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T-Mobile shows off first 42Mbps HSPA+ capable phones

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Sep 2011 12:30

T-Mobile shows off first 42Mbps HSPA+ capable phones T-Mobile has showed off their new devices at the GigaOM Mobilize event in San Francisco this week.
The Galaxy S II and HTC Amaze 4G will be the first T-Mobile devices to have support for the company's very fast 42 Mbps HSPA+ mobile broadband network. T-Mobile's current devices have support only up to 21 Mbps.

Upgrading the network has been a priority at T-Mobile, and the CMO says "75 percent of the phones T-Mobile sells this year will be smartphones, and of those, 90 percent are Android."

The Galaxy S II will be identical to models released on rival carriers (in appearance), except much better. The device will the 42 Mbps radio, a larger, 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a more powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and NFC.

HTC's Amaze 4G comes with Sense 3.0 on top of Android 2.3.5, a 4.3-inch qHD (960540 resolution) Super LCD screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the 42 Mbps radio and a 8MP wide aperture f/2.2 camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S II, is $229.99 with contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate with the Amaze selling for $30 more.

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