As expected, T-Mobile has a new Nokia smartphone to tentatively offer to the American public at CTIA 2011, and also as expected it's a rebadged version of the Nokia C7. The T-Mobile Nokia Astound runs Symbian on a 3.5-inch AMOLED display, paired with an 8-megapixel camera, and will drop on April 6 for $79.99.
T-Mobile has officially unveiled the T-Mobile G2x with Google, better known as the LG Optimus 2X, at CTIA 2011 this week. The 4.3-inch Android smartphone has a WVGA display, along with an 8-megapixel camera on the back.
T-Mobile's CTIA 2011 smartphone gush continues, with official pricing for the Sidekick 4G. The incoming Android-based messaging phone will be priced at $99.99 (with a $50 mail-in rebate) when it lands later in the year, assuming you're content to sign up to a two-year unlimited data package.
T-Mobile has finally slapped an official price tag onto the upcoming T-Mobile G-Slate by LG, the carrier's first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. The slate has a smaller, 8.9-inch screen than the Motorola XOOM, and a smaller price as well: $529.99, with a new, two-year agreement.
RIM has finally confirmed pricing and availability for the BlackBerry PlayBook, which is set to go on sale in the US and Canada on April 19. Three versions of the 7-inch PlayBook tablet will be available - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB - with prices starting from $499.
Samsung is having a big event tomorrow at CTIA and many are presuming that the company will unveil its new Galaxy Tab 8.9. These pictures confirm this as presentation panels were snapped earlier today by PocketNow. The new tablet looks to be running Honeycomb with Samsung’s own UX on top of it.
Since Sprint and Kyocera jointly announced the Echo Android-based device last month, we've had a hands-on look at it, and confirmed its arrival for April 17th at a price of $199. The Echo is the first smartphone to feature dual touchscreen displays in an attempt to be a tablet-smartphone hybrid. Kyocera today launched an Android developer program to entice developers to optimize apps for this unique display layout.
SlashGear has arrived at CTIA Wireless 2011, the yearly expo of what's going to be hot in the North American mobile arena, and there's already a mass of new devices we're eagerly looking forward to. Sprint and AT&T jumped the gun this morning, with the Nexus S 4G and news of the upcoming LG Thrill 4G and HTC HD7S, but they're just the tip of the cellular iceberg.
Sprint has demanded US regulators look closely at the proposed AT&T takeover of T-Mobile USA, warning that the deal would "alter dramatically the structure of the communications industry" and lead to a negative impact on "innovation and robust competition." If approved, Sprint says, the combined carrier would be three times its own size, and have hitherto unseen control over backhaul and other access systems. Meanwhile, T-Mobile has pulled out from an upcoming CTIA 2011 panel, pushing out a FAQ in which it attempts to placate customers confused by the acquisition news.
Hardware specs on two of HTC's other devices for CTIA 2011 have emerged, with the guts of the HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G both apparently leaked. According to BGR, Sprint will be officially announcing the EVO 3D with a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 autostereoscopic 3D display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 8660 processor, twin 5-megapixel cameras on the back for shooting 3D photos and video, and an HDMI port for outputting 1080p HD regular video and 720p HD 3D video.