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HTC Desire Confirmed on T-Mobile USA

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ruben, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Ruben

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  2. =KLRS=ZERO

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    Damn you AT&T!!!
     
  3. heyeaglefn

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    Best of Android, worst of network.
     
  4. club968

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    Good to know that when I get tired of my Nexus One, there seems to be more and more options if I choose to stay with TMobile. Lack of really good phones that work with TMo's 3g always kept me away, but seems like that's changing a little bit.
     
  5. Mandrew

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    ...but best prices and fastest 3G
     
  6. shawn487

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    How credible is this site? If they had spoke to them in Portland and they had the phone and where willing to share this info with them then why not have a new picture of the phone? Why use the leaked photo that was released about a month ago? To make it look like they had the phone in there hand?

    Over at this site they have an email stating no confirmed date for release or carriers in the US.

    http://androidforums.com/htc-desire/45875-htc-desire-verizon-wireless-yes-no.html
     
  7. ray_smuckles

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    I am definitely not taking anything as official or "confirmed" (as much as I'd like it to be true) just on the basis of the androidSpin article.

    To be fair, the author does mention within the comments section that he was not allowed to take pictures of the device (perhaps strange considering the Desire has been officially announced, or perhaps not if it being the "Bravo" made some sort of difference) and that he took the image from a google search. So I don't think he was necessarily trying to make anyone think he took it. Also, I suspect most of us recognize that image by now from when it first surfaced several weeks back anyway.

    So I will hold off on getting too excited just yet, but having said that, it is nice to hear some rumors that it might be available on T-Mo in the US as so far most of the rumors have been for Verizon. How great would it be if all the carriers offered a version (but what are the odds of that happening)?
     
  8. Hrethgir

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    ...if you are in an area that has decent T-Mobile 3G coverage.


    I really hope either AT&T or Verizon get's something awesome, as Verizon is the only network I would leave AT&T for. Sprint and I have had... issues in the past....
     
  9. Maxx

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    Unfortunately, the Bravo really was the only Android phone really worth going for on the HTC roadmap, and if tmobile of all people gets it that is just another blow to AT&T...their "exclusive HTC Android phone" could end up being the Mini HD2 or some other cheapy substandard phone.
     
  10. ray_smuckles

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    Out of everyone, AT&T customers really do seem to be getting the short end of the Android stick. At least there seem to be reasonably solid rumors about Verizon and Sprint getting high-end devices with the Incredible and Supersonic. Only Android I recall hearing about for AT&T is the weird Motorola Backflip.
     
  11. YamiYaiba

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    What do you expect. AT&T have thrown ALL their weight behind the iPhone for years. Even their current ads indicate as much. "Where are my apps?" "Most popular smartphone(s)". Lets face it, were it not for the iPhone, AT&T would be dead in the water, and in all likelihood, Google, HTC, and AT&T are well aware of this fact. AT&T won't take the risk of backing Android, so they aren't willing to bring enough money to the table to outbid the others for the good Android phones. It's too risky, and sets up Verizon to run ads about having the most popular Android phone or some such thing. Substantial Android backing for AT&T is likely a bad business move FOR THEM RIGHT NOW. Note the "for them right now" statement there please. If at any point the iPhone does go to another carrier, watch them scramble for Android. Until then, don't expect a whole lot of Android lovin'.

    Just my two cents. Now, I realize there is one flaw in my logic. T-Mo isn't exactly the beefiest carrier out there. At least, that's how it appears to me (I live in East TN. VZW, AT&T, and US Cellular, in that order, pretty well dominate the market here. Sprint and others don't get a lot of business here). Despite this, T-Mo is getting kick-ass Androids left and right. I, quite frankly, am confused as hell by this. Are they just breaking their entire budget on Google?

    EDIT: AT&T will also adopt Android if/when it becomes massively popular and not until. They seem to take a style-over-substance approach. Seriously, last I went in to an AT&T store, they still sold the Razr V3m. It was the most popular phone until the iPhone, and clearly not for function. Style is AT&T's passport to disregard poor service and crappy phones, and people fall for it hook, line, and sinker.
     
  12. drhill

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    AT&T's first android phone comes out March 7, it's a Moto phone.
     
  13. mi_canuck

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    a little fix... ;)

    some of us are - i have zero problems with T-Mobile - FAR more reliable than AT&T was for me... makes my Nexus One experience quite awesome! :D
     
  14. drhill

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    Crappy or not, they adopted android and said more are on the way.
     
  15. mi_canuck

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    Android should be thanking T-Mobile for taking the gamble on them way back with the G1 :D
     
  16. Karuk

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    Let me get this straight.

    TMO gets the Nexus One and the Desire. They are the same f'ing phone.

    Whatever...I was waiting on the Verizon Nexus One but that seems a ways out.

    I will just have to live with my Droid...happily I might add.
     
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    Wrong. Not only is Sprint cheaper, their 3G coverage is tons better and faster and they will have 4G all over by summer :)
     
  19. textstev

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    I don't think T-Mobile is "breaking their budget" on these phones really. I think they are just the most open and flexible about receiving new phones. Their prices are just right, and if you really look into it at basic plans, you only save like 10-20 dollars using their no-contract plans vs a contract plan 60 instead of typical 80 for a smartphone vs verizon or at&t.
     
  20. Mandrew

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    T-mobile's unlimited plan is $80 and Sprint is $100 (I think). Also, t-mobile has already started to roll out 21Mbps HSPA+ while there are no 4G phones for Sprint.

    I think my facts are right... If not, sorry for my ignorance!
     
  21. textstev

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    Are there any 4G phones at all?

    Unlimited plans are so much, why would anyone talk so much on their cell phone. Home phone and business phones are better for that.
     
  22. blinky

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    Not really. I'd put AT&T as having THE worst network possible. T-mobile might come in at 2nd worst, but it's not even close. My wife had T-mo when I had AT&T. We do alot of traveling, and by far AT&T has the absolute worst network of them all. It's frustrating to be in downtown San Fransico or New York and not even be able to pull in a signal on your iPhone because of AT&T. Everyone knows. Jokes have even been made about how bad AT&T is.
     
  23. Hrethgir

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    Over here on the West ocast, their coverage isn't great. For where I live and work, it looks like it's actually decent, but if I travel too far from from the I-5 corridor, like going to the coast, there's not really anything. I love their phone line-up, but they need more coverage in my neck of the woods before I consider actually switching to them.
     
  24. mcbtrain929

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    i thought phandroid had an article up that the desire was confirmed for AT&T?
     
  25. damuffinman

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    If only all the US operators used the same standard and the same frequency band... :)
     
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