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Budget friendly T-Mobile Move is expected to become available in Europe this month

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Budget-friendly-T-Mobile-Move-is-expected-to-become-available-in-Europe-this-monthWhenever we hear about carrier branded phones, they’re relatively not the most impressive things out there, but luckily for the upcoming T-Mobile Move, it’s packing Android to at least give itself some noteworthy recognition.

First mentioned way back during MWC earlier in the year, the T-Mobile Move is about to launch in Europe, but pricing for the handset has yet to be revealed – though, it’s probably going to be inexpensively priced. Easily perceived to be an entry-level model, the T-Mobile Move features a 2.8” QVGA touchscreen, 2-megapixel camera, 600MHz processor, GPS, microSD card slot, and Android 2.2 Froyo. Clearly, it’s not a workhorse, but we imagine it being one of those devices that can move some people who still resort to using feature phones.

So far, it’s not known if it’ll be available stateside in the US, but if it does, there shouldn’t be any reason to see this one being offered for free with a contract.

source: Mobil.cz via Unwired View

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Vodafone to be joined by Orange, T-Mo and Three in offering the HTC Sensation

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Vodafone-to-be-joined-by-Orange-T-Mo-and-Three-in-offering-the-HTC-SensationWe bet the mobile lovers in the UK are a happy bunch, as it’s strongly rumored that no less than four UK carriers will offer the newly-announced HTC Sensation.

It’s reported that Vodafone will enjoy a month-long exclusive period from May to June, as the lads at Pocket-lint were informed that Orange and the British T-Mo will join Voda in offering this quite sensational handset from June onwards. Even better, Three’s subscribers don’t have to feel left out from the party, as it’s officially announced that the carrier is to offer the HTC Sensation in the summer months, though an exact date is not available at the moment.

Yesterday was an exciting day for pretty much everyone who has a soft spot for monstrous phones and beautiful UIs, so if you want to relive the memories from this event, you may want to go this way for the announcement of the handset and also check our HTC Sensation Hands-on.

As of now, T-Mobile is set to be the only US carrier to offer this handset, which will be renamed the HTC Sensation 4G in the States. It’s confirmed this phone will hit the shelves in the US during the summer.

source: Pocket-lint

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LG Optimus Black pricing laid out, coming for free on T-Mobile UK

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LG-Optimus-Black-pricing-laid-out-coming-for-free-on-T-Mobile-UKThe LG Optimus Black might be one of the thinnest and brightest handsets in the world, but what we like most about it is the price tag of zero pounds on T-Mobile UK with a qualifying two-year agreement starting from £25 ($40) a month. The Optimus Black will hit shelves this month in the UK, which will be one of the first markets offering the phone. Without any carrier ties, the price for the handset jumps to slightly more than $600 judging from the retail price for Singapore where the phone was launched a couple of days ago.

In comparison, LG’s dual-core flagship, the LG Optimus 2X (check out our in-depth review here), was priced at nearly $700 off contract in Singapore. The $100 premium buys you dual processing power, an 8-megapixel camera and HDMI output, but the phone itself is thicker. Which one would you pick?

source: UnwiredView

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T-Mobile UK now has a register page up for the LG Optimus Black

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T-Mobile-UK-now-has-a-register-page-up-for-the-LG-Optimus-BlackNot to be outdone in terms of visibility by its sibling, the LG Optimus 2X, T-Mobile UK decided to throw a register page for the upcoming LG Optimus Black.

Placed in the coming section of T-Mobile UK’s web site, the sign up page will enable customers who are interested in LG’s next Android powered smartphone to register for the latest updates regarding it. From pre-ordering to plan pricing, you’ll be offered just about every breaking news about the handset. Sure there are tons of prevalent Android devices coming to marker in the near future, but what differentiates the Optimus Black is its prestigious title of being the first smartphone to feature a Nova display – which of course “is designed to be the brightest, clearest and most reliable among mobile screens with 700 nits of brightness for optimal visibility.”

Up until now, we haven’t heard about any carrier partners, but UK consumers will be one of the first to fetch the handset through T-Mobile UK. Although no word about an exact launch date has been confirmed, it’s more than favorable to see this one out some time in March.

source: T-Mobile UK via Unwired View

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European carriers go Tony Soprano on Apple, Google and Facebook, say they need to pay traffic fees

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European-carriers-go-Tony-Soprano-on-Apple-Google-and-Facebook-say-they-need-to-pay-traffic-feesIt seems that the European carriers got pretty stirred up by Apple’s intent to get even more influential, solder a SIM card into the next iPhone, and allow people to flash it for use with any carrier they want via a simple app download. First, it was threatening to cut subsidies, and, rumor has it, actually diminishing the grand total they dole out to Apple for each iPhone, as well as taking the Apple promos off their home pages in a short-lived retaliation.

Then the European telcos obviously sat down, thought long and hard where this smartphone craze that makes the phone more important for users than the carrier will lead them to, and concluded that they are at the losing side of the equation. Therefore, France Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Vodafone, are now demanding payments from Google, Apple and Facebook, among others, for the fact that they are generating too much traffic on their wimpy networks, and force them to invest in upgrading, or lose customers. It is basically the same guys that threatened to cut the iPhone’s subsidies, if Steve Jobs makes them just “dumb pipes” for zeros and ones flowing to his superphone and “magical” tablet. Only T-Mobile is missing from the gang involved in the latest intimidation effort, but we are sure they will gladly take the money too.

AT&T and Verizon’s CEOs have made comments before that they need to extract money from popular web services simply because they are popular, otherwise they will have to make do with the role of the aforementioned “dumb pipes”. It didn’t work then, it probably won’t work now, but the net neutrality rules in the EU are stricter and encourage more competition among sites, so we’ll see how this pans out. Basically Google, Apple, Facebook and the rest, can just say – “If you want money from us because we have invented services everybody wants, how about we share some of the monthly subscription fee people are paying you for your cable broadband or wireless, isn’t that what’s supposed to ensure your profits? Get a grip!”.

source: Arstechnica & Barron’s

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T-Mobile UK promises to have Froyo for the Samsung Galaxy S by the end of the month

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07As Samsung Galaxy S owners around the world slowly take comfort that Android 2.2 Froyo will some day grace their handsets, it appears a little bit more optimistic for T-Mobile UK customers sporting the smartphone.

Previous reports hinted to the update becoming available next month in October, but T-Mobile UK’s recent posting on their support web site validates its availability by the end of this current month; September. So it’s going to be quite interesting between now and the end of the month if this pans out for handset owners who are obviously watching with intent eyes as other handsets are being graced with Froyo’s offerings. Now it shouldn’t be long before T-Mobile UK customers with the high-end smartphone can start reaping all the rewards of Android 2.2 Froyo.
source: T-Mobile UK

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T-Mobile UK pushes out Android 2.2 Froyo update for the HTC Desire

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03Good news for T-Mobile UK owners sporting an HTC Desire as it appears as though the carrier has started to roll out the much wanted Android 2.2 Froyo update to owners. Although the Eclair update wasn’t a simultaneous launch process over in Europe, it has slowly been going live through various mobile operators for the better part of the last month. Vodafone already released their update, while O2 UK customers briefly saw it go live before being completely shut down by the carrier after hearing reports about some owners experiencing technical difficulties with it.

Now that we’ve been introduced to two of the latest top notch Android handsets that share the same moniker, the HTC Desire HD and Z, it was only fitting to see the original Desire get some love as well. Handset owners will have to wait until that OTA notification pops up on their device indicating that they can download the update. But before proceeding to install it, just double check and make sure all of your data is backed up.
source: T-Mobile UK

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Amazon Germany has the HTC Desire Z for €549 unlocked

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01The German branch of Amazon has already listed the newly-unveiled HTC Desire Z for €549 ($713) without a contract. That is a bit on the steep side, but not out of whack with what a high-end smartphone usually costs shortly after its premiere.

Considering the peppy Snapdragon chipset running Froyo, and the slick QWERTY keyboard in the aluminum Desire Z, is this a price you can swallow easily? Or would it be better for a carrier to take most of the hit, in exchange for your mobile soul on a two-year contract?
source: Amazon.de

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HTC Vision could be the G1 Blaze for T-Mobile

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03Early this month, we had a photograph to show you of the HTC Vision, which appears to be a physical QWERTY packin’ version of the HTC Desire .A nice surprise for your late Sunday viewing, an HTC Vision all dressed up wearing the T-Mobile brand. As far as the specs are concerned, you can round up the usual suspects-a 1GHz processor and 3.7 inch WVGA display and Android 2.1. What is unclear is if the T-Mobile branding represents the European carrier or T-Mobile U.S.A. and if it is the latter, perhaps this is the HSPA+ device that has been the topic of speculation. No word on a possible launch date or pricing but there is talk that the phone will be dubbed the G-1 “Blaze”.
source: Engadget via AndroidCentral

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro is headed to Vodafone UK & delayed for T-Mobile UK

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T-Mobile UK customers have known for quite some time that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro was coming to the mobile operator, but unfortunately it’s getting pushed back just a tad bit longer. The Android powered device is being delayed until September and should be somewhat of a damper for those who are eager is checking it out – it was originally slated for a July release. However, rival carrier Vodafone UK has recently added the handset to their coming soon list – which should prove to be interesting who comes outs with the handset first. Vodafone can really pull a fast one on T-Mobile UK if they are able to launch the handset first out of the gates. Although no pricing has been mentioned by Vodafone UK, one would expect it to be slightly more than the existing X10 mini they’re currently offering for free on monthly plans starting at £20 per month. Naturally the notion of Android 1.6 being on board from the beginning easily puts it down the ladder when you take into consideration the healthy amount of Android 2.1 devices in the market. Luckily it won’t be too long as its scheduled to receive the Android 2.1 treatment some time in the third quarter of the year.
source: Vodafone UK & T-Mobile UK via Unwired View

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