Further details on the T-Mobile myTouch HD have leaked, with TmoNews being sent a flyer from the carrier suggesting the Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone will have a 3.8-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing VGA camera for video calls over 3G, HSPA+ and WiFi. There's also a 1GHz dual-core processor and, of course, HSPA+ data for T-Mobile's 4G network.
Having been teased back in August, the T-Mobile G2 has finally made its official debut. The successor to the original T-Mobile G1, the G2 packs a full QWERTY hardware keyboard, a 3.7-inch WVGA with an unusual hinge design, and a Qualcomm MSM7230 800MHz chipset which also includes HSPA+ connectivity.
T-Mobile's upcoming G2 smartphone has broken cover, with Engadget being sent images of the new HSPA+ handset in the wild. Basically an HTC Vision with an HSPA+ modem, it's also now clear that the vague outline on T-Mobile's teaser page hides a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an optical trackpad and, if the rumors are true, a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen and 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
T-Mobile USA has just pinged us to flag up their latest teaser site, for the new T-Mobile G2. Billed as the network’s first HSPA+ smartphone – which T-Mobile reckon will deliver speeds on a par with 4G rivals – there’s scant detail as to the identity or specifications of the G2 itself, but we’re guessing it’s the HTC-made QWERTY slider previously known as the HTC Vision or T-Mobile G1 Blaze.
Having seen the HTC Vision in the wild, flaunting its QWERTY keyboard and broad 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, it's now time for some carrier love. A new shot of the Android smartphone has leaked, this time showing T-Mobile branding; according to Engadget's source, the handset might be launching as the T-Mobile G1 Blaze.
"You snooze, you lose" may not be the most eloquent way of putting it, but Sprint CEO Dan Hesse knows that the longer it takes to get customers onto shiny devices like the EVO 4G, the more chance his carrier rivals have to overtake him in high-speed mobile networks. T-Mobile USA has just announced that their HSPA+ network is now the most pervasive in the country, currently covering more than 85m people and on track, the carrier promises, to offer HSPA+ to over 185m people by the end of 2010.
T-Mobile USA are ramping up for an interesting second half of 2010, with official confirmation that an HSPA+ capable HTC-made Android smartphone will debut in September. Interestingly, a leaked T-Mobile roadmap spotted yesterday tips the HTC Vanguard as due that month, though neither carrier nor manufacturer are spilling any details on the smartphone's specs or name. What we do know is that it's likely to see roughly 10 Mbit/s download speeds, and will be followed by another HSPA+ capable handset in Q4 2010.
It had to happen some time, right? T-Mobile tonight, somewhat late in the hour for an announcement, if you ask us, have just sent out the press release for the expansion of their HSPA+ network, which will now offer 4G speeds in an additional 25 metropolitan markets. Furthermore, the fourth largest wireless carrier in the United States expects to cover upwards of 75 million Americans by the end of June.
As we move into the fourth generation of mobile data speeds, and we welcome with open arms the sights of WiMAX and LTE, there's some harsh realities that we need to face when it comes to the wireless carriers that provide us with these faster speeds. Clearwire, the largest provider of 4G in the United States, has some room to talk when it comes to the fourth generation technology, and we imagine that when they do, people should listen. We were lucky enough to get a comment about unlimited data plans and tiered pricing dropped into our inbox from Clearwire, and we felt like it was important enough to share with you. Check it out after the break.
Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor is well known to most who follow the smartphone space, and at Computex 2010 the company has outed their latest generation of chip. The Qualcomm MSM8260 and MSM8660 Snapdragon chips each get dual-core 1.2GHz application processor cores, support for 1080p HD video encode and decode, and 3D/2D engines for Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 acceleration. Best of all, they're already sampling to manufacturers.
There seems to be a lot of chatter about 4G today. For good reason, of course. As we get further and further into 2010, wireless carriers are focusing more and more on the fact that 4G is becoming a very, very real feature that people want. Then there's no surprise that we got an email from T-Mobile today, telling us that their HSPA+ network is out there, working, and there's already devices out there that take advantage of it, with more to come.