

      • dwillistyle

        I cannot believe that someone is trying to use this article as a reference for anything other than low quality, error ridden, “what not to do when you write an article”, piece of reporting.

        Yea, T-Mobile wont be around in 2011…people really will believe any piece of trash they read on the web.

      • davidohio

        Hey ob 18, if I write an article saying that I think the world will end in 2012 will you believe that too? Just wondering.

    • David Munoz

      I really hope so. I mean the MT2 is ok but I loved the 5 row qwerty board. 4 rows isnt a realy qwerty imo. If it doesnt have 5 rows then I’m not getting it. I’ll stick to my iphone 4. I’d love to get back into android though. iphones suck balls. F*** what everyone else says. Android is where its at!

  • clint

    does the mytouch HD have a 4.3 inch screen?

    • ob18

      Will it matter if they aren’t around in 2011?

      • chotpy

        that article is old and was already debunked. chill out. deutsche T’s stock is still rising, and tmo serves a buttload of people. they’re not going anywhere.

      • Air One

        tmo is not going out of biz… if and thats a big if, tmo will just merge with another company.

  • Aneirin

    Sure, nice, but IF NONE OF THEM HAS UMA, it’s no real news. So what if they have .001″ more or less screen size, or 0.1 higher or lower Android, or whatever?

    The ONLY news I expect from TMo is the launch of Android phones supporting UMA. Only then can I move onto Android from Blackberry phones.

    • cirrob

      lol what a presumptive ass. you and like 4 other people care about uma. if more people cared about it, it would be more wide spread. case and point, you recieved two comments: one asking what it is (because it is so unimportant no one knows or cares) and the second answering that question. uma is not news, important, or a deal breaker for the majority. I would rank it up there with having “swype” preinstalled on your phone. cool and all, but not required. finding out what new phones are being released is definately news (arguably more important than the network itself).

      • Aneirin

        Excuse me, do I know you? I don’t recall ever insulting you. I would appreciate if you keep it civil.

        In regards to UMA, well, here’s what I see:

        1. AT&T is trying their best to BOTH deploy WIFI in areas where there is congestion, AND to get people to buy their Microcell.

        TMobile has had and supported UMA for years, and just because most people doesn’t know what it is, which I will explain in a second, it doesn’t mean it couldn’t be a REAL feature that could differentiate T-Mobile more than anything.

        UMA is the ability to transport EDGE and 3G information over a WI-FI connection. You DON’T NEED to buy a microcell if your phone supports UMA. How does PERFECT COVERAGE inside any building where you have WiFi available sound to everyone? THAT is what it is. It does transparent handover of a live conversation to the 3G/EDGE network if you happen to move out of the WiFi coverage area, and into a normal 3G/EDGE reception area. Did I mention that UMa connectivity allows you to be ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD and place/receive calls without roaming charges?

        WHY is it relevant for Android Adoption, you ask? because there are a large number of customers, despite your comment about me and 4 other people, who are stuck out of ANDROID or ANY other phone, except the ones who support UMA.

        With the increasing adoption of smart phones and the increasing amounts of transferred data on them, plus the requirement of having better reception inside homes/buildings, UMA is a key way for TMobile to not have to significantly do CAPEX to enhance their coverage.

        It is simply a WIN-WIN Technology, that has not been properly marketed.

        So, just because people doesn’t know about it, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t care.

    • 67_390_coupe

      Quit crying about UMA and check out Google voice already…

      • swbca

        Don’t downplay the value of UMA. I switched to T-Mobile just for UMA because I don’t have decent cell coverage at my home or at my office with any cell company. I am not happy that T-Mobile made a big deal about it in 2008 and then stopped providing new UMA phones except for Blackberry phone.

        And, it would be nice if you were nice.

  • hate to be a idiot, but what is UMA?

    • George

      UMA sends the phone call through the internet via WiFi and then into T-mobile’s system, so that the call appears to originate from within the US. This is not a big deal if you happen to be in the US, since its true value is to give you voice and data through WiFi (important if you’re in an area with poor coverage). T-mobile doesn’t even charge you for the minutes in the call. As noted above, the AT&T “solution” is to charge the customer for a microcell (as much as $150) to be placed on an internet connection the caller was already paying for, just to resolve weak service areas.

      But this gets really great when you travel outside the US, whether it is to Europe or someplace closer like the Carribbean. Then, the calls you make or receive go through the internet, and T-mobile doesn’t charge you roaming fees for international calling. This can be a huge savings to someone on vacation who wants to keep in touch while away. Even an iPhone with mobile Skype installed with charge $.02 for a call to a landline or $.22 a minute for a call to another cellphone. This is $.00 a minute for the call.

  • Barry

    @Clevra I was curious to find out exactly what it was also

    http://www.mobileburn.com/definition.jsp?term=UMA

    The Desire HD/Ace has a 4.3 inch screen supposedly more similar to the HD2 rather than the evo which is a good thing i didn’t really care for the cosmetics of the evo. I’m anxious to see what the glacier is all about and if it’s coming here.

  • mingkee

    If mytouch HD had larger screen (4.3″) , I’d go for it, but my nexus one is so good so I have hard time to get a better one.

  • ThisGuy

    I hope this secret launch thing is a joke….how do you sell a product, without advertising its launch?!?!?

    Tmobile…cut the crap and start showing high tech, high budget commercials about HSPA and the two phones….Make it a battle between the keyboard vs no keyboard thing, and tell customers they have a choice now…with the massive screens, ANDROID..its not called DROID you retarded verizon customers, and everything else these phones have to offer….

    maybe then well actually gain customers for a few weeks

    • reanimator

      TMobile recently hired a whole new marketing team… the mytouch slide “ice cream” commercials are the result of that. dont look for high budget edgy commercials any time soon

    • davidohio

      lmao! I think it is funny when people refer to any Android phone is as a Droid.

  • telos104

    Just got off the phone w/ TMO, @thisguy, and my sources say your wish will become reality w/ PE:
    – dual processor
    – amoled screen
    – slide out keyboard
    – hspa+
    – htc made for tmo from the ground up

  • No Chargebacks

    What I don’t understand is why you people continuosly bash HSPA+!!! there isn’t a speed test out there to show that the alleged “4G” is faster than T-Mobile’s HSPA+! Funny how everyone complains about T-Mobile’s service, but T-Mobile has the fastest data connection out there, PERIOD! LTE isn’t coming to anyone anytime soon. the amount of money all the other carriers have to kick out in order for them to build a network that strong is going to bankrupt them.

    AT&T’s high-end data stick performs as fast as T-Mobile’s LOW-END data stick (T-Mobile Jet). And that’s a proven fact! Not to mention, T-Mobile smashes other carriers when it comes to overall customer support (i.e. JD Powers… AGAIN!!!). Also, look at the statistics of people that actually use UMA. It’s just people that live in the suburbs. Not really a big issue, but android has applications that will let you make calls thru wifi. Plus, I am sure T-Mobile will be rolling out some new hardware for current customers who experience “connection” issues.

    So please, stop complaining and read up on the company before you start saying ish like “they’re not gonna be around much longer”. G’Day Mate!

  • Barry

    And I read something saying the red comoany will charge like $59.95 monthly fee for lte coverage

  • ecp

    I dont kow about T-MO?