T-Mobile halting Sidekick sales July 2nd

By on July 1, 2010 at 3:34 PM.

T-Mobile halting Sidekick sales July 2nd

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We don’t think there will be too many tears shed over this news, but T-Mobile today announced that it will be halting sales of both the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 as of tomorrow, July 2nd (we called it.) There’s no bug, defect or data loss SNAFU to blame; just the cold realization that there’s no room for such a product in a smartphone obsessed nation. Here’s how T-Mobile is spinning it.

As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the next iteration of the T-Mobile Sidekick, as of July 2, the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 will no longer be available through T-Mobile, including retail stores, care, telesales and online. While we work on the next chapter of our storied Sidekick franchise, T-Mobile will continue to provide our loyal Sidekick customers with product service and support. Stay tuned for exciting updates in the months ahead, which we expect will provide customers with a new and fresh experience.

Two Microsoft feature phones killed off in two days? Not looking too good for the Redmond Boys, now is it? Let’s hope Windows Phone 7 will step up to the plate and knock one out of the park. More →

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T-Mobile releases the LG Sentio

By on June 30, 2010 at 10:40 PM.

T-Mobile releases the LG Sentio

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Lost in the hubbub surrounding smartphone powerhouses like the DROID X and iPhone 4 is the fact that the average person simply wants a phone that makes calls. To satiate this need, and throw in a few extra feature for good measure, T-Mobile today announced the immediate availability of the LG Sentio. An affordable device that brings to the table a 3″ touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera, visual voicemail and 3G connectivity. A UI with a set of customizable widgets as well as Social Buzz, an application that will not only handle your social media needs, but email as well. The LG Sentio from T-Mobile is available for $69.99 with an Even More plan, or $9 per month with Even More Plus. More →

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T-Mobile details the Samsung Vibrant

By on June 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM.

T-Mobile details the Samsung Vibrant

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AT&T is no longer the only American carrier to officially have a variant of Samsung Galaxy S coming soon, as T-Mobile has finally gotten around to admitting that it will be releasing the Android 2.1 smartphone under the name Vibrant. Sporting a chrome bezel that is reminiscent of the first three generations of iPhone, the Vibrant has the same 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, and 5 megapixel camera as the Galaxy S. No word yet on a release date or pricing, but we imagine we’ll learn next week, be it by press release or leak. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S passes through the FCC with T-Mobile friendly 3G

By on June 15, 2010 at 3:11 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S passes through the FCC with T-Mobile friendly 3G

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The rumors of a T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy S received a healthy dose of credibility today. Spotted on its way out of the FCC was the aforementioned SGH-T959 with 850/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE and T-Mobile friendly AWS/1900 WCDMA/HSPA on board. With FCC approval out of the way, the flagship Android handset for both Samsung and T-Mobile is looking ripe and ready for launch this coming July. Though we have to wonder, with the EVO 4G out and about, and rumors of the DROID X coming fast and furious, is anyone still interested?

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Analyst predicts T-Mobile iPhone

By on June 10, 2010 at 5:00 PM.

Analyst predicts T-Mobile iPhone

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Despite a rash of rumors which would have the iPhone landing on Verizon Wireless before the end of the year, Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu believes it’s more likely we’ll first see an AWS 3G version of the iPhone offered by T-Mobile. Although it might come as a shock to some considering AT&T’s exclusive on the 3G iPad and the impending retail launch of the iPhone 4, Wu believes that Apple is eager to “attack Android more directly” and argues that Apple would need to get the iPhone into the line-up of carriers that currently tout Android. “While the general consensus is around Verizon (which we believe will happen eventually), we continue to believe that T-Mobile USA is the most likely candidate given its use of similar cellular technology as AT&T,” said Wu who added “we are picking up that T-Mobile views the iPhone as key in winning back lost customers and as such could be more likely to agree to Apple’s terms.” So what do you think? Is Wu, the man who claimed that iTunes.com and a refresh to the Mac Pro were coming to WWDC, off his rocker, or do you think this is possible? More →

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T-Mobile rumored to launch Samsung Galaxy S on July 21st

By on June 8, 2010 at 3:47 PM.

T-Mobile rumored to launch Samsung Galaxy S on July 21st

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It’s been long established (albeit unofficially) that T-Mobile will launch the Samsung Galaxy S, but a timeframe for release has always eluded us. That is until one of TmoNews’ tipsters threw their hat into the ring. According to them, the big date for the launch of the most advanced T-Mobile, Android handset will be July 21st; a date that lines up nicely with what we said a while back. Of course that doesn’t change the fact it would be odd for T-Mobile to release the Galaxy S so late into the summer, while everyone is clamoring to get an EVO 4G and iPhone 4, but hey… They’re the nation’s fourth-largest carrier for a reason, right? More →

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WIND Mobile launches in Vancouver

By on June 3, 2010 at 3:01 AM.

WIND Mobile launches in Vancouver

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Alright, Vancouverites, you’ve been a bunch of good sports politely clapping as WIND Mobile rolled out in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton, but your time has finally come. Starting today, much of Metro Vancouver will be transformed into a WIND Home Zone with the flip of a switch by Chairman Tony Lacavera and friend of BGR CEO Ken Campbell. Launch day festivities will kick off at 10am for members of the media, but Joe and Jane Public will be able to hit up the Yaletown store at 11am to get a first-hand glimpse of what WIND’s all about. Just exactly how far WIND’s coverage will reach in Lotus Land we’re not sure, but here’s to hoping that WIND’s outrageous roaming fees won’t bite too many people in the backside. More →

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myTouch 3G Slide available through T-Mobile

By on June 2, 2010 at 10:01 AM.

myTouch 3G Slide available through T-Mobile

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If you’re and Android user on T-Mobile, then we probably don’t need to remind you of this, but for everyone else, the myTouch 3G Slide is available as of today. A decent handset by all accounts, there is but one major problem with it – it’s priced at $179.99 with an Even More plan with 2-year contract or $429.99 outright with Even More Plus. Yes, you certainly do contract-free financing provided you pledge to pay $21.50 per month over 20 months, but no matter how you slice it, you’re still going to be paying top dollar for something that really doesn’t command it. More →

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G with AWS 3G passes the FCC

By on May 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM.

BlackBerry Pearl 3G with AWS 3G passes the FCC

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Although T-Mobile has remained mum on the issue of whether or not it will carry the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, it’s good to sell the phone so far as Uncle Sam is concerned. Both the SureType and T9 siblings have passed, as the AWS 3G variants just received FCC certification. Of course with rumors recently circulating saying that T-Mobile had passed on the Pearl 3G in favor of a cheaper, 3G-capable Curve floating around, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not we’ll ever see these hit the shops. More →

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T-Mobile brings HSPA+ with "4G speeds" to the Northeast U.S.

By on May 25, 2010 at 7:19 AM.

T-Mobile brings HSPA+ with "4G speeds" to the Northeast U.S.

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If you live in the Northeast U.S. and T-Mobile is your poison carrier of choice, there’s reason to smile this morning, as the nation’s fourth-largest carrier has announced that much of Upstate New York, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island are now basking in the electromagnetism of its HSPA+ network. Capable of theoretical speeds of 21Mbps, T-Mobile had cojones to say in its press release that the network is capable of delivering “4G speeds today” while its competitors with geniune 4G “are asking consumers to pay more for faster wireless service with limited coverage and very few capable devices.” T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network currently reaches 30 million Americans, and is on track to offer coverage to 155 million more by the year’s end. Boston and Washington, D.C. are on deck and should feel the HSPA+ love “in the coming weeks.” Hit the break to check out the press release. More →

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myTouch 3G Slide coming to T-Mobile on June 2nd… for $180

By on May 20, 2010 at 2:13 PM.

myTouch 3G Slide coming to T-Mobile on June 2nd… for $180

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Today, T-Mobile announced that the fabled myTouch 3G Slide will be available to the masses starting on June 2nd. Despite the fact that the 3G Slide is nowhere near the most advanced Android smartphone on the market, we know for a fact that a lot of readers are really looking forward to picking one up from T-Mo. There is just one problem…for some unknown reason, T-Mobile is going to ask customers to pay in blood $179.99 for the Slide after a $50 MIR. For those of you keeping track — and we know you are — that’s only $20 cheaper than Sprint’s EVO 4G which launches 4 days later for $199.99. The question is: Are we the only ones who think $180 is way too much to pay for the myTouch 3G Slide, or are the folks at T-Mobile smarter than we are? More →

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Nokia E73 Mode rumored to land on T-Mobile June 16th

By on May 19, 2010 at 7:10 PM.

Nokia E73 Mode rumored to land on T-Mobile June 16th

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AT&T made a pretty big splash last year when it launched the Nokia E71x, and now it appears that T-Mobile is hoping to do the same on June 16th. That’s the date Engadget has been informed T-Mobile will introduce a new, business-centric and Symbian-based QWERTY smartphone from Nokia known as the E73 Mode. Other than it will have 3G and Wi-Fi, concrete specs have yet to emerge (although we think it pretty safe to assume it will best the E72 based upon nothing but our knowledge of Nokia’s naming conventions). We’ll hit up some of our T-Mobile connects and try and find out what we can, but in the meantime please feel free to speculate at will. More →

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Rumor puts the myTouch 3G Slide's price at $150

By on May 16, 2010 at 10:50 AM.

Rumor puts the myTouch 3G Slide's price at $150

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With only a few weeks to go before sales officially kick off, retail pricing for T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G Slide has leaked out. Pegged at $399.99 on an Even More Plus plan and $149.99 with an Even More plan after $50 MIR, there’s also an option to pay $23 per month over 20 months (apparently the $3 monthly premium nets you $60 worth of accessories). A part of us wants to be believe that this information is correct and the actual pricing will be a bit lower, but considering its the same price T-Mobile is currently asking for the original and slide-less myTouch 3G, we’re not about to risk holding our breath. The myTouch 3G Slide was initially rumored to land on June 2nd, but some people who claim to be in the know are now calling for a June 16th release. More →

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