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Garminfone Sales Sluggish?

I really would love to feign surprise here but let’s just be honest and say this was almost expected.  According to Morgan Keegan analyst Yair Reiner, only around 20,000 Garminfones have made it into the hands of customers.  Offering little more than a full-on navigation platform, the device itself runs an outdated Android version, at 1.6, combined with its custom tailored menu which definitely makes it a niche device.  That being said, these numbers … [read full article]

T-Mobile Milking HSPA+ For All Its Worth?

After a short absence I’m back dearest TmoNews readers and ready to deliver the goods. Lets first start off with the above image, rumored to have been taken last week at a T-Mobile managers meeting held in Seattle. Now let me just say that we don’t know the context under which it was taken but our belief is that T-Mobile is planning on milking HSPA+ for all that its worth and concentrating on the … [read full article]

Motorola Charm Unveils Itself For Back To School

As Independence Day looms,  you may be realizing that the summer is almost over.  Some may be dreading it, others won’t care, but we can all agree on one thing, back to school promotions are great.  What does T-Mobile have to offer for those school going folk?  Well, a nice free messaging phone for those text-savvy (see what I did there?) back to schoolers.  More to the point though.  From the picture, you can see … [read full article]

Mossberg Reviews T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Network

Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg (yes, him), took some time out of his busy Apple dominated schedule to review the less interesting parts of wireless networks.  That less interesting part being the actual network.  In his test, he compared the new 3G iPhone 4 with the MyTouch Slide and the webConnect Rocket with Verizon’s UM175 modem.  He found that T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network beat the competition in all the tests.  His … [read full article]

[Updated] T-Mobile Ending Sidekick Sales July 2nd, Says To Expect Something Better Soon

Update: While we’ve been guessing this for a while now, mocoNews is also reporting a rumor that T-Mobile will resurrect the Sidekick as an Android device. As the Sidekick line remains an iconic part of the T-Mobile brand it seems fitting to introduce an Android based Sidekick incorporating the best of both worlds, mainly the Android OS and the Sidekick form factor. Stay tuned! Today, T-Mobile announced that it will be discontinuing its Sidekick handset … [read full article]

Samsung Supersonic & Motorola Charm Pricing Revealed

One of our trusty ninjas dropped a nice little pricing sheet in our mailbox today for two upcoming handsets. Let’s start off with the Motorola Charm/Basil. This candybar style handset will sport a full portrait QWERTY keyboard, a new and improved version of MotoBLUR and Android 2.1 to top it off. The handset will run you $269.99 retail and $74.99 with a 2-year contract (after a $75 rebate). Not bad, not bad at … [read full article]

Bad Move For Motorola, T-Mobile And Android In General

Let me just start by saying that I’ve been a little out of the loop these past few days, so if I haven’t responded to your email, tweet or smoke signal, my apologies. So many of you have written in regarding the delayed announcement by Motorola regarding the Cliq update, and for very good reason. You are upset, no upset would not be the right word, livid would probably be a better explanation for … [read full article]

Android 2.1 Update For Motorola CLIQ Delayed

Don’t say we didn’t tell you! Today, Motorola officially announced, via their support forums, that Android 2.1 for the CLIQ has been delayed. Motorola states that the reason they’re unable to deliver the Android 2.1 update for the planned Q2 date is because of a decision to take more time on the release to help “optimize the experience in some key areas”. This delay seems to line up perfectly with what we heard … [read full article]

LG Sentio Now Available For $69.99

Just as we anticipated earlier this month, T-Mobile’s first LG device, the LG Sentio, is available today, June 30. The Sentio offers a 3-inch touch screen with a virtual QWERTY keyboard, along with 3G connectivity and a 3 megapixel camera. The LG Sentio will run you $69.99 with a 2 year contract (after rebate) and $179.99 sans contract. T-Mobile

Hands-On With The T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant

UPDATE: More Hands-On Videos added below! After the Samsung Galaxy S event today in NYC, attendees were given time to play around with the newly announced devices. Lucky for us, a few of the attendees managed to shoot some hands-on videos of the upcoming T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant. So far, first impressions seem to be pretty postive. Mark your calendars for July 21st and remember you can pre-order too! We’ve queued up … [read full article]