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T-Mobile set to launch new budget Alcatel smartphone [Rumor]

T-Mobile and Alcatel OneTouch have worked together on a number of budget-friendly smartphones and tablets. That relationship, it seems, is set to continue. We’ve been sent a cheat-sheet detailing a new, cheap handset on its way to T-Mobile soon. The Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro – spec wise – fits somewhere in between the Evolve 2 and Fierce 2. It has a 4.5-inch qHD (960×540) display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM … [read full article]

Lollipop update rollout for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 starting next week

Stop the presses! We have the most important breaking news story of the day. Forget Apple Watch, Des Smith (T-Mo’s product guru) tweeted a short while ago that the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop software update for the Note 4 is very close to happening. In fact, some customers could see the update land on their devices as soon as next week. Is that just the best news, ever or what? I mean, I … [read full article]

Sony Xperia Z3 re-appears on T-Mobile online store with cheaper price

We were somewhat surprised a couple of weeks back when the Sony Xperia Z3 vanished from T-Mobile’s online store. Although it clearly hasn’t been a best-seller, the Z3 is one of the best performing handsets on the Android market. And perhaps one of the most attractive too. Still, just 16 days ago, it seemed T-Mobile had given up on the device. Now, it’s back. And it’s … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 pre-order price jumps tomorrow

Back at the beginning of March, I met up with the Alcatel OneTouch team while I was covering MWC for PhoneDog. And its latest phone could be one of the best value-for-money devices on the market today. The pre-orders were meant to go live tomorrow, but the company decided to surprise us with an early pre-order and price-drop. If you pre-order before tomorrow, April 21st, you’ll pay just $199.99 for a device which … [read full article]

OnePlus One now available without invites

One of the biggest talking points of last year was the OnePlus One. It was “the flagship killer” of 2014, and although many loved its power and performance for little money, it was its route to market we were all talking about. Whether it was the controversial publicity stunts or the frustrating invites system, the OnePlus One was constantly in the press. And finally, you can buy one without a magic code. OnePlus … [read full article]

T-Mo HTC One M9 gets minor software update with camera improvements

Yesterday, T-Mobile started rolling out a minor software update for the new HTC One M9 to improve its camera and BlinkFeed among other “user experience improvements”. This update comes after the manufacturer announced that it would be fixing its camera performance with new software soon. And for those who have an M9, this comes as welcome news. If you haven’t already seen the update arrive on your phone, check the settings manually for … [read full article]