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Apple unveils iOS 8, features third party app extensions, keyboards, Touch ID and a lot more…

Apple has just kicked off its WWDC week at the Moscone West Center in San Francisco and has done so in style. But it wasn’t the end user iOS 8 announcement itself that got me excited. It was all developer SDK and API announcements and the potential that they hold for the future of apps and capabilities within iOS 8. As an update on user install base, iOS 7 is currently installed 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]

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 Voice over LTE live in Seattle

Only recently we’d heard reports that Voice over LTE was on its way to T-Mobile. What that means is that instead of your device dropping to an older network technology to connect your calls, it’ll instead use the LTE network. Which is pretty fantastic news, especially considering the areas currently being refarmed from EDGE to LTE, and the fact that T-Mo is going to be killing off its 2G network over the next … [read full article]

RootMetrics: T-Mo LTE scores joint 1st place with AT&T and Verizon in Las Vegas

I know, I know, John Legere and T-Mobile don’t like referencing RootMetrics results. Calling them out for being out of date and not based on real user testing. Still, they can give a decent portrayal of the network quality offered by the US’ top carriers. This time out, it’s showing T-Mo in a favorable light. In its most recent test in Las Vegas, T-Mobile’s RootScore matched the big two: 1 – Verizon (95.4) 1 … [read full article]