T-Mobile’s First HSDPA Handset Goes Live
As carrier continues to expand its 3G network
by KathrynV 01:02PM Saturday Sep 06 2008
When it was announced
that the Google Android platform would launch with the HTC Dream on T-Mobile’s network, many eyebrows were raised at the choice to go with a carrier that has such a small 3G footprint. However, T-mobile has been working quietly on developing
that network and has now announced the release of their first HSDPA handset, the Sony Ericsson TM506
. This phone is the first of T-mobile’s phones to allow third-party Java applications to access the Internet which speed tests
have shown is being done at speeds exceeding 700 kbps. Incidentally one report
(with somewhat fuzzy results
) has said that the U.S. is now caught up to Western Europe in the adoption of 3G.
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| |said by equus:I have had an iPhone 3g for just about a month now, and am very impressed with AT&T's 3g speed. This morning the dslr iPhone speed test registers 1138kbps. While that's unusually fast (its usually between 700-800), I have found it snappy, reliable, and fast all over the city (NYC that is).
I wonder IF T-Mo's HSDPA service is better than at&t's 3G ?. ....
AT&T's national coverage, according to their own coverage map, sucks however. I have only taken it out of the city once. Just barely out, to North Bergen NJ, where only EDGE would connect at terrible speeds.
Point being, if coverage is the issue, AT&T is no bargain. If speed is the issue, well, 3g is fast.
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Re: Here we go again ! I have purchased both the UMTS enabled Nokia 6263, and the UMTS/HSDPA Sony Ericsson TM-506.
I live in the Philadelphia, PA market, where there is no 3G service from T-Mobile yet, but I see they are building new cell sites that will support their 3G platform.
The new Nokia 6263 performs excellent with GSM, although I re-flashed the Firmware to the Nokia OEM version to fix problems with the GSM to UMTS transition when it happens.
The Sony Ericsson TM-506 works perfectly with GSM as well as EDGE at this point, and I am waiting to see how UMTS/HSDPA works, just as soon as T-Mobile actually turns it on.
The Cell Site Antennas are set up for the new 1700MHz-2100MHz AWS-Band spectrum that they are going to run their 3G services on, which also leaves their phones proprietary for 3G, as AT&T runs their 3G services at 850MHz and 1900MHZ.
No 'Unlocked' 3G iPhones will work with T-Mobile, unless you don't mind GPRS or EDGE connectivity only.
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| The 3G rollout isn't complete yet. Basically, it's NYC and surrounding suburbs, Dallas/Ft. Worth and suburbs, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Las Vegas. They're still rolling out city by city weekly, it seems...|
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