I generally don’t read press releases all that closely, especially ones that say “We’re testing some super cool new tech,” usually in some no-name markets that don’t include DC. However, this time, DC is going to be in on the test. We’re one of the first markets to get T-Mobile’s new “Blazingly fast HSPA+ Network.” If everything in the press release is true, I may be kicking AT&T to the curb this summer. I really would love to get the HTC 2, it’s one sexy phone but the fact that it won’t be upgradeable to Windows 7 Phone in the fall and Sprint’s recent HTC EVO 4G makes me want to wait. Especially since, yesterday, T-Mobile finally announced the pricing – $199 on Contract – which is great, but the phone is barely out and it’s already “old.” T-Mobile likes Eclipse, sort of, so I’m sure I’ll probably get one of these for review – in 7 months.
T-Mobile successfully launched its HSPA+ network service in Philadelphia last fall providing customers access to one of the fastest and most modern wireless networks in the U.S. T-Mobile now has made HSPA+ commercially available in new markets including major areas of New York City, New Jersey, Long Island and suburban Washington, D.C., with deployment in Los Angeles coming very soon. The company will continue to aggressively expand the availability of HSPA+ in additional 3G markets, putting the necessary backhaul capacity in place to support the very fast speeds. Today, its 3G high-speed data network covers more than 206 million people. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network is outperforming competing 3G wireless networks with speeds up to three times faster. Blazing fast actual peak download speeds3 were demonstrated today in Las Vegas using both new and current mobile broadband devices, including the T-Mobile webConnect Rocket™ USB Laptop Stick, the first HSPA+ capable device from a national U.S .wireless carrier; the Dell Inspiron Mini 10; the HTC HD2; the Motorola CLIQ XT™ and the T-Mobile myTouch® 3G.