Archive | December, 2015

BlackBerry Priv reportedly launching at T-Mobile on January 26

Back in August, a rumor claimed that the BlackBerry Priv (then called by its “Venice” codename) would be sold by T-Mobile. That hasn’t yet come to pass, but it finally may happen in January. A new image leak claims to show part of T-Mobile’s January calendar of events. On January 26, the calendar has a listing for “BlackBerry Venice Launch,” suggesting that … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL said to be bringing Windows 10 to T-Mobile soon

T-Mobile hasn’t exactly been the go-to carrier for Windows smartphones in the past, but there have been a handful of the Live Tile-equipped devices that’ve hit Magenta’s shelves. And soon, the first Windows 10 device to be offered by T-Mobile will arrive. A new report says that the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL will launch “in the coming weeks,” backing up a report … [read full article]

T-Mobile says YouTube’s portrayal of Binge On as throttling is ‘misleading’

Last week when YouTube criticized T-Mobile for “throttling” its video with Binge On, T-Mobile responded by saying that customers love Binge On and that the service is in line with FCC regulations. Now T-Mo is further defending Binge On with another statement on the matter. T-Mobile told DSLReports that it’s “misleading” to refer to what Binge … [read full article]

Samsung Gear S2 update rolling out with battery life optimizations

Now that smartwatches are a thing, it means that our watches now require charging and software updates just like our smartphones. And today, folks with the Samsung Gear S2 are getting to experience a watch update first-hand. The Gear S2 is now getting a software update to version R730TUVU1AOL3. The update is rather small, weighing in at just 4.85MB. The changelog lists battery life optimizations as the only change. As … [read full article]

T-Mobile gets in on the Star Wars fun with ‘Un-carrier: The Binge Awakens’ opening crawl

In-between starting his slow cooker and celebrating Christmas Eve, John Legere today found the time to share a fun little video that mashes up two of 2015’s hottest topics: Star Wars and T-Mobile. The video features a T-Mo riff on the classic Star Wars opening crawl, which is at the start of each movie and is meant to give information on the events leading up to the film. … [read full article]

T-Mobile reviews LTE highlights of 2015, looks ahead to new network technologies

The year 2015 has been a big one for T-Mobile, bringing with it Un-carrier moves like Binge On for saving your data and Extended Range LTE for a network that reaches farther distances and deeper into buildings. Today T-Mobile put up a blog post that looks back at its 2015 accomplishments, and because it’s from Neville Ray, you know that the network is going to be the focus. T-Mobile is … [read full article]

YouTube upset with T-Mobile over Binge On video optimizations

YouTube is perhaps the biggest missing piece from T-Mobile’s Binge On free video streaming service, and we’ve heard before that T-Mo is working with Google on getting YouTube adding to Binge On’s free video streaming. However, now it sounds like getting YouTube into Binge On may be more difficult. YouTube today expressed unhappiness with T-Mobile’s Binge On service, tell the [read full article]