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T-Mobile already cutting Samsung Galaxy Tab, Vibrant prices

12/15, 8:45am

T-Mobile slashes Samsung Android prices early

T-Mobile today quietly cut prices permanently on some of Samsung's Android devices unusually early. Its version of the Galaxy Tab is now the least expensive of any US carrier when attached to a contract, dropping $50 to $350. The Vibrant has itself dropped down to $150 on similar terms.

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Garmin partly splits from ASUS, hints iPhone GPS app coming

10/26, 11:10am

Garmin and ASUS confirm split but make GPS deals

ASUS and Garmin today formally declared the end of their phone partnership but left room for collaboration and for expansion of Garmin's smartphone efforts to the iPhone and other platforms. Under the new deal, ASUS will make phones by itself in the future but will use Garmin GPS apps on its Android phones for "a couple of years," according to ASUS' mobile lead Benson Lin. Garmin will continue to sell and support devices like the Garminfone and nuvifone G60, but it won't launch new models.

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Garminfone drops to $130 amid talk of poor sales

07/09, 11:45am

Garminfone price slash hints at low interest

T-Mobile contributed to concerns about ASUS and Garmin today by quietly dropping the price of the Garminfone from its original $200 to $130. The discount still needs a $50 rebate but appears to be permanent rather than a short-term sale. It follows just a month after the phone reached stores and is rare for any new device.

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ASUS denies claims of poor Garminfone sales

07/07, 10:50pm

ASUS says T-Mo Android phone selling fine

ASUS earlier today denied claims the Garminfone was selling poorly at T-Mobile. The Taiwan firm said shipments were as planned and that it had "positive demand," but didn't provide numbers. Morgan Keegan analyst Yair Reiner had estimated from visits to 50 T-Mobile stores that ASUS and Garmin shipped just 20,000 Garminfones since they went on sale in early June.

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T-Mobile to give away free phones on Father's Day

06/15, 2:10pm

T-Mobile announces free phones on Father's Day

T-Mobile on Tuesday announced that it will offer a Father's Day promotion on Saturday, June 19 where all phones in its stores will be free. As long as customers sign up for a new family plan or add a line to an existing family plan on a two-year contract, they can get both regular and smartphones without any cost beyond the service. Handsets will be available only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Garminfone ships to T-Mobile June 9 for $200

05/26, 3:40pm

T-Mobile commits to Garmin Android phone ship date

T-Mobile this afternoon locked in the launch details of the Garminfone. It should reach stores on June 9, a week later than some rumors had suggested. The Android mapping phone unveiled back in April will cost $200 when attached to a two-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate.

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Garminfone to reach T-Mobile in June for $199

05/11, 9:15pm

Handset features customized Android UI

Garmin has finally disclosed launch details for its Garminfone handset, which will ship next month on T-Mobile for $199. The device is based on the company's nuvifone A50, however the nuvifone's feature phone OS has been placed with Android.

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Garmin brings first Android phone to US through T-Mobile

04/21, 9:55am

Garminfone adapts A50 to T-Mobile USA

Garmin today unveiled its first true American smartphone today by launching the Garminfone with T-Mobile. The adaptation of the nuvifone A50 runs Android rather than the original nuvifone's feature phone OS and gives it the full Google OS while layering on Garmin's traditional GPS navigation interface. Like a nuvi, it provides full spoken turn-by-turn directions and comes with a dash mount.

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