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[Updated] First Vibrant Update Surfaces, GPS Issues Fixed?

UPDATE: After getting Kies to finally work, I got the J15 update installed on my Vibrant. So far, I’ve noticed the GPS locks in less than 10 seconds, so it looks like we’ve finally got a true GPS fix! UPDATE 2: Looks like Samsung has pulled the update from Kies for some reason! UPDATE 3: T-Mobile has advised against installing the update from Kies because of some “known issues”. Magenta states that an over the air … [read full article]

Radio Shack Dropping The T-Mobile G2 On October 3rd?

While we’re busy behind the scenes combining some of todays unboxing pics and waiting for videos to come our way, this little bit of news came to our attention. Radio Shack is apparently ready to drop sales of the T-Mobile G2 a few days earlier than T-Mobile itself with sales starting October 3rd! So while many of you are going back and forth about arrival dates, the rest of you who haven’t yet … [read full article]

Best Buy Announces Free Phone Friday For October

Best Buy introduced a nifty little promotion today announcing Free Phone Fridays during the month of October. Beginning October 1st and running every Friday through October Best Buy Mobile will feature four free phones at their regular Brick and Mortar stores, Best Buy Mobile retail locations and online at BestBest.com/Mobile. Each Friday will offer at least one, in-demand smartphone. Though we should mention that this promotional offering will require a new two-year activation. … [read full article]

Phonedog Is Giving Away An iPad!

Another shameless promotion for our friends at Phonedog! This one is pretty worth it! You know, we’ve seen our friends at Phonedog give away plenty of phones, almost on a weekly basis but it’s hard to argue with the awesomeness that surrounds giving away an Apple iPad. Now I know I just heard a collective groan from you Galaxy Tab fans but lets for a moment just think about how awesome it is … [read full article]

Is It Possible? Is UMA Finally Coming To The Android Platform On T-Mobile?

The last couple of weeks have seen us discuss both on the blog and in our forums the lack of Android and UMA or Wi-Fi calling services and our desire to see it come to Magenta.  We’ve seen our hopes rise with the introduction of a Kineto Wireless service that is capable of bringing UMA to Android as demonstrated on a Samsung Vibrant.  Nothing gives me more hope than the following images that … [read full article]

T-Mobile G2 Will Not Support Tethering At Launch

Update 1: T-Mobile has provided an official statement regarding the tethering option: “T-Mobile does not currently support handset tethering or offer a tethering rate plan.  Though tethering and Wi-Fi sharing will not be initially supported on the T-Mobile G2, we know that consumers are interested in these features and we are working to develop a solution to support them in the future.” We’ve trying to confirm this one either way since the announcement … [read full article]

Wirefly Launches G2 Pre-Order, $149.99 on New 2-Year Contract

Wirefly, a company which usually comes up with some great pricing on new phones, has done it again, launching a new T-Mobile G2 pre-order earlier today.  The deal includes pricing of G2 smart-phones at $149.99 for new accounts ($199.99 for existing ones), no tax and free shipping!!!   This is all pretty impressive, especially considering that T-Mo itself isn’t even letting new customers pre-order yet. If you were thinking about the G2, you might want … [read full article]

Sizing Up The G2 Against The Competition

This isn’t the first comparison shot we’ve thrown up, but, since the pre-order is actually here, many of you have asked for a size comparison of the T-Mobile G2 vs. the usual suspects.  So what’s one more comparison chart to help anyone on the fence about pre-ordering based on size!  There is nothing here we don’t know or haven’t seen, read or heard a number of times but seeing things stacked right … [read full article]