T-Mobile took the covers off its latest mid-range 4G phone, the Samsung Exhibit 4G. The phone comes at an affordable price of just $30, but with a $50 mail-in rebate with a two year contract. The phone would also be offered upfront at $199.99 at Wallmart stores. In fact, Exhibit II 4G would be the first 4G compatible phone to be sold without a contract in US. Read more
T-Mobile top brass has clearly denied that the carrier would land iPhone 5 anytime in 2011. “We are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year,” said Cole Brodman, T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer, speaking at a meeting for T-Mobile employees. T-Mobile would be the only major US carrier that would not be offering iPhone 5 at its expected October launch, if this report comes true.
Now, Broadman’s statement here leaves scope for a number of other posiblities. For one, there could be no iPhone 5 launch in 2011 at all. Also, Broadman does not mention iPhone 4S or iPhone 4GS, which has also been doing the rounds in the rumor district for long. Another possibility is that T-Mobile might offer the iPhone 5 in the beginning of 2012.
The big event, when all speculations come to rest either by becoming facts or going six feet under,is not far now. Apple is expected to roll-out the invites in the coming weeks.
T-Mobile has announced that it is rolling out over the air OS update to G2X (Optimus 2X) users. Apart from the regular bug fixes, the upgrade would give G2X users a better battery life, improved front camera functionality when used with Qik and easy Car Home disabling.
If you are a T-Mobile G2X user, go to Settings> About Phone> Software update to check for availability of the OTA update.
WildTangent announced at E3 that it would soon be launching an Android game rental service in collaboration with T-Mobile. Android Market allows a 15 minutes trial period for Games. But that’s tad too low to fully test a game. The service would allow users to rent Android games for a day, charging as low as 25 cents per rental depending on its actual price. After one day, the users also get an option to buy the game with the rental fee deducted from the game’s price.
WildTangent already provides rental service for PC games and existing user accounts can be used to access mobile rental service. It would support popular WildCoin virtual currency used to get discounts on rentals and app purchases. Users can also allow in-game advertisements to earn WildCoins and free rentals.
Although most mobile apps cost less than $2, WildTangent rentals would be a good option for high-end games costing $4.99 and $9.99. The rental service would go live by the end of 2011.
T-Mobile may soon be flaunting another 4G phone that would be utilizing its HSPA+ network. Samsung SGH-T759, also known as Samsung Exibit 4G is powered by a 1.4Ghz ARM 11 processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It is expected to feature a 3.7?, 480 x 800 AMOLED full touchscreen display, 5MP rear camera with 720p recording, VGA secondary camera for video calling.
Not much of the specs are known for now. But, from the rumored specs, the Samsung Exibit 4G sounds like a mid-range 4G phone and T-Mobile would be looking to cash-in decent number on a very competitive pricing here. The launch date and pricing of the device are not known for now.