T-Mobile raises prices on old smartphones

By on February 24, 2011 at 11:58 AM.

T-Mobile raises prices on old smartphones

In a move that smacks convention right in the face with the back of its hand, T-Mobile has raised the prices of two old smartphones. Rumors of such a move have been circulating for a while but logic and reason made it hard for us to believe such a move would ever be carried out. But alas. The gray-haired T-Mobile myTouch 4G and T-Mobile G2 have both been bumped from $199.99 to $249.99 on contract. $250 is a steep price for last year’s gear, especially considering how fast Android evolves. We’re now looking at dual-core demons and T-Mobile wants a premium for old wares? Luckily, some other phones have seen price adjustments in the proper direction, including the myTouch 3G Slide ($99.99), the Samsung Gravity T ($29.99), the Gravity 3 ($19.99) and the Smiley (free). More →

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Samsung and T-Mobile launch the Gravity T, the Gravity 3, and the Smiley

By on June 23, 2010 at 10:41 AM.

Samsung and T-Mobile launch the Gravity T, the Gravity 3, and the Smiley

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Samsung took a step towards world cell phone domination on Wednesday by launching three new messaging-centric handsets with T-Mobile US. These three QWERTY-packing handsets include the touchscreen Gravity T, the side slider Gravity 3, and the entry-level Smiley. The Gravity T and Gravity 3 are the next generation of T-Mobile’s popular Gravity lineup of handsets and offer side-sliding QWERTY keyboards, 3G connectivity, personal email and corporate Exchange support, social networking via T-Mobile’s Social Buzz application, a 2-megapixel camera with video recording, music player, HTML browser, GPS, Bluetooth, and support for a 16 GB microSD card. The Gravity T and Gravity 3 differ only in their input method with the Gravity T packing a 2.8″ touchscreen and the Gravity 3 including the standard T9 numeric keypad. The Smiley is an entry level handset with a rounded form factor and vertical sliding QWERTY keyboard. Like its bigger cousins, the Smiley offers support for personal and Exchange email, T-Mobile Social Buzz, a 1.3 megapixel camera, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G, and microSD expansion. All three handsets are available today from T-Mobile for the wallet friendly prices of $74.99 for the Gravity T, $49.99 for the Gravity 3, and $19.99 for the Smiley; prices include a mail in rebate and require a two year agreement.  More →

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