Following several wild conspiracy theories, a smattering of purported leaks and rumors, and an odd semi-announcement a few weeks ago, T-Mobile and Samsung have finally revealed the full specifications of their latest smartphone, the Galaxy S 4G.
While it's not exactly revolutionary, it does pack some unique goodies - most importantly, T-Mobile claims its Samsung ST-Ericsson M5720 HPSA+ 4G modem makes it capable of theoretical peak download speeds of 21 Mbps, whereas the G2 and myTouch 4G are limited to 14.4 Mbps. As an added bonus, T-Mobile just announced that it's expanding its HSPA+ network - it is now available in eight new major metropolitan areas. Read More
Looks like the new video-enabled Yahoo app wasn't the only thing ripped out of the leaked ROM for the new T-Mobile myTouch - the T-Mobile TV app, which is no unfamiliar sight, has just been pulled out of the ROM as well.
As we can see in the screenshot above, the interface is quite slick, with a nice black bar along the bottom to select content providers (FOX News, MSNBC, ABC News, CNBC, ESPN, and NBC Sports from what's visible). Androinica claims that the service is powered by MobiTV, much like Sprint TV as well as AT&T's and Verizon's offerings, which is fine with me... Read More
The old myTouch 3G may not have been the most powerful Android device out there, so thinking of a phone that goes by the same name while promising to be T-Mobile's next flagship device may take some getting used to, but if this leaked spec sheet proves to be true, it might just be worth it.
Most of what we see above has already been announced, including the new myTouch's WiFi calling capabilities, but the sheet does pack one big surprise: T-Mobile TV. Unfortunately, not much is known about the service yet, but the third entry under the "Enhanced Multimedia Capabilities" section assures us that T-Mobile will be offering:
- live TV as well as an on-demand option
- free programming from ABC News Now, Fox Sports, PBS Kids, Disney, and Univision
- family holiday movie favorites
- "and more"
Otherwise, the sheet mostly confirms the specs we already knew, such as the 3.8" WVGA display, front-facing camera, and 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor. Read More