Nexus S on sale for $100

by Andrew Greenfield on
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For those of you considering whether or not to buy a Nexus S we’ve got information that may help sway you in one direction. Best Buy is offering the Nexus S for $100 with a T-Mobile contract. That’s half the price of what the Nexus S is usually sold for. The offer expires March 23rd, however I wouldn’t wait until the 22nd to go to a store. With a deal this good there’s a good chance they’ll sell out before that March 23rd date. For more information on the deal visit Best Buy’s website.

[via Best Buy]

T-Mobile Expands 4G Coverage to Five New Markets

by Brian Rubin on


T-Mobile USA has released a short press release in which they say they’ve flipped the 4G switch for the following markets:

  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Gainesville, Florida
  • Panama City, Florida
  • Monterey, California
  • Savannah, Georgia

The press release goes onto say that T-Mobile “reaches more than 100 major metropolitan areas and more than 200 million people nationwide”. Nothing to sneeze at, surely.

[via T-Mobile]

Get the LG Optimus Black for Free on T-Mobile UK with a contract

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How would you like to get the LG Optimus Black for free? Later this month you will be able to with a new contract at T-Mobile UK. CoolSmartphone is reporting that they will be asking for a 2 year contract with a cost of at least 25.54 GBP per month. If you do not want to sign a contract you can get one for 399 GBP (463 EUR) from Expansys, but won’t be available till April.

LG recently announced that the Optimus Black would cost 768 SGD in Singapore (about $607 or 432 EUR). They also said the Optimus 2X would cost 888 SGD ($700 of 500 EUR). The Optimus 2X sports a dual core Tegra 2 powered processor which is the reason for the price difference.

[via unwired]

Motorola prepares to push update to the Charm

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In a perfect world, all Android devices would receive the latest and greatest updated at the same time, and we would all be equal. But what fun is that? Well, the Motorola Charm will be getting updates, but not to Froyo. It will remain on Android 2.1, so users will be happy to at least receive the following updates:

  • Added Wifi calling
  • Added SlackerRadio and NAB
  • Improved phone stability
  • Calendar bugfixes
  • Improved calendar performance
  • Added Google security patches
  • Songs purchased from Amazon MP3 store now visible in Connected Music Player
  • Improved touchscreen response
  • Last text message now shown instead of the first
  • Improved audio quality through speaker

Do you think it’s fair to leave Charm users a couple iterations behind? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[Via AC]

HTC Sense ROM with Gingerbread now available for T-Mobile G2

by Jesse Bauer on
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It’s apparently ROM week for Android devices, as we’ve reported on the HTC Evo Shift 4G, CyanogenMod 7 RC2, the Sprint Epic 4G, and now the T-Mobile G2 getting some lovings from HTC Sense ROM which is running Android 2.3!  This ROM is called GingerSense and built by TeamVillian, the same team that brought the first G2 Gingerbread goodness with ‘GingerVillian’.

Even though you may be tempted to grab this right away, be warned, as there are still some issues that need to be worked out. The issues are as follows;

  • Camcorder hangs when pressing record
  • Bluetooth does not work
  • HTC Hub fails to log in
  • The “card” mail widget does not work
  • Landscape mode in Sense is bugged (thanks to HTC for this), I would advice against using this too often
  • Question mark doesn’t work on hardware keyboard

So, if you’re feeling adventurous, give it a shot by heading over to VillianROM and let us know how it goes, otherwise, may be good to just wait it out a few days and see if they get some of the issues above tackled before you flash.

[via intomobile]

Sprint CEO: Clearwire in “Every Option” For Company’s Future

by Brian Rubin on
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Sprint and Clearwire Always Working Together...

Today at the Deutsche Bank AG Media & Telecom Conference in Palm Beach, Florida, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse commented that Sprint will be committed to Clearwire Corp. — a company which Sprint owns 54% of — for a long time, and that they plan to use their speedy WiMax technology in “every option” for Sprint’s future moves. Hesse said he’d also like to do more network sharing with Clearwire, which also sells its wireless capacity to other carriers.

Now, you might rightly be wondering, “But Brian, why was the CEO of Sprint at the Deutsche Bank AG Media & Telecom Conference?”
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T-Mobile webConnect gets a Facelift with Additional 10gb option

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With the capabilities of today’s smartphones, it takes no time at all to hit your data cap . Well looks like T-Mobile has recognized this, and taken action.

On March 13th, T-Mobile will put into motion these new upgraded webConnect plan offerings. Below, find the 3 plans that the 4th largest carrier will make available to its customers.

  • 200MB – $29.99
  • 5GB – $49.99
  • 10GB – $79.99

In addition, customers can bundle these webConnect offers with their existing voice plans. So all loyal T-Mobile customers out there should give a thumbs-up to a carrier that is actually recognizing the needs of the consumer. Good on ya T-Mobile!

[Via BGR]

Sprint to Acquire T-Mobile USA According to Bloomberg

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Alright guys, now take this one with a pinch of salt or two, as this has been a rumor for a while now, but according to a report by Bloomberg, Sprint has been in talks with the US division of T-Mobile for a possible acquisition of the company. In response, a Deutsche Telekom spokesperson commented that the company “could sell all or part of the U.S. business, and all options are open,” leaving plenty enough ambiguity to make the rumor possibly viable.

There is, however, the usual argument of two networks operating on completely different networks, Sprint on CDMA and T-Mobile on GSM. This would make it difficult for Sprint to incorporate T-Mobile’s network infrastructure into its own, and considering Sprint’s previous and current hardships with Nextel’s iDen network, it seems they would probably be hesitant to make a deal. It is possible though that Sprint’s announced possible conversion to LTE would make such a transition much smoother and the benefits may outweigh the difficulties for both companies. The merger would still leave the company behind Verizon and AT&T, but by a much smaller margin and Sprint would have more options for its world-traveling customers with the acquired GSM technology.

We can toss rumors and speculation all day. In the end, the corporate heads and company shareholders will have the final say, whether it be an acquisition or a less extreme business deal.

Are you a Sprint or T-Mobile customer? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

via BGR

Dual-Core LG Optimus 2X Coming To T-Mobile USA As The T-Mobile G2X

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Well, as a T-mobile customer myself, nothing sounds sweeter to the ears than the very first dual-core device ever, rocking Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chip set, coming to my carrier.  The technical and sophisticated word “YES!” comes to mind.  If you’ll recall, we put up a post some time back of a review and quick hands on showing what the device is capable of.  We also got wind of some more coverage of the device in a 20 min video you can view here.  This is a good move in my opinion, as I believe the device is a worthy opponent to battle AT&T’s Motorola Atrix 4G, Verizon’s dual-core Droid Bionic and whatever Sprint has under their belt, which they’ll reveal at CTIA.  At launch, the device will be renamed the “T-Mobile G2X”, according to an article by our friends over at TmoNews.  Of course, we’re sure it will be an HSPA+ compatible device like the G2, the only question is, will it support the 21 Mbps network?  No word as of yet on pricing or an official release date, but you know Talk Android is on it, so stay tuned.  Hit the break for more pics and specs of the device.  And check out the promo video from CES.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Gonna pick one up?  Or will you hold out for Sammy’s Galaxy S 4G?   » Read the rest

T-Mobile will shutdown Sidekick data on May 31st – Sidekick 4G coming?

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T-Mobile will be shutting down its Sidekick data servers on May 31st 2011, thus losing the ability to do nothing more than make phone calls. Any cloud-based services and apps will be useless. That said however, T-Mobile will make it easy for sidekick owners to transition into a newer device, and provide the with assistance in backing up any data from the sidekick onto a new device. T-Mobile will give them special offers for new devices as well, but we don’t have any information what those will be exactly yet.

Despite the Sidekick being shutdown, a new Samsung Sidekick 4G running Android will be available. T-Mobile actually launched a Sidekick 4G signup page as well, which makes me think that it’s natural for current T-Mobile sidekick owners to get an offer extended by T-Mobile to move into a new Sidekick 4G, among other offers and discounts no doubt.

After May 31, 2011, the Danger Service (a subsidiary of Microsoft) used by T-Mobile Sidekick customers for data services will no longer be available on Sidekick devices.

T-Mobile will provide offers for our Sidekick customers before May 31, 2011, to help make an easy transition from their existing Sidekick device to a new device. We will have more information to share about these offers with our customers in the weeks ahead.

To ensure the best possible transition for our loyal Sidekick customers, an enhanced Web tool is available on to easily export their personal data, including contacts, photos, calendar, notes, to-do lists, and bookmarks, from the Danger service to a new device, computer, or a designated e-mail account. An application is also available in the Sidekick Catalog to make it easy to export personal data to the Sidekick’s memory card. Many T-Mobile stores can transfer data from that card to a new T-Mobile device if the customer brings in the memory card and Sidekick.

If you’re a Sidekick user, does this upset you, or is it a great way to get into a new device providing T-Mobile makes the deal sweat, with Android toppings for your Froyo or Gingerbread. Let us know.

[via intomobile]