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.

 

Lucky Ebay Shopper Gets Samsung Nexus S Loaded With Ice Cream Sandwich

Well this is a nice site, although it may just be a custom ROM. It appears that a very lucky Ebay shopper got his T-Mobile Samsung Nexus S and it came with a hidden surprise: loaded with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Check out the video posted by Engadget below.

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[via Engadget]

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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Verizon vs. AT&T: How does your coverage stack up? There’s an app for that!

BGR posted a nice little iOS app found in iTunes called Coverage by Technomadia. The app functions as a simple little app that allows you to compare coverage maps of the four major U.S. and A. carriers. So if you are in the market for a Verizon iPhone, this app may help you make up your mind. Hit the source link for more information and check out the video of the app in action below.

[via BGR]

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]

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

HTC Desire Z: Fastest booting phone in the world!

WOW! Yes, that pretty much sums up the video below of the HTC Desire Z (what is known as the T-Mobile G2 in the US of A), the worlds fastest booting phone. In this video done by Engadget, you’ll clearly see at the very beginning of the vid, this is an amazingly fast booting phone. Make sure to watch it a couple of times to see how fast it really is!

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T-Mobile G2 will have Android 2.2 and only 800Mhz processor

T-Mobile keeps giving out piece by piece information on the G2 and today they have revealed a few specs about the device. When you purchase the G2 it will be running Android 2.2 vanilla (as seen by the pic, no Sense) and be Flash 10.1 ready. Another tidbit is that the device has a 800MHz processor inside, down from other Android devices running 1Ghz and upwards. I have seen disappointment all over about this but we should not give up hope, maybe the G2 will be optimized to use all of the processing power, but still makes you wonder why they chose to go with it. Pricing and availability is still up in the air but we can an expect an announcement soon I’m sure.

[via T-Mobile]

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HP hires former HTC exec to head up Palm handset sales

It appears HP had done some early pre-planning of their road-map with the Palm acquisition. About three weeks before HP picked up Palm for $1.2 billion in April, the company recruited Todd Achilles as its vice presdient of telco sales. Todd who? Todd Achilles, the former HTC exec that ran the United States office of HTC in Bellevue, Washington. Prior to that, Todd was also the executive director at T-Mobile USA, working on the company’s handset strategy. We hope that Mr. Achilles will bring his sales and direction know-how, coupled with HP’s brilliant manufacturing prowess and build one fine webOS mobile handset.

[via Moconews thru FierceWireless]

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T-Mobile G2 official pictures leak out

Well not much more I can say other the the title explains. Here it is, the official G2 pictures. This will be T-Mobiles first HSPA+ phone and I am sure the big marketing push will be coming soon enough. Check out the features and another pic of the device after the break! Read more of this post