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T-Mobile Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart Launching on June 22

On June 2nd, T-Mobile announced two new budget Android smartphones by Samsung – the Exhibit 4G and the Gravity Smart. However, they haven’t revealed when these new phones will be launched.

Today, thanks to a leaked document by TMONews, we now have a specific launch date.

The Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Samsung Gravity Smart will both be launched on June 22.

The Samsung Exhibit 4G comes with a 3.7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel AMOLED display and a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor with 512 MB RAM. It also has a 3.15 MP camera and comes with a secondary VGA camera as well. It also sports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and well, ‘4G’ – HSPA+. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will be priced at $80 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

The Samsung Gravity Smart will have a sliding QWERTY keyboard with a 3.2 inch, 320 x 480 display. It comes with Android 2.2 Froyo and an 800 MHz processor with 512 MB RAM. It also ha a 3.15 MP camera.

It will be priced at $70 after a mail-in rebate. Both phones look quite promising, and offer a lot of value for money.

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T-Mobile Announces The Samsung Exhibit 4G And The Gravity Smart

T-Mobile has teamed up with Samsung to announce two new lower-mid range Android handsets the Exhibit 4G and the Gravity Smart.

The Exhibit 4G is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and sports a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with WVGA (800×480) resolution. The back of the phone packs a disappointing 3MP camera, while there is a VGA camera in the front for video calling. The handset also packs 512MB of RAM, along with the usual Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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The Gravity Smart from Samsung is the first phone to be powered by the Android OS in the Gravity series. The handset sports a four-row QWERTY keyboard, and a 3.2-inch screen with HVGA (320×480) resolution. The handset will be powered by an 800MHz processor and packs 512MB of RAM. Like the Exhibit 4G, the Smart has a 3.2MP camera at its back.

The Exhibit 4G runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, while the Smart runs on the now old and stale Android 2.2 FroYo.   The former will also be compatible with T-Mobile’s so called 4G’ network.

The Gravity Smart will cost users $70 after a mail-in rebate, while the Exhibit 4G will cost $80 after a $50 mail-in rebate. T-Mobile did not mention anything about the release date of both the handsets, but expect them to be available by the middle of this month.

T-Mobile To Launch HTC Sensation 4G On June 15

htc sensation 4gLast month, T-Mobile announced the powerful HTC Sensation smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a 4.3 inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 4G connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and much more. We have a good news for those, who were eagerly waiting for the launch of this handset.

T-Mobile USA recently announced that, the powerful HTC Sensation 4G will be exclusively available from June 15th. The HTC Sensation 4G is also the first smartphone to feature HTC Watch an application and service that allows you to watch an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows on the go.

“The HTC Sensation 4G’s already powerful performance is elevated by T-Mobile’s high-speed 4G network, offering customers quick download speeds, seamless Web browsing, and easy access to their favorite movies,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “The sophisticated and innovative design of the HTC Sensation 4G complements its rich entertainment features, making it a must-have for high-end smartphone fans.”

HTC Sensation 4G features a 4.3 inch qHD display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 4G Connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front camera, Stereo sound video recording and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 768 MB RAM, Internal GPS antenna, Gyro sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light Sensor, Micro-USB port, DLNA, up to 495 mins talk-time, up to 400 hours stand-by time an a 1520 mAh battery.

HTC Sensation 4G customers can wirelessly connect to a compatible HDTV or other DLNA device for streaming full HD video content. This handset will be available by June 15 at T-Mobile retail stores. The HTC Sensation 4G is also expected to be available from June 12 at select Wal-Mart locations. The price of this handset is not announced yet.

T-Mobile G2 Final Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Leaks

Late last month, we reported that T-Mobile G2 Android 2.3 Gingerbread update has leaked on the Internet. However, the update which leaked was not the final version, but a test or beta version.

Now, a developer over at the XDA forums – Football – has managed to get his hands on the final version of the Gingerbread update for the T-Mobile G2. He has already uploaded the ROM for other G2 owners to download. Here is the link to the thread.

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T-Mobile G2 owners who flashed this ROM on their handset reported that not much has changed compared to the previous leak. T-Mobile has largely left Gingerbread in its stock form, except for installing some applications like Wi-Fi calling etc. Sadly, the screen-off animation, as found on the Nexus S, is not present.

G2 owners who have rooted their phone should not flash this ROM. If they do so, they will loose root access to the system partitions. A rooted, zip aligned version of the ROM is also up for download over at XDA forums by xboarder56

The ROM will also work flawlessly on the European counterpart of the T-Mobile G2, the HTC Desire Z.

T-Mobile G2X Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Leaks!

On the first day of this month, Chris Ziegler over at This Is My Next gave us a small preview of the upcoming Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the T-Mobile G2X. He managed to get the Gingerbread update on his handset, via PaulOBrien.

Sadly, at that time the Gingerbread leak was not made public by Paul or by Chris.

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Today, it’s a different story though. Paul has gone ahead and released the Android 2.3 Gingerbread leaked update for the T-Mobile G2X in an update.zip format. The leak has no major bugs and issues, and there is a high possibility of it becoming an official release.

Early reports suggest that the overall phone performance and responsiveness have improved, considerably. The scrolling performance, and touch sensitivity of the screen have been improved as well. The custom Camera interface by LG as seen in Android 2.2 FroYo, has been replaced with stock Gingerbread camera UI.

Sadly, the Gingerbread version is 2.3.3, which means video call via Google talk is a no go!

Interested G2X owners can head over to this thread over at MoDaCo forums to download the Gingerbread leak for their handset. The update.zip is pre-rooted as well!

LG Optimus 2X/T-Mobile G2X Gets CyanogenMod 7!

The LG Optimus 2X or the T-Mobile G2X is the current favorite phone of the CyanogenMod team. In fact, Cyanogen himself uses this phone. All this, just because the handset does not have a locked boot loader.

The Cyanogen team has already started working on bringing CyanogenMod 7 to the Optimus 2x and the G2X. The CM team has even started cooking out CM7 based nightly ROMs for the handsets.

Since this is a nightly ROM, Optimus 2X and G2X owners should keep in mind that there will be some bugs and issues with the ROM.

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CyanogenMod is the best AOSP based Custom ROM out there. In its latest version, the ROM is based on Android 2.3.x Gingerbread, and packs some useful features like Profile Support, Theme Manager and DSP Manager.

The LG Optimus 2X/G2X is the most powerful phone to be supported by the CyanogenMod team until now. Hopefully, the CM team will also support the upcoming dual-core monster the Samsung Galaxy S II. It has already been confirmed that the Galaxy S II will have an unlocked boot loader.

Interested Optimus 2X/G2X owners should head over to this link to download CM7 nightly ROM for their handset. For more information about CM7 on the LG Optimus 2X/G2X, users should head over to this thread.

T-Mobile G2 Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM Leaks

Last month, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM with Sense UI for the HTC Desire Z leaked.

Today, the folks over at XDA forums have managed to get their hands on the leaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for the T-Mobile G2.

The T-Mobile G2 and the HTC Desire Z are exactly the same phones, except that the former runs on stock Android while the latter has Sense UI on top of it.

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Users who have flashed this ROM on their handset, report that the performance and stability of this ROM is top-notch. Sadly, the ROM does not feature the screen-off animation, which Android 2.3 Gingerbread brings.

The leaked ROM works perfectly, which suggests that the T-Mobile G2 Gingerbread update is around the corner. Another HTC Vision’ developer rmk40 has already uploaded a de-odexed and rooted version of the ROM.

Interested T-Mobile G2 owners can head over to this thread to download and install the leaked ROM on their handset. The ROM will also work flawlessly on the HTC Desire Z.

HTC ‘Doubleshot’ ROM With Sense 3.0 UI Ported To HTC Desire Z/T-Mobile G2

A week ago, we had reported that the HTC Desire Z has got a taste of the Sense 3.0 UI, thanks to the leaked HTC Sensation ROM. However, the Sensation ROM port had many issues due to the difference in resolution (WVGA vs. qHD).

A few days ago, rumors were flowing on the Internet that HTC is already working on the HTC Desire Z successor, with the codename Doubleshot’.

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Now, one popular developer over at the HTC Desire Z modding scene rmk40 has managed to get his hands on a leaked HTC Doubleshot ROM. He has even ported the ROM to the HTC Desire Z. Since, the Doubleshot’ will sport a WVGA screen, the ROM works without any graphical glitches on the Desire Z.

Early users report that most of the hardware is working on this ROM. However, some bloat ware apps are continuously force closing, which should be rectified pretty soon. The ROM will also work on the T-Mobile G2.

From the screenshots above, readers can easily understand why developers want to port Sense UI 3.0 to the HTC ‘Vision’. The Sense UI in its latest version looks gorgeous!

T-Mobile G2 and HTC Desire Z owners should head over to this thread over at XDA forums for more information about the ROM.

T-Mobile Offers $100 Discount To G-Slate Via Telesales

T-Mobile G-Slate is the LG’s first tablet device which was announced at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. It runs on the latest Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System. T-Mobile G-Slate is the re-branded version of the LG Optimus Pad. This device has been recently released in the US and it is exclusively available on the airwaves of T-Mobile. If you are planning to buy this tablet, then we will share a secret code, which will help you to get a $100 discount on T-Mobile G-Slate via Telesales. Until then, check out the complete specs below.

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T-Mobile G-Slate features a 8.9 inch touchscreen display, 1 GHz Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with 2D recording in full HD (1080p) and 3D video recording in HD (720p), 32GB internal memory, GPS, up to 273 hours stand-by time, up to 9 hours video playback and much more.

To get a $100 discount, you will just need to call T-Mobile Telesales at 1-866-464-8662 and select option 3. After that, order the T-Mobile G-Slate and mention the code “GSLATE100″. This device is priced at $599 on contract, but you will get this device for just $499. This offer is valid till April 27th, so go ahead and order your T-Mobile G-Slate.

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LG to Launch T-Mobile G-Slate on April 20

The Motorola Xoom is currently the only major Android tablet on the market which runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb. All the other Android tablets are either mediocre, or run Android 2.2 Froyo, which isn’t meant for tablets.

LG announced the T-Mobile G-Slate at CES 2011, but it had just dropped off the radar after the initial announcement. It was spotted again at CTIA 2011, where we had done a quick hands-on of the Android tablet.

Today, TMONews has confirmed the official launch date for the T-Mobile G-Slate. The G-Slate will be launching on April 20, with the T-Mobile G2X and the Sidekick 4G.

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The LG T-Mobile G-Slate comes with an 8.9 inch display with a 1 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. It is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform and comes with dual 5 MP cameras at the back for 3D video capture, and a 2 MP camera in the front for video calls. It offers 32 GB internal storage and is expected to be priced starting at $529.99. It offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity and comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

For complete videos of the T-Mobile G-Slate in action, check out T-Mobile G-Slate Hands-on Pictures and Videos