T-Mobile pokes fun at Verizon for their LTE outage

Who doesn’t love some friendly competition, a little “anything you can do, I can do better”? It looks like T-Mobile likes it just fine. As we all know, Verizon’s LTE network suffered some serious downtime recently. In a tweet released by T-Mo, the carrier stated:

“@VerizonWireless In the time your network was out, we downloaded 22 million photos, 17 million eBooks and 1 million apps on our 4G network.”

Sound a little snarky? Of course it does! What do you think of T-Mo’s attitude in this? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

[via twitter]

T-Mobile Bets You $1000 That Your iPhone Can’t Beat a Galaxy S 4G

T-Mobile has been heavily investing in its network, and it’s very proud of its speed. So much so, in fact, that they’re willing to put their money where their mouth is. They’re so confident that downloads on the Galaxy S 4G are faster than on an AT&T iPhone that they’ll give $1000 to anyone whose iPhone can beat a Galaxy S 4G in 2 out of 3 speed tests at any of 10 participating locations this weekend. This is pretty much a Washington-only deal, and I know you all have Android phones anyway, but I like that T-Mobile is willing to put up cash to make their point.  Hit the source link for the participating Washington locations.

[via t-mobile]

Want the G2X source code? LG has made it available

You developers want it? You got it.  LG has released the source code for the G2X. LG’s Open Source Code Distribution Center will give you access to the download. The G2X was launched a few days ago on April 20th, and at launch the device came loaded with Froyo. Once the devs get their hands on this source code, we’re bound to see some really cool things emerge. You T-Mobile customers that love a good customized rom can just sit back, wait and see what come out of the release of this code.

[via android police]

Sprint joins the Rural Carrier Association to prepare for fight of AT&T / T-Mobile Merger

The proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile has created a lot of concern in the mobile community. Sprint, who currently is the third larges US operator, has to have most concern.

Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, is announcing that Sprint is joining the Rural Carrier Assocition (RCA). The RCA represents about 100 small operators who have a wireless footprint that covers 80% of the US. They are headquartered in Washington, D.C. Their job is to fight for their members and to make sure the White House, Congress, and the FCC do not cater to Verizon and AT&T.

Vonya McCann, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Sprint, said, “The competitive carriers who make up the RCA are engines of innovation in the wireless industry. At Sprint, we have many issues of mutual concern with RCA members and we look forward to advocating for policies that promote competition and a level playing field across the wireless industry.”

Hu Meena, President & CEO of Cellular South and the 2011/2012 Chairman of the RCA Board said, “We are pleased that Sprint has become an RCA member and that they will join our efforts to provide a vibrant wireless marketplace for consumers throughout the entire nation. I call on all other competitive carriers to join our fight to restore competition in the market and pull the industry back from the brink of a duopoly.”

I think it is a good move for Sprint to join the RCA, but I am not sure if it will really make much of a difference. Either way, Sprint is against this merger as they should be. In my opinion, whether they fight on their own or with the RCA, it won’t change the outcome. That outcome probably won’t be determined for close to a year so expect a long hard fight.

[via intomobile]

TODAY: The G-Slate by LG Arrives at T-Mobile!

Thats right folks, today is April 20th! As we predicted (well, at least ‘as we reported’ yesterday) T-Mobile has released the G-Slate to their customers. With contract, the price of this Honeycomb toting device will be $529.99, and as our own Joe Sirianni wrote yesterday, here are the specifications for this new LG tablet:

  • 8.9-inch 3D-enable display (1280×720 pixels)
  • Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing stereoscopic camera with LED flash, Full HD 1080p and 3D video recording
  • 720p HD video playback
  • HDMI for 1080p HD and 3D output
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Hit the break and check out the video directly from the T-Mobile blog.

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    T-Mobile launches the LG G2X today in stores – $199


    T-Mobile has launched the LG G2X today, which is now available in stores and online. If you’ve been saving $200 for a new device, now may be the time to grab it, as it’s $199.99 with a new 2 year contract for this powerhouse of a smartphone. Previously only available online, you can have it in your hands today.

    The G2x comes with Froyo. Other specs include:

    • Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor from NVIDIA
    • 4 inch display with 480 x 800 resolution
    • 8 megapixel rear camera
    • 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
    • 1080p video recording
    • HSPA+ 4G network

    T-Mobile to Release 3 New Android Devices This Week, Introduces Bobsled Service

    We knew T-Mobile was bringing some new Android devices to market this week, and they just confirmed via email the launch of the G-Slate, the G2X, and Sidekick 4G tomorrow. What they’re really toting today, however, is the launch of their new Facebook calling service, called Bobsled. This service is a free download from Facebook and, alongside Facebook chat, will allow users to call their Facebook friends from their PC. This service will be rolled out to mobile devices soon, but is available on the PC side right now. Full press release below.

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    T-Mobile G-Slate Finally Arriving April 20th For $529 On Contract

    Finally, a delivery date for the highly anticipated Android Tablet of the year slated to land on Magenta’s network.  The T-Mobile G-Slate has been confirmed for an April 20th release date (tomorrow).  The super thin device will rock an HSPA+ radio on board, an 8.9-inch multi-touch display, Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chip set, the new Honeycomb update for tablets and of course, the highly un-gimicky feature of them all, its 3D capabilities.  The device will be available on contract for $529.99 with a new two year agreement after a $100 mail in rebate.  Hit the break for the full specs and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.  Only question is, do you go for the email-less Playbook by RIM or rock it with Android on this incredible “Slate” of a powerhouse?  
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    This week’s top 5 articles: CyanogenMod7, Thunderbolt & Evo getting Gingerbread, Lookout saves the day, and more

    Want to know what people read the most this last week on TalkAndroid? Read on, my friend, and take a gander! We’ve got The Thunderbolt and Evo getting Gingerbread, CM7, Lookout on Android finding a stolen car, and more! Hit the break to check out all the most popular posts from this last week!

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    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]