Posts by David Beren

HTC Says They Are Reviewing Their Bootloader Policy

We’re about to give HTC a pat on the back as they are listening to the complaints of HTC owners who are upset with their locked bootloader policy. HTC hears you and while that’s they aren’t promising a policy reversal at the very least HTC is acknowledging complaints. Samsung should take note of this next time they want to look back at the Vibrant Froyo debacle and rethink their decision to remain … [read full article]

T-Mobile Relaunches Bobsled For Facebook

T-Mobile announced today that Bobsled by T-Mobile, their Facebook application for VoIP calling is back in action. Having pulled Bobsled off Facebook “shelves” due to a possible conflict with Bobsled being misinterpreted as an official Facebook application T-Mobile pulled it for some retooling. T-Mobile then announced yesterday that T-Mobile announced that Bobsled was ready for it’s re-unveiling. Well it turns out we didn’t have to wait long at all as … [read full article]

Microsoft Previews “Mango” Software Update, Says 4G Phones Coming This Fall

Microsoft just finished their “VIP Preview” event for press and developers offering up another look at the Mango software update coming this fall. Microsoft did a pretty great run through of some of the new features all while promising close to 500 of them would be added to the final release. While a great deal of those will be under the hood quite a few of the most important ones bring Windows Phone 7 to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces Launch Of HSPA+ 42Mbps In 50 Markets, Rocket 3.0 Available May 25th

T-Mobile is announcing the expansion of it’s HSPA+ 42Mbps network to over 50 cities tonight! Boom, winning! T-Mobile customers in 55 markets will have access to increased 4G network speed, capacity and reliability. T-Mobile lit up Las Vegas, New York and Orlando back in March right before CTIA and promoted the network speeds throughout the show. Well they are ramping up efforts to rollout this network as fast as possible to … [read full article]

T-Mobile To Relaunch Bobsled VoIP Platform For Facebook Next Week

The T-Mobile announcement of Bobsled, an application for Facebook that enabled users to place calls through Facebook chat was launch seemingly out of nowhere and taken down just as quickly. After a mixup with Facebook and users confusing Bobsled an official Facebook application T-Mobile took Bobsled down late last April. “We are voluntarily and temporarily suspending the Bobsled service as we work with our partners at Facebook to address their design … [read full article]

Opinion: Why T-Mobile’s “Unlimited Data” Plan Is A Play On Words

I’ve begun a number of my previous editorials with words like “staunch defender, supporter and biggest fan” when it comes to T-Mobile and their corporate decisions. I’ve used those words or something similar in an effort to show that what’s coming up is born out of love and frustration. A storm has been brewing in my eyes as of late with T-Mobile’s recent campaign on “unlimited” data. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Releases Press Releases Formally Announcing New Rate Plans

While T-mobile’s new rate plans actually went live yesterday the official announcement came this morning via press release announcing both postpaid and prepaid revamped offerings. We’ll just refer you to yesterdays post for a full breakdown in pictures of the new rate plans and let you have a glimpse at today’s press releases.   Postpaid Press Release: T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced a new suite of family and individual … [read full article]

T-Mobile Launches Completely Revamped Rate Plan Selection Including Prepaid Changes

T-Mobile officially kicked off their revamped rate plan selection today with surprisingly little fan fare. At this time of this writing we have yet to hear anything from the Magenta mothership herself regarding the launch. That’s ok as you have TmoNews and we’ve already got the new plans broken down along with the GIANT Frequently Asked Question post for you to explore. Hoping not to be lost in the rollout … [read full article]

T-Mobile Pushes Back “Insomnia Sale” To Wednesday

Originally scheduled for the early morning of Monday May 23rd T-Mobile has pushed back the sale to May 25th. Now labeled as the “insomnia sale” due to the early morning hours this sale takes place, the T-Mobile G2x and T-Mobile G2 remain the featured devices. Yours truly came up with the name insomnia sale and I’m thrilled T-Mobile has adopted it. I’m equally glad T-Mobile gave out early warnings so … [read full article]