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T-Mobile Says Wimax Is “Niche,” Thinks LTE Is The New Hotness

Putting a damper on recent rumors that T-Mobile would be hooking up with Clearwire for a Wimax based solution, Neville Ray says LTE is the way to go. T-Mobile’s Chief Network Officer, Neville Ray is the man in the know regarding T-Mobile’s fourth-generation technology plans but reaffirms the commitment to delivering fourth generation capabilities today with HSPA+. “We’re not waiting for the technology choice, we have the right technology to deliver that experience … [read full article]

Looking To Compare One Android Phone Against Another?

With the Google phone experiment over, the Google.com/phone domain needed something to grace its cover. Turns out, Google wants to make it a landing page for comparing all the Android phones available all over the world. Listing some of the latest (the T-Mobile G2 being noticeably absent) and the not so recent models available in various countries and Google says that more countries and handsets are coming soon. One other noticeable absence is Sony … [read full article]

Motorola CLIQ 2 Specs Leaked?

  Although we haven’t heard much regarding the upcoming Motorola “Begonia” aka CLIQ 2, the boys over at Engadget seem to have uncovered a few additional details. According to their tipster, the CLIQ 2 will ship with Android 2.2 (Froyo) with Motorola’s proprietary UI, BLUR. Additonally, their tipster claims that the handset will include a full QWERTY keyboard, and that the keyboard design is described as “one solid piece” without any gaps between keys. The handset … [read full article]

(Updated With Yet Another Video, With Gaming!) And Two More T-Mobile G2 Unboxing Video’s

Rather than add this into the previous unboxing video post, we wanted to make sure everyone see this who might be looking for T-Mobile G2 news and early hands on. So without further delay, one more unboxing video for your viewing pleasure! And we’ve added yet another unboxing video courtesy of our good friends at Wirefly!!! Thanks dotradder! Thanks to one of our TmoNews forum members, Shinkinrui for getting the top video up!

The G2 Has Begun Arriving!

And so it has begun, the T-Mobile G2 has begun arriving to T-Mobile customers (and of course TmoNews readers) across this great land. We know that quite a few of you are expecting arrival tomorrow and the day after but for now, you’ll just have to be envious of this lucky individual who got his UPS delivery today. Of course we are even more thankful that we have the first unboxing video available for … [read full article]

[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]

The G2 Has Started Shipping, Has Yours?

Now don’t worry if your order hasn’t populated yet as this isn’t working for everyone. According to Mr. T1 Connect, our resident TmoNews forum (speaking of which, have you joined the discussion in our forums?) guru T-Mobile G2 pre-orders have started to show up in UPS’ system for at least a small number of people. Want some instructions to see if your G2 is on the way? Jump to this forum … [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. Kicking … [read full article]

The G2 Has Landed, Available In Just 8 Days

Update 1: Just added about 20 more images to the gallery, might take a few minutes to populate but there are quite a few shots for your viewing pleasure! Update 2: Engadget just posted their own preview of the G2 with a quick 1:26 video showing a brief look at the phone, its worth taking a glance at! Don’t skip our photos though! It’s certainly been a long time coming but the first … [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 to … [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]