T-Mobile doubles 4G network speed in three cities and offers new devices

T-Mobile has announced today at CTIA that is has doubled the speed of its 4G network in three major cities in the US allowing users of the network to enjoy faster access. The new data speed is 42Mbps download and will be offered only in Las Vegas, New York, and Orlando as of now. The next area to get the new 4G speed will be Chicago and then T-Mobile will expand the New York area 4G networks down to Long Island, NY.

To take advantage of these new speeds T-Mobile has announced a new device called the LG G2x with Google. This smartphone uses a 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor and has a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen. This phone runs Android 2.2 as the OS and has an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a front camera for video conferencing.

T-Mo also has a new Rocket 3.0 USB modem that will land this spring that supports the new data speed. Along with that USB modem will come a new 4G Mobile Hotspot that supports the slower 21Mbps speed. Other new 4G offerings will also be coming soon that run on the 21Mbps 4G network including a laptop stick called the T-Mobile Jet 2.0 and the T-Mobile Rocket 4G mobile hotspot. The Jet 2.0 will land on March 23 and will be free after a $50 MIR and a 2-year agreement.