T-Mobile has just announced plans to expand its HSPA+ coverage to include nearly 100 major metropolitan areas by the end of 2010. The carrier has traditionally been left behind in the high-speed data race, so it's good to see that loyal T-Mobile customers will be rewarded for their patience.
HSPA+ is currently available in nearly 50 markets, including Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Waco, Texas; Baltimore; Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La.; Birmingham, Ala; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale and Jacksonville, Fla.; Greenville, S.C.; Honolulu; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Portland, Ore.; St. Louis; and Wichita, Kan. It has also expanded coverage in other cities like Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Any of T-Mobile's current 3G devices will benefit from these enhanced speeds, including its Rocket USB laptop stick. Speaking of which, T-Mobile is also introducing an updated version of that, dubbed the Rocket 2.0 USB laptop stick, which has a new rotating swivel form factor. The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 with T-Mobile webConnect will also take advantage of HSPA+.