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Galaxy Note 7 officially recalled by Samsung and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Following reports of explosions and transportation agencies urging Galaxy Note 7 owners to power down their phones, Samsung is officially recalling its latest flagship smartphone. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Samsung have formally announced a recall of Galaxy Note 7 units purchased before Sept. 15. As part of the recall, Samsung has launched a webpage that’ll let you check the IMEI of your Note 7 to determine if it’s been recalled. You can … [read full article]

T-Mobile will give you a free 32GB iPhone 7 when you trade in an iPhone 6 or newer model

UPDATE: There was an error in T-Mo’s original announcement of this promo, and so I’ve updated the post with the correct info.   Hours after Apple announced its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, T-Mobile has come forward with its launch offer for the new smartphones. Starting Friday, Sept. 9, at 12:01 am PT, T-Mobile is offering the 32GB iPhone 7 for free when new or existing customers trade in any model of iPhone … [read full article]

LG V20 official with dual rear cameras and Android 7.0 Nougat

UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed that it will offer the LG V20 this fall. Expect more details as we get closer to launch.   We’re in the thick of flagship smartphone season once again, and today it’s LG’s turn to show off its latest offering, the V20. The LG V20 is now official, and like the V10 before it, it’s got a secondary display sitting above its main screen. This secondary display has a resolution of 160×1040. … [read full article]

T-Mobile One undergoing changes, gaining new T-Mobile One Plus add-on

T-Mobile One has received a lot of criticism since its announcement earlier this month, and so in response, today T-Mobile announced that it’s making some tweaks to the original plan. First up, T-Mobile One is now launching on Sept. 1, five days earlier than it was originally slated to. When it launches, T-Mobile One will have increased mobile hotspot speeds. The plan originally offered unlimited mobile hotspot at 2G (128kbps) speeds, but now T-Mobile says … [read full article]

T-Mobile refreshes Software Updates page for Android 7.0 Nougat

Following last year’s launch of Android 6.0, T-Mobile refreshed its Software Updates page to name 17 devices that would be updated to Marshmallow. Now that Android 7.0 is out, T-Mo has done the same for Nougat. T-Mobile’s Software Updates page is now Nougat-ified, complete with a Nougat theme and several devices that are expected to be updated to Android 7.0. The nine phones that are currently listed on T-Mo’s Nougat update page are: HTC 10 … [read full article]

Un-carrier 12 is T-Mobile One, the end of data buckets and arrival of one unlimited plan

  Surprise! Turns out that that mysterious conference call that T-Mobile scheduled for today was to discuss Un-carrier 12. Today T-Mobile unveiled T-Mobile One, a new data plan that brings an end to data buckets. The new plan includes unlimited talk, text, and high-speed 4G LTE data, as well as the Un-carrier benefits like Simple Global, Mobile Without Borders, and T-Mobile Tuesdays. Unlimited mobile hotspot is included, too, but at 2G speeds. Pricing for T-Mobile … [read full article]

Upcoming HTC Nexus phone codenamed ‘Sailfish’ shown in photo leak

While T-Mobile doesn’t always sell Google’s Nexus phones, lots of T-Mo customers like to bring the unlocked phones onto the Un-carrier. Thanks to a new leak, we’re getting a peek at what may be one of the new Nexus phones that’ll be coming later this year. Images that allegedly show the Nexus phone codenamed “Sailfish” have been shared by Android Police. The Sailfish is said to be the smaller of the 2016 Nexus phones, with … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 official, early buyers get a free gift

Another 2016 flagship smartphone is now official, as Samsung just took the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 7. As expected, the Galaxy Note 7 doesn’t look hugely different from the Galaxy Note 5 when it comes to design, but it does have one big feature that’s different from the Note 5. The Galaxy Note 7’s display features dual curved edges, making its more like the screen found on the Galaxy S7 edge than the flat … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds 1.9 million customers in Q2 2016, marking 13th straight quarter of 1M+ adds

UPDATE: T-Mobile has been ranked highest in Total Ownership Experience by J.D. Power among full service U.S. wireless companies.   T-Mobile today released their Q2 2016 results, and overall it looks like the Un-carrier had another solid quarter. T-Mobile added 1.9 million customers in Q2 2016, marking the 13th straight quarter with over than 1 million adds. T-Mo was a hair shy of having another quarter with more than 2 million total adds, but hey, 1.9 million isn’t too … [read full article]

BlackBerry DTEK50 official, runs Android 6.0 on 5.2-inch display for $299

Last year, BlackBerry launched the Priv, its first Android phone that came equipped with a physical keyboard. Now BlackBerry is showing off its second Android device. The BlackBerry DTEK50 is now official, and it differs from the Priv in a couple of ways. First up is that it lacks a physical keyboard, meaning that all of your interaction with it will be on its 5.2-inch 1920×1080 display. The other big difference between the DTEK50 and … [read full article]