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T-Mobile holding mysterious conference call on August 18

UPDATE: John Legere just sent out a tweet that says “I’m up to something. But what!? Guess you’ll have to wait and see!! #staytuned”. Attached is an image that looks like he’s being filmed for something. You can see the image at the bottom of this post.   In the mood for a mystery? T-Mobile have announced that they’re holding a conference call tomorrow, August 18, but they aren’t giving any details about what will … [read full article]

Honor 8 coming to the U.S. with 5.2-inch display and dual 12MP rear cameras

UPDATE: Honor has confirmed that the Honor 8 does not support T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling.   Huawei’s Honor brand is fairly new to the U.S., but they’re expanding their presence this month with the launch of the Honor 8. The Honor 8 will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, August 17, through September 3. It’ll be available from Honor’s own web store as well as Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg. When it comes to … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s LG V20 launch plans and pre-order gifts reportedly leak

The LG V20 will make its official debut next month, but before it does, one Reddit user may have spilled some of T-Mobile’s launch plans for the flagship device. T-Mobile is currently planning to begin pre-orders for the LG V20 on September 14, claims Reddit user Jordanpeterson234512. The launch is currently penciled in for September 23, and the price will allegedly be $650. According to the documentation that Jordanpeterson234512 saw, there will be a few … [read full article]

FCC filings for HTC Nexus Sailfish and Marlin spill wireless info, model numbers

One day after the upcoming Nexus Sailfish was shown off in leaked photos, more details about it and its Marlin sibling have surfaced. The FCC filings for what’s likely the Sailfish and Marlin have been discovered. Perhaps the most notable tidbit about the filings is the Draft User Manual section, which include a letter from HTC Project Manager Sean Shih. The letter says that the final user guides for the devices “will be made publicly … [read full article]

Alcatel TRU arrives at MetroPCS with Android and $29 price tag

Alcatel and MetroPCS are teaming up to launch a new device called the TRU. The Alcatel TRU is now available from MetroPCS for $29 after instant and mail-in rebates. In exchange for your $29, you’ll get a phone that runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on a 5-inch 854×480 display and has 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras. Inside of the TRU’s shell lives a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD … [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]

T-Mobile begins charging for Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders

UPDATE: Several folks that pre-ordered the Note 7, including TmoNews readers like Jose, Manuel, Ivory, and Justin, are getting emails that say that their phone has shipped. Looks like they could start hitting doorsteps in the next couple of days!   After putting the Galaxy Note 7 up for pre-order earlier this month, it looks like T-Mobile is getting ready to start shipping units out to buyers. TmoNews reader William pinged me today to say … [read full article]

HTC 10 once again disappears from T-Mobile’s web store

Last month, the HTC 10 disappeared from T-Mobile’s web store, but it reappeared days later. Now it’s gone again. If you point your browser at T-Mobile’s website and filter its phone selection to show just HTC devices, you’ll see that the Desire 530 is the only device shown. Trying to use a direct link to the HTC 10 in T-Mo’s store yields the same result. It’s unclear if T-Mobile is now done selling the … [read full article]

Next T-Mobile Tuesday will include free t-shirt, Gilt credit, and chance to win Note 7

The next T-Mobile Tuesday is still five days away, but you can find out what the gifts are going to be right now. Next Tuesday, August 16, T-Mobile will be giving away $15 to spend on any men’s, women’s, kids’, or experience purchases at Gilt.com. You’ll also be able to get a one-year digital subscription to GQ or Allure and a free T-Mobile t-shirt. The shirt will be available in two designs, and you’ll get … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL getting Windows 10 Mobile update to build 10586.545

If you’ve got an Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL with Windows 10 Mobile, the time for you to update has come once again. T-Mobile’s Fierce XL is now receiving an update, and as you can see in TmoNews reader Joe’s screenshots, the update bumps you to version 10586.545. As for what’s included, Microsoft’s changelog doesn’t mention any mobile-specific tweaks, so this cumulative update is a bit of a low-key one. While this update may not sound … [read full article]