Ex-Globalive employee gets revenge by leaking the crap out of the upcoming carrier's plans

By on May 19, 2009 at 8:55 AM.

Ex-Globalive employee gets revenge by leaking the crap out of the upcoming carrier's plans

Okay, so get a load of this. Apparently (please note the emphasis) a former employee of Globalive aka Global Wireless, the next big Canadian wireless provider that is building a UMTS / HSPA network with service planned for all provinces and territories excluding Québec, recently got canned for “poor performance in marketing”. This of course led to him logging on to HoFo and leaking everything about the carrier’s plans except what the CEO ate for breakfast. There is tons of stuff to cover and the slides are pretty grainy at best, so we’ve taken the time to write it all out for our Canadian friends. Now hit the jump and prepare to mess yourself because if even half of this stuff is true, the Canadian wireless landscape is about to make a serious shift for the better starting in Q4. Just one question — why no BlackBerry love?

Thanks, “Ex-Global Wireless Employee”!

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Sony Ericsson TM506 available today on T-Mobile

By on September 5, 2008 at 2:22 PM.

Sony Ericsson TM506 available today on T-Mobile

Sure it’s no HTC Dream, but if you happen to live in one of T-Mobile’s emerging 3G markets you might be interested in taking a look at the first Sony Ericsson on T-Mobile in a while. This flip phone isn’t going to win any awards for innovation, but if 3G data, GPS with TeleNav support, 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and more is your cup of tea, then the TM506 might be worthy of a gander. While already announced, it’s available today for the bargain basement price of $79.99 after a 2-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate. Anyone running down to their local T-Mo shop?

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Sony Ericsson TM506 Announed; T-Mobile 3G Support

By on August 21, 2008 at 10:55 AM.

Sony Ericsson TM506 Announed; T-Mobile 3G Support

So you’re thinking to yourself, “ok so now I know which markets T-Mobile is deploying 3G in this year, but what about some new 3G handsets?” It’s a fair question and we’re glad you asked. Say hello to the latest handset to be announced by T-Mobile US, the Sony Ericsson TM506. It’s no G1 but it is most definitely a solid and sleek basic handset with more than enough juice for the typical mobile user. And beyond that, it rocks a UMTS antenna ready and waiting to eat up T-Mobile’s AWS 3G spectrum. Some music, maestro:

  • Size: 3.7 x 1.9 x 0.69 inches, Weight: 3.4 ounces
  • Talk Time: Up to 9.5 hours GSM; up to 3.5 hours UMTS (approx.)
  • Standby Time: Up to 250 hours GSM, up to 250 hours UMTS (approx.)
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera
  • Media Center
  • aGPS Built-in
  • TeleNav Navigator
  • RSS Feeds
  • MyFaves-enabled
  • Audio Postcard
  • Quicksend
  • Mobile Backup (T-Mobile Address Book)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 / A2DP / Stereo streaming
  • Tri-Band GSM (850/1800/1900)
  • Dual-Band UMTS (1700/2100)
  • GSM/GRPS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA

The TM506 will be available in early September directly from T-Mobile online and in stores. Pricing info hasn’t been released yet but expect this puppy to be pretty affordable as T-Mobile gives its shiny new 3G networks a push.

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Sony Ericsson TM506 to be T-Mobile’s first HSDPA handset, welcomes back Sony Ericsson into their lineup

By on August 8, 2008 at 6:32 AM.

Sony Ericsson TM506 to be T-Mobile’s first HSDPA handset, welcomes back Sony Ericsson into their lineup

This one’s been floating around a little bit, but somehow, someway, Sony Ericsson is making a return to T-Mobile USA. Plus they’re the first HSDPA handset to launch, too! The specs are not incredible by any means, but for just an average phone, they’ll do just fine. Here’s a recap of the specifications:

  • 2.0 megapixel camera
  • Tri-band 850/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE (boo!)
  • Dual-band UMTS/HSDPA 1700/2100
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
  • microSD slot
  • Video recording
  • IM

If you’re feeling up to it, you should be able to snag one come September 3rd, for a price not yet determined. Who’s going to be the first taker? Full size image after the break…

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