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CTIA’s been a pretty big week for T-Mobile, with their LG G-Slate and G2X and of course the Samsung Sidekick 4G. Today at CTIA we were able to get our hands on Samsung’s new take on the hit Sidekick line, the Sidekick 4G. So, what do we think? Read on for the full teen first take!
T-Mobile Brings The Heat At CTIA- Announces 4G Packing LG G2X and Adds More Details on Sidekick 4G and LG G-Slate
While they may soon become AT&T, until that finally happens T-Mobile is still going strong, today taking the wraps off a new impressive 4G phone for its already loaded 4G lineup, the LG G2X, and finally sharing some more info on two of their very anticipated new devices: the Sidekick 4G and LG G-Slate tablet. Let’s get to it! More >
While the big US cell phone show, CTIA 2011, isn’t expected to kick off officially until Tuesday, AT&T and T-Mobile have officially begun what looks to be an incredibly week for new cell phones with the announcement that AT&T will be buying T-Mobile. You read that right– AT&T is buying T-Mobile for an incredible $39 billion.
Now beyond having all of T-Mobile’s 34 million customers join AT&T to create one of the largest networks in the world at 130 million people, you’re probably wondering right now what this all exactly means to you (and this goes double for anyone with T-Mobile). To be honest, for the next 12 months or so, probably not a whole lot as this deal still needs to clear all the federal and regulatory laws needed for such a massive merger (something which isn’t guaranteed to happen either). Assuming it does pass though here is what we’re looking at.
They’ve been teasing it for a few weeks now, but it’s now finally official: T-Mobile’s next generation of the Sidekick series, the Sidekick 4G, will be here before the end of the Spring. Made by Samsung, this new Sidekick finally brings back the hit series just now in a much more 2011 way.
Running Android 2.2 (a major step up from the old Sidekicks), this new Sidekick is absolutely loaded with specs like a 1 GHZ processor, 3 megapixel back camera with a second front camera for video chat (seen below), and of course WiFi, GPS and 4G (with support for T-Mobile’s latest and fastest 21 Mbps– or ridiculously fast– 4G network). But that’s not all. Like all the older Sidekicks, the Sidekick 4G packs the same iconic design where you pop up the 3.5 inch touchscreen (also a first for Sidekicks) to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard.
T-Mobile’s also gone one step further here, throwing in a whole bunch of very teen focused apps like Group Text (for better management of, well, group texts), Cloud Text (which let’s you text all your contacts from your computer– great if you don’t have cell service but have internet access from a laptop. It even syncs your conversations up so you can keep up right where you left off), built-in Facebook and Twitter apps (for staying constantly connected. You can even comment on your friends statuses from your Contacts app or update you status for both sites at the same time) and DriveSmart which helps protect against distracted driving by allowing you to set a customizable automatic note that goes out to people who call or text you letting them know that your driving and will respond when you can (something, as new drivers ourselves, we are big fans of here at TeensTalkTech. No text is worth possibly killing yourself).
No word on price or an exact release date but T-Mobile said it should be available “later this Spring” in either purple or black.
More info at T-Mobile’s site here.
On T-Mobile and anxious to make T-Mobile’s latest and greatest 4G phone, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, your own? Checking each day to see if it will be the day that T-Mobile was talking about when they said this beast was coming in February? Well, you can relax now as T-Mobile and Samsung have today come out from MWC 2011 with some very exciting news for you: the Samsung Galaxy S 4G will be coming very soon to T-Mobile, February 23rd to be exact (9 days from now), for an excellent price of $149.99 with new 2 year contract and data plan.
For those who don’t know, the Galaxy S 4G is T-Mobile’s 3rd 4G phone, and packs a whole bunch of awesome specs including:
- 4 inch Super AMOLED screen– Read: an amazing screen
- Access to T-Mobile latest and fastest 4G speeds– up to a blazing 21 Mbps– really, really fast internet that should be rolled out all across T-Mobile’s network as the year goes on. This is the first T-Mobile phone capable of this.
- Front camera with T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik and 5 megapixel back camera
- 1 GHZ Samsung Hummingbird processor– like the Vibrant and other Galaxy S phones. Basically, everything on here should run really fast
- Android 2.2– with access to T-Mobile TV for watching live TV (another first for T-Mobile here).
- 16 GB of built-in storage on an included microSD card– With Inception pre-installed so you can watch an awesome movie right out of the box on that awesome screen.
Yeah, it’s impressive and at $149.99 we gotta say, it’s a pretty sick deal.
For more info on the Galaxy S 4G, see T-Mobile’s site here.
Come on, you really didn’t think T-Mobile would be silent while AT&T announces more details on their first 4G phone and Verizon prepares to release the iPhone? And wow did T-Mobile have a lot to say today, announcing a whole bunch of new info on their upcoming LG G-Slate 4G tablet AND more info on an all new Samsung Galaxy S 4G phone (a successor to the Samsung Vibrant). Read on for all the info.
Sure 2011 is looking like a crazy year for cell phones, but as we can already see, it also is looking like an awesome year for tablets. At CES in the beginning of the month over 100 tablets were announced, and while that’s a whole lot of tablets, here are three of the tablets that we’re looking forward too and the ones we expect will definitely give the iPad a real run for your money.
Though T-Mobile would get out of the 4G phone mad rush going on? Think again. Motorola and T-Mobile have teamed up at CES to announce the successor to their first Android phone together with the 4G Motorola Cliq 2. The original Cliq has been around since September 2009– and if we’ve seen anything over the last two days it’s how quick phones become old– so obviously it was bound for a major upgrade. Thankfully for those who loved the first Cliq’s full QWERTY keyboard and design, it’s still here with a new and improved 2011 spin. More >
The second Google Phone is here– meet the Nexus S
It’s been rumored for awhile and now it’s finally here– the true next generation of the Nexus One and Android as a whole. Coming to T-Mobile December 16th, the Nexus S packs a whole bunch of new improvements over its predecessor, but is it enough to make you want to get this over a T-Mobile G2 or myTouch 4G this holiday season? Read on for all the info you need to know.
Remember that new myTouch 4G T-Mobile announced a couple of weeks ago? You know, that awesome looking phone with access to T-Mobile’s new high-speed HSPA+ 3G (or as T-Mobile calls it, 4G) network and packs a speedy 1 GHZ Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2 and a 5 megapixel back camera as well as a second front one for video chat? Well, it’s coming out tomorrow, November 3rd, and can be yours for $199 with a new 2 year contract and data plan (which now starts at a solid $10 a month for T-Mobile’s new 200 MB plan– $5 cheaper than AT&T’s comparable data plan and is very good if you plan on just browsing the web, updating your Facebook, or checking your email and don’t plan on watching a lot of YouTube over 3G– or $30 a month for the traditional unlimited data plan). This is great news in it of itself for all you T-Mobile users looking for an awesome new phone, but that’s not all T-Mobile’s got planned with the launch of this hot new phone. Yeah, like Verizon and the first Motorola Droid last year, T-Mobile is pulling out all the stops and going all in to go after AT&T, Apple and the iPhone 4.
Remember when the first Motorola Droid was announced for Verizon last year, when during the ALCS playoffs Verizon and Motorola launched their “Droid Does” iPhone-dissing ad campaign? Well, tonight looks to be the start of T-Mobile’s version of said ads (albeit, parodying the famous Apple “I’m a Mac” ads), starting with their new “Piggyback” ad (which you can see in the YouTube video we’ve embedded above) that makes fun of the AT&T network and the iPhone 4′s lack of ability to FaceTime over 3G all the while touting the myTouch 4G and it’s ability to video chat on T-Mobile’s new, super-fast 3G (its 4G like in terms of speeds, which is why T-Mobile calls it 4G even though it’s technically not “4G” like Sprint’s current WiMAX and Verizon and AT&T’s upcoming LTE networks. It also covers most of the country– about 200 million Americans by the end of year– which is why T-Mobile says it’s also the largest 4G network) network as well as WiFi.
This type of anti-iPhone campaign worked extremely well for Verizon (and Motorola and Google for that matter, as now everyone knows what the Droid and Android are), but we wanna know your thoughts on it– do you think this type of ad will make you want to go to T-Mobile and get this new myTouch 4G, or were the initial Droid ads a “different story” because it was for a larger carrier like Verizon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.