RadioShack launch guide reveals initial T-Mobile handset offering

By on August 4, 2009 at 5:55 PM.

RadioShack launch guide reveals initial T-Mobile handset offering

RadioShack, or “The Shack” as it will soon be called, announced last month that it would be snuggling up with T-Mobile in locations across the country. What we don’t know — or didn’t know, rather — was exactly which handsets the retailer would be carrying when its T-Mobile offering goes live on August 19th. A ninja just hit us with a giant internal launch document that sheds light on various internal resources, training, merchandising (see the image to the right) and plenty more involved with the Tmo launch. All that stuff is pretty boring however, so we cut the fat and were left with the list of devices the Shack will be hawking, 11 in total, beginning two weeks from tomorrow:

Postpaid handsets:

  • Samsung T239 (red)
  • Sony Ericsson TM506 (amber)
  • Samsung Gravity 2
  • Samsung Comeback (red)
  • BlackBerry Curve 8900
  • Samsung Behold
  • HTC myTouch 3G (black & white)

Prepaid handsets:

  • Nokia 1661
  • Samsung T239 (gray)
  • Nokia 2760
  • Samsung T349

Sure we already know plenty about each and every handset mentioned above, but you know you still want to hit the jump and check them out.

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T-Mobile slashes prices on Samsung Comeback and Highlight

By on July 29, 2009 at 2:16 PM.

T-Mobile slashes prices on Samsung Comeback and Highlight

Talk about a shameless early adopter tax… T-Mobile released the Samsung Comeback just a week ago and it has already chopped the handset’s price down by $55 to $74.99 after MIR — a 42 percent drop! The Samsung Highlight, released one week earlier on July 15th, has also been trimmed from $149.99 to a still-too-much-for-too-little $129.99. Actually, both handsets are still priced a bit high if you ask us. For anyone with a tween child/sibling whose birthday is coming up soon, here’s a refresher: The Comeback is a 3G-enabled handset with a full-QWERTY keypad beneath the flip, 2 megapixel camera, MP3 player and microSDHC support. The Highlight is is full touchscreen 3G phone with a 3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, A-GPS and microSDHC support as well. Yeah, neither handset is going to blow anyone’s hair back but as long as you toss an unlimited messaging plan into the mix, we’re sure it’ll make any tween happy.

Thanks, Jordan!

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T-Mobile announces the Samsung Comeback and Gravity 2

By on July 22, 2009 at 8:33 AM.

T-Mobile announces the Samsung Comeback and Gravity 2

Yes ladies and gentlemen pre-teen boys and girls, school is starting up again in just over a month and that means carriers across the country are going to start rolling out a bunch of new phones to gobble up the money you worked so hard to get over the summer. The latest in this crop of devices are the Samsung Comeback and Gravity 2 from T-Mobile. The Comeback, a device we’re sure most of you are familiar with by now, is a 3G-enabled horizontal clamshell with a full-QWERTY keypad, 2 megapixel camera, MP3 player and microSDHC support. The Gravity 2 isn’t much different except that it is a straight-up side slider and is considerably smaller. Sadly for those who are thinking about picking up a Comeback, which is available this very moment, we hit the nail squarely on the head when we said that it will be going for the absolutely ridiculous price of $129.99 on a 2-year deal after a $50 MIR. Insane. As for the Gravity 2, pricing and a specific release date have yet to be set, although it will be available sometime next month. Huzzah.

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Samsung Comeback priced at $130; come again?

By on July 15, 2009 at 1:01 PM.

Samsung Comeback priced at $130; come again?

As the flurry of tween phones continues to do anything but bowl us over, the upcoming Samsung Comeback is one of the more interesting of the bunch no doubt. Its specs were finally revealed yesterday and while the colorful handset is hardly drool-worthy, the younger message hungry crowd can definitely look forward to checking it out. Maybe. Word just came in from one of our ninjas and it looks like T-Mobile’s upcoming QWERTY flip is going to price itself right out of contention for many — $129.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with a 2-year contract and a Data or Messaging Bundle. Really? The 1-year contract price is set at $179.99 after rebate and $249.99 will let you walk away contract-free. Sure we’re looking at a pretty decent 3G QWERTY handset here but $129.99 is just $20 shy of what T-Mobile wants for a G1. Hmm. Hit the jump for a bigger shot of the price sheet.

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Samsung Comeback gets spec'd

By on July 14, 2009 at 1:39 PM.

Samsung Comeback gets spec'd

You might recall the Samsung Comeback — though its name was unknown at the time — from a group of four T-Mobile-bound headsets we spied back in early May. Sure it was likely the least interesting of the group but you’ll be hard pressed to find a T-Mobile subscriber who isn’t at least somewhat excited when news of a new 3G handset rolls around. Well T-Moblers, the next piece of the puzzle just fell into place as the complete specs of this little QWERTY have been uncovered. Highlights include the QWERTY keyboard of course, a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, microSDHC support, integrated email and IM support, Bluetooth, 75MB of internal memory, a 960 mAh battery and a pair of low-quality displays. Oh, and let’s not forget 1700MHz 3G. We’d say this little guy has the potential to make a decent showing with the tween demo as long as we see a price tag around $50. Hit the jump for the full specs.

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