Posts by Cam Bunton

T-Mobile Moto X update soak test invites sent out

If you’re one of the few T-Mobile users who picked up a Moto X from Motorola, you’ll be glad to know some kind of software update is incoming. Droid-Life reveals an email sent out to members of the Motorola Feedback Network, inviting them to take part in a preview of a software release. Known as a “soak test”, these software previews help figure out how the OS adapts to real world use and … [read full article]

Reuters: Deutsche Telekom to keep minority stake in T-Mobile if SoftBank deal goes through

Earlier on today, reports broke from Japan stating that Deutsche Telekom had accepted a buyout offer from SoftBank for its majority stake in T-Mobile US. We assumed, as many would have, that any deal would see the Japanese carrier take ownership of DT’s entire controlling stake in the Magenta carrier. Later on, however, another report claims that DT is seeking to retain a … [read full article]

Kyodo: SoftBank’s offer to buy T-Mobile accepted by DT

There’s a headline you perhaps didn’t want to read this morning. The morning after its chief appeared on stage at Re/code’s conference, reports are circling that SoftBank’s offer for Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile US has been accepted. The news comes via Japanese publication, Kyodo. The site claims that Masayoshi Son proposed the move in a meeting with top T-Mo and DT executives earlier this month. Response from Magenta and Deutsche Telekom … [read full article]

Uncarrier 5.0 event scheduled for June 18

Invites are out, and it’s official. Uncarrier 5.0 is coming in June. T-Mobile today sent out invites to select members of the press to join them in Los Angeles on June 18. The tagline – “we don’t play it safe and sound” – encapsulates everything about the Uncarrier movement so far. Gradually stripping away pain points customers have virtually considered just part and parcel of owning a smartphone. Whether that’s having subside phone … [read full article]

T-Mobile HD Voice tested, compared with AT&T standard call [sound clips]

For years we’ve been making phone calls with sub-quality audio. We’ve done so, because it’s the only option we’ve had. Arguably, some phones have had better clarity than others due to stronger reception, or a better earpiece. But, a key change had to be made, and it’s happening now. HD Voice is the next generation cellular call quality, and by all accounts, it really does make a difference. As noted by PC Mag:[read full article]

Hands on with the LG G3 [video]

As promised, a video showing an overview of the LG G3. I was at the announcement today, and rushed to get my hands on it immediately after the presentation ended. Although the geek in me loves that it has a pixel density over 500ppi, and a laser-guided fancy auto-focus system on the camera, what impressed me most was that they fit such a large (5.5-inch) display in to a relatively small chassis. In hand it felt smaller … [read full article]

LG G3 event live stream

Happy G3 day T-Mo fans! I’m here in London covering the LG G3 event for PhoneDog. If you want to catch our coverage as it happens, you can follow the @PhoneDog twitter account live-tweeting. And, since we know the phone is on its way to Magenta at some point, I’ll share any hands on coverage with you guys as well. Stay tuned, it could be one of the exciting phones of 2014.

T-Mobile overtakes Sprint as #3 smartphone buyer

Earlier this week, Reuters published a report stating that when it comes to smartphone purchasing, T-Mobile was the third biggest carrier in Q1. In terms of smartphones, according to research undertaken by Counterpoint, T-Mobile is now closing in on AT&T, having purchased 6 million smartphones, while Sprint purchased 5 million. In terms of smartphones sold, T-Mobile sold 6.9 million while Sprint managed under 5M. Counterpoint also broke down the manufacturer market share for devices sold in the … [read full article]

Cel-Fi T-Mobile signal boosters now available to buy from Nextivity (again)

Thanks to some great spotting from Peter Cohen at iMore, we now know the new, improved Cel-Fi signal boosters (model RS224) from Nextivity are now available to Pre-Order, with shipping forecasted for the end of this month. Cel-Fi for those unaware is a signal booster to use in your home. These models have been designed to boost low signal up to 4-5 bars of 3G/4G coverage in the home. Unlike … [read full article]