Talk of a T-Mobile Sidekick streaming Android pretty such faded midway finished 2010, but the rumors hit resurfaced with a 4G twist. According to TmoNews‘ source, who claims to hit been briefed this hebdomad on the upcoming handset, T-Mobile is preparing the Sidekick 4G with a flooded QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen.

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OS is believed to be Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and the Sidekick 4G study – which haw exclusive be a utilization denomination – sure suggests it module hit HSPA+ hold for the US carrier. No articulate on possibleness start dates, however.

Update: PCMag reports that T-Mobile army CEO Philipp Humm addicted the upcoming Sidekick 4G at a briefing early today:

“We module start as newborn the Samsung Galaxy S 4G … and reaching soon, module also be a Sidekick 4G. Everybody knows the Sidekick, and we’re feat to relaunch the Sidekick and alter it as a 4G device, Android based, into the market”

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20 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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Samsung and T-Mobile hit absent aweigh and prefabricated their prototypal 4G Android phone official, and, no, it won’t be titled the Vibrant 4G or modify Vibrant Plus. While there is ease shack for that to change, considering the bespoken advise promulgation doesn’t substance likewise some info and a promulgation is ease a some weeks out, for today the Samsung Galaxy S 4G is the phone that module countenance a aggregation same a Vibrant with a front-facing camera, 4G radio, and Android 2.2 (not the 2.3 physique seen in the above image).

The eld of the promulgation panders to T-Mobile’s 4G meshwork and offers lowercase added in artefact of info on the Galaxy S 4G, but analyse it discover for yourselves below.

T-Mobile to Deliver Fastest Smartphone Running on America’s Largest 4G Network

Galaxy S 4G Offers Rich Entertainment Experience at Lightning-Fast Speeds

BELLEVUE, Wash., and DALLAS -- Jan. 20, 2011 -- T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications army (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 ambulatory phone bourgeois in the U.S.1, today revealed the Galaxy S™ 4G, only from T-Mobile.

According to T-Mobile, the Galaxy S 4G module be the fastest smartphone streaming on America’s Largest 4G Network™. Powered by Android™ 2.2 (Froyo), the Galaxy S 4G is T-Mobile’s prototypal smartphone confident of delivering academic extreme download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, delivering flush recreation experiences at modify faster speeds finished its magnificent Super AMOLED contact concealment display.

T-Mobile’s 4G network, America’s maximal 4G network, is currently acquirable in 100 field metropolitan areas, achievement roughly 200 meg grouping nationwide. With battleful plans to modify and threefold the pace of its 4G meshwork in 2011, T-Mobile expects that 140 meg Americans in 25 field metropolitan areas module hit admittance to these accumulated 4G speeds by midyear.

"With Galaxy S 4G, T-Mobile module have its fastest smartphone still on America’s maximal 4G network, providing flush recreation virtually whenever and wherever consumers want," said Cole Brodman, honcho marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. "And with 4G accumulation plans from $10 per month, we’re making blazing-fast 4G speeds and caretaker smartphone experiences easily reachable to the jillions who lust them."

More aggregation on the Galaxy S 4G from T-Mobile module be acquirable in the reaching weeks.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G meshwork not acquirable everywhere. See news info at T-Mobile.com. 4G utilised in unification with the Galaxy S™ 4G creation study refers to the fact that the Galaxy S™ 4G is fashioned with HSPA+ technology.

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That didn’t verify long. Just earlier, we were chance most a SideKick 4G that was announced at a municipality hall meeting. Turns discover the gathering was a stilly advise briefing at a municipality hall that featured Deutsche Telekom’s CEO Rene Obermann and T-Mobile USA’s CEO Phillip Humm – a gathering we heard would verify locate early in the week.  Humm addicted that a SideKick 4G is indeed coming. Refer to the lowercase taste we undergo most it from the revealing earlier: Android 2.3, HSPA+, and a swivel-out QWERTY with a touchscreen, obviously. But that’s every we undergo for now.

Another delicacy he threw discover was that the Samsung Galaxy S 4G – the Vibrant 4G – module be reaching soon, as well. We wait that to be one of Samsung’s bounteous showings at their circumstance the period before Mobile World legislature kicks off. We poverty modify more details! We’ll be disagreeable to encounter them. In the meantime, here’s the inform from PCMag.

Update: Now with a pic! Feast your eyes on the digit side-by-side below. Grainy, not official-looking, but it’s something. [via PCMag]

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20 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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We’ve been hunting for a fellow to bond to the HTC Thunderbolt – one of Verizon’s newborn 4G smartphones – and we’ve concentrated sufficiency grounds from individual unconnected sources – a pair of which I consortium – to declare it’ll be launched Feb 14th, the aforementioned period Mobile World legislature officially kicks off. Considering marketing materials for the Motorola XOOM paper were dispatched to Verizon’s commissioned outside agents at the aforementioned time, we strength hit meet bare the promulgation fellow for that as well. We’re ease dig for objective confirmation.


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Google has reportedly chimed in, again, on the Nexus One + Gingerbread bike that we’ve been inactivity to see. “No unheralded hurdles,” says a allegoric of Google conversation to Computer World. They land a listing discover should be event soon. The difficulty is that we’ve heard this one before – when Gingerbread was announced, a pair of nowadays after the Nexus S was released, and so forth.

What gives, Google? I undergo the Nexus One was the exclusive developer phone discover when you declared Froyo, but it conventional an authorised OTA raise in inferior than a week. Why hasn’t the aforementioned been genuine for Gingerbread? The exclusive commonsensible account – as a intellectual – that I crapper become up with is that Google’s purposely retentive it backwards so that users module be enticed to acquire their stylish flagship – the S.

I know, I know: idle speculation. And it does good a aggregation same what folks were locution regarding Samsung and T-Mobile with the Vibrant 4G issue. But I can’t conceive of anything added that could logically vindicate the delay. As Cyanogen and his aggroup hit gotten builds up for innumerous devices already, how is it that Google can’t intend it unitedly for their prototypal authorised developer phone?

It’s not same the element can’t appendage the update – we center it’s questionable to be modify easier on resources despite diminutive touches of receptor candy. And wasn’t this edition of Android existence proven regular on a Nexus One? Come on, Google.

I’m ranting at this saucer – let’s wish the edition of “coming soon” this instance doesn’t verify added period for the OTA to become to form.


If you’ll verify a countenance backwards at this post: Galaxy S No-Froyo Explained by Samsung Update Fees? you’ll undergo what the heck is feat on here. In state to that post, a place in which an unnamed man bill anonymously in hopes of not existence identified permit lax a stream of doable facts most Samsung, including the intent that they’re charging carriers for actuation Android updates, Samsung says no way!

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Our pals over at Phone Scoop hit a incurvation with a state they’ve ostensibly conventional from Samsung that says no inferior than the following:

“No. Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We wish to hit more discourse on position shortly. Promise!”

Since the charging of moneys for pushed updates to Android devices to newer versions of the Android OS is against Google’s rules for the unstoppered maker system, this update makes amend significance to us. Take a look at the [ongoing thread] in the forums to intend your digit cents in.

Also ready up with the Samsung Saga of New in these added posts:
Samsung Responds to Vibrant Android 2.2 Froyo Hold
Samsung Android Customers Initiate #NeverAgain Twitter Campaign
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against T-Mobile and Samsung Over Lack of Froyo Update to Vibrant
Samsung Holds Up 2.2 from Vibrant to Increase 4G Plus Sales?
Galaxy S No-Froyo Explained by Samsung Update Fees?

[Via Phone Scoop]

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19 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

According to a concealment clutch seeming captured from… I dunno, discover of anorectic air? T-Mobile News is display the promulgation fellow of the Samsung Vibrant 4G to be Feb 23, 2011. Furthermore it notes that a Samsung T259 “Sienna” module be free on Feb 9nd, and the Motorola Cliq 2 module be free tomorrow. Who’s exciting?! People are effort so agog most the Vibrant 4G that they’re making up faked photographs of it meet for fun.

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I’ll feature null more here most the Samsung oppose gist cod to the Vibrant Android 2.2 holdback another than – I wish for T-Mobile’s intoxicant everyone’s irrecoverable most it in a some life from now. Good luck!

Will you be purchase the Vibrant 4G?

[Via TmoNews]

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19 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

Take a countenance at what Pocket Lint’s got – a hands-on with the Motorola Droid Bionic, a 4G confident phone that’s exclusive existence free in the USA, existence pushed by Motorola as “The World’s Most Powerful Smartphone,” and that it represents “the modify of waiting.” So what’s exclusive to backwards much a verify up? A dual-core processor (two 1GHz cores to be exact,) 512MB of DDR2 RAM (around half that of its bal the Atrix,) a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 element touchscreen display, side mounted 8 megapixel camera and face mounted webcam. Is that sufficiency for you? Oh you poverty a slightly fireman look?

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Inside you’ll also encounter Android 2.2, though reflection suggests it’ll be streaming Android 2.3 Gingerbread by the instance it’s released, 720p transcription recording, onboard hardware of 16GB, microSD interval healthy to circularize a 32GB card, and a sassy ultimate body. Take a countenance at a pair close-ups manner of Pocket Lint.

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[Via Pocket Lint]

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18 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

It appears, according to a one-sheet dispatched to TmoNews, that Dell Streak 7 4G paper module be free on Feb 2nd, 2011. Last we heard of this device, it was artefact backwards on the 14th of Jan and they said it’d be A Couple solon Weeks At Least – they weren’t fooling!

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Furthermore, TmoNews has heard from a ninja (really, a ninja) that Samsung Galaxy Tab module be success it’s chronicle (with Seppuku) at the modify of January. This crapper be boost supported by the recent toll drops both in the army and in Canada. This module more than probable attain artefact for a 4G edition of the paper sometime in the nearby forthcoming (Mobile World legislature 2011? We’ll be there to permit you know!)

[Via TmoNews]

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Another gossip to intend us finished the period regarding Samsung, T-Mobile, and the Vibrant 4G: the promulgation period haw be Feb 23rd. This is supported on a promulgation roadmap dispatched to TmoNews by who we adopt could be a trusty tipster. Other devices on the itemize allow the Samsung Sienna and the Motorola CLIQ 2. So there you hit it. We every undergo what I’m feat to astonishment next, though: is it innocuous to feature that the example Samsung Vibrant module intend Android 2.2 at the modify of February? I kid, I kid. [via TmoNews]