T-Mobile Launches LG Optimus T, Motorola Defy And T-Mobile Comet

Today is an exciting day in the world of T-Mobile.  Handsets are dropping, the network is popping and people are talking.  While the news of T-Mobile’s 4G marketing campaign and the launch of the myTouch4G are dominating headlines, we can’t forget that today marks the arrival of the T-Mobile Comet, Motorola Defy and LG Optimus T.

The LG Optimus T, available for $29.99 after a $50 mail in rebate or $199 retail, offers a great entry device into the world of smartphones and Android.  Wi-Fi calling, 3.2 megapixel camera and the whole range of Google services are at your disposal.

The Motorola Defy packed with the love it or hate it MOTOBLUR on board comes in at $99.99 after a $50 mail in rebate or $379.99 retail.  Ready to handle all of the elements, the Defy is the phone most willing to take a beating in the T-Mobile lineup.  You can dunk it in water or drop it down a flight of stairs and it will keep on ticking, though, of course, we don’t recommend you try either of those things.  If you are looking for a better deal on the Defy on contract, Walmart will gladly take your $48.88 and hand one over to you.

The T-Mobile Comet is one heck of a great deal coming in at only $9.99 for a smartphone or you can pick it up on T-Mobile.com for free but who knows how long that deal will last so act fast!  Packed with the smartphone essentials, the Comet is the perfect choice to welcome someone into the Android and smartphone world.

T-Mobile Comet

Motorola Defy

LG Optimus T Black and Garnet

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  • MattB

    Got my Optimus T a few days ago… first thing I noticed is that is has a MUCH easier time grabbing a 3G signal in a few areas in which my myTouch Slide would switch to EDGE. Not even a little difference, but a solid, solid 3G signal. I thought maybe it was in my head, so I switched back and forth between ’em, and it definitely did a better job.

    Other than that, it’s a nice little phone. Obviously lacking some ‘wow factor’ on the hardware, but it’s still decently quick with froyo. (I will say, Angry Birds doesn’t lag like it did on my MTSlide).

    Only thing I think it’s really missing is a trackpad… i hate trying to ‘find that spot’ when correcting a typo, used to be able to tap, and then move the cursor with the trackpad. Oh well…

    • TMoFan

      How was the call quality? CNET reviewed the phone and said there was a background hiss. I’m wondering if it is really noticeable.

      • MattB

        It is not my only device, so I haven’t used it much for talking. The few times that I did it seemed fine though. No noticeable hiss for me… I have to be honest, for an ‘entry level’ phone, this thing is pretty damn nice.

      • MattB

        Damn you! Ok… so after replying to your question, I decided to check it out again. I ‘suppose’ there is a slight background noise while on the phone. Absolutely nothing that would shy me away from the phone, but it is there. I guess a ‘hiss’ would be an appropriate way to describe it, although not as high pitched. Honestly, until you brought it to my attention, I never woulda noticed.

      • TMoFan


        You must hate me now! I had an old flip Moto back in the day that would “hiss” and that was the only thing I could focus on while having conversations. I’m worried it that it would happen with the LG. But I’m still going to get it and test it out. Honestly if you haven’t noticed it before I’m sure it’s nothing.

  • In the specs of the Moto Defy, it lists Wi-Fi calling too.

  • Domar

    Are there any details on the holidays/black friday deals yet?

  • tecjunkie

    I seen in the specs of the DEFY that it has a fm radio. Just curious does it need to have the headphones in to work?

    • danbutter

      Unless you are sitting under a broadcast tower, likely yes.
      The headphones act as the antenna in most cases.
      Because of this most phones with FM won’t even let you try to use the radio app until you plug in the headphones.
      Now if it had an FM Transmitter…I’d have mine (well ordered anyway) by now.
      Why is it only nokia that does that?

      • tecjunkie

        Yeah my tp2 has it but only with headphones. It’s not a deal breaker but a small pet peeve.

  • jmts80

    Wow T-mobile is coming out swinging! Nice to see them finally taking it to the other carriers!

  • phonegeek

    played with the comet, optimus, and defy today and this is what i have to say. the comet is very very very veeeeryy small and is without a doubt to me a teeny bopper phone ( think of a 15-16 yr old.) the optimus is a good entry phone for new to android customers reminds me of the mt3g except a new body an better specs. then we have the defy, now the defy is literally all of 3.7 inches of screen meaning theres not much else to it. it seems sturdy but to me its so small even tho the screen is bigger than my mt3g. Now to stop all the worrying THEY ALL come with live wall papers ( yes even the Comet). so if you want any entry phones those are the 3 to choose from, and IMHO the optimus would be the way to go for entry level good screen size specs and feels good in your hand .

  • $239 for the Optimus? That’s better than I expected but still more than it should be,

  • grazapin

    $380 for the Defy off contract? That seems decent, especially compared to what comes up on a Google shopping search, $440 at Radioshack and $450 at Wirefly and other places.

  • delayne

    I just want a phone similar to the evo… thats all i ask t-mobile.
    After that you can come out with whatever you want.