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T-Mobile has enhanced its network in 10 new metro areas which include Miami; Phoenix; San Francisco; Mesa and Tucson, Ariz.; Modesto, Oakland, San Jose and Stockton, Calif.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. With the technology advancements in these areas, customers will get better voice and data coverage along with faster speeds on unlocked devices such as the iPhone. These 10 new areas are getting T-Mobile's faster HSPA+ network which uses the 1900MHz band. Since the iPhone is compatible with 1900MHz, it will be able to take advantage of faster speeds in these markets. However, in areas where T-Mobile... Read more...
Networks seem to be expanding all over America lately, and with T-Mobile USA free from the looming acquisition by AT&T, the fourth place carrier is back in full swing with their own build-outs. This week, they announced that they will invest a whopping $4 billion over an undisclosed amount of time in order to modernize its network and launch LTE services in 2013. Starting this week, in fact, T-Mobile’s 4G network will be available in Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa,  and Victoria, Tex; Bakersfield, CA; Eau Claire, Wis.; Joplin and St. Joseph, MO. Additionally, customers in Abilene, Amarillo,... Read more...
While many of today's better smartphones offer dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM, alongside plenty of onboard storage, one of the easiest differentiating points between smartphones today has become the screen--size, resolution, and screen technology are all considerations. Samsung is pushing the former limits of smartphone screen sizes with the introduction of the new Samsung Galaxy Note. This smartphone offers one of the largest screens we've seen from a phone yet – 5.3 inches. In addition to being large, it is also a gorgeous display which uses Super AMOLED technology and offers a resolution... Read more...
While many of today's better smartphones offer dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM, alongside plenty of onboard storage, one of the easiest differentiating points between smartphones today has become the screen--size, resolution, and screen technology are all considerations. Samsung is pushing the former limits of smartphone screen sizes with the introduction of the new Samsung Galaxy Note. This smartphone offers one of the largest screens we've seen from a phone yet – 5.3 inches. In addition to being large, it is also a gorgeous display which uses Super AMOLED technology and offers... Read more...
Acer's Aspire A0722 is now available through AT&T. This 11.6-inch netbook targets enterprise and consumer users by offering a portable and thin design with key usability features such as a full-size keyboard and multiple ports. The Aspire A0722 can connect to AT&T's HSPA+ network. The A0722 offers three USB ports, a VGA out connector, an Ethernet Jack, headphone jack, and HDMI-out port. This netbook is available for $449.99 without an annual contract or for $39.99 with a two-year agreement and a 3GB monthly data plan. Stay Connected On The Go with the New Acer Netbook, Aspire A0722 Acer's... Read more...
The AT&T - T-Mobile merger may be off the table, but T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom is walking away from the deal with a smile on its face. The communications giant released the details of what AT&T agreed to pay for the privilege of bidding on its business, and it's an impressive set of benefits. AT&T's $3B (approximately €2.29B) payment will reportedly be used to pay down DT's debts in other areas. What T-Mobile is getting is a large package of AWS spectrum in 128 market areas, including 12 of the top 20 ((Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, Boston,... Read more...
The war of words is on in full force. Some say "4G." Some say "HSPA+." Some say "LTE." T-Mobile USA is calling their HSPA+ network "4G," and in turn, they're doubling the speed of their "4G network in 11 additional markets." T-Mobile’s faster 4G speeds (HSPA+ 42) are now available in 163 markets reaching nearly 180 million Americans. Additionally, T-Mobile has expanded the reach of its nationwide 4G (HSPA+ 21) network to 9 new markets, now covering 208 markets across the country and reaching more than 200 million people. T-Mobile 4G markets where HPSA+ 42 service is launching today: Bend,... Read more...
Just a few years ago, as the LTE versus WiMax wars were being waged, there was a time when Sprint and Clearwire had well over a hundred WiMax deployments, which dwarfed its LTE rivals, who had zero. Within the last year or so, Verizon and MetroPCS have gotten busy on the LTE front. MetroPCS launched the first LTE deployment in Las Vegas back in September 2010 and has been steadily increasing its reach. As of July, the company had about 8.9 million subscribers in markets including the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West Coast. After dipping its 4G toes into the waters of Boston and Seattle... Read more...
AT&T recently revealed its upcoming BlackBerry lineup. In August, the carrier will get the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810. Later this year, the carrier will also add the 4G BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9860. All of these new models will be capable of operating on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul network. The next-generation 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 features the new BlackBerry 7 OS and utilizes the signature BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard in a slide out design. Additional specs include a 1.2GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video recording, 8GB of onboard... Read more...
T-Mobile is adding the myTouch 4G Slide to its smartphone lineup. In addition to traditional phone capabilities, this phone aims to replace your point and shoot digital camera with its "high-end digital camera capabilities" which include an 8 megapixel sensor, zero shutter lag, a backside illuminated sensor, and other premium digital camera features. With features such as SweepShot (for capturing panoramic images), ClearShot HDR, and BurstShot, the camera certainly offers features that we haven't seen on other smartphones. The myTouch 4G Slide is expected to be available in July. New T-Mobile myTouch... Read more...
4G is obviously the buzzword of the year in the mobile realm, and while carriers are pointing fingers and claiming that some companies aren't exactly being "truthful" with these claims, that's not stopping T-Mobile USA from saying that more 4G markets are being lit up. Granted, T-Mobile uses HSPA+ rather than WiMAX or LTE (two technologies that are undoubtedly considered 4G), but who can complain with this? "In 2011, T-Mobile is doubling the speed of its 4G network to achieve a theoretical download speed of 42 Mbps." That's some pretty fast downloads. The carrier is this week announcing new markets... Read more...
Recently, we told you about Sprint's plan to expand its tablet offerings, including plans to introduce a tablet with WiMAX service sometime next year. Not content to let Sprint steal all the thunder, T-Mobile wants its customers to know it has plans to release a 4G tablet sometime next year as well. "T-Mobile is working closely with the majority of our OEM partners to deliver 4G products by integrating HSPA+ into roadmaps in 2011 as the dominant global standard," the company said in a statement. "Consumers will continue to see HSPA+ fuel future innovation in a variety of mobile consumer electronics... Read more...
Well, this should be interesting. T-Mobile USA has had their hand slapped before for calling their HSPA+ service "4G," with Sprint and Clearwire claiming to actually offer true 4G service (WiMAX). In reality, T-Mobile's HSPA+ service is based on 3G protocols, but it's tweaked for higher speeds than can be achieved on Verizon, for example. But rather than taking that punishment and changing their tone, T-Mobile has just unveiled "4G service" that reachers over 75 metro markets. And that surely will not make Sprint nor Clearwire happy. The carrier has just unveiled HSPA+ service in six new markets,... Read more...
T-Mobile's latest myTouch smartphone aims to take advantage of the wireless carrier's new "super-fast" HSPA+ mobile broadband network. The latest T-Mobile myTouch supports video chat both when a Wi-Fi connection is available as well as through T-Mobile's wireless network. With HSPA+, the new myTouch has a theoretical capability of 14.4Mbps. Currently, T-Mobile offers HSPA+ coverage in more than 65 major metropolitan areas. Key features of the new myTouch include a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz MSM8255 processor, a 5-megapixel camera, and a preinstalled 8 GB microSD memory... Read more...
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