Is T-Mobile USA getting its version of the Evo?


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  1. FreshPrince

    FreshPrince Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My AT&T contract is up and I really want the Evo but I don't really want Sprint.

    I'm curious as to whether or not T-Mobile USA is planning its own version of the Evo, because it seems as though the recently announced phones (i.e. G2) have low quality specs in comparison to big phones on the market such as the Evo and iPhone 4.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. kefalo84

    kefalo84 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah G2 does suck, however they "should" be getting a new phone in the next 1-2 months. Its supposedly dual-core phone but nobody knows if its true or not. Phone however is better then EVO as test scores leaked into public showed it to be 2xEVO.
     
  3. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Tmo over Sprint? Really?
     
  4. Android Amateur

    Android Amateur Well-Known Member

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    MyTouch HD bill be pretty damn close to an Evo. 4" screen, dual processor, front facing camera, HSPA+ coverage (4G speeds)... Supposedly coming in November!
     
  5. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    One thing though, despite tmo marketing spin, HSPA+ is not and does not reach 4G speeds. Even ATT agrees with this and they have HSPA+ as well.
     
  6. alamoe

    alamoe Well-Known Member

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    plus it's GSM; people like me who switch phones multiple times a day know what i mean. ;)
     
  7. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Well-Known Member

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    MyTouch HD is actually going to be 3.8 inches.
     
  8. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Well-Known Member

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    Do you mind sharing with us what makes you want the evo so badly?

    Do Snapdragon processor used in the Evo is the slowest 1ghz processor on the market

    Graphics on the Evo are horrible.

    The evo does not use Gorilla Glass

    The Evo display is nowhere near the quality of Super Amoled.

    The Galaxy S Phones have the fastest CPU and GPU available on any current Android smartphone.

    The Super Amoled display offers the best contrast ratio and amazing graphics.

    The galaxy s uses gorilla glass.

    What makes you want the Evo, is it the 4.3 vs 4 inch screen?
     
  9. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Well-Known Member

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    Actually you are incorret. Sprints wimax doesn't reach 4G speeds either.
    Additionally, T-Mobiles HSPA+ surpasses Sprints wimax. This is NOT my opinion, this is fact based upon many reputable reviews.
    Every reputable tech site including cnet have shown this. T-Mobile currently has the fastest network.
     
  10. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    No, it does not surpass Sprint's WiMax.

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    Just taken 30 seconds ago with Clear USB Modem. Those "reputable reviews" are the same people who bash Sprint every chance they get, and have done so for the last oh 10 years or so, so no, they aren't very reputable at all, now are they?
     
  11. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Well-Known Member

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    Your speedtest photo did nothing to prove me wrong. Again this is not my opinion this is FACT.... T-MOBILES HSPA+ is faster than sprint wimax.

    You posted a speedtest showing 6mbps download....do you realize t-mobile phones including the vibrant already get up to 7mbps.......IM TALKING NON HSPA+ PHONES. YES NON HSPA+ PHONES ALREADY GET FASTER SPEEDS THAN YOUR WIMAX.

    T-MOBILES first HSPA+ device named G2 is coming out. This first true HSPA+ phone will get mind blowing speeds...speeds that wimax can only claim to get theoretically...but t-mobile will actually accomplish.

    So don't post your speedtest score as some kind of "gotcha" because the only thing you proved to me was that my non HSPA+ vibrant is faster than YOUR WIMAX.

    Ya buddy look up HSPA+ you clearly never heard of it.
     
  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Uh huh. That's why a webrocketconnect barely matches these speeds in an HSPA+ Zone :rolleyes: The proof is in the pudding cupcake. TMo's speed is not faster than Sprints 4G, especially when capable devices start hitting the network, as HSPA+ is extremely vulnerable to slowdowns due to congestion, distance, and a variety of other factors when compared to WiMax. But you don't know anything about QoS, and degradation of services, now do you?
     
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    Oh you must be talking about the congestion that is causing my vibrant to get almost 6mbps download, and it's not even HSPA+. Or maybe you are talking about the same degradation of service that every single T-Mobile customer who lives in an HSPA+ city is getting consistent download speeds up to 7mbps on their NON HSPA+ device, including the MyTouch Slide, Vibrant, HTC HD2.

    Or Maybe you are talking about the Degradation of service that is causing a cheap twenty dollar Flip Phone with 3G on T-Mobile to get up to 7mbps...

    OHhh okay thanks for clearing that up. I guess when the first HSPA+ phones roll around, and EVERY SINGLE T-MOBILE CUSTOMER WHO LIVES IN AN HSPA+ CITY gets speeds above 7+MBPS, we can blame it on congestion and degredation of service.

    Damn you T-mobile, I just got 5.5mbps on my Vibrant, and so did everyone else in Los Angeles, the second largest city in the Nation, damn you for the congestion and degradation of service, I HATE YOU congestion.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Oh well. All there is now to do is to laugh at your ignorance. Good luck, and regards. When you do your research you'll see the facts.

    -Good day, Sir.

    (And btw, since when is matching a speed considered surpassing it?);)
     
  15. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Well-Known Member

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    I already did my own research and my own internal testing.
    Putting a Vibrant, Epic 4G and EVO 4G next to eachother already showed me that the Vibrant is just as fast as the 4G phones. When HSPA+ devices are released, Sprint wimax wis going to suck even more than it sucks now.
     
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    To be honest bro, he does have a point with QoS, degradation, latency, etc etc. Not many phones on T-Mobile currently take advantage of the HSPA+ network, so it's nowhere near capacity. When more phones come into play, and more users have those phones, only then will we see. Though, from a technical standpoint, I do see how 4G will be the same if not possibly slightly slower than T-Mo's HSPA+.

    Not that it's relevant, but in San Diego, I get 6-7Mbps down and 1.3-1.5Mbps up constantly on T-Mo with the Vibrant. Can't wait until next year when I have an HSPA+ device that can utilize the full bandwidth. It'll be just as fast as my 27Mbps down at my home.
     
  17. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation VIP Member

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    Questions I would love to ask T-Mobile

    Why can't they bless us with a 4.3inch android screen?

    What sense does it make to produce 2 similar high end devices with similar displays?

    Why can't they cater to grown folks with a grown up looking android phone?

    That is all.

    BTW - I'm getting 3Mbps down and 0.7ish Mbps up in Houston with a Mytouch 1.2 non HSPA+ device.
     
  18. SamsungVibrant

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    Howetechnical he has no valid point, his points will not apply to T-Mobile in a massive way, because the hspa+ bandwith is already being used by non-hspa devices. With no hick-ups.

    Actually, every 3G phone in T-Mobiles current lineup, is capable of taking advantage of the HSPA+ network. This is why you get 6-7 Mbps on your Vibrant. So regardless, doesn't matter if the device is true HSPA+ or not, the bandwith is being used by millions of people, including yourself. If you go into a non hspa+ area, expect your vibrant to get slower speeds, you ARE using the HSPA+ network, just not to the full extent of its power.

    If your argument is that when true HSPA+ comes out, and the 7-12bmps actual vs theoretical 21mbps people will be using will break the bank, I highly doubt it. Especially with millions of people already using the HSPA+ network on NON hspa+ phones, with no dent in their network.

    HSPA+ is faster than wimax, and always will be. It will even get faster when t-mobile turns on 41+mbps.
     
  19. SamsungVibrant

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    Yes, TMo needs a 4.3 inch device to cater to the needs of customers like yourself.

    However, in my opinion the 4.3 craze is nothing more than a fad that will disappear. Everyone will be laughing at DroidX users in 2 yrs, with their ugly hump and brick of a looking phone.

    If they can squeeze 4.3 inches into Vibrants form factor, then that would be awesome, however the current 4.3 inch phones... Evo, HD2 on t-mo, and DroidX are ugly bricks, especially the Droidx.
     
  20. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation VIP Member

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    For you maybe but not for me. I love the slate brick form factor minus all the curves. I'm 6 foot 4 with large hands and my HD2 fits perfectly in the palm of my hand. T-Mobile has catered to everyone else, I just don't see why they won't have a 4.3 inch android offering.
     
  21. SamsungVibrant

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    well tmo has a 4.3 inch phone, but yes they need a 4.3inch android device.

    Soon someone will come out with a 5inch screen, will you want that too? I mean when do phones stop being phones, and becoming huge bricks.

    I think if they can squeeze a 4.3 inch phone into current form factors, then do it, I'm all for it. Anything above 4.3 inches will be a joke.

    Personally, I believe they could have easily squeezed in 4.3 inches into the Vibrant, and kept the same exact form factor. I would have totally loved a 4.3 inch vibrant with the same form factor. Lets rally, maybe Vibrant version 2 will be 4.3 inches!
     
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    I got this in May, Nokia N900 (phone, not modem/router), Baltimore/DC corridor, on T-Mo's $10/mo. "web2go" data plan:

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    For me, 7Mbs and unlimited data, for $10/mo. "total", regardless of how much speeds fluctuate, trumps any other carrier's offering right now...especially given that I can tether with native apps, without having to hack/jailbreak/root.



    Back on topic, the unlocked (if T-Mo doesn't subsidize) HTC Desire may fit the OP's bill:

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/15/htc-launches-the-desire-hd-an-evo-for-the-rest-of-world/


    http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/30/official-htc-rolling-out-android-2-2-and-720p-video-capture-to/


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    hahaha, as you can see, colnago's $10 web -2-go unlimited plan beat out your Sprint service. So much for Sprint WiMax.
     
  24. FreshPrince

    FreshPrince Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is the Desire HD coming to the USA? If so, what network?
     
  25. SamsungVibrant

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    not sure but I don't think it is coming anytime soon.
     
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