No one ever really talks about this, but why was T-Mobile not considered for the iPhone, and why is it unlikely that the carrier will get Apple’s device in the future?
Well, if we look back at 2007 when the iPhone first came out, the choice was clear. Apple wanted a network with broad network coverage, that used GSM technology, and that was on the way to having a widespread 3G network. AT&T was the topic pick, who already had a 3G network in place that covered most major cities. T-Mobile, on the other hand, wasn’t even testing 3G in a limited capacity. While we’re on the topic, why was’t Sprint and Verizon considered to be a launch partner for the iPhone? Probably because their networks use CDMA which is more difficult to make phones for.
Even as we look into the future of the iPhone, it looks unlikely that T-Mobile will get the device. Rumors have it that the next stop for the iPhone will be Verizon. The reliability of Verizon’s network has far exceeded AT&T, especially when it comes to call quality in major cities like New York and San Fransisco. Also, Apple is probably concerned with which carrier is planning their 4G roll out (since, naturally, they’d like to create a 4G-capable iPhone at some point), and we know that both Verizon and AT&T are working on LTE. T-Mobile hasn’t made any remarks about this, as they’re still in the growth phase of their 3G network.
No, this is NOT an early April Fool’s joke. Though MS had a very firm stance that the HTC HD2 would not get the Windows Phone 7 Series upgrade, the ROM has made it’s way from HTC to tom_codon from HTCPedia. He posted screenshots and videos of Windows Phone 7 Series running on the HD2. Will an official ROM actually debut from HTC despite MS’s claims? Only time will tell!
Hit the jump to view the videos and some more screenshots.
Just one day after the official launch of the T-Mobile HD2, some retailers are giving out some nice incentives to buy the latest Windows Mobile offering from T-Mobile.
Read more to learn about the deals floating around the internet.
That’s right! Due to extremely high demand the HTC HD2 has been removed from the Handset Upgrade Program. So if you want it, and the store has it, you will be paying full retail. For those of you that got in on the action congratulations. For the rest of us, we will have to wait for another shipment to come out.
The buttons are up across the internet, everywhere from Blockbuster On Demand to Barnes and Noble. I’ve been trying to put one in the cart but have been unable to add it. Let us know in the comments if you’re successful!
Update: As of 11:23pm Arizona time, the upgrade system was unavailable. At this point I’m curious as to what my upgrade price will be.
Update: 11:45pm Arizona time, the system is working now.
T-Mobile’s HTC HD2 site is currently undergoing maintenance. With today being the 23rd and the 24th being the supposed release date, it seems only imminent that soon the HD2 will be available to all!
Taking a look at T-Mobile’s product page for the HTC HD2 shows some promising enhancements that are sure to ‘redefine what you think a phone can be.’ A few of the outstanding features of the HD2 is the large multitouch screen (4.3”) and a 1ghz processor. That’s a small netbook…large phone! What’s even better is the promise of the following features.