T-Mobile 5G Camera MLB Home Run Derby
T-Mobile partnered with MLB to give fans an all-new 5G experience at the 2021 Home Run Derby on July 12 at 8pm PST. You’ll be able to enjoy live, first-person views of batting practice and the event itself, thanks to 5G-integrated POV cameras mounted on players’ hats as well as catchers’ masks. This technology virtually places fans right in the middle of the action at Coors Field, and marks the first time EVER 5G-embedded wearable cameras are being integrated into a professional sports league event. Read more for a preview of the POV cam and additional information.

5G Robotic Arm Remote Tattoo
It’s only a matter of time before robots take over just about every industry, even tattooing. T-Mobile Netherlands wanted to show just how fast its 5G network is, so they built a robotic arm to complete the world’s first remote tattoo. The video features Dutch actress and TV personality Stijn Fransen, but before the robotic arm was put to work, the team tested it on vegetables as well as fake skin. Read more for the video and additional information.

Verizon Robocall Blocking

Photo credit: NoMoRobo
Whether if you’re on a landline or purely wireless, Verizon will soon offer their third party rated number one spam and robocalling protection features to all customers for free – previously they charged $3/month for Call Filter service. “We are continuously updating our algorithm and to date have identified nearly 300 million numbers associated with spam and robocalling. In March, we will be rolling out our free spam alerting and call blocking tools to all of our wireless customers whose smartphones support these features, including iPhone and Android devices,” said the company in a press release. Read more for another video on stopping robocallers and additional information.

With AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile USA (pending approval), it only makes sense for the iPhone 4 to become available on the latter. Codenamed N94, this tester “phone itself is running a test version of Apple’s iOS and it includes internal Apple test apps like Radar and Apple’s employee directory app.” Click here for more pictures.

Additionally, the front of the white iPhone pictured looks a little different from the photos of the retail white iPhone 4 that surfaced recently – specifically, the proximity sensor has changed on the retail version.

[via BGR]

Here’s a first look at the upcoming T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. Powered by Android 2.2 OS, it features a 1-GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 3.0-megapixel camera, and will be available in two colors. Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

That’s right, come this spring the revived Sidekick will be hitting the likely-to-be-acquired carrier for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and two-year contract with unlimited data.

[via Engadget]

It’s official, AT&T has acquired T-Mobile for $39-billion pending FCC and DOJ approval. This deal “would give AT&T 129 million subscribers, vaulting it past Verizon Wireless’ 102 million.” It has already been approved by the boards of both companies. Here’s what Sprint has to say:

If approved, the merger would result in a wireless industry dominated overwhelmingly by two vertically-integrated companies that control almost 80% of the US wireless post-paid market, as well as the availability and price of key inputs such as backhaul and access needed by other wireless companies to compete.

[via YahooEngadget]

Finally, we get the first official look at the T-Mobile G2 — also known as the HTC Desire Z. It boasts Qualcomm’s MSM7x30 chipset, 3.7-inch OLED display, 1.0-GHz Snapdragon processor, 5.0-megapixel camera, and HSPA+ data connectivity. Click here for more pictures.

…silver (pictured) will be the only color offered, and considering that we haven’t seen any leaks in any other shades, that seems like a reasonable assumption.

[via Engadget]