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The Nexus S Backstory, Because Every Good Phone Has A Backstory!

The first Android phone was released in November of 2008, yada yada yada.  You know the rest.  Now the market is saturated with Android phones and Google is releasing a new one to the market that showcases the new version of Android, Android 2.3 A.K.A Gingerbread (how timely).  As with the Nexus One, the Nexus S is tightly integrated with Google and offers a truly pure Google experience (I love it already).  Feel free to … [read full article]

(Updated) Nexus One Owners Begin Receiving Android 2.3 Update Today, Can Set Aside Nexus S Jealousy

Update: This might have been premature with more recent information stating that the Android 2.3 update should be coming in a “few weeks” for Nexus One users.  So after all that, Engadget deleted the story.  Guess no site is perfect. Nexus One owners who might be feeling a little less love from Google today with the official unveiling of the Nexus S might want to reconsider those feelings. Gingerbread, better known as … [read full article]

(Updated With Pricing) Nexus S Product Page Goes Live, Available December 16th At Best Buy, First Review Is In

Updated: Customers can purchase Nexus S for $529 as an unlocked phone without a contract.  Nexus S optimized for T-Mobile’s network is available for $199 with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan. It’s finally final and official; the Nexus S lives on T-Mobile.  There were never any moments of doubt but seeing the words “Availability and T-Mobile” in the same line just makes us tingle a little.  The only real … [read full article]

T-Mobile And Boingo Wireless Extend Wi-Fi Roaming Agreement

Boingo Wireless and T-Mobile have announced a “renewed and extended” roaming agreement covering both laptop and Wi-Fi enabled hotspot access.  The new agreement allows T-Mobile hotspot and postpaid mobile broadband subscribers access to Boingo Wireless hotspots at 53 airport locations and the Washington State Ferries if you happen to be in the Seattle area.  Boingo subscribers will also retain access to T-Mobile Wi-Fi airport hotspot locations including access to airline clubs for American Airlines, United … [read full article]

HSPA To Remain Dominant Even With LTE Hype?

Independent telecom analyst Ovum has put out a report offering up information regarding the future of HSPA amidst the growing LTE hype. In fact, the report goes so far to say that HSPA and HSPA+ are sufficient for the next five years of mobile industry growth. “With LTE grabbing so much attention it is easy to ignore the fact that HSPA is a firmly established technology with a mature infrastructure and device ecosystem. Its other … [read full article]

Best Buy Mobile Offers Free Smartphones Every Day Through December

Best Buy is back at again with another round of special sales with an announcement that every day in December, Best Buy Mobile will feature one free smartphone from each carrier. Today’s featured phone for T-Mobile is the LG Optimus T available in both Titanium and Burgundy variants but for the low low price of free, it’s hard to argue color! The free phone requires either new OR upgrade activation and a two-year … [read full article]

HTC Responds To HD7 “Death Grip” Claims

It’s high time this “antennagate” stuff goes to rest as its simply a tired, frustrating argument that seemingly affects phones regardless of OS, color, food preference or geographic location. HTC has responded to recent reports of the HD7 suffering from dropped signal issues when gripped tightly with the obvious, when you molest a phone by grabbing it to tightly, it has an adverse affect on both signal and blood flow. “Quality in industrial … [read full article]

Sprints Wants T-Mobile Investment In Clearwire Says Analyst

It’s been a little over 60 days since our last Clearwire/Sprint/T-Mobile article and that is just far to long! Really, I’m kidding but Jason Armstrong, analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. threw gas on the fire yet again. Stating, “Sprint indicated they have encouraged a wholesale deal,” with T-Mobile and then going even further by stating, “Sprint would support a T-Mobile equity infusion into Clearwire.” With T-Mobile looking to bulk up [read full article]

Is Verizon Single-handedly Responsible For Androids Success?

In the midst of yesterdays Verizon LTE announcement, a little ego showed on behalf of Verizon as they proclaimed themselves responsible for the success of Android. “Android really took off when Verizon got involved” is the direct quote from Verizon CTO Tony Melone and comes off pretty matter of fact. T-Mobile was the first carrier to launch Android in the US with the G1 but can Verizon really take credit for Androids current success? … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Reaction To Verizon’s LTE Announcement

With the 4G Wars heating up after today’s announcement of Verizon’s new LTE network  bringing impressive speeds to the table, T-Mobile shares its reaction to the announcement.  T-Mobile welcomes Verizon to the “4G world”, claiming that T-Mobile subscribers have been enjoying “America’s Largest 4G Network” for a while now and love it.  Magenta also states that it is still on track to cover 200 million people by the end of 2010.  Compare that to … [read full article]