Amazon Wireless is now offering Samsung’s latest Galaxy S variant, the Vibrant for T-Mobile USA, and it is at the lowest price we have seen – $100. The price comes with a two-year service agreement and its seems the online shopping giant is even waiving activation fees.
T-Mobile have recently launched a micro-site for a forthcoming HSPA+ Android smartphone. A quick inspection of the HTML code reveals that the micro-site is for the device codenamed ‘Vanguard’. It is expected to land around September 9th. Speculation runs rife that this offering will be the G1 Blaze/Vision that we commented on a few days back.
If so, it is rumoured that this bad-boy will push a 1GHz CPU along with a 3.7-inch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. For more information head on over to the micro-site and see for yourself, or check our previous post here.
Engadget have received another image of the HTC ‘Vision’ from their tipster, who is also speculating that this device might launch as the G1 Blaze. The only down side to the news is that we cannot confirm whether this device will make it state-side anytime soon. T-Mobile are big within Europe and it is quite possible that, for now at least, this device will only be heading there.
The device itself is alleged to offer a 1GHz processor along with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. To top things offer, there is a 3.7-inch WVGA screen.
T-Mobile USA is looking for 1,000 Motorola CLIQ XT users to test run a software update it hopes to release. Interested users should head over to the T-Mobile forums to sign-up.
T-Mobile USA slashed the price of its Garmin-ASUS navigation smartphone, the Garminfone. The Android-powered Garminfone was originally available for $199.99 at launch in June, but can be had for $129.99 with a two-year service contract today.
According to a slide published on Android Spin we can expect five additional Android based devices for T-Mobile later this year. These are on top of the Motorola Charm and Samsung Vibrant.
From studying the slide it appears as though the Motorola Cliq and Cliq XT could receive an update this summer around August, but we currently have no official word on whether this is the case. Indeed, the Motorola Charm is only shipping with Android 2.1, so it too would be due an upgrade, possibly in September. Also around this time we can say hello to a HTC device code-named “Vanguard” along with two other Motorola devices. [...]
A number of websites are reporting first-hand that the T-Mobile Sidekick will rebirth with Android. The Sidekick itself is a brand-name owned by T-Mobile but the device everyone is familiar with stopped selling on the 2nd July. But unlike what you would expect from the death of a popular brand, T-Mobile remained fairly upbeat. “Stay tuned for exciting updates in the months ahead, which we expect will provide customers with a new and fresh experience,” T-Mobile said in a recent statement.
Tmonews and mocoNews are both reporting that T-Mobile insiders say that they’ve been working on an Android device for some time. Could it be [...]
Photos of what looks to be called the HTC Vision have been leaked online, and if correct, the new smartphone will run Android 2.1 and feature a 3.7-inch touchscreen display, a 1GHz processor, and a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The new device is thought to be heading to T-Mobile in the U.S.
It seems as though the spot-light is firmly on Samsung for the time being and their Galaxy S variants. This time it is the Samsung Vibrant and T-Mobile that can expect some attention. Basically, the Samsung Galaxy S in Europe has undergone a minor face lift. The bottom row of three buttons found on the original Galaxy S has been replaced by 4 touch-sensitive ones on the Vibrant. In other departments, the Vibrant is just the same as the original device. Although it might “benefits from enhanced speeds with T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network,” it is “not an HSPA+ device.”
It will land with T-Mobile sometime soon [...]
According to TmoNews, the myTouch 3G range will enjoy the benefits of Android 2.2 in all its legitimate glory. No need for ports, this upgrade is straight from the cyber-houses of HTC themselves. The screenshot, courtesy from TmoNews, clearly states that T-Mobile are planning ‘to update existing myTouch 3G phones – not just our new Slide – to the latest software version, Android 2.2. It will mean that users of older devices can get the most up-to-date software.’
Unfortunately, there is no news on what kind of timescale T-Mobile are working to with these upgrades. In truth, this is [...]