As I have mentioned before I am rather excited to see how fast the first HSPA+ smartphone really is. My initial experience with T-Mobile's webConnect Rocket USB Laptop Stick (HSPA+ native) was rather impressive. JkOnTheRun's Kevin Tofel clocked the stick at -- 9.11 Mbp/s download and 2.73 Mbp/s upload. You can begin to imagine the importance the HSPA+ network holds for T-Mobile - true wireless broadband speeds. By year's end Magenta had planned on covering 100 million Americans in more than 55 major metropolitan areas. The company has recently updated those figures and now plans to double that number.
We are now on pace to more than double our HSPA+ footprint reaching more than 200 million people by this year with plans to offer 42Mbps theoretical speeds in 2011.
-Neville Ray, chief network officer for T-Mobile USA.
T-Mobile has been leaking out details very slowly - building the suspense like a great Stephen King novel. Up until recently the company had not release specifics - that changed as of yesterday, September 8, 2010:
- tight integration with Google services
You can read the full press release at the T-Mobile Press Room.
It's a laundry list of features but it's an impressive list. If you want to get more information about the G2 visit and register for the updates -- http://g2.t-mobile.com.