T-Mobile To Double the Speed of America’s Largest 4G Network, Announces Dell Streak 7

Fresh from the T-Mobile announcement at CES, Magenta has officially announced its plans for 2011. T-Mobile states that it plans to launch at least 25 new 4G devices in 2011 (just as we expected), beginning with its first 4G tablet, the Dell Steak 7. T-Mobile plans to launch several smartphones with HSPA+ 21 Mbps compatible in the first half, and HSPA+ 42 Mbps compatible smartphones in the second half of 2011. The Dell Streak 7 which will be HSPA+ 21Mbps compatible, features a 7-inch WVGA Gorilla Glass capacitive touch screen, Android 2.2, powered by a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and full Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support. As far as a release date for the Streak 7, T-Mobile states it will release  in the next few weeks. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ “4G” network currently reaches 200 million people in 100 metro areas.T-Mobile plans to roll out the 42Mbps network speeds to 140 million people in 25 metro areas by mid-2011. Hit the jump for the full press release!

T-Mobile USA CEO and President Philipp Humm

Highlights the Company’s Network Leadership

and Focus on Fueling Data Adoption

T-Mobile Doubles the Speed of America’s Largest 4G Network and Introduces Its First 4G Tablet: the Dell Streak 7

LAS VEGAS, Nev. and BELLEVUE, Wash. — Jan. 6, 2011 Today at the 2011 International CES, T-Mobile USA CEO and President Philipp Humm highlighted the company’s network leadership, supported by Nielsen data confirming that T-Mobile delivered the fastest wireless data performance in the top 100 U.S. markets during the second half of 2010.1 In addition, Humm announced the nationwide availability of T-Mobile’s 4G network, now reaching approximately 200 million people in 100 major metropolitan areas.

“In 2010, we delivered on our ambitious goal to become America’s largest 4G network, and this year our customers will be able to experience speeds equivalent to home broadband while on the go,” said Humm. “We’ll continue to focus on fueling the adoption of mobile data, by offering innovative and affordable smartphones and tablets, as well as aggressive data plan pricing and rich and compelling data services.”

T-Mobile also unveiled plans to double the speed of its 4G network this year, which will be capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps. Moreover, the company announced that in 2011 it will launch at least 25 new 4G devices, starting with its first 4G tablet — the Dell™ Streak 7, expected to be available at T-Mobile stores across the country in the coming weeks. The company vowed to aggressively expand and evolve its 4G smartphone portfolio, launching additional devices capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps in the first half of 2011, and smartphones capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps in the second half of the year.

The cutting-edge download speed was demonstrated today by company representatives using a T-Mobile laptop stick developed by ZTE, capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps and slated to launch in the first half of 2011. By doubling the speed of its 4G network, T-Mobile will offer its customers an unprecedented wireless experience, fueled by improved performance in the use of rich media applications, including creating and sharing mobile content, streaming video, and participating in multi-player gaming and videoconferencing.

The company expects 140 million Americans in 25 metro areas to have access to these increased 4G speeds by mid-2011. T-Mobile’s enhanced speed capabilities will also benefit its customers using existing 3G devices for data services, as the backward-compatible network enables 3G devices to achieve their maximum speed performance.

“We are pleased to support T-Mobile as it continues to deploy and develop its 4G network, which today is delivering next-generation speeds and performance to hundreds of millions of customers,” said Angel Ruiz, president and CEO, Ericsson North America. “We are confident that HSPA+ will continue to offer a viable and cost-effective alternative to LTE and WiMAX, providing a comparable 4G experience to customers for the foreseeable future. And, with a strong and growing ecosystem of network equipment and handsets, we anticipate that HSPA+ can develop into one of the most advanced technology platforms in the industry.”

“Consumers are increasingly embracing the benefits of smartphones, with 80 percent of U.S. mobile customers wanting a smartphone, and as many as 100 million of them not yet having one,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “Our compelling offering of affordable broadband devices and consumer-friendly data plan pricing will enable customers to step up to mobile data and 4G, and our customers will not pay a toll to ride on our 4G superhighway.”

About the Dell™ Streak 7

T-Mobile’s first 4G tablet, the Dell Streak 7, is capable of peak speeds up to 21 Mbps to provide a super-fast 4G mobile broadband experience for watching movies and entertainment through preloaded content and thousands of widgets, games and applications available on Android Market™. Running the Android 2.2 operating system, the Dell Streak 7 features a brilliant 7-inch WVGA touch screen with Gorilla® Glass, dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and full Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 support.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the third quarter of 2010, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.8 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely-used digital wireless standards. Today, T-Mobile operates America’s largest 4G network, and is delivering a compelling 4G experience across a broad lineup of leading devices in more places than competing 4G services.  T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.  For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.

For more information about T-Mobile’s 4G products, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.

1 Source: The Nielsen Company estimation based on an independent benchmark. Nielsen’s benchmark tests included the following networks: AT&T-HSPA, Verizon-EVDO-RevA, Sprint-EVDO-RevA, and T-Mobile-HSPA+. The tests were conducted between May 28, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2010. Results do not reflect all commercially available services in the market, including AT&T’s HSPA+, Clearwire’s WIMAX and Verizon’s LTE networks. Copyright (2010) The Nielsen Company.

Home broadband speeds vary widely, and speed boosts for 3G devices vary based on device capability. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. For more information about T-Mobile’s 4G services, mobile broadband products, device features, or the offers and services mentioned, see http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage.

Las Vegas, Nev. — Jan. 6, 2011 PST

Today at 2011 International CES, Dell and T-Mobile USA, Inc. unveiled Dell’s new 7-inch Android™ tablet, the Streak™ 7, both companies’ first 4G* capable tablet specifically designed for the super-fast mobile broadband speeds of T-Mobile’s 4G network. The sleek compact form of the Streak 7 combined with T-Mobile’s super-fast 4G mobile broadband network make it the ultimate entertainment hub for families and consumers craving a rich multimedia and web experience both at home and on-the-go.

Portable, passable and easily shared, the Streak 7’s brilliant seven-inch WVGA touch screen with Gorilla® Glass is ideal for Web browsing, streaming video, watching TV and movies, reading books and magazines or playing games virtually anytime, anywhere.  The Streak 7 features Google’s™ Android 2.2 operating system, a dual core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and full support for Adobe® Flash® Player. Preloaded with a variety of compelling content and applications from
T-Mobile, the Android-powered tablet also has access to more than 100,000 applications, games and widgets from Android Market™.

In addition to a rich entertainment experience, the Streak 7 easily captures and shares life moments with the rear-facing 5 megapixel camera for high-definition stills and video recording. The front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera with the preloaded Qik™ Video Chat application provide video-calling over T-Mobile’s network as well as Wi-Fi to enable spontaneous connections with family and friends.

“Dell is continuing to create the very best in entertainment, mobile and gaming experiences,” said Steve Felice, president of Dell’s Consumer, Small and Medium Business unit. “With Streak 7 on the blazingly fast T-Mobile network, families, students and mobile professionals will gather, share, and find new ways to interact and keep in touch.”

“We’re proud to bring consumers our first 4G tablet, a milestone for T-Mobile, Dell and the industry,” said Cole Brodman, CMO, T-Mobile USA.  “As tablets change the way we consume content, T-Mobile’s combination of 4G speeds, breadth of our 4G network, our affordable data plans and compelling new products like the Streak 7 place us in a position to offer the best experience and value for our customers.”

The new Streak 7 will feature Dell’s innovative Stage user interface, which provides a seamless and unified experience for accessing all your favorite content. Later this year, Dell will add syncing to Stage so people can keep their photos, contacts, calendars and other personal content synchronized across their Dell Stage-equipped devices, from tablets to PCs, connected through their home network.

T-MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT AND CONTENT:

The Dell Streak 7 also comes preloaded with unique content and applications to entertain the whole family, including:

  • T-Mobile TV: live and on-demand TV including live news, sports and full-length entertainment, plus on-demand full episodes of your favorite shows.
  • BrainPOP: animated educational content embraced by students and trusted by teachers and parents around the globe. BrainPOP brings learning to your fingertips.
  • Zinio: the largest online newsstand, enabling customers to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in new ways with more than 75,000 digital magazines from 26 countries.
  • Qik Video Chat: connect with friends and family through T-Mobile’s network and Wi-Fi, unlike some other video-calling solutions that only work through Wi-Fi. With the Streak 7’s front-facing camera paired with Video Chat through Qik, customers can hold video conversations with those who have a Streak 7, or other compatible mobile device, and even broadcast their view through the rear-facing camera.
  • Additional entertainment applications including Blockbuster, Kindle for Android, Let’s Golf demo, Slacker Radio and Zoodles.

AVAILABILITY INFORMATION:

The new Dell Streak 7 Tablet is expected to be available in the U.S. in the coming weeks at T-Mobile retail stores, www.t-mobile.com, and direct from Dell.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Brilliant seven-inch WVGA (TFT) touch screen display with Gorilla Glass
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) with Android Market
  • Qik video chat with built-in front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam
  • Stage User Interface – easy access to the stuff you care about
  • Built-in support for T-Mobile’s 4G mobile broadband network and Wi-Fi
  • Dual core 1Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
  • SMS/MMS, SWYPE® virtual keyboard and stereo Bluetooth 2.1 capable
  • Support for Adobe® Flash® Player
  • Support for Microsoft® Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendar
  • 16 GB of internal memory and SD Card slot with support for expandable memory up to 32 GB
  • Dimensions: 7.87” x 4.72” x 0.49”

Streak 7 adds to Dell’s rapidly expanding mobility portfolio and represents the first 4G tablet for T-Mobile’s robust mobile broadband product lineup.

Follow conversations on Twitter and in the blogosphere: #Streak7

Key Links:

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  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    So… each time they increase their network I need a new phone. I thought the G2 would run on all HSPA+ since it’s HSPA+ & “4G”, but are you telling me I would have to buy a device that’s HSPA+ 21 compatible, & one for HSPA+ 42 compatible? So the G2 is not gonna be compatible to reach those speeds?

    • Anonymous

      With the launch of HSPA+ 42Mbps in your area, you will definitely benefit from those new speeds. While before you reached speeds around 8-9Mbps download, now you will reach speeds at the max of 14.4Mbps (that is the maximum speeds the myTouch 4G/G2 processor can handle).

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        Gotcha. But in short.. lol. The G2 will run up to 14.4 “theoretically”, but… for HSPA +21 & HSPA +42, I’m going to need a new device which is compatible with those speeds, but my G2 will get a boost from the backhaul of the increased HSPA+ 21, or shall I just said increased HSPA+ network (increase)?

        • http://twitter.com/KingKongthong Kenne Kongthong

          D, thanks for asking because I was thinking the same thing about my G2. At first I was pretty upset by this, but then I thought, by the time they run 21+ and 42+, I’ll still be using my G2 anyways. I wouldn’t mind 14Mbps considering that my old cable connection peaked at 9Mbps. I just want them to get rid of the damn 5GB cap!

          Kickstar, thanks for answering his Q.

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          You’re welcome. I wouldn’t mind too either. I mean I barely use anything where I need over 3Mbps honestly. My thing was though I bought the 4G because I had a Vibrant & not including the other issues I had with it, I said I might as well get a “4G” device that will last these 4G network increases, but I get I forget to read the specs of it only stopping a “4G” HSPA+ 14.4. I’ll live though. I’m keeping this G2 till the G3 comes out. I will stay on this Google like: G1, G2, G3, G4, etc… (well most likely that is), lol. I do want a “4G” HSPA+ 21-42 Tablet though.

        • Jdhogg

          If you look at your phones specs it will tell you the max sped that device can deliver.
          14.4 is the highest atm…

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        Gotcha. But in short.. lol. The G2 will run up to 14.4 “theoretically”, but… for HSPA +21 & HSPA +42, I’m going to need a new device which is compatible with those speeds, but my G2 will get a boost from the backhaul of the increased HSPA+ 21, or shall I just said increased HSPA+ network (increase)?

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        I meant to say, “But.. basically, lol”, but this stupid thing won’t let me change it. I wonder will they announce the data plans for the tablets. I’m guessing I’m gonna have to have a whole separate data plan on top of the one I have for my Smartphone, right? & it’ll probably be just as expensive right?

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        I meant to say, “But.. basically, lol”, but this stupid thing won’t let me change it. I wonder will they announce the data plans for the tablets. I’m guessing I’m gonna have to have a whole separate data plan on top of the one I have for my Smartphone, right? & it’ll probably be just as expensive right?

    • Anonymous

      With the launch of HSPA+ 42Mbps in your area, you will definitely benefit from those new speeds. While before you reached speeds around 8-9Mbps download, now you will reach speeds at the max of 14.4Mbps (that is the maximum speeds the myTouch 4G/G2 processor can handle).

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    So… each time they increase their network I need a new phone. I thought the G2 would run on all HSPA+ since it’s HSPA+ & “4G”, but are you telling me I would have to buy a device that’s HSPA+ 21 compatible, & one for HSPA+ 42 compatible? So the G2 is not gonna be compatible to reach those speeds?

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    So… each time they increase their network I need a new phone. I thought the G2 would run on all HSPA+ since it’s HSPA+ & “4G”, but are you telling me I would have to buy a device that’s HSPA+ 21 compatible, & one for HSPA+ 42 compatible? So the G2 is not gonna be compatible to reach those speeds?

  • whosaidwhat

    Forget about the speeds. Most of us don’t have 4G where we live. Where are the freaking phones?

    • whosaidwhat

      BTW…I don’t care for the rumors either. A lot of phones were rumored to be coming to T-Mobile last year but none of them showed up. They couldn’t have had a better stage to counter ATT and Verizon’s announcements.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGQMRQOQYPZHFOGRIZ53F646KU Not ice_fusion.

        What announcements did Verizon make? They talked about their tablet and rollout of LTE over the next three years… that was pretty much it. Bit more exciting than the T-Mobile presser but they didn’t make any big announcements nor did they show any new phones.

        • whosaidwhat

          They are doing that as we speak. We already know they have the Droid Bionic, the XOOM and the HTC Thunderbolt.

        • whosaidwhat

          at the LG Revolution.

        • whosaidwhat

          They are doing that as we speak. We already know they have the Droid Bionic, the XOOM and the HTC Thunderbolt.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGQMRQOQYPZHFOGRIZ53F646KU Not ice_fusion.

        What announcements did Verizon make? They talked about their tablet and rollout of LTE over the next three years… that was pretty much it. Bit more exciting than the T-Mobile presser but they didn’t make any big announcements nor did they show any new phones.

    • whosaidwhat

      BTW…I don’t care for the rumors either. A lot of phones were rumored to be coming to T-Mobile last year but none of them showed up. They couldn’t have had a better stage to counter ATT and Verizon’s announcements.

  • whosaidwhat

    Forget about the speeds. Most of us don’t have 4G where we live. Where are the freaking phones?

  • Cell_Freak

    What to do, what to do. My Wife and I are eligible for upgrades on T-Mobile but I was thinking of getting the MyTouch4G. But now with T-Mobile releasing 21mbp smartphones on the first half of 2011, what to do? I know the MyTouch 4G caps at 14.4mbps. Does anyone have any ideas of what 21mbp phones are coming out? Vibrant Plus? Samsung Galaxy S2?

    • Randy Reid101

      Where are you located. Are you gonna have speeds in your area the mytouch 4 g can’t handle?

      • Cell_Freak

        We live in Queens so we apparently have HSPA+ I hope. It would be great to have those speeds and more like 21mbps when T-Mo upgrades NY. So I’m a little torn. I know 14.4mbps is really good but 21mbps is better. I do like the MyTouch4G alot. I am interested what phones will have 21mbps but question is when?

      • Cell_Freak

        We live in Queens so we apparently have HSPA+ I hope. It would be great to have those speeds and more like 21mbps when T-Mo upgrades NY. So I’m a little torn. I know 14.4mbps is really good but 21mbps is better. I do like the MyTouch4G alot. I am interested what phones will have 21mbps but question is when?

  • Smooth3d

    Don’t blame T-mo on the G2 and the Mytouch 4g, httc which use the Quell-comm chipset only supports 14.4 hspa+, but when the dual core snapdragons drop they offer full hspa+ speeds

    • Cell_Freak

      Thanks Smooth3d!! Much appreciated on your info. I’m not blaming T-Mo by at all. I was just torn now. As much as I like the MyTouch4G, Do I wait a few months and pick up a 21mbp phone.

  • Anonymous

    Well…now that I know, I’ll be waiting for the second half of 2011 when HSPA+ 42 Mpbs devices from T-Mobile are released. I am sure I can live with those speeds for a long time to come!

  • KMAX

    The CNET guy said the T-Mobile conference was a real “Snoozefest”!!!! LOL!

  • Anonymous

    is dell 7 and moto cliq2 the only device tmo can muster, i hate to say it but even at&t android line up starting to look better than tmo. are regional carriers going to outshine us too?

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      The only thing they want you to know about right now. What makes you think especially with the upgrades to the network that t-mobile wouldn’t release more better devices I mean common sense really.

      • Anonymous

        nobody is saying tmo is not going to get any more phones, we’re saying the phones tmo get is really not on par with verizon, hell, they not even with at&t at the moment. tmo phones are more cater to families, teen, preteen. they dont have high end android beast like the other carriers. as a company that was first to embrace android, it should get top notch phones.

  • Anonymous

    I could care less if TMO had 100Mbps data speeds. Where’s the phones? or atleast the plans for phones? somethin to look forward to.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      I care more for the speeds because if you can consistently top out your phone’s max of at least 7.2mbps what ever phone you have will be utilized best.

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    very disappoint with their press conference….wheres the 4g phones…c’mon man

  • Guest

    Dell’s new Venue smartphone, meanwhile, runs Android 2.2; has full Flash 10.1 implementation; and sports a 4.1-inch AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass and an 8-megapixel camera. The phone will be sold unlocked on Dell.com, though Dell thinks a T-Mobile version will be available as well.

  • Dnice3090

    With all the new “super phones” we have been hearing about at ces, we get cliq2 and more speed. I wonder if I can get the atrix 4g to run on t mo

  • Ne0ny0ungm0ney

    Will that Sony xperia arc come to tmo?

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Sony is all out for AT&T solely don’t get your hopes up.

  • Cell_Freak

    I guess we have to wait until th CTIA in March, 22 – 24 for any official release or views. This sucks seriously.

  • Bobert

    Haha t mobile is like the retarded kid no 1 wants on their team.
    all the phone manufacturers go elsewhere no wonder t mobile is last.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Why are you on this site?

  • Disappointed

    I’m a bit disappointed by the following and I wish CES journalists would ask this question point blank to Ray Neville:

    A) No plans to expand outside the 200 million person bubble. That means GPRS land for everyone else will remain.
    B) No confirmation that fiber ethernet to the sites will be finished. That means more 42 Mbps software without any backhaul for many. For those of you wondering that means many of us in “4G,” areas will still get EDGE speeds (sub 200 Kbps) for 2011.

    I hate ATT but they are under great pressure to have HSPA + (4G) to 250 million Americans at least by years end. How can T-Mobile still call themselves America’s largest 4G network by those admissions?

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      Do you really think t-mo isn’t going to upgrade their other towers? I mean seriously common sense would tell you they would.

    • http://twitter.com/FR35HM1NDZ Jamille Browne

      AT&T HAS to upgrade their network with how much the iPhone is draining it.

    • Maarnold1775

      I agree totally. The only way I’m going to get 3G in my area is to switch carriers. TMO is the only carrier who doesn’t have 3G in my area. The only reason I don’t switch is that I don’t really care about data, but it would be nice to have for all the rest of the military peeps who do.

  • MarkMcCoskey

    The sad part about this is I am still waiting for 3G locally here in Southern Utah, and I have a myTouch 4G.

  • Randy Reid101

    Move up north mark

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    I am getting excited now to try this updated version of Dell Streak. Dell Streak tabs are one of the best android tablets of the market. Surprisingly it is now becoming more improved device at aspects like hardware, features and programs. I am also happy to see that T-Mobile doubled the speed of the largest 4G network. There are wonderful plans has been revealed by T-Mo.