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Unlocked BlackBerry Priv is fully compatible with T-Mobile, including band 12 LTE and Wi-Fi calling

T-Mobile hasn’t announced any official plans to sell the BlackBerry Priv, but if you’re thinking about picking one up, you’ll be glad to hear that it’ll play nicely with T-Mo’s network. Mike Sievert has confirmed (twice) that the unlocked BlackBerry Priv will be fully compatible with T-Mobile, including band 12 LTE — aka Extended Range … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL coming to MetroPCS and T-Mobile with 5.5-inch display

UPDATE: MetroPCS pinged me to say that it will offer a $70 instant rebate with the Fierce XL, which will leave its price at $69.   Alcatel OneTouch today took the wraps off of the Fierce XL, a phablet that runs Android 5.1.1 on a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display. Alcatel OneTouch is talking up the Fierce XL’s camera features, which include 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras as well as Polaroid photo editing software that can … [read full article]

BlackBerry Priv pre-orders are live, price set at $699

After months of leaks and waiting, BlackBerry today began taking pre-orders for the Priv, its first Android smartphone. Pricing for the Priv is set at $699, and orders are expected to begin shipping out on November 6. In exchange for your 699 hard-earned dollar bills, you’ll get a smartphone running Android 5.1.1 on a 5.43-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display that’s covered in Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4. Slide up that display and … [read full article]

HTC One A9 available for pre-order for $399.99, comes with Android 6.0 pre-installed

UPDATE: Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, says that the One A9 supports both Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE on T-Mobile.   The HTC One A9 is now officially official, boasting a metal unibody construction that houses a 5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED display that’s covered with Gorilla Glass 4 and a fingerprint sensor on its face, as well as 13-megapixel rear … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL tipped to come in Windows 10 Mobile and Android versions

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL for Windows (left) and Android (right). Both destined for T-Mobile USA. pic.twitter.com/bhHOIYiC2L — Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 17, 2015 It’s not often that we see a company release the same phone twice running two different operating systems, but it looks like that’s what Alcatel OneTouch is planning to do. Images of the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL leaked today, showing a device that’ll be available both with Windows 10 Mobile and Android. … [read full article]

BLU Studio Selfie LTE coming to T-Mobile, will support band 12 and VoLTE

BLU Products frequently targets T-Mobile customers with their unlocked phones, but the problem is that those devices often lack fully compatibility with T-Mobile’s LTE network. That’s not the case with the Studio Selfie LTE, a new phone from BLU that’s fully certified by T-Mobile and will be sold by T-Mo dealers. Phone Scoop recently spent some time with the BLU … [read full article]