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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 doesn't offer HSPA+, unlocked devices that are compatible only with the 1900MHz band such as the iPhone... 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, Bakersfield, Odessa, Port St. Lucie, and Victoria can experience the faster speeds offered by... 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 of 1280x800... Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone Review... 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 of 1280x800. Click to enlarge Another feature that sets the Galaxy Note apart from other... 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 11.6-inch 4G Netbook Available for Enterprise Users and Consumers Online at att.com Dallas, Texas,... 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, San Francisco, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Baltimore and Seattle). As a result, DT's population coverage... 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, Medford and Corvallis, Ore.; Benton Harbor, Mich.; Bloomington, Champaign–Urbana and Springfield,... 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 barely two years ago, Verizon’s 4G LTE coverage has exploded to cover 117 cities around the country.... 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 storage, and a high resolution 3.2-inch touch display powered by BlackBerry Liquid Graphics technology.... 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 4G® Slide Delivers Most Advanced Camera of Any Smartphone Latest myTouch device offers premium... 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 for their HSPA+ service, with ten new markets being called out. New 4G markets include Ames, Iowa;... 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 from smartphones and tablets to emerging devices. T-Mobile will continue to be at the forefront... 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, not to mention two new products that support it. Starting today, the myTouch 4G and the carrier's... 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 card. The smartphone is powered by Android 2.2. It is expected to be available in time for the holidays... Read more...
The 4G race is definitely heating up. John Stankey, AT&T's operations chief executive recently said his company is in the process of conducting trials of its 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network in Baltimore and Dallas. He also said the company is on track to launch its LTE network by mid-2011. AT&T plans to cover between 70 million and 75 million POPs by the end of next year. Given the mid-2011 timeframe, it's possible AT&T could launch its LTE network about the same time a new Apple iPhone is announced. In the past, Apple has announced a new iPhone in June. AT&T plans to spend $700 million on its LTE network this year. In 2011, Stankey said the company plans to "go far beyond... Read more...
T-Mobile is adding the G2 phone to its lineup of Android smartphones. The new G2 is also the wireless carrier's first phone to take advantage of T-Mobile's HSPA+ network. The T-Mobile G1 was the world's first Android-powered phone. It launched nearly two years ago. Now, its successor, the T-Mobile G2 is here to continue the revolution. What's interesting about the way T-Mobile is marketing the G2 is that the carrier says the phone will "break new ground as the first smartphone designed to run at 4G speeds on our new HSPA+ network." In other words, T-Mobile is touting its HSPA+ as a 4G network and attempting to compete with Sprint's 4G WiMAX network. In theory, HSPA+ supports peak download speeds... Read more...
T-Mobile USA has taken some heat recently for suggesting that their HSPA+ network offers "4G speeds" when it's really only 3.5G, but that's not stopping the carrier from expanding as hard as they can in order to prove the pundits wrong. Recently, the company announced the continued expansion of its mobile broadband network to more than 85 million Americans. And without any hesitation, T-Mobile suggests that it's "the most pervasive network to offer 4G speeds in the country." Regardless of the details, there's no doubt that T-Mobile's mobile broadband network is certainly fast, and now they're on track to deliver HSPA+ speeds in 100 major metropolitan areas with backhaul in place, covering 185... Read more...
T-Mobile and Samsung introduced the Samsung Vibrant smartphone. This new Samsung Galaxy S device will be available from T-Mobile beginning July 21. The Vibrant features a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display as well as a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor. This Android-powered device also offers exclusive entertainment features including “James Cameron’s Avatar” on a 2GB memory card, Amazon Kindle for Android, MobiTV, Slacker Radio, Gogo Inflight Internet service, and the upcoming Samsung Media Hub. Samsung Vibrant From T-Mobile USA to Bring Robust Entertainment Experience on a Brilliant Screen T-Mobile’s Latest Android™-Powered Device Offers... Read more...
If you've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of faster mobile broadband networks and gadgets, we have some good news for you. The next generation of high-speed Internet services and devices could arrive faster than initially expected. AT&T and Verizon Wireless are ramping up plans to speed up their networks and deliver more advanced devices as early as the end of this year, possibly in time for the holiday season. Since there aren't a lot of new customers that are looking to get a cell phone, most wireless carriers are focusing on data services and other offerings for growth. AT&T plans to triple speeds for high speed home Internet services. The carrier also plans to double speeds on... Read more...
An outrageous bill is every cell phone users' worst nightmare. Whether you're talked too many minutes, sent too many text messages, or used too much data, overage fees add up way too quickly. T-Mobile knows just how painful these overage bills can be, so the company is removing per-megabyte overage charges for 3G modems. Instead of paying overage fees, T-Mobile 3G modem users will now get a gentler reminder that their usage is greater than 5GB per month; the wireless carrier will throttle the speeds of users who have surpassed the 5GB mark. For users who are on the cheaper 200MB/month plan, you'll still pay overage fees, but at a rate that has been reduced by half from 20 cents per MB to a mere... Read more...
While most wireless carriers are touting their 4G plans at the CTIA trade show, T-Mobile is focusing on its 3G network. The company unveiled plans to upgrade its 3G service to High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) technology. HSPA+ will give customers faster data speeds than today's 3G network. By the end of this year, T-Mobile plans to have deployed HSPA+ across the breadth of its 3G footprint and cover more than 100 metropolitan areas and 185 people with the upgraded service. T-Mobile to Rollout the Nation’s Fastest 3G Wireless Network with HSPA+ to More than 100Metropolitan Areas in 2010 T-Mobile delivers home broadband-like experiences on-the-go when surfing the web,accessing multimedia features,... Read more...
Together with AT&T, Best Buy, and Microsoft, Nokia is introducing the Nokia Booklet 3G today. This mini-laptop runs Windows 7 and offers up to 12 hours of battery life. The Intel Atom-powered Nokia Booklet 3G features an ultra-portable aluminum chassis that measures slightly more than two centimeters thick (approximately 0.79 inches). The device weighs less than 2.76 pounds. To help you stay connected and productive while on the go, the Nokia Booklet 3G offers embedded 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi. You'll also find an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera, integrated Bluetooth, and a SD card reader on this device. Other features include a 10.1 inch glass HD-ready display, integrated A-GPS... Read more...
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