T-Mobile G2 Won’t Support Tethering At Launch Due To Greediness?

So, the T-Mobile G2 won’t support tethering at launch you say? Even though that is an core feature embedded in Froyo? Looks like it. Supposedly, T-Mobile isn’t interested in having its lines blasted open by T-Mobile G2 users streaming Internet access to their laptops, reading the New York Times on Android and downloading Angry Birds and whatever app they please at the same time.

According to a official response to TmoNews:

“T-Mobile does not currently support handset tethering or offer a tethering rate plan. Though tethering and Wi-Fi sharing will not be initially supported on the T-Mobile G2, we know that consumers are interested in these features and we are working to develop a solution to support them in the future.”

A solution of which obviously includes extra pricing on top of a data plan that should already cover your tethering consumption. When will the carriers ever learn? Of course, that won’t take away from the awesome that is the T-Mobile G2, but that does come as a form of surprise (to put it lightly).

Samsung Fascinate Review: Great Hardware, But With A Wrong Carrier Decision

Let’s face it. The Android universe is a little topsy-turvy. There’s a majority of Android phones running 1.6, 2.1 and 2.2, there’s Sense UI, MOTOBLUR, and TouchWiz 3.0 covering up the default experience, and now Verizon removing the Google search option in the Samsung Fascinate. Not to go off to a negative start, but that’s the way things are right now in Android. And yet, the most successful Android phones, in fact use these UI layers, which comes to show: there are plenty of great sugar-frosted Android devices out there.

The Samsung Fascinate, a Galaxy S phone, might be one of them.

Editor’s Ramblings: What Do You Think About The New Green Around Here?

It’s green. It’s just a color. But one stormy night in an old apartment (not the stylish one I’m living in now), I constructed the first logo for the site (with style assistance from my Mom) using Photoshop 9.0. The green that I mixed up from several colors (not disclosing them here of course) turned out to be awesome, just for LaptopMemo.

Not so long after, Engadget began using an exact version of the green for their “randomness” blog, Engadget Alt. I’ll let them get away with it, simply due to the fact that I’m friends with some of the editors (Twitter friends, at least), and I’m not interested into getting a argument like I got with Peter Rojas on Twitter.

Off topic: Essentially the argument was about how I’d use the word ‘gdgt’ to describe all “gadget” bloggers, since both words mean the same thing. But he got pissed off saying it was confusing, and he pissed me off by doing so. End of friendly dealings. But I did give him a mea culpa via Gmail, which I’m proud of.

Back on topic: So anyways, that Samsung Fascinate review that I’ve been working on will get posted sometimes this weekend or Monday, and I’ve gone back to Photoshop to tweak the green that I have. Some might say it’s a bit too bright, others might just enjoy it. Anyways, use the sharing buttons below, don’t forget to comment on the interesting posts, and follow LaptopMemo on Twitter. Or you know, you can just, follow me.

Oh, almost forget again: I also have a few more shiny new gadgets coming up this week for review, like the ASUS U35Jc and the Lacie MosKeyto, that tiny 16mm flash drive.

Mozilla Seabird Concept Phone: This Destroys The ‘Awesome’ Meter

Another concept, another reason to say ‘wow, that rocked!’. A concept phone, by Mozilla (makers of Firefox), called the Seabird allows for amazing futuristic features, like a Bluetooth headset/mouse that is built into the phone, then can be snapped out for use. Then, there’s two pico-projectors on each side, giving you Iron Man-style keyboards. Plus of course, the Firefox browser. This heaping pile of “just dream” is just above, and you HAVE to play it just to believe how amazing it is.

Now note that Mozilla has no plans on building a phone, as it is just a community project, but you do have to say:

“What if this was possible?”

T-Mobile G2 for pre-order to the T-Mobile peeps tomorrow

For your boring Tech News Thursday, TmoNews came out with a document they’ve acquired through one of their “ninjas” (i.e sneaky guys who know everything) that clearly sets the date for the T-Mobile G2 (which I broke several minutes before everyone else on Techmeme) launch for those already on the network t0morrow, September 24th. As for the general release, that’sset for October 6th, 4 days after my birthday.

Not that that has to do with anything, of course.

Via: TmoNews

Verbatim Introduces The ‘Weightless’ USB Clip

So, what is ‘weightless’? I won’t answer that question for you, but I can tell you that Verbatim recently is advertisng the USB clip as such, even though it’s scientifically impossible. Anywho, they come in lots of pretty colors, offer 2GB to 4GB of storage space, and add a form of reverse pshcology once you clip one of them to a document at work, with the document inside of the USB clip.

Freaky stuff, I know.

Source: Verbatim, then Wired