T-Mobile HSPA+ vs Sprint Wimax .. by PCWorld

By: t-marco February 23rd, 2010

T-Mobile just recently announced its new WebConnect Rocket USB Modem capable to reach speeds up to 21Mbps while Sprint already offers WiMax service for quite a while. PCWorld has compared both services in mayor cities like Las Vegas and Philadelphia.

About the WebConnect Rocket : T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ modem is even faster than the WiMAX devices we tested. But T-Mobile needs to provide a clear picture of their service plans and network buildout before we jump on board.

About Sprint Modem : If you’re connecting with Sprint, there’s no reason to get a 3G-only modem any more. Step up to a 3G/WiMAX combo with the U301—just don’t expect too much of WiMAX.

Check the full comparison here.

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Google Earth hitting Android devices, only 2.1 OS

By: t-marco February 23rd, 2010

Google Nexus One can have some 3G issues but it runs the latest Android OS 2.1. Google has just announced the availability of its new Google Earth compatible only with Android 2.1 phones, like the Nexus One. With a 1GHz processor, advanced 3D graphics, and Android 2.1, Nexus One packs a lot of performance in a thin package. Ever since we got our hands on one, we have been putting it through its paces, drawing complex scenes of 3D imagery, terrain, roads, and other layers, and Nexus One never misses a beat.

In addition to Nexus One, Google Earth will be available in Android Market on most devices that have Android 2.1 or later versions. So as devices such as Droid get updated to Android 2.1, others will also be able to fly to the far reaches of the globe with a swipe of their finger.

Download Google Earth for Nexus One today by searching for Google Earth in the Android Market.

Sprint /T-Mobile merge in 2010, 55% chance

By: t-marco December 9th, 2009

T-Mobile merge Sprint

There’s been past talk of a pairing between Sprint and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile but nothing has happened. Many observers say such as transaction would be as disastrous as the Sprint-Nextel merger because Sprint runs a CDMA network while T-Mobile uses GSM.

However, after Citigroup raised Sprint’s ratings to Buy from Hold, there are many speculations about if Sprint should merge with T-Mobile USA to compete with AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Michael Rollins, a Citigroup analyst, sees a 55% chance of a deal that combines Sprint and T-Mobile in 2010; he thinks the key would be to simply move Sprint’s customers to T-Mobile’s networks, and eliminate the multiple networks that Sprint operates.

Android 2.0 officially announced

By: t-marco October 27th, 2009

Android 2.0

A while ago, Google announced the new Android 1.6 , now, the new Version 2.0 is officially announced. The new Android 2.0 “Eclair” contains two very important sections: SDK support and a comprehensive list of changes in the latest version. Here are the major changes us lay folk are going to care about:

Motorola preparing a new phone, The Devour

By: t-marco October 20th, 2009

Motorola Devour

Motorola has just launched, only for T-Mobile costumers, the new Motorola Cliq or Dext for other markets. The second is the Sholes, exclusively offered by Verizon Wireless. But, we now that Motorola is planing to launch even more phones. The third  new Motorola phone (maybe Android)  is called Devour, recently passed by WiFi alliance.

Will T-Mobile Dash 3G get WiMo 6.5?

By: t-marco October 6th, 2009

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Just today Microsoft has announced the availability of the new Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade to some WM phones in the States.  The list? very short  but the way. HTC Dash, Snap and Touch Pro2, and the Samsung Jack and Epix.. hold on?… did they day HTC Dash 3G.? Seams the T-Mobile Dash 3G will get the upgrade soon, after the other carriers will get it first.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G and Shadow high in Radiation?

By: t-marco September 27th, 2009

Cellphone Radiation Test

According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, specific absorption rate, or SAR, is “a way of measuring the quantity of radio frequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body.” For a phone to pass FCC certification and be sold in the United States, its maximum SAR level must be less than 1.6 watts per kilogram.

Sprint’s HTC Touch Pro and Touch Diamond Release Dates!

By: Zach Flauaus September 2nd, 2008
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For those of you on Sprint and drooling over the HTC Touch Diamond or Touch Pro, you may not have too much longer to wait. A leaked product lineup shows the Touch Diamond landing on Sprint “mid-September” while the keyboard-enabled brother Touch Pro is scheduled to hit the market October 19th. The HTC Touch Diamond is expected to come in at $249.99 after a two-year contract ($549.99 retail) while the HTC Touch Pro is expected to be $329.99 after a two-year contract ($599.99 retail). Time to save your pennies, kids.

Via [IntoMobile]