T-Mobile on Wednesday threw a coming out party for its new Google Android-based phone, the MyTouch, with great fanfare. The celebration included skydivers, celebrity impersonators, and yes, even mimes. Here are a few of the more artistic photos from the event.
This was originally published at ZDNet's Between the Lines.
T-Mobile said Thursday that it added 325,000 net customers in its second quarter, but a contract churn rate of 2.2 percent, up from 1.9 percent a year ago is a trouble spot. T-Mobile said that its new Android-powered MyTouch 3G and a distribution pact with Radio Shack gives it "opportunities for new growth."
T-Mobile, the U.S. mobile unit of Deutsche Telekom, ended the quarter with 33.5 million customers, good for fourth place among carriers. However, T-Mobile is adding customers as third-place Sprint is losing them. … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--Wearing an all-white Elvis suit, a parachuter blazed down into Justin Herman Plaza here as giant balloons of confetti exploded, U2's "Beautiful Day" blasted, and a broadcaster announced, "Ladies and Gentleman, T-Mobile is proud to present the MyTouch with Google."
What do Elvis, skydivers, and confetti have to do with a cell phone? We're not sure either. But T-Mobile used all of those, along with all sorts of other random hoopla to celebrate the release of the MyTouch 3G on Wednesday.
MyTouch, T-Mobile's second Google Android phone, has a touch screen that … Read more
You could say that T-Mobile dominated cell phone news today. Not only did the carrier launch its second Google Android phone, the MyTouch 3G, the company celebrated the handset's debut with a wild skydiving party in San Francisco. We don't have video footage just yet, but we have a full report on how the event transpired. Also in the show, we discuss our latest reviews, Nicole guffaws, and Kent almost ends it all early.
T-Mobile's second Google Android phone, the MyTouch 3G, lands in stores and online today. The all touch-screen device goes on sale 10 months after the G1 made its debut. We've already had the opportunity to give it a thorough shakedown, and we found a lot to like. The sleeker design, improved features, and user-friendly controls fix many of our complaints with its predecessor. Yes, it lacks a physical keyboard, but we didn't mind. Some complaints remain, of course, but the MyTouch convinces us that Android is ready for prime time.
To celebrate the event, T-Mobile is holding … Read more
TeleNav announced on Monday that it will make its TeleNav GPS Navigator application available to the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G when it goes on sale on August 5. It will be the first location-based service to launch on the MyTouch 3G and customers will be able to try it out for free for 30 days before signing up for the $9.99 per month unlimited access option.
According to the location-based service provider, TeleNav GPS Navigator has been optimized for the Android smartphone and offers 3D moving maps in portrait and landscape mode, text- and voice-guided directions with text-to-speech functionality, and … Read more
Just as it continues to introduce new Google Android phones, T-Mobile is also releasing mobile applications to the Android Market. Recent software includes a T-Mobile HotSpot locator and My Account, which lets customers check their remaining minutes, get support, and pay their bill.
One of the most interesting is Visual Voicemail that gives customers complete control of their voice mail without making a call. Visual Voicemail is available for free to all Android users. A small (and free) adjustment must be made to your data plan, but you can complete the set up in three simple steps.Call T-Mobile customer … Read more
On Tuesday,T-Mobile answered the prayers of many smartphone fanatics and officially announced the upcoming release of the HTC Touch Pro2 smartphone. The Touch Pro2 will be available starting August 12 and will come in a mocha finish, but pricing was not revealed at press time.
First announced at GSMA 2009 as the successor to the HTC Touch Pro, the Touch Pro2 will finally bring T-Mobile customers a much-needed update to the T-Mobile Wing, which has been in circulation since 2007.
While the smartphone will still run on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, it brings a number of notable improvements, … Read more
As promised back in May, T-Mobile is bringing Microsoft Exchange support to the T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009. Starting Tuesday afternoon, Sidekick LX owners will be able to download the Sidekick Sync app from the handheld's Download Catalog and get real-time push e-mail, attachment viewing, and full sync capabilities. In addition, you'll also be able to sync your contacts and Exchange calendar to the Sidekick. Developed by Remoba, Sidekick Sync costs $4.99 per month and requires you have a Sidekick data plan.
On Monday, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of its latest smartphone, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520. The Curve 8520 is slated for release on August 5 for $129.99 with a two-year contract and will come in two colors: frost or black.
This will be RIM's first model with dedicated media keys, which are integrated along the top of the handset, and also replaces the trademark trackball navigator with a touch-sensitive optical trackpad (think Samsung Omnia). Also of note, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 touts Mac compatibility out of the box (via desktop software).
The rest of the smartphone's … Read more