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T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II Also Gets A Software Update

Its raining software updates! First the Droid Bionic got a major bug fixing software update, then the Droid Incredible 2 and the Amaze 4G got one each, and now its the T-Mobile Galaxy SII which gets a new software update.

The software update for the T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II bumps up the Android version to 2.3.5 and brings with it some bug fixes and Wi-Fi calling.

Below is the full update for the change-log-:

Features:

  • Wi-Fi Calling Over IMS
Improvements
  • Error: ‘Force Close’ and calls dropped when splitting a conference call
  • Battery shows full
  • Caller name not displayed in the call log detail
  • Network Name displayed in the call log
  • City and State not displayed on incoming calls that occur while on an active call
  • Cannot find the Wi-Fi calling application
  • Error: “Invalid SIM”
  • Error: “REG09: Missing 911 address”
  • Error: “REG99: Unable To Connect
Like all other OTA updates, this update is also being rolled out in stages so T-Mobile SGS2 owners need to be a bit patient before their  phone  gets the update. Users can also use Samsung’s KIES software to download and install the latest software update for their handset.

T-Mobile Announces The Nokia Lumia 710 In The US

T-Mobile recently announced the new Nokia Lumia 710 entry-level smartphone. This handset was originally introduced at the Nokia World 2011, along with the powerful Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone. It runs on the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. The Nokia Lumia 710 is the company’s first Windows Phone powered smartphone announced for the US. This handset will be available for purchase from next month, exclusively for the T-Mobile customers in the US.

We’re excited to team with Nokia in bringing its first Windows Phone to the U.S. with the elegantly designed Nokia Lumia 710,said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. Windows Phone offers a compelling mobile OS choice for people who want a smartphone built around them, their family and friends. We expect it to play a more prominent role in our lineup and marketing efforts in 2012.

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T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 Specifications

  • 3.7 inch WVGA display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS
  • 5 megapixel auto-focus camera
  • LED flash
  • HD (720p) video recording and playback
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • Skydrive cloud storage
  • Zune Music
  • Internet Explorer 9 Mobile
  • Up to 7 hours of talk-time
  • Up to 16 days of stand-by time
  • 1300 mAh battery

The Nokia Lumia 710 will come preloaded with Nokia Drive, Microsoft Office Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint and Office 365), The Weather Channel, ESPN, Netflix, App Highlights, T-Mobile TV, My Account, Slacker Radio and TeleNav GPS.

The Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile will be available in black and white color options. This handset comes with a price tag of just $49.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a two year service agreement. The Nokia Lumia 710 will be available for purchase from January 11, 2012.

T-Mobile’s HTC Amaze 4G Gets A Software Update

HTC and T-Mobile have started rolling out a new software update for the T-Mobile Amaze 4G.For the unknown the Amaze 4G packs in a qHD (640×960) resolution screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor along with 1GB of RAM and an 8MP camera.

The update does not bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the handset, which many users must be hoping for. The update only adds certain enhancements apart from fixing some bugs.  The software update carries the build number 1.43.531.3 and adds Wi-Fi calling and the latest version of Google Music.

Below is the full change-log of the update-:

New Features

  • IMS Wi-Fi Calling
  • Google Music
Improvements
  • Improvements to Bluetooth connection
  • Clock Widget Not Updating With Time Zone Change
  • Improvement To Twitter and Peep Application
  • Improved Wi-Fi Connection
The update is being rolled out in stages so Amaze 4G users should not expect to get the update immediately. Alternatively, Amaze 4G owners can also pull the update from HTC server by going to Settings-> About Phone -> HTC Software Updates and then selecting the Check Now option.

T-Mobile Sensation 4G and Samsung Epic 4G Touch Getting Software Updates

T-Mobile and HTC have started rolling out a new software update for the HTC Sensation 4G. The update does not bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which many Sensation users must be hoping for. Instead, the software update is just aimed at fixing some bugs and improving the general performance and stability of the phone.

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Below is the full change-log of the update :

  • Improvements to Trace dictionary
  • Screen   unresponsiveness resolved
  • Device taking screen shots resolved
  • Lock screen shifted up resolved
  • Icon pixilation resolved
  • Improved Wi-Fi connection
  • Green lines on photo resolved

The update is being rolled out in stages by T-Mobile, so Sensation 4G owners should not expect the update to hit their phone immediately.

Sprint is also rolling out a minor software update for the Epic 4G Touch, which fixes some 4G hotspot functionality and radio signal issues. Below is the full change-log for the update-:

  • 4G Sprint Hotspot disconnects when in a phone call
  • Radio loses signal and may require power cycle

Like the T-Mobile Sensation 4G update, the Sprint Epic 4G Touch update is also being rolled out in stages.

AT&T’s T-Mobile Acquisition May Not Pass Regulatory Scrutiny

AT&TAT&T has been trying to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion since March 2011. The announcement was a surprise for everyone, and the acquisition would have created the largest telecom provider in the United States, far ahead of its competitors in terms of subscribers. Naturally, there were going to be some regulatory hurdles in a deal of this size.

Today, we have an update from AT&T which indicates that the deal might be in jeopardy. AT&T has set aside $4 billion for accounting charges, should the deal go south and it has to pay T-Mobile’s parent Deutsche Telekom a breakup fee.

The Federal Communications Commission recently recommended that there be an administrative hearing to approve this deal. The DoJ had also filed a lawsuit to block the acquisition, on grounds that it would be harmful for consumers.

Today, AT&T announced that it was withdrawing its applications from the FCC for now, in order to focus on getting the deal cleared by the DoJ first.

AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) are continuing to pursue the sale of Deutsche Telekom’s U.S. wireless assets to AT&T and are taking this step to facilitate the consideration of all options at the FCC and to focus their continuing efforts on obtaining antitrust clearance for the transaction from the Department of Justice,AT&T said.

In case the deal doesn’t go through, the total value of the breakup package for Deutsche Telekom is estimated to be around $7 billion.

While this move by the two companies doesn’t mean that the deal is dead, it surely indicates that the chances of successfully completing it have decreased significantly.

White Samsung Galaxy S II Coming Soon To T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S II is the company’s largest selling Android smartphone. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are already selling this handset in the US, but currently the customers have only one color options. T-Mobile will soon launch the amazing white version of this handset in the US. T-Mobile is not the exclusive carrier to launch the white version of Galaxy S II, but the AT&T customers will also get the white Galaxy S II in the coming weeks.

samsung galaxy s ii white

There are no changes in the specs of the device. The White Galaxy S II features the same 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, T-Mobile TV, Samsung Media Hub, T-Mobile Video Chat, Zinio, Netflix, etc.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Swype, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, Samsung Kies Air, Android Market, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, Asphalt 6 pre-loaded, NFC-enabled, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot and a 1850 mAh battery.

The exact price of this device has not been announced yet. White Samsung Galaxy S II is expected to be available for $229.99 with a 2 year service agreement or $529.99 without any contract. T-Mobile will release the white Galaxy S II model during the holidays.

T-Mobile Unveils The HTC Radar 4G Smartphone

htc radar 4gHTC recently announced the company’s newest smartphone – the HTC Radar 4G. The leaked pics of this device was already spotted in the wild. This handset runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. This device will be exclusively available for the T-Mobile customers in the US. HTC Radar 4G is the carriers first smartphone, which runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 OS.

HTC Radar 4G features a 3.8 inch LCD display, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, front-facing camera for video calls, 8 GB internal memory, dedicated camera buttons, fully integrated Microsoft Exchange, Internet Explorer 9, 4G Connectivity, etc. HTC has not yet released the complete fact sheet of this device.

HTC Radar 4G is crafted from a single piece of aluminum. The price and release date of this handset is still a mystery. HTC Radar 4G is expected to be available at T-Mobile in time for the holidays. Are you planning to buy this device? Or you will go for the upcoming 5th generation iPhone? Let us know your views in the comments below. On a side note, stay tuned for the complete specs of this device.

T-Mobile Announces The HTC Amaze 4G Smartphone

T-Mobile recently announced its newest smartphone, the HTC Amaze 4G. This handset was earlier known as the HTC Ruby smartphone. It runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with some amazing features such as a 4.3 inch display, 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor, 4G connectivity and much more. The HTC Amaze 4G allows you to capture high quality photos and share it with your friends or send it to Facebook, Picasa or Flickr at 4G speeds.

These new products unlock the full potential of our faster 4G network and deliver the best experience yet for watching video, surfing the Web, and creating and sharing content on the go,said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. A 4G connection delivers a much improved experience, which entices consumers to do more with the devices they carry. Smartphone buyers are increasingly looking for built-in 4G capability, and we’re offering what we believe is the best 4G product portfolio in the industry.

htc amaze 4g

HTC Amaze 4G features a 4.3 inch qHD Super LCD touch-screen display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, HTC Sense 3.0 user interface, 8 megapixel camera with auto face detect and dual flash, Zero shutter lag, SmartShot, Face Detection and shake Detection, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, Music player, FM radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, DLNA capable, HDMI mirroring, Stereo Bluetooth A2DP support, HTC Watch, HTC Sync, Slacker Radio, Audio DSP with SRS Surround Sound, Zinio, Wi-Fi HotSpot, full HTML web browser, T-Mobile TV, support for Adobe Flash, T-Mobile Video Chat, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1730 mAh lithium ion battery.

This handset allows you to access more than 250,000 apps and games from the Android Market. The HTC Amaze 4G will be available for $259.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a two year service agreement. You can purchase this device online from October 10, followed by T-Mobile retail stores starting October 12.

T-Mobile Galaxy S II Price And Release Date Announced

Samsung Galaxy S II was announced and showcased at the MWC 2011 in Barcelona. It was first released in April in its home country – South Korea, followed by other European and Asian countries in May. It took nearly 3 months for Samsung to tweak the device, according to the needs of the US carriers. Last month, Samsung finally announced the much-awaited Galaxy S II in 3 new variants exclusively for the subscribers of AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in the US.

The AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S II is called as the AT&T Galaxy S II, Samsung Epic 4G Touch and T-Mobile Galaxy S II respectively. AT&T and Sprint has already released this amazing device for their customers, but T-Mobile subscribers were left in the dark. Today, T-Mobile finally announced the price, release date and complete specs of its Galaxy S II variant.

tmobile galaxy s ii

T-Mobile Galaxy S II features a 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, Swype, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, etc.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Samsung Kies Air, Android Market, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, T-Mobile TV, Samsung Media Hub, T-Mobile Video Chat, Zinio, Netflix and Asphalt 6 pre-loaded, NFC-enabled, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot and a 1850 mAh battery.

This handset comes with a screen grab feature, which allows you to to take a screen grab of content on the phone screen. The T-Mobile Galaxy S II will be available for $229.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a two year service agreement. You can purchase this device online from October 10, followed by T-Mobile retail stores starting October 12.

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II Variant Announced; Details Scarce!

Along with the Sprint’s Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch and the AT&T’s Galaxy S II, Samsung also announced the T-Mobile version of the handset. At the moment, not much information is available about the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S II. Like AT&T, T-Mobile will also be calling its version of the Galaxy S II with the same name.

The only information available right know is that the T-Mobile variant will also sport a mammoth 4.52-inch Super-AMOLED screen with WVGA (800×480) screen, like the Sprint’s version. Other than that, no information is available about the SoC (Processor and GPU) are available.

Like all the other Galaxy S II variants, the T-Mobile version also comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. On the connectivity front, the T-Mobile version is fully loaded and packs Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, microSD card slot, GPS with A-GPS and a bunch of other sensors. The T-Mobile’s SGS II variant will also run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with TouchWiz 4.0 on top of it.

The press release from T-Mobile does not provide much information about the handset and its availability and pricing.