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Earlier today at the GigaOM Mobilize conference, T-Mobile announced the forthcoming of two new smartphones running on the 4G network.
Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer for the company, revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Amaze 4G soon will be available on T-Mobile’s 4G network, which is based on HPSA+ 42 technology. He said users of the two smartphones could expect download speeds of 8 Mbps on average and 20 Mbps peak.
Both smartphones are scheduled to be available on October 12. A week ago, AT&T said it would offer the Samsung Galaxy S II on its network on October 2.
Along with these two smartphones, Brodman also introduced T-Mobile’s new 4G Mobile Hotspot which allows up to five devices to connect to the internet.
The popular smartphone manufacturer, HTC, has been inviting a handful of press people and companies to a mysterious media event being held in New York City on September 20th.
It seems that HTC is planning on introducing a set of announced and unannounced Windows Phone and Android devices that could get release dates this year. Some of these upcoming phones include the HTC Vigor, and the recently leaked HTC Ruby (also known as the Amaze 4G). Another phone that might be joining the other phones is the HTC Holiday, which is a dual-core LTE Android smartphone.
The HTC Vigor is, in our opinion, the possible scene stealer knowing that there’s a possibility that the device will hit stores this month according to the semi-accurate roadmap provided by IGN. It is worth noting that the document predicted the September 8 launch of the Motorola Droid Bionic, but failed in the Samsung Stratosphere release date department. The HTC Vigor recently passed FCC so it is highly possible that the phone will get a release date not later than October, which is the “heat month” of the smartphone market, knowing that the iPhone 5 is rumored to hit the US market in mid-October.
A recent document that has been leaked online suggests that Verizon will be coming out with a new phone that in the future (September) will give the upcoming iPhone 5 competition.
The phone is rumored to be called the HTC Vigor and in a post I made earlier this week, it says that the launch date will be on September 29th. It is said that the Vigor will be the replacement of the HTC Thunderbolt jam packed with features to bring in more customers to the LTE market.
Verizon Wireless has not admitted to the existence of the Vigor so not many specs are known right now. One of the main features about the phone to get excited about is the brand new 1.5GHz dual-core processor (most, if not all, smartphones right now have a 1GHz processor or less). Also people have speculation that the camera on this phone will be somewhere at 8 or above megapixels. Reason being is that since the Vigor is going to be a second generation Thunderbolt, the camera must be a little bit upgraded. On top of this, the phone will be running on Android’s latest operating system, Android 2.3 commonly known as Gingerbread.
This morning, IGN posted a picture of what claims to be a planning document from Verizon Wireless. Many release dates are listed in the document for upcoming smartphones as well as hints for a new Galaxy Tablet.
Here are some of the phones and launch dates according to IGN
- Droid Bionic – September 8th
- LG Revolution 2 – October 20th
- HTC Vigor – September 29th
- Samsung Galaxy S ll – September 8th
- Xoom 4G upgrade – September 8th
So as you can see, Verizon has a lot going for them in these upcoming months (if the document leaked is legitimate). So if you are a Verizon Wireless customer and are looking for a new smartphone, wait for a couple months for these.
For quick reviews on all of these upcoming phones check out this article from pcworld.com
If you are the owner of a smartphone from AT&T, then you most likely have good news coming your way. Earlier today, AT&T confirmed that after the launch of the HTC Status, they will be launching the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for all of the smartphones on the network.
Some of these phones include:
- HTC Inspire
- LG Phoenix
- Motorola ATRIX
- Pantech Crossover
- Samsung Captivate
- Samsung Infuse
Side note that some AT&T users may have to connect to Wi-Fi or to their computers in order to download/install the new update.