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3 years ago

T-Mobile announces the new myTouch -- 1GHz Snapdragon with front facing camera

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Meet the new T-Mobile myTouch -- its second HSPA+ device (which made an early appearance on T-Mo's website earlier today). Manufactured by HTC, the new myTouch features a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen, a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor at 1GHz, 5-megapixel front camera -- a front facing camera, as well -- 8GB microSD card, Swype and will launch with Android 2.2. Other specs, such as on-board memory and RAM, weren't announced.

It'll be available in four colors -- white, black, plum or red. T-Mobile says the myTouch should be available by the holiday season. Full presser after the break. More in our T-Mobile myTouch forums.

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3 years ago

T-Mobile's HSPA+ data speeds to cover 200 million in 2010

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T-Mobile shows it means business, slipping into the myTouch announcement that it plans to have HSPA+ coverage in over 100 markets and covering 200 million people before the end of the year.  While T-Mobile calls the network 4G, or 4G-like, quite a few Sprint subscribers (and even a Sprint executive or two) would beg to differ.  Call it whatever you like, just get it here, please! 

Direct from T-Mobile:

With its latest expansion, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ footprint now includes Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss.; Denver, Colo.; Huntsville, Ala.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Norfolk, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento, Calif.; and West Palm Beach, Fla. T-Mobile expects to reach 100 major metropolitan areas and 200 million people in 2010.

Quite the bold statement.  And if it happens as planned, a bold move as well.

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3 years ago

HTC myTouch HD sneaks onto T-Mobile's site

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We've never really had any doubt that the HTC myTouch HD was real -- given the early leaked image and the T-Mobile literature. And here it is, plain as day, on T-Mobile's website, quietly tucked away until you search for "HSPA" (albeit under the name "T-Mobile myTouch). It's listed as being "priced as low as FREE," but that's as likely to be a typo as it is correct, right? Clicking the details button does no good, and this likely will be pulled at some point (or actually announced). Plus, still no word on when we'll see this guy, so stay tuned. [T-Mobile via Engadget]

Discuss in the HTC myTouch 3D Forums

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3 years ago

What does 'open' mean to us?

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In this crazy little world we called Android, we're all guilty of throwing around that four-letter word: Open. From the top -- Google CEO Eric Schmidt -- all the way to the bottom -- your friendly neighborhood blogger -- we wield the word like a sword when convenient, or as a shield when necessary.

The exact definition of "open" in the general sense has been debated long before Android arrived on the scene, and it'll be debated long after Android assumes its rightful position atop the smartphone heap. (See what we did there?) You have your ideas of what "open" means. We have ours. And we share them, after the break. You're not going to agree with them all. Hell, you're not going to like them all. And that's OK. 

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3 years ago

Pick up your T-Mobile G2 today, if you want

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Yes, folks, the rumors were true. If you haven't already gotten yours shipped early, you can pick up a T-Mobile G2 today in stores. Probably. We're willing to bet a few didn't get the word, so no blaming us if you get shut out. But it's here, folks. It's here. [via Android Central Forums]

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3 years ago

Move It takes Android puzzles to the next level

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Tired of boring puzzle games that are easy to beat and have limited functionality? So were the folks at Al Factory Limited so they used this as inspiration to take puzzle games to the next level. Move It is an extremely interactive puzzle that allows users to move in any direction needed to get the blocks to a new position to help meet the goal of getting the big red block to its home square. They have given users the option of a free version, which offers 72 different puzzles, and the paid version, which is only £1.99, has 672 puzzles and 6 different levels of difficulty. If you have a few minutes, or few hours to spare, and are looking for something challenging, yet fun, this is a great solution to end your boredom! Download links after the break.

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3 years ago

HTC Desire Froyo updates are big in Japan, too

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Japanese carrier Softbank Mobile will also be updating its HTC Desire to Froyo, via an over the air update starting Oct 8.  It appears it will have the same system (with Japanese language support of course) as all its North American and European counterparts, including full support for Adobe Flash.  A much better translation of the official blurb than the Google Translate version:

Softbank Mobile has announced that they will commence an over the air update for their HTC Desire customers on 10/8. The update will upgrade the phones to Android 2.2, with Flash 10.1, 720p camera, SD card storage for applications, and some native language sorting problems will be solved.

[Softbank (Japanese)] Special thanks to Christopher for tip and the translation.  Domo arigato!

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3 years ago

Couldn't make it to ab R2-D2 launch party? Here's what you missed

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Via @VZWKate

With the Droid R2-D2 available to the masses and the launch parties all wrapped-up, it's safe to say this was a good week for all the Star Wars fans out there. For all those who made it out to one of the many launch locations last night, you've made Lucas proud and for that, give yourself a pat on the back. Here are but a scant few of the pics that made their way onto Twitter from the launch. It goes without saying that – whether you made it or not – the force was just as strong, if not stronger, than Verizon's signal. After the break, folks.

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