Rumor: Samsung is holding the OTA Froyo update for the original Vibrant

By: t-marco January 12th, 2011

According with AndroidSPIN ‘source,  has admitted that the original Vibrant’s Froyo upgrade is ready to be pushed out at any moment (T959UVJJ2 – we report this new Software for the Vibrant while ago). However, Samsung wants to give people more reasons to upgrade to the Vibrant Plus or 4G, which comes with Android 2.2, a front-facing camera, and 4G HSPA+ radios. Additionally, the original Vibrant will be capable to enjoy 4G HSPA+ speed with the new update. There is another reason for Samsung on holding the OTA update Froyo for the Vibrant.

Quote from our Tipster:

Some disturbing things have happened the last week or so concerning our “Vibrant”.  Samsung has NOT allowed us to push the update OTA for 2.2 because they feel it will decrease the value of the upcoming Vibrant4G +. While from a marketing aspect i totally understand, as the Vibrant 4G is what the original Vibrant should have been in the 1st place. But to shun off and bold face lie to customers is NOT what T-Mobile is about.


…Being that, Vibrant 4G and Vibrant have exactly same stats, added FFC and a new movie and the 4G. But i will tell you this, the original vibrant CAN utilize 4G FULLY. Yes FULLY. not what they are telling you.

Hope will get an answer from Samsung really soon

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T-Mobile congrats Verizon for getting the iPhone : “Now we will make fun of you 2″

By: t-marco January 12th, 2011

For the last couple of months, T-Mobile has been playing a game with an ad campaign that makes fun of AT&T’s network using the iPhone . With Verizon now getting the iPhone too, T-Mobile has decided it will go after that carrier as well.

T-Mobile is pushing a new ad pushing a new 10 dollars unlimited 4G data plan  for any smartphone just making fun of AT&T and Verizon iPhone.

The ad features two identical guys in suits, one with a Verizon red tie and the other with an AT&T blue one, along with the iPhone guy and the T-mobile spokeswoman. The woman asks the iPhone guy whether there is much of a difference between the two networks. “Nope, I’m pretty much slow on either one,” he replies.

Enjoy the Video

Samsung Vibrant 4G, aka Samsung T759 hitting T-Mobile soon

By: t-marco January 12th, 2011

As we reported before, T-Mobile was planing to launch another Galaxy S phone, that was the Samsung  T759. Now we can confirmed that the T759 is the new Vibrant 4G. The Vibrant 4G will be the first phone capable to reach 21 Mbps on T-Mo’s HSPA+ (4G) network.

Comparing the new Vibrant 4G with the old one, it will feature a front camera for video chat (Qik application included) , same 4″ super AMOLED display with 480×800 resolution, only 1GB internal memory and external up to 16GB. sams 1Ghz processor , the battery has been improved with 1650mAh against 1400 mAh.

The new Vibrant will be running Android Froyo 2.2, loaded with T-Mobile TV application, Inception Movie,  doubleTwist for wireless sync,

Unknown price and date of launch.

Stay tuned for more information

All myTouch 3G 3.5 mm will get froyo by Feb 1st 2011

By: t-marco January 10th, 2011

T-Mobile USA announced that users with myTouch 3G 3.5mm Jack and myTouch Fender LE will be getting an Android 2.2 Froyo update by February 1st.

“Beginning January 12, 2011, the highly anticipated Android 2.2 Froyo operating system will be made available to T-Mobile customers using the myTouch 3G 3.5mm Jack and myTouch Fender LE via over-the-air update (OTA).

myTouch devices should be fully charged  before beginning the download.  The Android 2.2 Froyo update will provide a number of benefits, including a new or enhanced home screen experience, new or improved Exchange e-mail integration, and the addition of Faves Gallery.

Note: This update is for myTouch 3G 3.5mm Jack and myTouch Fender LE customers. Customers using the original myTouch 3G were sent the Android 2.2 Froyo update in staggered waves between October 13, 2010 and December 15, 2010.

The update will be sent to customers using the myTouch 3G 3.5mm Jack and myTouch Fender LE in staggered waves beginning January 12 and we anticipate all customers will receive it by February 1, 2011.

The timeline for receiving the OTA cannot be expedited. The delivery is being managed by Google and T-Mobile representatives are unable to manually push the software to customers who ask to receive it before February 1, 2011″

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LG Slate passed FCC

By: t-marco January 7th, 2011

This is the T-Mobile tablets era. FCC just passed the new LG tablet for T-Mobile, the LG Slate. The LG slate will be  the first 4G tablet running Honeycomb or Android 3.0. This is going to be the 3rd tablet for T-Mobile, after Samsung Galxy Tab and Dell Streak 7. Hopefully T-Mo gets a 4G capable Galaxy tab same as Verizon and Sprint will .

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T-Mobile introduces, officially, Dell Streak 7 tablet

By: t-marco January 6th, 2011

T-Mobile just announced its first 4G Tablet, the new Dell Streak 7. iT will feature the Android 2.2 Froyo OS alongside a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, a 7-inch WVGA Gorilla Glass display and HSPA+ 4G compatibility up to 42Mbps. It will feature 2 cameras used by Talk Live with T-Mobile® Video chat powered by Qik™ (with front and rear-facing cameras)

Press after the jump

T-Mobile USA CEO and President Philipp Humm Highlights the Company’s Network Leadership and Focus on Fueling Data Adoption

T-Mobile Doubles the Speed of America’s Largest 4G Network and Introduces Its First 4G Tablet: the Dell Streak 7

LAS VEGAS, Nev. and BELLEVUE, Wash. — Jan. 6, 2011 — Today at the 2011 International CES, T-Mobile USA CEO and President Philipp Humm highlighted the company’s network leadership, supported by Nielsen data confirming that T-Mobile delivered the fastest wireless data performance in the top 100 U.S. markets during the second half of 2010.1 In addition, Humm announced the nationwide availability of T-Mobile’s 4G network, now reaching approximately 200 million people in 100 major metropolitan areas.

“In 2010, we delivered on our ambitious goal to become America’s largest 4G network, and this year our customers will be able to experience speeds equivalent to home broadband while on the go,” said Humm. “We’ll continue to focus on fueling the adoption of mobile data, by offering innovative and affordable smartphones and tablets, as well as aggressive data plan pricing and rich and compelling data services.”

T-Mobile also unveiled plans to double the speed of its 4G network this year, which will be capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps. Moreover, the company announced that in 2011 it will launch at least 25 new 4G devices, starting with its first 4G tablet — the Dell™ Streak 7, expected to be available at T-Mobile stores across the country in the coming weeks. The company vowed to aggressively expand and evolve its 4G smartphone portfolio, launching additional devices capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps in the first half of 2011, and smartphones capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps in the second half of the year.

The cutting-edge download speed was demonstrated today by company representatives using a T-Mobile laptop stick developed by ZTE, capable of delivering peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps and slated to launch in the first half of 2011. By doubling the speed of its 4G network, T-Mobile will offer its customers an unprecedented wireless experience, fueled by improved performance in the use of rich media applications, including creating and sharing mobile content, streaming video, and participating in multi-player gaming and videoconferencing.

The company expects 140 million Americans in 25 metro areas to have access to these increased 4G speeds by mid-2011. T-Mobile’s enhanced speed capabilities will also benefit its customers using existing 3G devices for data services, as the backward-compatible network enables 3G devices to achieve their maximum speed performance.

“We are pleased to support T-Mobile as it continues to deploy and develop its 4G network, which today is delivering next-generation speeds and performance to hundreds of millions of customers,” said Angel Ruiz, president and CEO, Ericsson North America. “We are confident that HSPA+ will continue to offer a viable and cost-effective alternative to LTE and WiMAX, providing a comparable 4G experience to customers for the foreseeable future. And, with a strong and growing ecosystem of network equipment and handsets, we anticipate that HSPA+ can develop into one of the most advanced technology platforms in the industry.”

“Consumers are increasingly embracing the benefits of smartphones, with 80 percent of U.S. mobile customers wanting a smartphone, and as many as 100 million of them not yet having one,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “Our compelling offering of affordable broadband devices and consumer-friendly data plan pricing will enable customers to step up to mobile data and 4G, and our customers will not pay a toll to ride on our 4G superhighway.”

About the Dell™ Streak 7

T-Mobile’s first 4G tablet, the Dell Streak 7, is capable of peak speeds up to 21 Mbps to provide a super-fast 4G mobile broadband experience for watching movies and entertainment through preloaded content and thousands of widgets, games and applications available on Android Market™. Running the Android 2.2 operating system, the Dell Streak 7 features a brilliant 7-inch WVGA touch screen with Gorilla® Glass, dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and full Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 support.

LG G Slate a 4G tablet hitting T-Mobile with Android 3.0

By: t-marco January 6th, 2011

LG’s first Android tablet has been officially announced at CES 2011: it’s called LG G-Slate and will be available via T-Mobile USA sometime later this year.

A T-Mobile spokesman said that T-Mobile had not released pictures of the tablet, and would not reveal it publicly until an event on Thursday morning, so today. “The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization. It will also feature the latest Google Mobile innovations including Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction, collection of more than 3 million eBooks and Google Talk with video and voice chat,” the companies said.

At this point, Honeycomb is assumed to be called Android 3.0, although Google has not formally stated that the OS will run on its smartphones as well. Enspert, a Korean manufacturer, has already predicted that Honeycomb will require a powerful processor.

Motorola and T-Mobile announce Cliq 2, with 1Ghz processor

By: t-marco January 6th, 2011

This is not new news after showing you exclusively the pictures of the new Motorola Cliq 2. But yesterday Moto and T-Mo announced the new Cliq 2. The device features some nice hardware improvements, such as a 1GHz processor, a 3.7-inch FWVGA (854×480) touchscreen, Wi-Fi calling and a hotspot for up to 5 devices. With all the dual-core CPUs, 1GHz processor and HSPA+.

Specifications:

1Ghz processor Dual core , Android 2.2

1GB of internal memory plus support for a 32GB microSD card,

512MB RAM

GPS

WiFi calling b/g/n

HSPA+

3G 850, 1700 and 2100 bands

Quadband EDGE

5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash

Video Capture up to 30 fps

Fm radio

The Motorola CLIQ 2 will hit T-Mobile shelves on January 19th.