It’s T-Mobile Hour, it seems. First off is the T-Mobile G2X, a new handset built by LG, which comes with a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 4-inch capacitive touch screen display, 8 megapixel main camera with 1080p HD video recording, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera (with Qik video chat built-in), Android 2.2 Vanilla (no crappy UIs here folks) and a preloaded video game — Need For Speed SHIFT HD. It comes out later this Spring.
In terms of 4G, new speeds will be rolled out over the course of months — 42MBps speeds, which doubles their current speeds, starting off in cities like Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, with Long Island, Northern New Jersey and Chicago coming last.
And lastly, the LG G-Slate tablet pricing has been announced — $529.99 on a 2-year agreement for this 8.9-inch, 3D shooting and viewing, Android 3.0 powerhouse tablet. Exciting stuff going on here.
Via: T-Mobile Media Room
It’s genius. Keep in mind the text is so small because I limit the size of photos (650 pixels is max), so don’t fret. In order to see this glorious infographic, please direct your sorry brain towards the source link, where XKCD has painstakingly made the best chart, ever. However, I’m warning you that it may be too awesome. Via: XKCD
There are more Android and Windows Phone 7 devices making the rounds now, debuted at CTIA 2011. This time, it’s the LG Thrill 4G (a rebranded LG Optimus 3D) complete with 4.3-inch glasses-free 3D screen, dual 5-megapixel stereoscopic camera for 3D shots and video, 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.2 (upgraded soon to 2.3) with LG’s skin, the LG 3D Space for downloadable 3D content, 8GB of onboard storage and a pre-loaded 8GB microSD card slot.
Next is the HTC HD7S, the same HD7 seen on T-Mobile, but the “S” stands for Super LCD, a trait which the original HD7 lacked — an awesome display. Both will be available in the coming weeks; prices have yet to be announced. Press release, after the break.
It’s Google Voice with WiMAX time. The Nexus S 4G stays true to the original Nexus S 3G with T-Mobile — that is, a 4-inch “contour” display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel back-facing camera, front-facing VGA, and always the latest and greatest Android updates (Android 2.3 Gingerbread). The only difference here are new WiMAX and CDMA/EV-DO radios, and that if you own a Nexus S 4G and activate Google Voice on it, your Sprint number is also your Google Voice number, with all famous Google Voice features, for free.
This is a major step for Voice in particular, and an awesome one. Scratch that — it’s genius. Google’s Nexus S 4G launches this Spring, on Sprint for $199.99 on a 2-year agreement. Press release and promo video below.
AT&T is buying T-Mobile. Oh noes? Depends. AT&T has agreed to buy T-Mobile from its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, for a beefy $39 billion. It’s a bold move, which also expands their “4G” network as well. This means there is also a GSM monopoly in the United States. And of course, as per government regulatory approval, the deal should be finalized within the next 12 months. Press release after the cut. Via: AT&T
There’s only one problem — it’s not a real pickaxe with actual usage, but rather uses the pretty durable EVA foam. It will released on the 2nd of July, but according to the ThinkGeek page, right below the mentioning of the July release date, the Minecraft Foam Pickaxe might get stocked at the end of June, and is officially licensed by Notch and Mojang. Costs $20. Via: ThinkGeek