T-Mobile to launch "Very Fast Mobile Web" on March 14th

T-Mobile to launch "Very Fast Mobile Web" on March 14th
Refusing to call its HSPA+ network 4G as some had speculated, T-Mobile has decided to call the upgraded network "Very Fast Mobile Web" which should launch on March 14th. Claiming that the HSPA+ network it is using will be like having "home broadband speeds on the go", the new pipelines will top out around 21Mbps. The first device that T-Mobile will release that supports the faster speed is the webConnect Rocket which, by no coincidence, is also set for a March 14th launch. It will be sold only in those markets where HSPA+ will be running, such as Dallas, Miami, L.A., Chicago and possibly Philadelphia which is home to the current tests on the service. Pricing is not yet known.

By year's end, the carrier should have an HSPA+ handset released. Huawei recently showed off the first HSPA+ Android handset in the world, model U8800, which features Android 2.1,a 3.8 inch display and supports downlink speeds of up to 14 Mbps. While nothing has even been hinted at, T-Mobile does offer a non-Android Huawei device. You do the math. The manufacturer is looking to sell Android phones in the U.S. and if they happen to support T-Mobiles "Very Fast Mobile Web", no one will be very, very upset.

source: TmoNews via AndroidandMe

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