T-Mobile

  • Sidekick LX review

    Sidekick LX review

    I have a thing for the iPhone, if you couldn’t tell. But before I drank the Kool-Aid, I was a Sidekick man. What does it mean to be a Sidekick man? It means you give up a lot to get great email and instant messaging services and few, if any, third-party applications and very little freedom. Huh. Kind of like the iPhone, except without the messaging. So when I got the LX last week, I… Read More

  • Dear T-Mobile: A progress report

    Dear T-Mobile: A progress report

    We should start by saying that we love you. You’re the underdog, which always gets to us. You’ve kept a core customer base and you have fair voice and data plans. You’re the good guys in the American GSM world. And a year ago, we talked about how you were rolling out your 3G network, and how excited we were for you, and for us. But that was a year ago. Here we are, with the… Read More

  • T-Mobile, Treo get popped by iPhone sales

    T-Mobile, Treo get popped by iPhone sales


    Ceci n’est pas un iPhone According to NPD, current iPhone owners are three times more likely to have owned a Sidekick — after you see the LX you’ll probably just go back to the Sidekick, BTW — and that T-Mobile was the hardest hit during the initial wave of defections. When it comes to carrier switching, Alltel and T-Mobile took the biggest hit from Apple and… Read More

  • Sidekick LX quick look

    Oh boy. The LX just landed in my mailbox today. Here are some pictures to tide you over while I try to get it activated and working for my review. My initial impression is that it’s not much different than the SK3 except for the screen, which is quite glorious. It’s a bit darker but very readable and the OS is much peppier than the SK3. Best of all it includes Bob’s Journey… Read More

  • New Sidekicks will include unlimited MMS messages

    New Sidekicks will include unlimited MMS messages

    The new Sidekick Slide and Sidekick LX will be capable of sending MMS (images, audio, video, etc.) messages and doing so will be included with your plan, according to Joshua Karp over on BGR. These new models will be the first Sidekicks capable of sending MMS messages and any new customers will automatically get put on the new plan, but existing customers upgrading to the new phone will need… Read More

  • T-Mobile getting sued for early termination fees

    T-Mobile getting sued for early termination fees

    It’s a catch-22. We like our cheap phones but those cheap phones come at a price; leave early and you’ll pay the difference in termination fees, even if you leave within, say, a month of the end of your contract. It’d be nice if the fee went down commensurate with the amount of time you’ve stuck with your contract, but it doesn’t. That all might change for… Read More

  • T-Mobile launches first 3G handset for 3G-less network

    T-Mobile launches first 3G handset for 3G-less network

    No need to freak out over this quiet launch of the 3G Samsung t639 for T-mo. There’s no way in hell they’re even close to launching their 3G network because they’re waiting on the US government to relinquish the spectrum T-mobile purchased last year. If it concerns national security, which it does, we won’t see jack from T-mo’s 3G network for years to come so… Read More

  • RAZR 2 V8 on T-Mobile next week

    RAZR 2 V8 on T-Mobile next week

    I never, ever thought I’d say this. Er, type this. Whatever. Point is, Motorola’s about to launch a RAZR (yes, they’re still around) on T-Mobile that I actually kind of like. Ok, I like it. A lot. The RAZR 2 V8 looks much like the other RAZR 2 phones out there, though it’s a bit smaller. Don’t be fooled, though: The phone’s running Moto’s new Linux… Read More

  • The iPhone's 1.1.1 firmware, now unlockable!

    The iPhone's 1.1.1 firmware, now unlockable!

    Alright, iPhoneers, good news if you’re an ulocker. The Dev Team has finally put together a working version of the Jailbreak Software that unlocks iPhones that had been upgarded to version 1.1.1. Look for it to hit later on this week, and happy re-unlocking! Announcing a preliminary iPhone 1.1.1 Jailbreak [TUAW] Read More

  • T-Mobile Samsung Beat review, can you do better?

    T-Mobile Samsung Beat review, can you do better?

    What can be said about the Samsung Beat that I didn’t already cover? It’s a tiny music-centric phone (aren’t all phones music-centric these days unless it’s a smart phone?) and as far as those go these days it’s not bad. Heck, you even get a 1GB microSD card. I like that you can keep the music player in the background and still access the music functions while not… Read More

  • T-Mobile Shadow pics surface: VGA screen?

    T-Mobile Shadow pics surface: VGA screen?

    The only thing I love more than a good unboxing is a series of “spy” shots. El Boy Genius’ moles sent him shots of the HTC Shadow, which will be part of the T-Mobile family when it’s released. The screen could very well be of the VGA variety, since it’s “incredible.” Bold words. Just one more shot inside, so as not to steal the Genius’ thunder. Read More

  • T-Mobile Samsung Beat, first hands-on

    T-Mobile Samsung Beat, first hands-on

    Today marks the official unveiling of the Samsung Beat (SGH-t539) on the T-mobile network. The Beat is a pint-sized flip phone dressed in a black shell with a silver keypad and lime green accents. The latest T-mo handset has dedicated external music controls, a stereo speaker, stereo Bluetooth and comes packed with a 1GB microSD card that’s pre-loaded with two tracks from Anisha Nicole… Read More

  • Sidekick LX, Slide caught on tape

    Here’s the Sidekick Slide in action demoing the MySpace app. Videos of the LX after the jump. Read More

  • HTC Phoebus hits FCC, looks just like the Juno [UPDATE]

    HTC Phoebus hits FCC, looks just like the Juno [UPDATE]

    A new HTC device dubbed Phoebus has breezed by the FCC and surprisingly it looks a lot like the HTC Juno, which we broke a few weeks ago. Some of the features on the Phoebus are strikingly similar to that of the Juno and I’m inclined to believe that’s what it is. Specs reveal it to be a GSM 850/1900 handset with a 2-megapixel camera. There isn’t a whole lot more to be… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve Review

    BlackBerry Curve Review

    Cast your memory back to the dark ages before smartphones. The StarTAC was still in common rotation. Cellphones were bricks. Windows Mobile was just a glimmer in Bill Gates’ eye. Enter the BlackBerry 850, a small QWERTY device that made getting email on the go dead simple. But this was 1998! Why did we need email on our hips? Well, now we know that learning about V1AG7A and P3nni st0cks… Read More

  • T-Mo Unveils The Sidekick LX

    T-Mo Unveils The Sidekick LX

    As a Sidekick fanboy, I’ve been diligently waiting for Sharp/Danger to produce a Sidekick that doesn’t make me regret switching from the SK2 to SK3. I’ve seen the Sidekick LX and it’s the best incarnation I’ve seen. Not only is it thinner than its predecessors, but the screen is much larger and brighter thanks to Sharp’s AQUOS LCD. The camera remains the same… Read More

  • T-Mobile Officially Announces Sidekick Slide

    T-Mobile Officially Announces Sidekick Slide

    About a week ago, we got to sit down with T-Mobile and play with the Sidekick Slide, Sidekick LX and a few other upcoming devices. Unfortunately, due to an embargo, we couldn’t utter a peep – until today. The Sidekick Slide will be available October 24th, in case you somehow didn’t know, and will cost $199 with a two-year contract. It’s the first time Motorola has tried… Read More