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LG, Android, T-Mobile; Connecting the Dots

Now let’s be clear, everything that follows is, for the time being, speculation, but when the seemingly random placement of dots are connected, they sure do make a pretty picture.  LG and T-Mobile have not had a great relationship in the past, neither has LG and smartphones for that matter.  It has taken a while for LG to offer up some phones on T-Mobile, and their offerings were weak at best.  Don’t get me … [read full article]

Two More Names Approved For T-Mobile Through Trademark Office

Right after the announcement this morning of the T-Mobile G2 with Google, Scott of Androidguys and I discussed this announcement for a few minutes. In passing though he mentioned to me that he had done a little extra legwork after his recent findings hidden away in the US Trademark office. T-Mobile has apparently gone and grabbed two more trademarks in the form of…drum roll…the “MyTouch HD” and “The Family Network.” Now the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Makes It Official, The G2 Will Be The First HSPA+ Phone

Did we call it or did we call it? The T-Mobile G2 with Google will officially be the first HSPA+ phone for the T-Mobile network! The T-Mobile G2 will deliver tight integration with Google services and break new ground as the first smartphone designed to run at 4G speeds on our new HSPA+ network. In the coming weeks, we’ll share more details about the G2 and offer exclusive first access to current T-Mobile … [read full article]

Motorola Charm Hands-On

After making a recent appearance on T-Mobile.com, the folks over at IntoMobile go hands-on with the Motorola Charm. As you might have already noticed, the handset shown in the video above is for the Canadian based carrier, Telus, although we don’t expect any difference between the two. Look for the Charm in a T-Mobile store near you August 25th. Check out the video above, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments! IntoMobile

Motorola Jordan on its Way?

Motorola has really been making a splash in the Android world lately.  Unfortunately, all their phones seem to be going to Verizon.  Well, aside from the Charm, it looks like we may just see another Motorola phone soon.  With the code name of Motorola Jordan (that name sounds familiar), this phone is supposed to be a rugged smartphone coming in Late October.  This phone us supposed to be pretty waterproof (up to … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S GPS Issue Update

Still not having luck with your Vibrant’s GPS signal?  Don’t worry then, you should know that you aren’t the only one.  Samsung has said that they are working on a fix, but maybe there is a solution that you can try right now.  You can try enabling the use of wireless networks (Settings>Location & Security).  This should improve your GPS signal when you are in areas with poor GPS signal strength, which is always … [read full article]

Why UMA Still Matters, Especially On Smartphones

I’ve often wondered why UMA doesn’t get more playing time in today’s T-Mobile world and, to be honest, it frustrates me. A service so simple, so powerful and yet seemingly avoided on T-Mobile smartphones, save for the Blackberry. I can’t wager as far as to say it’s a hardware problem, or a software problem that prevents T-Mobile and their partner manufacturers from getting this service up and running on Android, Windows or even Nokia smartphones. … [read full article]

DT: Don’t Expect 4G On T-Mobile USA Within The Next Two Years

With Magenta currently leading the mobile speed race with their HSPA+ 21Mbps network, the question is, will they be able to maintain the #1 position, or will they get left behind? Last week, T-Mobile USA’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann stated that its U.S branch will get fourth-generation wireless network either by buying spectrum, re-farming existing spectrum, or potentially leasing spectrum together with others. Obermann also included that their U.S branch … [read full article]

Oh Hai Motorola, Wherefore Art My Updates?

I think the question I get asked the most lately is when is “insert Android device name here” getting updated to “insert latest Android software here”. When I say I get asked this the most, I mean it’s usually a more common question than when the next best phone is coming out for T-Mobile.  I really want to make this a scolding Motorola post because I think it’s incredibly disheartening and bad form that they … [read full article]

Do Trademark Filings Give Away Some T-Mobile Secrets?

We’re just going to piggyback off the most recent posts here and go for a trifecta on guessing just what T-Mobile has in store for us. Those fine folks at Androidguys did a little digging through recent US Trademark filings and came up with some interesting results: ·       Blaze – May 26th G1 Blaze – May 26th G1 Rocket – May 26th Rocket – May 26th DRIVESMART – June … [read full article]