NEW YORK--Nearly six months after its next generation of music phones hit the market in Europe, Nokia is finally bringing the latest XpressMusic phones to the United States.
T-Mobile USA on Tuesday unveiled the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone, a slim, music-playing handset, at a party here that featured specialty cocktails with names like Disco Lemonade and Purple Rain, and performances by up-and-coming artists K.i.D Cudi, Chester French, and the DJ Kid Capri.
T-Mobile is the first and only wireless operator in the States to sell the new 5310 Xpress Music phone and its big brother, the 5610 Xpress … Read more
If you're not a fan of the color purple, how about scarlet? Today, T-Mobile announced the immediate retail availability of the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide Scarlet. It's pretty much like the original T-Mobile Sidekick Slide, except, you guessed it; it has scarlet accents instead of purple. Everything else is pretty much the same. Features include strong e-mail and instant messaging functions, Bluetooth, built-in music player, Web browser, MyFaves, and MySpace Mobile integration. The Sidekick Slide Scarlet can be yours today for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
OK, now it really is getting boring. T-Mobile announced today that it won yet another title from J.D. Power and Associates. This time the carrier took top honors in a survey of wireless retail sales satisfaction by hitting top marks in the four considered categories: sales staff, store display, store facility, and price/promotion. But T-Mobile wasn't alone at the top. Alltel trailed by two points to take second place while Verizon Wireless came in third. AT&T was rated as average and Sprint Nextel came in last with a below average rating in all four categories. … Read more
Is Sprint Nextel getting ready for a fire sale?
It sure looks that way following speculation around Wall Street on Monday of a possible sale or breakup of the beleaguered wireless operator. First, The Wall Street Journal reported that German phone company Deutsche Telekom was considering buying the company. Later the same day, another Wall Street Journal article cited sources who said Sprint Nextel is considering unloading its Nextel assets, a move that might make the $22.3 billion wireless operator more attractive to potential buyers.
While a Deutsche Telekom sale seems like a long shot, it's not surprising … Read more
Remember last October when T-Mobile launched the Samsung SGH-T639? Though the carrier lacked a 3G network at the time, the SGH-T639 debuted with support for 3G UMTS services. When we asked T-Mobile what was up, a representative responded by saying that the SGH-T639 "is positioned to be among the first devices to take advantage of a future UMTS network." No, we weren't satisfied with that answer, either.
T-Mobile USA said Monday that it's finally launching its long-awaited 3G wireless network.
New York will be the first city to use the new network, which will initially use a technology called UMTS, or Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, but will eventually use an even faster technology standard called HSDPA, or High-Speed Downlink Packet Access. T-Mobile will continue rolling out the network across other major cities throughout the year. By the end of the year, the company expects that its high-speed data network will be up and running in most major metropolitan areas.
T-Mobile, which is a distant fourth place … Read more
As we expected, May 1 did not bring a formal announcement of T-Mobile's anticipated 3G network. But according to RCR Wireless News, the long-waited launch will come next week. The magazine didn't cite any specific sources in its story, but it promised that in the next few days the carrier would reveal its 3G plans for New York City and beyond. Also, RCR refuted earlier reports that T-Mobile's wireless broadband network would not support data. The story didn't give details on potential 3G devices, but T-Mobile should be ready to go on that front. The carrier … Read more
Hey now! There's an interesting story coming out the Boy Genius Report (BGR) that's creating a lot of buzz among the cell phone community. According to BGR, Research in Motion will release a BlackBerry, codenamed "Kickstart," with a flip design and has some hands-on photos of the smartphone as well as another shot of the device with T-Mobile branding.
It's said that the Kickstart will have a monochromatic external display with a "color glow" border around it, while the inside will feature a 320x240 resolution, color display, standard BlackBerry shortcuts and trackball navigator, … Read more