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Sony Xperia Z3 launching on October 29, T-Mobile online pre-sale on Oct. 15

T-Mobile, this morning, finally announced when it would begin selling the long-awaited Sony Xperia Z3. The device is set to land on store shelves and online on October 29th. It’ll be available with $0 down on EIP and 24 monthly payments of $26.25, that’s a full retail price $630. But if you can’t wait until then, T-Mobile’s holding a special online pre-sale event on October 15 at 12:00am Pacific Time. So you could order … [read full article]

T-Mo compatible Quad HD Motorola Droid Turbo in the works?

Rumors have cropped over the past month or so claiming that Verizon is about to launch another exclusive Android device, and is planning to add it to its well-known DROID range. The Droid Turbo – as it’s being called – will allegedly feature a Quad HD display and fast-charging technology along with the usual long battery life. We’re expecting “Big Red” to unveil it some point this month. But it’s not the only carrier that’s … [read full article]

Complaints of “forced” JUMP! additions point to same old weakness in sales culture

I’ll start of this post by saying one thing: I used to be a sales person. I worked for two different companies in the UK. I’ve seen practices very similar to what I’ve been reading about this morning in real life. So this is in no way an attack on T-Mo, but more on the culture that’s grown within the retail and sales arena. I’m in a country thousands of miles away, and … [read full article]

48 hours with the Sony Xperia Z3 – First Impressions

One of the most curious aspects of today’s Android market is how Sony hasn’t quite managed to crack it. For the past few years it’s unveiled a series of fantastic phones, and yet – for one reason or another – they don’t catch on. Could it be lack of effort in marketing? Low interest from the major U.S. carriers? Lack of ambition? Perhaps a mixture of all three and then some. And yet, … [read full article]

John Legere talks merger rumors, #bendgate and more in entertaining GeekWire interview [video]

There are few more entertaining CEOs than John Legere. Since bursting on to the scene as the head of T-Mobile a couple of years back, his antics on Twitter and colorful language on stage has been a huge part of what makes T-Mo the attractive cool-kid on the carrier block. In an interview with GeekWire this week he was quizzed on a number of topics, and wasn’t shy in responding. Especially when it came to … [read full article]

Bloomberg: Iliad set to bid for larger stake in T-Mobile

According to Bloomberg‘s “in the know” sources, French carrier Iliad is planning to bid for a larger stake in T-Mobile US than it had originally sought earlier in the year. “The plan for a new bid comes after Iliad had some success signing up financial partners to back its efforts, the people said. The company held talks with potential investors including buyout firm KKR & Co., people with knowledge of the matter said … [read full article]