Open Comment Friday


Well my fine readers, its that time again, Open Comment Friday. Time to talk about anything and everything wireless, your Friday night plans or that girl you met on the train and chickened out when it came time to ask her number. Just kidding. Seriously though, I imagine one particular story which could easily be called one of the most anticipated stories/devices in some time for T-mobile fans would be the FCC approval of  a T-mobile branded HTC Magic/Dream/Sapphire. While I know not everyone supports the design of the hardware, the anticipation of another Android device to magenta easily outweighs any design flaws some might be disappointed in. Of course, if its more 3G device news you want, look no further than the introduction (finally, about time, hooray!) of webconnect, T-mobile’s first entry in the 3G data card broadband speed market. Of course, not everyone sees this card as the grand poomba it was meant to be, and we support parts of their argument and I suspect our readers do as well. However, T-mobile did right for its G1 customers by introducing via the Android Market an application giving customers direct access to My Account services and its been met with parades and parties. Hopefully, the possible introduction of the Touch Pro2 to T-mobile would be met with the same eagerness and party like atmosphere that the Android App has seen and judging by a ROM floating around the internets we might just see this device pop up on magenta sometime. Last but not least of course were the videos used to introduce the newsweek, they are funny and entertaining and clearly destined never to have “official” T-mobile sponsorship. Regardless, they do a much better job than the current G1 advertising and they are definitely worth a look if you haven’t already done so!
Hope everyone has a great weekend and don’t forget to follow us on twitter!


  • Alex

    What is with all the pop-up advertising?

  • Pythagoras

    Still waiting for a T-Mobile Touch Pro

  • Tarus

    The Touch Pro2 on T-Mobile would mean that I can finally release myself from the clutches of my unlocked/jailbroken iphone!!!!

    Cant Wait!!!! :)

  • Has anyone got Pdanet for the G1 working on Vista longer than 5 minutes?

  • David

    @Alex, obviously advertising was inevitable at some point for us to hope to raise some money to continue to run this site on a full time business. Its all in the “test” phase right now but ads are going to be a thing thats here to stay.

  • Sad Panda

    What I want on my G1 and other future android devices:

    – Ability to install apps on the SD card
    – 3.5mm headphone jack (until then, to me it’s not a music device)
    – multi-touch capabilities
    – Increased ability to exit programs to save battery life and reduce lag
    – Reduced lag in the home screen
    – Another way to pay for apps (how do I know my credit card number is secure in my phone?)
    – Cupcake
    – Adobe Flash support
    – Better battery life

    Did I miss anything?

  • Rey

    Hey David Congrats on the Ads ! Great to see Tmo news Expanding ! your doing a great job with the site !

  • J

    Any word on a Cameo 2 yet? :D

  • Sanjay

    @David. Most if not all will understand the need for ads to support the site and hopefully make some more money. I never have issues with ads at sites I visit as long as they are not annoying and force you to look at them. I actually look at ads that are interesting all on my own. Keep up the good work. I just hope Magenta can keep me long enough to keep enjoying your site because the lack of phones is about to kill me. Then you hear about the HTC Magic (I am not too keen on android in its early stages anyway) and that even “later this year”?

  • Tom Cruise

    i just hope they release new phones already. this waiting is unbearable. uuuggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

  • david brooklyn

    I am anticipating the release of the touch pro 2. The only reason I continue to stay with tmobile is because of their great customer service and lower prices while still getting good if not better service than other providers in my area. One question for everyone, does anyone have the htc mda II because by far that was the best phone I ever owned if so I would like to buy it.

  • flyyphone

    I love my Blackberry 8900, just ordered a black battery door for it. Se*y time. :D

  • TMO will be getting the huawai android device in late 3rd quarter will have 5 mp cam wifi 3g and cupcake

  • mingkee

    something is likely to happen…..
    G2/HTC Sapphire
    Wing (TP2)/HTC Tungsten
    SE C903
    Q3 is getting more and more interesting
    but the data price structure sucks

  • mingkee

    another basic samsung passed FCC
    t349 yesterday
    T239 today

  • guhhhh

    im really excited for the magic to be coming here….but im not sure if i should wait for the samsung android phone, that we hopefully get!!!!cuz i want a phone that you can turn sideways and still type on! but what should i do….

  • bennettville

    Any updates on whether T-Mo is getting the Samsung Cleo or not? Still waiting….

  • David Almonte

    what are the upcoming phones for tmobile ????

  • we are NOT getting the SE C903

  • arashed31

    So far for me, my Friday has consisted of lying in bed and throwing up into a container while regularly getting up to the bathroom to vomit out the other side as well.

  • shevonne

    What is this “cupcake” I keep reading about?

  • mingkee

    then thing gets more confusing
    won’t T-Mobile get a CyberShot phone with 5mpx cam in slider form?
    so far I know only C903 fits the criteria

  • hot lady

    what month is the huawai android device comeing out in