T-Mobile to Launch Budget Android Comet, Unlimited Tethering This Holiday Season

November 2, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

T-Mobile has announced new products and service plans designed to help everyone stay connected without busting their holiday budgets. The new products include a new budget Android phone that will be launched soon along with a $15 unlimited tethering plan for users already on the network’s unlimited data plan.

The carrier will deliver new low-cost data service plans and the service is expected to be available this holiday season. T-Mobile will launch a $15 tethering plan for customers already paying $30 per month for unlimited data from the carrier.

T-Mobile has also announced that it will be launching a 200MB plan that will be available for $10 per month with a new two-year service agreement or contract extension for a limited time or for $15 per month, which will not require a contract extension.

Both data plans will be sold paired with a new or existing voice and text message plan.

The carrier will also be launching a new budget smartphone, the T-Mobile Comet. The device, which runs Android 2.2 Froyo, comes equipped with a 528MHz processor and a 2.8-inch touchscreen display.

The device also boasts a 3.2 megapixel camera, 7.2Mbps HSPA, FM radio, integrated Swype, microSD expansion up to 32GB, and 802.11b / g / n.

Reports are suggesting that the comet should be available for just $9.99 (after a $50 rebate) on contract, or under $200 as a prepaid device.

The other new devices announced by the carrier include the LG Optimus T (comes with a 600MHz CPU and a 3.2-inch full touchscreen display), the Motorola Defy (scratch- and water-resistant, dust-proof, and has an 800 MHz processor and a 3.7-inch full touchscreen), and the Motorola Charm (with full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.8-inch touchscreen).

The Comet, Optimus T and Defy are expected to be available from November 3 onwards from the carrier. The T-Mobile Comet will also be available as a prepaid option at Best Buy, Radio Shack and Target.

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