G-Slate Units Showing Up At T-Mobile Retail Stores. Still Awaiting A Release Date

The highly anticipated Honeycomb tablet, the T-Mobile G-Slate, still doesn’t have a release date, believe it or not.  However, all signs seem to be pointing to the expected April 20th release date.  Why you say?  T-Mobile retail outlets all over the country are beginning to receive shipments of demo units and accessories for the power slate device.  We mentioned in one of our posts a couple of days ago that LG was holding an event on the 20th where they’ll introduce the launch of three “iconic” devices.  So far we’ve heard mentioned the G2X and the new Android based Sidekick 4G, but no official word on the Slate.  All indications seem to bee hinting that we’ll definitely see it at the event.  Check out our intro video post of the G-Slate in action and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.  And check out the hip 3D glasses in the box!  Yes, I used the word hip.

[via tmonews]

Samsung Vibrant sees bugfixes thanks to KB5 update through Kies Mini

Have a Samsung Vibrant with some bugs? Well, hopefully your woes are handled, as a new update has slipped in via Kies Mini. Sure, T-Mo isn’t telling us exactly what bugs are fixed in update T959UVKB5 (or KB5), but, hey… who needs those kinds of details, right? </sarcasm>

The update cannot be received OTA, so it looks like you’ll have no choice but to bust out that Kies Mini and do it all up manually. Be sure to let us know how the update process goes!

[via t-mobile]

T-Mobile LG G2x now available online for $199.99, in stores April 20

T-Mobile’s new flagship, the G2x, is now available online for $199.99 with a two-year agreement. It will be in stores next Wednesday.

This is a stock android device that is compatible with T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network. It features a 1GHz dual-code NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 4-inch (800 x 400) touchscreen display, an 8-megapixel camera, and Android 2.2 Froyo.

[via tmobile]

O2, T-Mobile UK, Orange UK and Three UK to get the HTC Sensation

There’s been a ton of talk about the HTC Sensation, and from the looks of it, just about everyone wants one. Well, fortunately for people on O2 UK, T-Mobile UK, Orange UK, and Three UK, they just may find themselves with one. We already knew that it was coming to Vodaphone UK next month, but it looks like the UK isn’t immune to Sensation fever.

Orange and T-Mo are the next in line after Vodaphone (expected in June), while Three says they’ll have a “summer release”, and O2 simply says they’ll have it.

[via twitter 1 | 2 | 3 | 4]

More HTC Sensation 4G Goodness For You (Videos)

Get enough of the HTC Sensation yet?  Yeah, neither have we.  Here’s some more info and video for you to get your drool on.  The picture above is courtesy of our friends over at Into Mobile.  Personally, as a T-Mobile customer, I had my eyes on the T-Mobile G2X but after reviewing the Sensation, I’m giving it a second thought.  I’ve always shied away from Sense devices simply because I’m not a Sense advocate and I think, as most of us do, updates will come quicker to a device with stock Android over a skinned device.  However, I like the direction that HTC is taking Sense as seen on the Sensation.  I’m still not 100% sold on the fact that all devices coming out of HTC’s camp lately need Sense UI the way it did when Android was first released, but I still like the new functionality implementations in Sense 3.0.  Only time will tell how the Qualcomm chip set matches up to Nvidia’s dual-core CPU.  Check out the videos below and definitely let us know what you think in the comments.  Hit the break for more specs and check out the videos from HTC and Three.  
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T-Mobile new Unlimited Plans start at $60

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T-Mobile announced Tuesday April 12th that they have added two new unlimited plans to their roster of packages to choose from for customers. The new unlimited plans will be available starting Wednesday April 13th 2011, and start at a low $59.99 price point for the Even More Plus plan which is for month to month no contract users, and the $79.99 Even More plan for new 2 year contracts.

Despite the plans stating ‘unlimited usage’ for calling, texting, and data on 4G networks, the cap is set to 2GB per month. If you happen to go over it however before the months end, they’ll simply throttle your bandwidth rather than charge you overage fees. Not bad.

T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced that new, single-line unlimited plans are available starting tomorrow for just $79.99 per month, with an Even More™ plan and a two-year contract, or $59.99 per month, with an Even More Plus™plan with no annual contract required. Available for a limited time, the new plans offer great value for new and existing customers with unlimited nationwide calling, texting and data on America’s Largest 4G Network™.

“Consumers today are looking for even more value and flexibility from their wireless plans,” said John Clelland, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “While data plans for many of our competitors continue to be very expensive, T-Mobile is lowering the price of our unlimited plans and offering more options, making it easier than ever for customers to step up to a richer mobile data experience on our 4G network.”

Combined with an extensive lineup of affordable smartphones, T-Mobile’s new Even More unlimited plan allows customers to save more than $350 per year on an unlimited smartphone plan, compared to similar plans from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint1. Customers have the flexibility to purchase any phone in T-Mobile’s lineup and sign up for an unlimited rate plan — with or without a contract term commitment.

In contrast to some competing offerings, T-Mobile’s new Even More unlimited and Even More Plus unlimited plans enable customers to use mobile data on their smartphones without incurring any overage charges. Consumers exceeding 2GB of usage in a billing month will still have access to unlimited data at reduced speeds until their new billing cycle starts. On average, T-Mobile 4G smartphone customers consume about 1 GB of data per billing month.

In addition to its unlimited plans, T-Mobile continues to offer one of the industry’s most affordable entry-level data plans, starting at just $10 for 200 MB per billing month. The company also strives to help customers on these data plans avoid surprise bills with SMS alerts when they are reaching their data limit.

The new $79.99 Even More unlimited and $59.99 Even More Plus unlimited plans are available starting tomorrow for qualifying customers. To find the T-Mobile plan that best fits their needs, customers can visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.

[via press release]

T-Mobiles latest, most powerful device from HTC: the HTC Sensation

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HTC has announced that their HTC Sensation, aka Pyramid, will be the latest device for T-Mobile. This is without a doubt the most powerful android device that T-Mobile has offered. Sitting atop the line of devices from the carrier, the HTC Sensation 4G touts the following specs:

  • 1.2 Ghz dual core Snapdragon 2 processor
  • 4.3” qHD touch screen (540×960 pixels)
  • 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera8 megapixel rear camera w/ dual-LED flash
  • 4GB of internal flash memory w/ 8GB MicroSD

Check out the break for a video and more infomation from the T-Mobile blog…..


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T-Mobile G2X Officially Available April 15th for $199.99

We told you guys we’d be scouring the web (and T-Mobile’s website) for the very second this device becomes official.  And here you have it folks, the T-Mobile G2X will be available for pre-order online April 15th and available for in store purchase on the 20th of April after a $50 mail in rebate and a new 2 yr agreement.  The device will be available for $499.99 off contract.   Im very excited about this device and look forward to playing with one.  What do you think?  Should you get the G2X or hold out for the HTC Pyramid?  Overall, in my opinion, this is a good problem to have.  I look forward to seeing what the Pyramid has to offer, although I’m not a big Sense UI fan.  If you’re looking for the stock Android way, then LG’s G2X is the way to go.  In any event, mark your calendars , because this is sure to be a must have device.  Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below.  Hit the break and check out the LG girl give a quick preview of the G2X in all of its dual-core glory.  
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Next Week May Bring T-Mobile G2X to Market, G-Slate Not Far Behind


An inside source close to T-Mobile has leaked some shots of internal documents showing expected releases of upcoming documents.  Of course, release dates change all the time, so standard disclaimers apply, but it appears that we may be seeing the T-Mobile G2X (you may know it as the LG Optimus G2X) on April 15th — one week from tomorrow.  And while there’s not a specific release date given for the G-Slate, it IS listed as “soon” — though apparently not as soon as 5/4 — and priced at $529 AFTER rebate, WITH a 2-year contract.  I don’t love the price, but it’s a pretty sweet looking tablet, and T-Mobile knows how to market their products well, so maybe it’ll be a hit.

T-Mo’s bringin’ a lot of Android goodness to the table in the near future, so expect to see more coverage of these devices as they go live!

[via ac]

T-Mobile Optimus T at Radio Shack will soon be $175 – contract free

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Radio Shack will be offering the mid-range T-Mobile Optimus T (LG Optimus One) running Android 2.2 at the great price of $175 without a contract. If you’ve been looking for a way to spend less on a decent phone on T-Mobile, and don’t want to get locked into another 2 year term, this may just be the right sale for you. We can’t say that this device will get moved over to Gingerbread in the future, but there’s always ways around that in the Android community of developers.

We’re not sure when this sale is starting, but we’ll be sure to put it up as soon as we hear about it. Also, you’ll likely have to get a data plan through T-Mobile, but hey, at least you only need to do a monthly.

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[via ac]