The 3G march continues this week with more launches. This time, a little loving for the good folks in California as residents of Corona, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Riverside and San Bernardino, CA are all now enjoying 3G goodness. As much as we all love hearing about 3G launches,when reading the PCMag article about HSPA+ and promised speeds, 3G just sounds paltry by comparison. I want me some HSPA+!
Sascha Segan, PCMag columnist extraordinaire, was fortunate enough this week to be given a behind the scenes look at the recently announced HSPA+ T-Mobile service in Philadelphia. Even a cursory glance at the article will show his favorable impressions of the T-mobile HSPA+ network, stating, “T-Mobile’s new HSPA+ network sends other 3G networks running away in tears.” While the obvious counter-argument is that the other carriers are still fielding the basic run of the mill 3G … [read full article]
Good Morning, TmoNews readers! Remember that nice mod that enabled Android users who have rooted their device to use the new Android 1.6 Market? Well, the geniuses behind the mod were CyanogenMod, and it looks like they’re in some trouble now. A cease and desist letter was received from Google directly stating to stop distribution of closed-source Google apps like Market, Talk, Gmail, YouTube, etc. Here are some tidbits from their chat log: [20:03] <cyanogen> google just … [read full article]
T-mobile is rolling out 3G this week like it’s going out of style with Dayton, Ohio becoming the latest recipient of all things 3G. While an unconfirmed launch as of this writing, the volume of emails shows that there is little reason to doubt it’s a city-spread activity. I guess the only real question is… Cincinnati, where are you?? Update: According to T-mobile USA twitter, Rochester, MN also launches today!
While we continue to count down the days until the expected October 19th pre-order, Motorola is flexing some muscle with an impressive array of pre-loaded apps for the Cliq. QuickOffice, which allows for document editing on the go and usually commands $19.99 on the iPhone, is included with the Cliq. Digg, one of my top three websites, has an official Android application according to the Motorola marketing page. Other apps are … [read full article]
When the MyTouch3G launched back in early August, one of the earliest complaints was the high price. Offered at $199, many bloggers, including myself, couldn’t understand why T-mobile would risk such a price when the iPhone 3G was coming in a full 100 dollars lower. Well, a compromise must have been made in the hallways of Bellevue (that or sales have slipped), as tomorrow brings a $50 price drop. Good for new lines and upgrades, the price … [read full article]
T-mobile continues its 3G march this morning with emails coming en masse for Raleigh, Durham and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. With today’s launch coming on the heels of Monday’s, T-mobile is certainly working furiously toward its 3G goal of 200+ million pops covered. Happy 3G North Carolina! On a smaller 3G note, reports are coming in concerning areas north of San Diego launching 3G services but these are unconfirmed at this point! We’ll update as information comes … [read full article]
Now here is a deal that makes significantly more sense for Deutsche Telekom: T-mobile and Clearwire sitting in a tree. Just a few weeks after rumors surfaced again of another Deutsche Telekom/Sprint acquisition the rumor mill turns to unnamed sources who claim talks are underway between the companies. Why does this make more sense for T-mobile you might ask? Clearwire allows T-mobile to make giant leaps forward in the 4G game where they are already … [read full article]
As you probably already know Motorola announced its first Android device the Motorola Cliq as its headed to T-Mobile USA. The Cliq packs a 3.1-inch touchscreen display and a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard. Motorola has also included in this Android device its own interface called MotoBlur. As we all wait drooling over this device patiently a hands-on review will have to do. The guys over at ZDNET have pieced together a nice review … [read full article]
It sure is shaping up to be an exciting holiday season, especially for Android. While we wait for the Cliq, you can feast your eyes on the Samsung Galaxy Lite (in a new color scheme and everything). This Samsung Android phone is looking pretty good and I’m digging the accents. The listed specs are as follows: 3.0? WQVGA TFT Touchscreen 3.2 megapixel camera Android OS 1.5 Google Apps and Android Market Bluetooth 2.0, USB … [read full article]
For those of you still looking to pick up some savings on the MyTouch courtesy of our friend Oprah, the offer is no longer on the table. Quantities were limited on the deal and news has come down that the offer is no longer valid. This was an awesome little offering and while we are sorry it’s over, the pro-active showing T-mobile exhibited here to advertise its flagship product is hopefully going to be transferred over … [read full article]
For those of you who still have yet to jump on the Blackberry, Android, and WinMo ship phones, others phones do still exist. Case in point, the new Sony Ericsson Equinox that boasts a 3.2 megapixel camera and (GASP!) picture messaging! Take that iPhone owners, beat you by 3 days! We had an inkling of this phones arrival at T-mobile all the way back in early May but the powers that be have decided an October … [read full article]