LG T-Mobile G2X Launched for $199

T-Mobile G2XThe T-Mobile G2X, a branded version of the LG Optimus 2X, which had been announced by LG and T-Mobile at CTIA 2011, was supposed to be launched on April 15, according to a tweet by the official account of T-Mobile on Twitter.

Today, T-Mobile officially launched the G2X, and it is now available for purchase. It is one of T-Mobile’s best Android smartphones and has received great reviews. It is priced at $199 with a 2 year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. It will be available in stores only after April 20.

It has a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It comes with a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor and has 512 MB RAM. It also has 8 GB internal storage and comes with the vanilla version of Android 2.2 Froyo, with an Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade in the offing. Having no custom UI, I believe, is one of the most attractive features of this phone.

It also has an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash which can shoot 1080p videos. It will be the first Android phone to ship with Tegra Zone. It also has HSPA+, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity with GPS support.

Order your T-Mobile G2X online here for $199.99 – T-Mobile G2X

T-Mobile LG G2X Priced at $199; Available From April 15

T-Mobile LG G2XT-Mobile and LG announced the G2X at CTIA 2011, exactly 2 weeks back. It is an Android smartphone identical to the LG Optimus 2X, but comes with the T-Mobile branding.

Today, T-Mobile has confirmed on Twitter that the G2X will be available online starting April 15, and in stores on April 20. It will be priced at $199 after a mail-in rebate of $50 and a 2 year contract.

@TMobile: Official date/price: T-Mobile G2x, avail. online 4/15 & in stores 4/20. $199.99 after $50 MIR & 2-yr contract. http://cot.ag/g27fo3

The LG G2X will be one of the best Android smartphones on T-Mobile. It comes with Android 2.2 Froyo, with an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread coming soon. It doesn’t have any custom UI, which is what many users would love, and comes with Swype.

It has a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and comes with a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor and 512 MB RAM. It has 8 GB internal storage.

It also has an 8 MP camera with AF and LED flash, capable of shooting 1080p videos, as well as a 1.3 MP secondary camera which can be used for video calls via Qik. It will be the first phone to ship with Tegra Zone and will offer support for T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network.

T-Mobile Offers Motorola Defy For Free On Contract

Motorola Defy is an entry level, semi-rugged smartphone. This handset currently runs on the old Android 2.1 Operating System, but it will get the Android 2.2 update during the Q2 of 2011. Motorola Defy is dust and water resistant and it comes with the famous Gorilla Glass display. If you are planning to buy this smartphone, then you should grab it today itself, since T-Mobile USA is currently offering this smartphone for free on contract.

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Motorola Defy features a 3.7 inch WVGA display, 480 x 854 pixels resolution, 800 MHz processor, Android 2.1 (Eclair) Operating System, MOTOBLUR, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash, Android Media Player, FM Radio and much more.

This handset also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, MicroUSB, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), 512 of RAM, 2 GB internal memory, 2 GB microSD card included, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, Google Maps Navigation, Android Market, Ambient light, proximity sensor, up to 6.8 hours talktime, up to 9.9 days stand-by time and a 1540 mAh battery.

The powerful Motorola Defy originally comes with a price tag of $99.99, but you can get this handset for free, only till Thursday, April 7th. This offer is valid, only if you purchase this handset from T-Mobile.com with a 2 year service agreement. This is a pretty good deal since Motorola Defy will soon get the Android 2.2 update and on the other hand, it saves $99.99.

T-Mobile 3G Slide Android 2.2 FroYo Update Rolling Out Now

HTC and T-Mobile have started rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the T-Mobile branded myTouch 3G Slide.

While the myTouch 3G got its Android 2.2 update nearly six months ago, the 3G Slide will get its share of FroYo love now.


The new software update will bump the Android version of myTouch 3G Slide to 2.2.1 and bring a host of welcome changes with it.

Here is the official change-log from HTC themselves :

• Android 2.2.1 FroYo
• Wi-Fi calling
• Wi-Fi hotspot
• USB Tethering (Internet Sharing)
• Low storage (User Data) notification mechanism
• Resolves issues with text and picture messaging
• Resolves some Bluetooth compatibility issues
• Improves compatibility with new Bluetooth devices
• Improves stability and reliability of the device

Other changes include performance and stability improvements and the ability to install apps on the SD card.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide owners can find the steps to download and install this software update, on their phone from here.

Kudos to HTC and T-Mobile for releasing the Android 2.2 FroYo update for such an old and nearly forgotten handset!

T-Mobile Announces the LG G2X

LG T-Mobile G2XToday, T-Mobile has announced the LG G2X at CTIA 2011. It is identical to the LG Optimus 2X, but is a T-Mobile branded phone and will come with pure, vanilla Android 2.2 Froyo. It will likely get Android 2.3 Gingerbread soon, mainly because it doesn’t have any custom UI to delay the update. It comes with Swype pre-installed.

It has a 4 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display and a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It will come with a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor on the Tegra 2 chipset. It will have 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage.

It will also have an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash which is capable of shooting 1080p videos. It also has a secondary 1.3 MP camera for video calling powered by Qik.

The LG G2X will be the first phone to ship with Tegra Zone and supports T-Mobile’s 4G network.

It will come with Need for Speed Shift HD and will be available by spring.

Nokia Astound Hands-On Pics

Nokia recently announced the Symbian^3 powered Nokia Astound smartphone. This handset is basically the Nokia C7 with T-Mobile branding. Nokia Astound has the the same 3.5 inch AMOLED display, 680MHz ARM11 processor, 8 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, 32GB expandable memory and so on. This handset will be available from April 6th for $79.99 with a two-years service agreement. Until then, check out our exclusive hands-on pics of the Nokia Astound, after the break.

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Nokia Announces The Symbian Powered Astound For T-Mobile USA

Nokia recently announced the Symbian powered Nokia Astound smartphone. This handset will be exclusively available on the airwaves of T-Mobile. Nokia Astound is basically the Nokia C7 with T-Mobile branding. This handset comes with a 3.5 inch AMOLED display, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, front facing VGA camera for video calling, 32 GB expandable memory and more. This handset allows you to access thousands of free and paid apps from the Nokia’s Ovi Store.

nokia astound

“As millions more consumers make the switch to smartphones, Nokia is proud to offer an alternative that is not only easy and fun to use, but is also very sexy and sleek, unlike anything in its price point,” said Mark Slater, vice president of sales, Nokia. “With a user experience rounded out by Nokia’s Ovi services, including Maps and Store, consumers will be delighted to discover Nokia’s premium design quality with no compromises on services and apps, made affordable with T-Mobile.”

Nokia C7 comes with aa 3.5 inch AMOLED touchscreen display with 360 × 640 pixels resolution, 680MHz ARM11 processor, Symbian^3 operating system, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 3G connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash with HD (720p) video recording, 3.5 mm audio jack, Stereo FM radio, A-GPS, 256MB RAM, 1GB ROM, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, up to 27 days stand-by time, up to 9.5 hours talk time and 1200 mAh battery.

The Nokia Astound comes pre-loaded with for the entire U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. This handset also provides free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation in more than 100 countries. Nokia Astound will be available for purchase from April 6th. This handset comes with a price tag of $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card with a two-year service agreement.

AT&T to Buy T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion

AT&TLast week, there was a rumor that Sprint and T-Mobile were working on some kind of a merger. Well, it looks like AT&T has already made a move; it just announced that it will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in a cash and stock deal.

The AT&T deal was completely unexpected, as it was believed that Deutsche Telekom and Sprint were already in talks regarding a merger or an acquisition by Sprint.

According to the terms of the deal, Deutsche Telekom will receive an 8% ownership interest in AT&T and a board seat. The cash payment of the deal amounts to $25 billion. The deal is still pending regulatory approval, and should close in about 12 months.

The combined entity will have close to 130 million subscribers (AT&T’s 95.5 million and T-Mobile’s 34 million). It will be, by far, the largest mobile provider in the US.

This transaction represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand critical infrastructure for our nation’s future,said Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO. It will improve network quality, and it will bring advanced LTE capabilities to more than 294 million people. Mobile broadband networks drive economic opportunity everywhere, and they enable the expanding high-tech ecosystem that includes device makers, cloud and content providers, app developers, customers, and more. During the past few years, America’s high-tech industry has delivered innovation at unprecedented speed, and this combination will accelerate its continued growth.

Check out the official press release by AT&T here

Samsung And T-Mobile Unveil The Sidekick 4G

Samsung and T-Mobile have joined hands to unveil the next generation Sidekick handset the Sidekick 4G.
In its latest version, the Sidekick 4G features a 3.5-inch touch screen WVGA display, making it the first handset in the Sidekick history to sport a touch screen.

Unlike the previous Sidekick(s), there is no swivelling display in the Sidekick 4G. However, Samsung makes up for that with a pop-tiltmechanism. The handset also sports a comfortable five-row QWERTY keyboard.


The handset is powered by a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor and packs 512MB of RAM. The back of the handset sports a 3MP camera at the back, with a VGA cam in the front.

The Sidekick 4G runs on Android 2.2 (FroYo), with a custom UI running on top of it. Samsung and T-Mobile have also loaded the handset with tons of bloat ware including Qik for video calling, Drive Smart, Samsung Media Hub, Slacker Radio and T-Mobile TV.

As the name suggests, the Sidekick 4G supports T-Mobile’s 4G’ network a.k.a HSDPA+ and is capable of providing download speeds of up to 21Mbps. The handset will be available sometime later this spring, for hopefully $199 with a two-year contract.

Samsung Captivate Android 2.2 FroYo Update To Roll Out From Tomorrow

A couple of days ago, Samsung and Sprint started rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Samsung Epic 4G. Today, AT&T has announced that they will be rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the Samsung Captivate handset from tomorrow!

However, the update won’t be an OTA (Over-The-Air) one. Users need to use their Windows based PC or a Mac to update their Captivate to FroYo.


As stated above by AT&T, the download link to Android 2.2 FroYo for the Captivate will be posted on their Facebook page tomorrow. Hopefully, the update will be a trouble free one and won’t end up bricking the handsets like the WP7 update did to Samsung phones. Including the Captivate, 3 out of 5 Galaxy S variants will taste Android 2.2 FroYo this year.

Hopefully, Samsung and Verizon will release the Android 2.2 update for the Fascinate by the end of this month or early next month.