T-Mobile's new CEO says Sidekick 4G and Galaxy S 4G are both on the way

T-Mobile's new CEO says Sidekick 4G and Galaxy S 4G are both on the way
At a T-Mobile event today, the new CEO of the U.S. unit, Philipp Humm, and his boss, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Oberman, shared the stage to discuss what to expect from the carrier in 2011. One item they confirmed was that the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G would be coming soon as we reported last night. Along with the revived Sidekick, the carrier will also rollout the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and both should be available in the first half of 2011. The latter device will be launched with Android 2.2 and will have the ability to offer theoretical download speeds of up to 21Mbps.

Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer at T-Mobile, said in a press release, "With Galaxy S 4G, T-Mobile will deliver its fastest smartphone yet on America’s largest 4G network, providing rich entertainment virtually whenever and wherever consumers want,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA.  “And with 4G data plans from $10 per month, we’re making blazing-fast 4G speeds and super smartphone experiences easily accessible to the millions who crave them." The handset will be an exclusive to the carrier.

Along with the handsets, T-Mobile will release a pair of tablets. The LG G-Slate, which recently made it through the FCC, and the Dell Streak 7 are both on the way to being launched by the nation's fourth largest carrier. A leaked page from a T-Mobile document accidentally gave away the price of the Dell tablet. On the page of the document proclaiming that the Streak 7 is "coming soon", the fine print on the bottom said, "*On approved credit. $82.50 down payment, plus 3 monthly payments of $82.50, required." Doing the math, it would seem that the first U.S. launched tablet with NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 under the hood, will cost $330 with a 2 year contract.

With the carrier's new 42Mbps HSPA+ pipelines ready to go soon, a new USB modem will be available in the first half of this year to bring the increased speed to users. The first handset able to handle that speed will be coming in the second half of 2011.

If it all sounds ambitious, there is a reason for that. With 14 million subscribers separating the nation's third largest carrier (Sprint) from T-Mobile, the latter has set a goal to surpass Sprint. Although no time frame to achieve this has been made public, the carrier is setting a company record on marketing for the current quarter (as anyone watching prime time television could attest to) and is hoping to add a large number of small businesses to its network.

source: T-Mobile via  AndroidandMe





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Galaxy S 4G
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  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
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Sidekick 4G
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12 Comments

1. Junior

Posts: 52; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

He looks like a douche bag.

2. heyitzme

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

He looks like a mix between john kerry and george clooney

8. Itzatlas

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

So true.

3. senior unregistered

Hey it's Tim Geithner at his second job which he'll need after they can him as the Treasury Secretary.

4. Treysters unregistered

And you consider yourselves adults? Judging someone instantly like that isn't a good move.

5. heyitzme

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

I didn't judge at all I just said he looked like some people. It's called an opinion. Please don't judge me instantly like that.

7. Junior

Posts: 52; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

I'm actually 12.

6. rfrapp

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Why does the Sidekick get Android? The OS on the Sidekick is nice, it doesn't need android. Now if we want a Sidekick we have to pay for the stupid Android data plan.

9. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

The data plans on t-mobile are the same for all smartphones on t-mobile's lineup. $30 for unlimited web. The sidekick unlimited data and text plan for $20 ended when the sidekick lx 2009 (first SK with 3G) came out. And if anything, its better that the new sk runs on android seeing that with the danger OS (sidekick os), you dont have the option of turning off background data. The danger OS constantly pushes data to and from your phone so you wouldn't be able to use the 200 mb data plan option if you wanted to save money off your bill. With android you have that option. Oh and you won't have to worry about the whole sidekick data loss debacle anymore because with android, everything can be backed up through google's servers. I don't see how anyone would prefer the danger os over android... there's just so much with android. You'll get access to wifi, tons of apps, and so much more customization. With the danger OS, you couldn't even change your wallpaper and you were limited to a dpad and scroll bar for navigation. Trust me, android is a definite improvement to the sidekick line.

11. purrungas unregistered

with so many phones coming out, WHY WOULD TMOBILE GET ANOTHER SAMSUNG GALAXY AND A SIDE KICK....... GIVE ME A BREAK....get some new models...... good God" just like ATT does ....this is why most people do not switch to Tmobile. (selection... helloooooo) invest some money to get more........and by the way bigger is not really better" when it come to cell phones

12. eastpoint unregistered

finally a new sidekick!!! this phone is going to kick ass!!!!

13. ztinz unregistered

what happen to all of the applications for deaf which where in the sidekicks

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