T-Mobile to boast no less than 24 data devices in 2011, including many tablets
Given that the dual-core LG Optimus 2X smartphone might be heading to Big Magenta, next in line should be the 8.9" LG Optimus Pad, which the company claims to be "better than the iPad... and surpisingly productive". To cite some more LG cheer: "While the existing tablet PCs focus on e-book, movie, music and the Internet functions, LG's new tablet PC is jumping into the market with more diverse contents based on powerful functions." What will those be remains a mystery, at least until CES next week.
The 7" Dell Streak 7 has been all but confirmed by spotting it with a T-Mobile logo on the back, and we are certain some of those upcoming tablets will sport HSPA+ connectivity to take advantage of T-Mobile's 4G network, which is supposed to hit theoretical 42Mbps by the end of 2011. Other than tablets, the 24 count should be reached with an assorted variety of MiFi hotspots, USB modems, netbooks, laptops and the like.
1. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
You know, as much as it bothers me that T-Mobile lied about having 4G (which isn't so much of a lie now), I'm glad they are giving their users something to be proud of. T-Mobile has the stigma of being a company for the poor man and their phones used to follow that trend. But they are making it possible for a lot of people who would want nicer handsets to have them without paying huge deposits to AT&T and Verizon.
In other news, what is Sprint up to nowadays? They've been oddly quiet...
4. stopcryinitsjusafone (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Jan 2011)
For the poor man? I guess you would know from experience
2. RICO (unregistered)
@JeffdaBeat- You're right, it did bother me- the whole 4G lie but they fact that they really are the fastest is making me feel good about it regardless. I just hope they spread their 4G to the rest of the US. To be honest I'd be happy with good 3G coverage ALL over the US, rather than some places. I'm glad they're carrying awesome phones now and making even AT&T think twice about their network.
3. BigMixxx (unregistered)
I didn't care about the 4g stuff, it was understood as marketing in the first place. ITU put a standard together that was so difficult to build they had to loosen up just a bit. The thing I'm seeing is something I argued with someone a couple of years ago. Data is KING and the future. T mobile is wiping that old stigma away and innovating, again the future in bringing value up in a company (Apple is king here). As long as T-mobile is releasing Very Good Phones (at least when you compare each phone they release to something ATT has ), and setting up a niche market for themselves, the value to it's customers will go up and people bailing for "iPhone/Droid labeled Devices/Sprint/MEtro/Cricket Because it's cheap" will be forgone.