After the long and arduous wait for the most hardcore Shadow fans, your day has come. Just like we promised, it is now available for your calling and messaging pleasure. This new iteration of the popular HTC device sports a faster processor and also supports T-Mobile HotSpot@Home, which makes it the first Windows Mobile phone to have that feature, and also means it has Wi-Fi (great news since it’s lacking in the HSDPA department). For $149.99 with a two-year contract and qualifying data plan, this is a pretty good deal if you’re up for renewal or looking for a mid-level smartphone. If black and burgundy isn’t your thing, the phone also comes in white mint. Hit the jump for more info and details on the newly available Nokia 7510.
The holidays are almost over and a new year is upon us. For many, this time feels a little dreary since a lot of excitement subsides in place of new beginnings and resolutions. To make settling into a new year more exciting, T-Mobile has announced some new deals for the new year. Starting today, T-Mobile is doing a three-day promotion for some of its phones and services:
- Blackberry Pearl 8100 for $49.99 (12/26 – 12/28)
- T-Mobile Shadow for $29.99 (12/26 – 12/28)
- Sign up for T-Mobile @Home and get the first month free (12/26 – 12/28)
- Free Companion Flight extended to January 5, 2009
- 50% off selected accessories
Not such a bad bunch of deals, right? If you’re looking to save a few bucks on a new phone or service after draining your wallet for the holidays, keep those dates in mind because these are limited time offers. Do note that those prices, obviously, will come with a two-year contract as most deals do these days. If you aren’t familiar with the Free Companion Flight, you and a friend (and sometimes up to five friends) get to fly free to anywhere in the continental United States if you sign or upgrade to a new two-year contract. So, are you warming up your car yet?
All you potential iPhone 3G buyers who loathe the thought of having to go into an AT&T store to activate your newly purchased phone can rejoice today as AT&T has finally enabled home activation for the iPhone 3G. This time it is not some convoluted pre-activation process, this is the real deal. Buy the phone online, receive it at your home or office, and activate the phone via iTunes from the comfort of your computer. While we haven’t spoken to any of our ninjas to confirm this yet, we did speak to three customer service reps as well as someone in the office of the President – each confirming that at-home activation is a go. Note that for the time being, it looks like only new account and new line activations apply. Those looking to upgrade your current equipment will still have to head down to a store. Happy iPhone 3G home shopping y’all!
Because the advent of Second Life just isn’t frightening enough, Sony made it known quite some time ago that it would be jumping into the virtual world game with its PlayStation Home product. PS Home has been in the wild in closed beta phase for a while now but it clearly can’t do enough damage among the socially awkward masses that way. As such, PlayStation owners can look forward to an open beta phase beginning some time this month. What’s more, it is now looking like potential users won’t have to leave the house or even interact with anyone in order to obtain PS Home as rumor has it delivery may end up being via a firmware update or a simple PlayStation Store download. Fan-tastic. Those of you who do get sucked in, please at least try to open a window every now and again…
What has up until now been the exclusive playground of Seattle and Dallas-based T-Mobile customers will soon be sweeping across the entire nation. T-Mobile has announced that their @Home VOIP phone service will be available wherever T-Mobile service is found, beginning Wednesday, July 2nd. For those that need a refresher course, @Home is a supplemental service that allows existing T-Mobile customers to add a home phone line to their account for $10/month. The service requires a proprietary Linksys Wi-Fi router that accepts a T-Mobile SIM card, but customers are free to use the cordless phone of their choice. The price of the HiPort router is $49.99 with a 2-year contract when you purchase the service. We have yet to test an actual unit, but if it works as well as they say it does, we think this might prove to be an excellent alternative to a stand-alone land-line subscription.