T-Mobile HD2 and Nuron confirmed for the 24th, CLIQ XT will be cheaper than thought

March 16th at 7:45 AM

T-Mobile HD2 and Nuron confirmed for the 24th, CLIQ XT will be cheaper than thought


T-Mobile already has a very diverse lineup of smartphones, but the tail end of March will see “Magenta” (as some people lamely call it) release a trio of smartphones that appeal to the low, mid and high end markets. We’ve been saying it for the longest time and now it’s as official as can be without a full-blown press release: the HTC HD2 will be available from T-Mobile on Wednesday, March 24th. Going for $199.99 on a 2-year or $449.99 outright, the HD2 will easily be the best handset ever offered by T-Mobile in terms of sheer brawn. Of course now that we’re 100% certain it won’t be upgradeable to Windows Phone 7 Series, we have to wonder if a bit of the luster has prematurely worn off, but it’s not like those put off don’t have more than half a year to save pennies for the next greatest Windows Phone. On the same day, Nokia will also have a handset debut on T-Mobile. This is of course the Nuron and it will go for $69.99 / $179.99, a price that is quite mind blowing when you consider the fact it’s running S60 5th Edition. Last but not least in today’s T-Mobile update is the CLIQ XT. We’ve known for quite some time it is going to be available in time to drown in a pitcher of green beer, but now we’re hearing it will be $99.99 on contract as opposed to $129.99 (no contract pricing is presumed to still be set at $329.99).

Good job, T-Mobile. More →


Nokia and T-Mobile announce the 5320 Nuron

March 3rd at 10:20 AM

Nokia and T-Mobile announce the 5320 Nuron


After rearing its ugly head on a leaked T-Mobile pricing sheet a few days ago, the Nokia 5320 Nuron has gotten the official nod from both Nokia and T-Mobile. For those that are dying to find out what $69.99 will buy you, here are all the details on this classic handset:

  • Classic candybar form factor
  • 3.2 inch touchscreen display at 16:9 640×360 resolution
  • GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA 1700/2100
  • 2 megapixel camera with 3X digital zoom and video recording
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • aGPS and Ovi maps with turn by turn directions and maps for US, Canada, and Mexico
  • Ovi Store pre-installed
  • MicroSD expansion (up to 16GB)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • White on White color with changeable colored battery covers

The Nokia Nuron will hit the shelves of T-Mobile in the upcoming weeks with an exact date yet to be determined. Though pricing details were not confirmed, a previous leak suggests the Nokia Nuron will be ultra-affordable, coming in at a mere $69.99 after rebate with a two year agreement or $179 for those that prefer to go contract-free. Any potential buyers lured by the promise of free Ovi Maps turn-by turn navigation at a sub $200 price tag? More →