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3.23 Mb/s Download Speed Achieved on T-Mobile in Los Angeles

May 19th, 2010 No comments

Nokia_Speed_Test_ResultsAs sensational as it may sound, but a 3.23 Mb/s download rate has been recorded on T-Mobile’s newly upgraded HSPA network in Los Angeles! Today, during a routine network test, on my Nokia N900, I have noticed an apparent speed bump. Conducting a test, using www.speedtest.net site services, it was reveled that download and upload speeds on the above mentioned operator’s network, have considerably grown. The result of the speed test was shocking. Up to this point, nothing, except for Sprint’s 4G network test results, sounded as shocking and pleasing as this. 3.23 MB/s was the reading on the screen after several runs. I will refrain from further speculations about the planned upgrade. However, it was recently said that T-Mobile will gradually upgrade it’s HSPA coverage to be able to stay on the competitive edge. And now, s bit later, we come to a conclusion that “big magenta” lives up to its promises. It seems like the upgrade begins to cover select areas of Los Angeles Merto region. Based on this example, I have experienced a speed bump of about 2.0 Mb/s, which represents an about 200% bump from before. Please note that the same test has been conducted on myTouch 3G and HTC HD2, using www.mobilespeedtest.com service, and the results were 1.1 Mb/s and 1.27 Mb/s respectively. Perhaps, at the present moment, Nokia N900 is the only device, compatible with high speed HSPA (see the 3.5G icon in the status bar). For that, I’ve consulted the specs sheet for Nokia N900 on www.nokia.com, which indicated a 10.0 Mb/s maximum down-link capability. Make your own conclusions and share your personal thoughts and experiences below. The video of the test is provided below. Enjoy!

T-Mobile HD2 Update

May 18th, 2010 13 comments

After a long wait, many proud owner of HTC HD2 were granted with a new update. The recent update version 2.13.531.1, which can be downloaded here, promises to fix some stability and performance issues. An official changelog hasn’t been posted, however right after performing the update, certain improvements became apparent. Here are some of them:

  • Touch screen sensitivity has been decreased
  • Threaded text and mms load much faster
  • Increased stability (no need to restart the phone very often)
  • Improved memory management. Seems like the the apps load a bit faster when loaded in the RAM, and opened again.

So far these changes were noticed. Feel free to add comments about things that you think were improved. Don’t forget to back up your phone before performing the update, because all information will be wiped. Windows MyPhone and Windows Life are very good sources for backing up user generated data, prior to performing the update.