T-Mobile Launches The HTC One S Smartphone For $199.99 (After $50 Mail-In Rebate)

Well gang the time has come if you’ve been anticipating the official arrival of the T-Mobile HTC One S smartphone. T-Mobile has unleashed the smartphone and now lists the device for a smooth $199.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) on-contract or $599.99 outright. In case you’ve forgotten, the device features a snappy 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Android 4.0 + Sense 4.0, Beats Audio and some impressive camera software for you folks who love taking quality photos. Let’s see how long it is before T-Mobile sells out of this puppy.

Feel free to hit the source link below or your local T-Mo store to grab one for yourself. But first, make sure you check out our initial hands-on and thoughts for the smartphone.

source: T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Note For T-Mobile Spotted In The Wild


The existence of a Samsung Galaxy Note device for T-Mobile has been hinted at before through user agent strings and Android build screenshots. These pieces of evidence are compelling, but not nearly as exciting as actual pictures of the 5.3″, S-Pen enabled phablet. TmoNews has uncovered nearly a dozen pictures of the device, T-Mobile branding and all.

Still no news on pricing and availability, so these pictures will have to be enough for now. View them all after the break.

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Huawei Ascend G312 (U8680) Arrives At FCC’s Door Step, Reveals T-Mobile MyTouch Branding

T-Mobile is bent on keeping their MyTouch branding alive and well and there’s no secret that the company has been in cahoots with Huawei to become the hardware manufacturer of the next gen device.  That being said, a device strongly resembling the Ascend G312 has reared its little frame over at the FCC revealing the MyTouch moniker and dubbed the “U8680”.  Could this be the next qwerty variant of the MyTouch line?  The FCC docs and pics reveal that there is compatibility with HSPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS technologies.    We know the device Huawei plans to release is a 4-inch WVGA res’d device which will have ICS 4.0 on board.  There will also be a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255T SoC and 1GB or RAM running on the device.  For now, we’ll just have to speculate until an official announcement is made by Magenta.  Feel free to hit up the source link below for more FCC goodies.

source: FCC

More evidence involving a possible T-Mobile Galaxy Note surfaces

Just a couple of days ago we showed you a leaked user agent string for the Samsung SGH-T879. Immediately the speculation was that it could be the Galaxy Note for T-Mobile. Now we present you with exhibit B: leaked Android build screenshots. Supposedly they’re taken off a T-Mobile Galaxy Note. As you can see the model number is the same, but that alone isn’t enough evidence.

As TmoNews points out, the leaked ICS build for the AT&T Galaxy Note is the same build number (IML74K.144) and the build servers and time stamp match up with Samsung’s official build information. Official Samsung builds have build numbers suffixed with the baseband version instead of a decimal number. This pattern exists with other official ROMs from the Vibrant, the Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, and the Galaxy S II. Of course it doesn’t hurt that the images are scaled down from 1280 x 800 and it looks like the TouchWiz interface from Android 4.X.

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Samsung SGH-T879 Outed In User Agent String – Is This a T-Mobile Galaxy Note?

Tmonews has posted a screenshot of a user agent string for the Samsung SGH-T879, a yet to be announced device. The info shown points to the possibility that this is a Samsung Galaxy Note headed for T-Mobile. The evidence is compelling, though not necessarily solid proof. Here’s what’s known.

The resolution is listed as 800 x 1280, which is currently only seen in the Galaxy Note as far as Samsung devices are concerned. The fact that the orientation of the screen resolution is 800 x 1280 rather than 1280 x 800 also points to a portrait-dominant device. Tablets are usually reported as landscape orientation.

Traditionally, Samsung/T-Mobile device model numbers are always in the form SGH-Txx9.

The user agent string shown in the screenshot is essentially identical to the SGH-i717, which is the AT&T Galaxy Note. The bluetooth doc for the SGH-T879 originally mentioned that it was a variant of the SGH-i717, though that comment has since been removed from the text.

This device is also classified as a phone by Blutooth SIG and the Wi-Fi Alliance (see screenshots after the break). All this evidence points to T-Mo getting some S-Pen action. When? Who knows. But it’s great to see Samsung pushing their devices to as many carriers as will have them.

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T-Mobile (UK) and Orange Customers to see ICS update for Samsung Galaxy S2

Time to get just a little excited if you’re a customer of T-Mobile or Orange in possession of a Samsung Galaxy S2. There is now word that your device will be upgraded to Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich! Great news for all those that have been holding out for such a long time. As it seemed time was passing you by while watching other carriers receive this update such as Three, O2, and Vodafone. Finally your day has come. It was reported that a T-Mobile spokeswoman said the following when asked about ICS:

“We’ve been working closely with Samsung on this, and we can confirm that we will be rolling out the ICS update for Samsung Galaxy S2 from 22nd April”

This is very welcome news for many of you. Ice Cream Sandwich is deliciously packed with a completely new user interface, and chock full of new features that you’ll love. So stay tuned, watch that status bar for the notification you’ve been waiting for, update accordingly and let us know what you think of the Android 4.o.

source: techradar


T-Mobile HTC One S unboxing and initial hands on review

T-Mobile introduced the HTC One S last night in New York City, which will be released on April 25 for $199 after a $50 rebate. Joe Sirianni was on hand and did a quick hands on and now we have our unboxing and initial review for you. The One S is the middle child in the One line, but boasts some pretty decent specs like a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 1GB of RAM, and one of the best cameras available on a smartphone. It’s only 7.95-inches thick and feels great in the hands thanks to the micro arc oxidized body. We will do a full review soon, but for now check out this quick look of the One S out of the box.

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T-Mobile Introduces The HTC One S (Hands-On)


Today T-Mobile announced their highly anticipated flagship device, the HTC One S.  The One S is the middle brother of the new popular One family from HTC and packs tons of features all in a super slim form factor.  And though there are a few cons with the device, such as the lack of a removable battery, no memory expansion and a pentile display, it’s still a power device not to be reckoned with.  Talk Android was in New York live for the unveiling event and we got our hands on the juicy handset for your viewing pleasure.  Check out the hands-on video from our cool rep Matt and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.  To quickly recap the features of the handset, it’s sporting a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (960 x 540) display with Gorilla Glass technology, Beats Audio integration, 16GB of on-board memory and ICS 4.0 with the new HTC Sense 4.  And under the hood you’ll find a dual-core 1.5 Krait CPU with an Adreno 225 GPU.  You can snag this guy for $199 on a two year contract on April 25th but in the meantime, check out the hands-on video.

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T-Mobile HTC One S will be available on April 25 for $199

We’re just a couple of hours away from T-Mobile unveiling the HTC One S in New York City, but we already have all the details. As predicted, it will be available on April 25. It will be priced at $199, which might be a little high when you consider AT&T is going to have the One X for the same price. Still if you’re a T-Mobile customer, the One S is an amazing phone with an amazing camera. The specs are basically the same as the global One S which include:

  • 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) Super AMOLED display
  • 1.5 GHz dual-c0re Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and 1080p recording
  • VGA front facing camera
  • 16GB of storage
  • 1650mAh battery
  • 7.95mm thick
  • Beats Audio
  • HSPA 42+ support
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Sense 4

Our own Joe Sirianni is on hand tonight so look for a hands on video soon as well as an unboxing. Hit the break for the full presser.

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How Does Your Carrier Rank In PC Worlds’ Recent 4G/3G Speed Test?

According to a recent speed test conducted by PC World, we now have some respectable carrier speed test results to make an honest comparison. I am sure many of you like myself have wondered exactly which carrier provides the faster 4g and 3G speeds for us end consumers. If so, check out the following results as obtained by PC World. Tests were completed over 13 cities and should show a fairly accurate average although your personal results may vary depending on location… Read more