USA T-Mobile Stores To Get Makeover From Top To Bottom

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USA corporate T-Mobile 400+ stores are about to get a complete face-lift. According to WirelessWeek, the stores will feature a complete redesign which will include all new technology to reduce customer wait times, customers will now be able to meet with sales representatives at private customer service desks and view products in clearly defined marketing areas, making it easier to find what they need. Also included in the makeover will be a whole new look including new hardwood flooring, large digital messaging screens at the rear of the store, vertical highlight panels installed with information kiosks and video monitors intended to increase customer engagement and simplify shopping. Beginning on the east coast, stores will start reopening beginning October 5th and carry on through 65 markets across the country in due time.

 

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T-Mobile UK decides to cut data plans to 500MB/month – Shoots own foot

Wow.  Apparently, T-Mobile UK has made the exceedingly ridiculous decision to cut its users data plans to a paltry 500MB/month, effectively ostracizing most smart phone users.  Citing “fair use” violations, T-Mobile UK was quoted as saying

Browsing means looking at websites and checking email, but not watching videos, downloading files or playing games. We’ve got a fair use policy but ours means that you’ll always be able to browse the internet, it’s only when you go over the fair use amount that you won’t be able to download, stream and watch video clips.

Either their network is suffering from some serious strain, or T-Mobile UK has decided it’s 2005 and is adjusting their pricing as such.  Thankfully, customers stateside will retain the existing 5GB/month bandwidth limit, though there’s no word on whether or not it’s not (tricky double-negative there) coming to the US.  Hit the link for more information

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[Rumor] Samsung to announce Galaxy S 2 devices at MWC?

Despite the “rumor” classification, it’s a pretty safe bet to assume that Samsung will in fact be releasing the next iteration of it’s exceedingly popular Galaxy S line of smart phones at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The upgrade, according to the KoreaHerald, is expected to include the new SuperAMOLED Plus display, Google Android 2.3, and a dual-core SoC to top it all off . No word on whether this will be a dual-core version of Samsung’s sexy Hummingbird platform, or something altogether new. Hit the jump for some quotes directly from Shin Jong-kyun, alpha dog in the Samsung mobile division.

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T-Mobile and Nokia Siemens announce new HSPA speeds of more than 650Mbps

In a joint statement, T-Mobile and Nokia Siemens Networks said they are working on “theoretical maximum speeds” of 650Mbps+, on their Long Term HSPA Evolution.

To boost the download capacity to several hundred megabits per second the companies suggest combining up to eight channels into one data link, and in the process provide peak data rates of up to 672Mbit/sec. To overcome spectrum constraints, operators will be able to combine spectrum from more than one frequency band. Another way to increase download speeds is to download data from multiple base stations at the same time.

While this may be good news for T-Mobile in 2013, when the network should be fully deployed and their 3G technology that is backwards compatible with the current HSPA networks.

[via ComputerWorld]

A Month With AT&T’s Samsung Captivate

Recently, I was given an opportunity to spend a good deal of time with AT&T’s flagship Android phone, the Samsung Captivate.  The Captivate is (Quite obviously) a member of the Galaxy S family, whose 4″ SuperAMOLED screens and 1GHz Hummingbird processors can be found on most of the worlds major carriers (See T-Mobile Vibrant, .Samsung Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G, etc).  How does the Captivate hold up to my (often hyper)criticism?  Can I successfully remove the battery door without a heart attack?  Find out after the break!

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T-Mobile G2 now officially on sale

Well folks, 2 years after the launch of the legendary T-Mobile G1, the T-Mobile G2 has finally arrived. For $199.99 you can purchase your brand new side sliding QWERTY Android phone at any T-Mobile store, Best Buy, RadioShack, and probably hundreds of other places. Quick run down of the specs? Sure why not… Read more of this post

Leaked document reveals details on the MyTouch HD: 1Ghz dual processor, 3.8″ screen, and a front facing cam

Here is a device that may have slipped through the cracks if it weren’t for the awesome writers over at tmonews. The MyTouch HD was rumored to be coming for a while now, but an internal document shows off some of the specs of this device. Looks like this is certainly going to give the T-Mobile G2 a run for its money. The New MyTouch HD will be Read more of this post

T-Mobile G2 becomes official, gets some specs

T-Mobile’s very first real competitor to the iPhone came out in October of 2008. Just a few weeks before the would be 2 year anniversary of said phone (T-Mobile G1), T-Mobile is getting ready to release part 2 of its flagship device. The T-Mobile G2! It will be the first Android ‘super phone’ running stock Android with a full fledge side sliding QWERTY keyboard. We won’t lie folks, this phone looks amazing. The look of this device is just fantastic. So lets move to some of the gritty details… Read more of this post

T-Mobile getting iPhone later this year?

Here we go again. Another T-Mobile getting the iPhone rumor, except this is mentioned by someone in the know. Like Chris Anderson, the EIC of Wired magazine. Chris stated “A T-Mobile manager casually mentioned to me that they’re going to get the iPhone 3GS (but not 4, oddly) later this year. Common knowledge?” Well I guess so Chris because if they mentioned that to you, then it must be common knowledge that T-Mobile is getting the iPhone, just not iPhone 4. Looks like T-Mobile will be getting the 3GS instead. It is hard to fathom that this would actually happen, but Apple may have an exclusive agreement with the iPhone 4 until next year, it may not preclude Apple from selling the 3GS on another carrier.

[via TMobNews9To5Mac thru Twitter]

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