CES: T-Mobile Announces Galaxy S Blaze 4G And Network Expansions

CES: T-Mobile Announces Galaxy S Blaze 4G And Network Expansions


Although a bit late, T-Mobile has finally come out of its deep slumber and has announced their latest smartphone at CES 2012. But we are not sure whether T-Mobile will be able to do better on the market with their new handset, which looks like a Galaxy S 4G variant, than all the competing carriers who have announced several different handsets for their networks.

T-Mobile hasn’t announced much about their upcoming Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (pictured above). What we do know is that the handset will come with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, Android (most likely Gingerbread) and a “brilliant Super AMOLED touch screen”. Yes, no Super AMOLED Plus or HD.

And we are not seeing a “II” after that “S” anywhere on the press release. From the looks of things, the carrier is most probably going to launch a reworked Galaxy S 4G. Hopefully they will release an HD variant of the Galaxy S II.

But whatever the carrier is launching, the device will have access to T-Mobile’s 42Mbps HSPA+ network.

And speaking of network, the carrier has also announced that they have doubled the speed of its 4G network in 12 additional markets. Now, 184 million Americans in 175 markets will be covered with HSPA+ 42. The carrier has also expanded HSPA+ 21 to nine additional markets, now covering 217 markets across the US.

For those who are looking for a Windows handset from T-Mobile, the Lumia 710 will be available from today, Jan 11, at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and retailers nationwide, and from the carrier’s website. It’s coming with a price tag of $49.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a two-year contract.