T-Mobile willing to knock $100 off G-Slate, if you ask nicely

Here’s a little secret that T-Mobile didn’t really intend for public consumption: if you give the company a ring you can nab an extra $100 off a G-Slate. The discount was emailed out to those who signed up for a special promotional offer T-Mo teased recently. Like most things, though, the internet got ahold of this juicy morsel and we’re happy to tell you it’s open to everyone. Just reference promo code GSLATE100 and you can pick up a shiny new Honeycomb tablet for $430 — provided you have an existing voice plan or sign up for one, are willing to commit to a two-year data contract on top of that, and don’t mind dealing with a mail-in rebate. If those caveats don’t scare you off, go ahead and call. Just act quick, the offer ends April 27th.

T-Mobile G-Slate Review Pt. 1&2

It’s finally here! Aaron reviews the T-Mobile G-Slate, the US version of the LG Optimus Pad and the first device to launch with 3D recording capabilities. It offers a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 8.9-inch display, stereoscopic 5-megapixel cameras for shooting 3D content, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). The G-Slate can record HD video in 1080p, and 3D video in 720p.

As if that wasn’t enough, it’s the first product to run on the carrier’s 42 Mbps HSPA+ network, which is currently live in Orlando, Las Vegas, and New York City. The T-Mobile G-Slate will be available on April 20th for $529.99. Is it the the best tablet out there, or does it fall short of the others?

If you wish to read about the G-Slate, here is a fantastic article from Noah at Technobuffalo reviewing the new tablet.

http://www.technobuffalo.com/reviews/t-mobile-g-slate-review/

T-Mobile G2x Review (Video)

Thanks again to Jon from technobuffalo for a quick and precise review of the T-Mobile LG G2X. After watching a few hours of video yesterday and today, I can truly say that Jon keeping his videos under 7 minutes is a blessing. Listening to some of these reviewers from other sites go on and on for 15 minutes or more can really put you to sleep-Bill

The T-Mobile G2x marks a lot of firsts. It’s the carrier’s first dual-core device, LG’s first Tegra 2 phone, and back when it was announced as the Optimus 2x, (pre Atrix) it was the first dual-core device in existence. While the G2x maybe a trailblazer, does it deserve a place in your pocket? I applaud LG and T-Mobile for delivering an untainted Android (2.2) experience with solid build quality, but came away disappointed by 4G signal quality. There is much more to love that hate about the G2x, and with an out of the box Quadrant score of 2,379 it’s bound to make the hardware nerds giddy. For the full review, hit the play button below.
T-Mobile G2x Specs

4-inch 800×400 display
Android 2.2, Froyo (with no bloatware from T-Mobile or LG)
NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
8GB of built-in memory, microSD expandable
Dual cameras: 1.3 MP (forward-facing), 8 MP (rear-facing) with 1080p video recording
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 certified

Froyo-based LG Thrive becomes AT&T’s first prepaid smartphone, ships April 17th alongside Phoenix

AT&T and LG Launch First Smartphone for GoPhone
LG Thrive™ and its post-paid version, LG Phoenix™ available on April 17 from LG Mobile Phones.
Both Android 2.2 Devices Available In AT&T Stores Nationwide

Key Facts

* AT&T* will begin selling LG Thrive™ and LG Phoenix™ on April 17.
* LG Thrive™ is AT&T’s first prepaid smartphone. GoPhone customers can choose from new data packages with no long-term commitment required.
* Both smartphones will be available for purchase nationwide at AT&T company-owned retail stores and in select national retail locations.
* Both feature a 3.2 inch color full-touch display, Android™ 2.2 platform, Exchange email support, unlimited Wi-Fi usage on the entire national AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot network and a 3.2-megapixel camera.

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CTIA Hit Orlando This Week Like a Hurricane. Some Amazing Products and Announcements

Hi all, this past week the CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, the International Association for Wireless Telecommunications Industry, basically the governing body for wireless communications) held its yearly spring convention in Orlando, Florida. Unfortunately, I was not able to go and give you a first hand account and look at all the new product and service announcements. So, I put together a summary of the companies that made the biggest splashes and the articles and videos I got them from (actually I drew from many articles but I have referenced the one article that I feel will give you the most info on the products). I know I normally don’t send you to link after link, however there was so much information that this article would have to be in two or three parts or 10 pages long. I figured it was better to give it to you all at once and you could peruse the products you had an interest in. The videos that are coming from YouTube will also give you the option of seeing more on the particular product.There will be some shockers (T-Mobile) and some “it’s about time”. Lastly, for that one person out there who knows who you are, I just want to say that there is no “cut and paste”. All this came from my little fingers. Please enjoy and let me know which of the new gadgets you think will be big winners.-Bill
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LG Launches T-Mobile G-Slate 3D, Optimus 3D and Optimus Pad

Downloaded from Noah Kravitz with TechnoBuffalo.com

Like it or not, here comes mobile 3D.

LG officially launched the LG Optimus 3D at their MWC press conference in Barcelona. A smartphone featuring – you guessed it – a 3D display, LG touted the device as the world’s first “Dual core, dual channel” mobile phone, something that’s apparently so awesome it required explanation by way of a goofy little animated movie shown at the press conference. Optimus 3D packs a 4.3″ WVGA display, DLNA-based wireless media sharing, and of course 3D video out over HDMI. LG actually announced a partnership with YouTube for easy upload and consumption of YouTube 3D content, including mention of a YT3D app on the device.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4G and LG G-Slate detailed by T-Mobile

Here is the entire article with press releases http://www.phonedog.com/2011/02/02/samsung-galaxy-s-4g-and-lg-g-slate-detailed-by-t-mobile/ Posted from PhoneDog.com

T-Mobile announced the LG G-Slate and the Samsung Galaxy S 4G in the past month, but the carrier was a bit tight-lipped when it came to the details of both products. Today is the day that that all changes, though, as T-Mo has come forward with all of the information we need for the two upcoming 4G devices. First up is the Galaxy S 4G, which features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz Hummingbird core, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture, front-facing camera for video chat, 16GB microSD card preinstalled, 1650mAh battery, Android 2.2, and the ability to access HSPA+ speeds of up to 21Mbps. Customers will also find a preloaded copy of Inception on board when the Galaxy S 4G launches later this month (we’ve heard February 23rd).
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LG Ally for Verizon gets Android 2.2

Here is the Froyo update link: http://support.vzw.com/system_update/lg_ally.html

It’s not often that a carrier and manufacturer team up to beat an estimated launch date, so color us stoked to see Verizon start to push the official Froyo update for LG’s Ally starting this week — a little earlier than the February guidance they’d given before. Of course, the phone had originally been promised an eventual update way back in August of last year… so yeah, we’ve got to credit Ally owners for their patience on this one. Looks like there are some updates to LG’s custom apps and widgets, too, along with bug fixes (instant data reconnection after long calls, for instance), so we’d say this is a build you’re going to want to grab as soon as you can.

Android upgrades: Which manufacturers can you trust? written by JR Raphael Android Power

For most smartphone users, Google’s Android upgrades are both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, each upgrade opens the door to exciting new features and functions for a phone. On the other hand, the updates don’t arrive instantly — and the wait to receive them can often be long and filled with uncertainty or disappointment.

The Android upgrade frustration has never been more evident than with the rollout of Google’s Android 2.2 upgrade, best known as Froyo. Since being announced last June, Froyo has slowly made its way onto handsets around the world. Some phones got the software within a matter of days. Others, however, waited weeks or months, while others yet (cough, cough, Galaxy S) are still waiting for their turns. Then, of course, there are the phones that have been given the dreaded “no upgrade” stamp — the Android equivalent of being forced into retirement from a game you’re still itching to play.
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Phonescholar.com Verizon LTE Phones from 2011 CES Part 1

Doug from Verizon Wireless shows off the 4 new 4G LTE phones Verizon announced here at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. They include the HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Samsung 4G(I am sure a better name is coming) and the Motorola Droid Bionic(shown on part 2). Really nice line up of phones. All will be coming with Android 2.2 and all have 1 ghz processors(however the Bionic has dua 1 ghz processors)