• Secret FCC documents reveal Blackberry 8120 to support 802.11b/g

    Some savvy document-jockeys have uncovered evidence that the Blackberry 8120 (GSM/EDGE cousin to the shiny new 8130) will be sharing many of the updates its 3G relative enjoys. Among those are GPS, stereo bluetooth, and most interestingly, Wi-Fi support. Not only that, but the manual hints at integration with T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi-based Hotspot@Home service. The feature list for this… Read More

  • Vodafone Germany sues T-Mobile over iPhone "monopoly"

    So that’s how they do business over in Germany. Vodafone has issue a “restraining order” against T-Mobile for offering exclusive phones that other carriers cannot have. Vodafone isn’t generally opposed to T-Mobile’s exclusivity contract with Apple, but wants to have these new sales practices examined, the spokesman said. The restraining order doesn’t aim at… Read More

  • "Mad Probz" plague Moto Sidekick Slide, yo

    Mad probz and other shizz are surfacing with this piece of hardware, my nizzle It has come to Boy Genius’ attention — and, in fact, Mr. Peter Ha’s as well — that the Sidekick Slide by Motorola is causing mad probz and is shutting down at inopportune times including during calls to your shortie and while messaging your peeps. While the Sidekick Slide might be mad hot… Read More

  • Upgrading a T-Mobile phone now carries an $18 fee?

    According to Consumerist.com, T-Mobile "will now charge existing customers $18 when they buy a new phone" which is apparently supposed to help the wireless carrier "underwrite the cost of selling subsidized phones to new customers." I’m no psychologist but this seems like a bad idea, especially given the competition between mobile phone companies. Sure, for most… Read More

  • gPhone Madness contest over on Monday

    Because of all the server futzing I’m extending the gPhone Madness contest until Monday at 12pm eastern. Feel free to vote, enter, and do whatever over the weekend but remember that it ends Monday. Read More

  • gPhone Madness: The creepiest entry to date

    The gPhone madness contest is still going strong. Remember to vote early and often for your favorite entrants and that we also count comments in the judging. Rich sends us his entry, a really freaking creepy idea involving social data mining and facial recognition. The Playa’s Bible web service is linked to Open Social for data mining, The guy takes a picture of a young lady in a local… Read More

  • T-Mobile making it easy for you

    On T-Mobile? You’re going to like this. T-Mo is working on a new way to not-bone-as-hard customers when want to switch to another network. Currently, your early termination fee is the same if you’ve had your service for two months or fifteen months. This new plan would prorate your fee based on how long is left in your plan. It’s not the first time a carrier has talked… Read More

  • Gphone madness: contest entries keep rolling in

    Here’s the deal: in order to celebrate the non-release of the gPhone, we’re asking you, our dear readers, to offer up some potential applications for the Android platform. They can be silly, smart, or stupid. Take this one, for example: Here’s an idea for an open source Gphone application that could make you a little cash: Turn your cell phone into a traffic camera. As you… Read More

  • Sidekick Slide review [Update]

    Many of you may recall my recent rants about the Sidekick 3 and how much it sucked ass. I mean, seriously, I paid over $400 for the biggest POS known to man. Danger makes a phenomenal OS and Sharp and T-Mo go and screw it all up. The hardware was atrocious and that’s putting it lightly. The phone was horrible. Everyone complained of echoing and I could never hear what they were saying. Read More

  • Give a OLPC, get a year of T-Mobile HotSpot access

    Feeling generous? T-Mobile will give anyone who participates in the OLPC “Give 1 Get 1 Program”—for $399 your child and a child in the developing world gets a OLPC laptop—a free year of hotspot access. From November 12 to November 26, should you choose to drop the $400 to give two kids the gift of lolcatz, you’ll get the T-Mobile HotSpot service. That way, you… Read More

  • Google Conference Call Liveblog

    http://images.operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf Click here to read our live coverage of the Google Mobile OS. More info: Today, T-Mobile is participating, alongside Google and others, in the announcement of the Open Handset Alliance and Android, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. IM questions to me during the conference call and I’ll try to ask them. Read More

  • CG ALERT: And we're off… Motorola, T-Mo, HTC, and Qualcomm gPhone conference call today

    I’ll just quote this verbatim and I’ll be live blogging the call in a mere 30 minutes. I may have to eat my hat. GOOGLE, T-MOBILE, HTC, QUALCOMM AND MOTOROLA TO DISCUSS NEW OPEN PLATFORM FOR MOBILE DEVICES Read More

  • The Samsung Katalyst defines mediocrity

    I’m not sure whether to blame T-Mobile or Samsung for the constant barrage of crappy phones coming out nowadays. Take for instance, the recently leaked Samsung Katalyst which will debut on T-Mobile. I bet money that the phone will either be a freebie or $49.99 for new customers as it’s so basic, I can’t even fathom why anyone else would want it. Oh, right. T-Mobile stuck WiFi… Read More

  • Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    If things go well, we might finally see that Gphone by the middle of next year. Google is in heated talks with wireless carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, (and Vodafone internationally) to carry the Gphone, reports the WSJ. Google already competes (and cooperates) with some of these carriers. It recently fought with Verizon, for instance, over the rules of… Read More

  • T-Mobile Shadow review

    T-Mobile knows how to work with OEMs. Witness their popular Dash and Sidekick. They create branded experiences, completely change UIs and operating systems, and generally do a good job of making casual messaging easy. So here we have the T-Mobile Shadow, a rebadged HTC Juno with Blackberry Pearl-like predictive keyboard and a unique UI that smooths out Windows Mobile’s rough edges enough… Read More

  • T-Mobile Shadow, the fun phone, on October 31

    The “official phone of fun,” the T-Mobile Shadow, now has a release date: October 31. The HTC-manufactured phone is very much consumer-oriented and emphasizes “fun” above everything else. (Hopefully not functionality.) MyFaves has been enhanced. In addition to being able to call your five favoritest people in the whole wide world, you’ll be able to e-mail, IM and… Read More

  • Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

    Say hello to the HTC Juno better known as the Shadow from T-mobile. The Shadow marks a brand new day for T-mobile to bring consumers a different look at Windows Mobile 6 that makes it easier and more playful to use. The slider is myFaves compatible, with WI-Fi, a 2.6-inch screen, EDGE-enabled, is equipped with a spinning nav wheel and a 2-megapixel camera. The UI is extremely easy to use and… Read More

  • Facebook coming to Blackberry OS

    Yesterday, RIM and Facebook joined forces to announce a new dedicated Blackberry application that would bring Facebook functionality to the business world of handheld devices. The new application is available to download by all, but will also be included on T-Mobile RIM devices. As expected, you’ll be able to take photos and upload them to your Facebook profile, add and remove friends… Read More

  • Sidekick LX available today

    It’s October 24th, meaning you hip teenagers can go pick up your Sidekick LX from your local T-Mobile store. But instead of shelling out hundreds of bucks and renewing your contract for another two-years, why not win a free Sidekick LX? What’s that? I have your attention? Good stuff. All you need to do is head over to T-Mobile’s official Sidekick Wiki and sign up for a… Read More

  • 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