While 3rd party applications such as PhoneFusion and others have already brought visual voicemail to Android devices, it T-Mobile has released an official visual voicemail application for Android phones.
Phandroid provides these instructions for adding visual voicemail to your T-Mobile Android device:Call T-Mobile customer support (611) and request Visual Voicemail for your Android phone. Download T-Mobile Visual Voicemail from the Android Market. Launch the application and allow it to synchronize your voice mails.
We can safely assume that T-Mobile plans to pre-install visual voicemail on future T-Mo Android [...]
I posted the Russell’s full written HTC Hero review this morning on MobileBurn.com. It’s about 3,000 words of Android goodness, and includes the 3 part video review and the unboxing video that he shot for us earlier.
Here’s Russell’s conclusion from the review:
The HTC Hero is a great handset that I thoroughly enjoyed using. Its older brother, the Magic, was great fun when I tested it a while back, but the Hero is better still and I’d happily use one as my everyday phone. It’s quite something for me to heartily recommend a touchscreen device, as (being a heavy texter/emailer) I’ve always [...]
The T-Mobile G2 Touch (aka the HTC Hero) is now available online to T-Mobile UK customers. The price of the phone ranges from £195.73 on a £15/mo contract to free on a £30/mo contract.
T-Mobile UK has said that the Android-powered smartphone will start appearing in retail stores over the course of the next couple of days.
Update: Both plans require a £5/mo internet data plan, so that the real cost of the two contracts listed above is £20/mo and £35/mo.
It seems that one of those minor updates for the T-Mobile G1 that we were expecting has been rolling out over the past couple of days. Nothing too exciting, but an update is an update.
You can read more about it at the T-Mobile discussion forums.
I just uploaded Russ Jefferies’ video unboxing of the T-Mobile G2 Touch (HTC Hero) that he did for us, and here it is. He’s working on a full review, of course, and I’ll let you know as soon as it is available, of course.
T-Mobile UK has yet to confirm the availability date of its G2 Touch (HTC Hero) smartphone, noting that it’s not been delayed since the date was never set. However, the launch announcement that originally went out did specify “mid-July”, so that certainly would mean sooner rather than later.
T-Mobile Germany, for its part, has said that the phone will be available in early August (“ab Anfang August”).
Orange UK still lists the device as “coming soon.”
Here’s the quick and dirty video of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G I shot at the launch event earlier today, as promised.
I took some time to get a few live photos of the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G at T-Mobile USA’s launch event in New York city. This is the first time I’ve seen the phone in merlot or black in person, and I have to say that I like both colors much better than the white that it will also be available in. The merlot in particular was quite pretty, and the black made the device look even smaller – which ain’t a bad thing.
While the email client on the phone lacked Exchange support, I did get a chance to see the “Work Email” application on a personal myTouch 3G belonging to a T-Mobile exec. I [...]
One of our friends at HTC cleared up some of the speculation that has resulted from HTC CEO Peter Chou’s comments that we could see the Hero’s Sense UI on existing HTC Android smartphones like the Dream and Magic.
Turns out that HTC is trying to do just that – but there’s a major catch. There’s no possibility that users with HTC phones featuring “with Google” branding will get the update, since those phones are required to offer the phone with the “Google Experience”, as it is called.
I’m looking at you T-Mobile G1 and Vodafone Magic users…not to mention future [...]
Ugh, been a nightmare morning. YouTube started having problems with AVI video uploads, which is what I typically use, and was truncating our videos at 34 seconds. Once I realized that MP4 uploads work still for some reason, I started re-rendering and re-uploading all of the failed uploads from earlier this morning, including the two HTC Hero videos that follow.
The first video was shot by Russ Jefferies and is the better of the two. At the London launch event he does an introduction to the phone and then has an HTC rep go through some of the features. In the second video, found after the jump, I stumble through a demo of a Hero with no SIM or data in a horribly loud room [...]