T-Mobile Activates 1900MHz HSPA+ in 3 More Markets
T-Mobile USA has made its HSPA+ service available in the 1900MHz band in Seattle, Wash.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Atlanta, Ga. A total of 18 markets now offer HSPA+ in T-Mobile's 1900MHz spectrum, which means many of the devices sold by T-Mobile rival AT&T will be able to access fast data in those areas. T-Mobile is in the process of refarming its 1900MHz spectrum from GSM/EDGE to GSM/HSPA+ so it can use its 1700MHz spectrum for its forthcoming LTE 4G network.
Nokia 6 to Be Available from Amazon Next Month
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Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Alcatel's Modular A50 Parties with Light Up LED Accessory
Alcatel today followed through on its promise to bring the A5 LED to the U.S., though it has changed the phone's name to simply the Alcatel A50. The phone, first revealed in February, is compatible with a handful of modular accessories, the most significant of which features an LED-covere panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color.
Alcatel's A30 Plus Bumps Up the Screen, Processor, Camera and Battery
Alcatel today announced the A30 Plus, an improved version of the A30 we saw earlier this year. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen (up from 5.0 inches) and a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor (up from 1.1 GHz) with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
1900 3G UMTS is LIVE in Chicagoland as well...
T-Mobile also still scans in on 2G GSM.
I know in some markets T-Mobile has limited spectrum.
Are they going to have enough 1900 spectrum to run both 2G GSM and 3G UMTS reliably?