Unboxing: T-Mobile Samsung Exhibit 4G [video]

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People have been talking for awhile about the new Samsung Exhibit 4G on T-Mobile. It’s a pretty popular phone, with its 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and Android 2.3 installed. That’s not to mention the front-facing camera and HSPA+ capabilities to pull max bandwidth from the carrier. Well, we got our hands on one, and today we’re unboxing this little beauty for all to see. Be sure to check out the video after the break, and let us know your thoughts on this device in the comments.

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T-Mobile makes in-store updates to Gingerbread for G2 and myTouch 4G official

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Remember about a week ago, when we told you about T-Mobile planning on bringing you updates in-store, via an SD card? Well, it looks like T-Mobile has sealed the deal – and the date – for this update process. Users running a G2 or myTouch 4G that have yet to see the update to Android 2.3 can take their devices into an official T-Mo store starting August 6th, and can get their updates while they wait. As far as we can tell, this is only coming to users in the west and midwest regions for now, but we would assume that, as long as everything goes smoothly, we will probably see this coming nationwide sooner than later.

The update procedure goes a bit like this:

  • Updating at the store can erase all the data on the device. The SD card will not lose data.
  • Back up your data, synchronize your contacts to Google or T-Mobile Backup, and write down the names of all the applications you will want to re-install.
  • The update can take up to 30 minutes to complete.
  • The update requires that your phone has over 50% battery life at the store.
  • The rep at the retail store will:
    • Remove your personal SD card.
    • Insert a software update SD card.
    • Wait for the update to download and install on the device.
    • Remove the software update SD card.
    • Insert your personal SD card again.

So hit up your local T-Mo store and get your updates while they’re fresh. If you bring yours in, let us know how the experience goes in the comments below.

[via tmonews]

T-Mobile myTouch 4G starts getting Gingerbread update today

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T-Mobile has began pushing Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) out to a group of myTouch 4G users today after T-Mobile put up the information on their support site. The update will make its way to all T-Mobile myTouch 4G users within the next ‘coming weeks’, and will continue through the end of the year. Anyone else think that this is a HUGE timeline to roll out an update?

Among the many improvements any Android user who has moved to a Gingerbread build will appreciate, here are some of the specific features;

  • 2010 Exchange compatibility
  • New version of Swype
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS

Very Nice.

T-Mobile Support doc below.

Motorola Defy updating to Android 2.2 with T-Mobile UK beginning July

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It may have taken a long while for T-Mobile UK to roll out Android 2.2 Froyo to Motorola Defy owners in the UK, but it will happen finally, starting in the beginning of July. Heh, I know, that ‘very specific date’ wouldn’t lend much confidence for me either. That said, it has been made know via Twitter, so….it must be true!

Android 2.2 will improve the battery life most of all for T-Mobile UK Defy owners, as well as Apps to SD functionality, Adobe flash support, auto-updating apps, and a much more fluent UI in general. Look for it starting this weekend hopefully, you know, on account of the ‘specific date’ they tweeted above.

[via intomobile]

T-Mobile pokes fun at Verizon for their LTE outage

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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 launches the LG G2X today in stores – $199

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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

Samsung Vibrant sees bugfixes thanks to KB5 update through Kies Mini

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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]

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

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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.

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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-Mobile’s Sidekick 4G officially arrives on April 20 – judo chop!

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We had heard that RadioShack was going to be launching the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G on April 20th, and now it’s official from T-Mobile themselves that it will in fact be available in all T-Mobile locations on that same day. As if Radio Shack would get an exclusive launch…kidding.

If you’d like to know more about the sidekick 4G, click here.

[via twitter, youtube]