Just a friendly little reminder that the T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 is now available for purchase at T-Mobile stores nationwide and online. The new Sidekick is available in orchid or carbon and is priced at $249.99 with a two-year contract, though previous Sidekick owners get a $50 price cut. New features include a brilliant display, 3G, GPS, and Facebook and Twitter integration.
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While the Android 1.5 Cupcake update is on its way to T-Mobile G1 owners, the bigger question on some people's minds is when we're going to see a new Android device here in the United States. The HTC Magic, which was first introduced at GSMA 2009, has launched in several European countries, and Canada will get its Android devices in June, so how far behind could we be?
Kent is back from vacation and ready to face an avalanche of Palm Pre rumors. Now that we have another possible release date (June 7), we get word of two additional Palm devices featuring the Pre OS. Some BlackBerry news is also afoot and we have a couple of new Samsung phones for Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS. In reviews, Bonnie put the new 3G-enabled Sidekick LX through its paces and Nicole tests the LG Wine and the Sidekick CDM-8950. And of course, we take your questions.Listen now: Download today's podcast Rumor of the week Mini Palm Pre, Pre Centro in the works? … Read more
It's been almost a year since a judge in Alameda County, Calif., ruled that Sprint Nextel's early-termination fees are illegal, and yet Sprint and every other major U.S. wireless operator still charges customers a fee for canceling their services before a contract expires.
So what gives? Why are these pesky early-termination fees still around if they are against the law?
That's a good question and one that many readers have asked me over the past year. Because I get so many questions about these fees, I decided to put together this FAQ to help people understand … Read more
Meeting its own deadline, Google on Monday released the final version of software to create programs for a forthcoming update to the company's Android mobile phone operating system.
Xavier Ducrohet announced the Android 1.5 software development kit (SDK) on the Android developer blog.
The Android 1.5 SDK release notes include details programmers might be interested in, such as improvements in emulating multiple Android devices and gauging performance issues.
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T-Mobile USA has developed a new durable SIM card that is ideal for providing wireless connectivity to smart electric meters, as the company tries to expand its market opportunity beyond cell phones.
On Thursday, T-Mobile introduced the embedded SIM, which is much smaller than traditional SIM cards that fit into mobile phones and other mobile devices. The tiny is made out of silicon instead of plastic and is about the size of a pin head. It is designed to be durable enough to withstand environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, and motion. And as a result T-Mobile says it's … Read more
T-Mobile USA has sold 1 million G1 Android phones, six months after launching the product.
T-Mobile corporate parent Deutsche Telekom revealed the number as part of its earnings announcement earlier this week, as spotted by Telephony Unfiltered. The G1 was released in October and accounts for about two-thirds of all the 3G phones running on T-Mobile's network.
It's an important milestone for both T-Mobile and Google, and a little surprising that it went undiscovered for several days. Android phones are also available in other parts of the world, but both Google and T-Mobile have put a ton of … Read more