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.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
Asus Brings ZenFone 4 Lineup to U.S.
Asus recently announced plans to bring its ZenFone 4 series of phones to the U.S. unlocked market this year.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
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?