G-Slate and the Galaxy S 4G, they are going to be an aggressive competitor in the 4G war of 2011. However, we were informed to an overlooked segment of the G-Slate announcement; T-Mobile has also turned on their HSPA+ network in 8 new areas.
Dell Streak 7 up for order, as promised, with the 7-inch Tegra 2 slate priced at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement (and after a $50 mail-in rebate). The Streak 7 supports HSPA+ along with video calls using a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. It's not all good news, however. The Streak runs Android 2.2 Froyo, rather than Honeycomb, and there's no word on when - or indeed if - it will see an upgrade. Plus, the display runs at WVGA resolution, which is low when you consider the Galaxy Tab is 1024 x 600. More in Ben Bajarin's review over at SlashGear.
AT&T has announced that the HTC Inspire 4G will go on sale in the US come February 13 2011, with the price dipping under the all-important $100 mark. The Android 2.2 smartphone will cost $99.99 with a new, two year agreement, and be able to use AT&T's HSPA+ network. There's also an 8-megapixel camera, HD video capture and HTC Sense, and if you stump up for AT&T's DataPro Tethering Plan you can also use the carrier's Mobile Hotspot app too. According to the press release, the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G will be the first of more than 20 4G devices set to launch in 2011. [via SlashGear] Press Release:
HTC Inspire 4G Arrives for AT&T Customers on Feb. 13 AT&T 4G Smartphone is the First of Many Planned for the Nation's Fastest Mobile Broadband Network Key Facts AT&T* will begin selling the HTC Inspire™ 4G on Feb. 13. The first 4G mobile phone offered by AT&T, the HTC Inspire 4G is the first to run the Android 2.2 platform and AT&T Mobile Hotspot application. The 4.3-inch super LCD display on the HTC Inspire 4G will be the largest in the AT&T portfolio, and the first to offer the next-generation HTC Sense experience. HTC Inspire 4G will cost $99.99 after a two-year agreement beginning Feb. 13 in company owned retail stores and online at www.wireless.att.com. 4G Portfolio AT&T is the leader in smartphones and expects to widen that lead in 2011. In January, AT&T committed to an industry-leading Android portfolio in the U.S. in 2011 and said it plans to offer two 4G smartphones in the first quarter. The HTC Inspire 4G is the first of more than 20 4G devices AT&T plans to deliver in 2011. AT&T has completed the deployment of HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with Ethernet or fiber backhaul. HTC Inspire™ 4G The HTC Inspire™ 4G will be the first 4G smartphone in AT&T stores and will have the largest screen of any AT&T smartphone, with a 4.3-inch super LCD display, and will offer an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording. Running on the Android 2.2 platform, the HTC Inspire 4G will be the first smartphone in the U.S. to feature the next-generation HTC Sense™ experience with cloud services. The HTC Inspire 4G will also be the first to introduce AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built into the smartphone, allowing users to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Exclusively available to AT&T customers for $99.99 after a two-year agreement, the HTC Inspire 4G will include a 1 GHz processor, Dolby® Mobile and SRS WOW HD sound, and a premium, aluminum unibody design. HTC Inspire 4G comes preloaded with a Blockbuster and eReader application to keep users entertained on the go. For more information, visit www.att.com/inspire4G. With the next-generation of HTC Sense, the HTC Inspire 4G offers even more ways to stay connected, including FriendStream™, which delivers Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates in a consolidated view. The HTC Inspire 4G also offers customers the ability to pinpoint the location of a lost phone on a map and send a command to make the phone sound an alert – even while on "silent" mode – through the htcsense.com website. If needed, owners can also remotely wipe all of the phone's data with a single command in addition to forwarding calls and text messages to a different number. Quotes "We are kicking off an exciting year for AT&T's smartphone portfolio, and leading off with our first 4G phone," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "With its iconic design, 4G speeds and awesome features, Inspire 4G is going to attract new customers and please existing AT&T subscribers." "With a 4.3 inch screen, latest version of the HTC Sense experience and a sleek unibody aluminum design, the HTC Inspire 4G is the first true superphone to launch at under $100, bringing unparalleled power to more people than ever before," said Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC Americas. 1 Mobile broadband coverage is not available in all areas. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Will be available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Learn more at att.com/network. 2 Limited time offer. Two-year contract required. Qualified customers only. Early Termination Fee up to $325. HTC Inspire 4G requires a minimum data service starting at $15/mo. 3 Mobile Hotspots requires a DataPro Tethering Plan. Devices connected to your Mobile Hotspot use data from your DataPro Tethering Plan. DataPro Tethering Plans are not unlimited and significant charges may be incurred if the included data allowance is exceeded. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors. *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
has announced pricing and availability for the Dell Streak 7, which will go on sale on February 2 2011. The 7-inch 4G HSPA+ Android slate will be priced at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement (and following a $50 mail-in rebate). As promised, that's significantly less than the rumored pricing that circulated earlier this month. More information - plus a sign-up notifier - at T-Mobile's update page here.
HSPA+ version of the Samsung Vibrant, which will launch as the T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G. "We will launch as new the Samsung Galaxy S 4G" CEO Philipp Humm apparently confirmed at a briefing earlier today, reports PCMag, as well as giving the official nod to the Sidekick 4G. No release date for the T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G has been given, but Humm did say it was "coming soon".
suggestive politics and rumors foreshadow this still unannounced device's upcoming availability. For one unnamed tipster, who managed to get some hands-on time with the device, the next generation Vibrant handset from Samsung is all set to bring T-Mobile's 4G network to the handset. That, and an unexpected update to the mobile Operating System.