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Verizon’s CableCo Spectrum Close To Federal Approval, T-Mobile Getting Spectrum

Verizon Wireless has received the stamp of approval from the Department of Justice, with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski saying he supports Verizon’s to go ahead with their $3.6 billion dollar spectrum buy tom Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Communications. While the FCC has yet to vote on the deal, it sounds like just a formality at this point. Genachowski has said he was satisfied by Verizon’s willingness to divest some … [read full article]

Google Play Will Soon Add Wish-lists, Gift Cards

All I have to say about this is —- finally, FINALLY Google is set to unveil gift cards for the Google Play store. Gift cards are something that Apple has long since done for iTunes and is long overdue for Google’s own app store, thankfully that’s about to change. First things first though as Android Police dove into the new Google Play store v3.8.15 APK and uncovered the first bit of evidence that … [read full article]

Nokia, Microsoft Schedule September 5th Windows Phone Event, Put Samsung On Notice

If you’ve been waiting to see what Nokia and Microsoft have up their sleeves next, you need only wait till September 5th and a newly scheduled press conference now on the books. Coincidentally or not, September 5th just so happens to be the opening day of Nokia World, and we have a feeling there is a reason this press event is behind held on that same day. Our best guess is that new … [read full article]

Samsung Successfully Tests Jelly Bean On Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note?

The boys from SamMobile are back once again with a follow up to their report last week on Jelly Bean and the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note. Thankfully, if they are correct (and they usually) are, the news is good, nay it’s great as Samsung has successfully tested the Android 4.1 update on both devices and plan to make it available via Kies sometime in September/October. How long it will … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S III With Jelly Bean Shows Up On Mexican Android Blog

With rumors now swirling that Jelly Bean is almost ready to make its Galaxy S III debut, it was only a matter of time before it “leaked” in one form or another. Thanks to Mexican Android site AndroidMX, we’ve got an idea of what the new software  looks like running on a Galaxy S III. Of course, TouchWiz is still front and center and that’s pretty much what you’re going to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Making Changes To Migration Fee Requirements For Value Plan Converts

Good news for those of you looking to make the switch over to T-Mobile’s Value Plans as some future changes beginning August 19th might help reduce the cost of the migration fee. As it stands now, migration fees are calculated based on the time in contract tenure and it will soon move to the timeframe since the last handset subsidy. Given that you may have signed a new contract upon switching rate plans without … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Update Landing On August 29th? Maybe, But Don’t Expect It That Day

Samsung’s about to have big month starting with an announcement expected in New York this afternoon to introduce a new Galaxy Note, the new 10.1″ edition. Along with today’s launch, Samsung is also expected to launch the much-anticipated follow-up to their hot selling original 5.3″ Galaxy Note with an event coming on August 29th. That’s not what interests us though, what DOES interest us is a rumor coming out of GSMArena that … [read full article]

T-Mobile Website Now Shows Black Galaxy S III Renders, Mystery Continues

After we posted up our original albeit skeptical post on T-Mobile possibly using renders for a Black Galaxy S III in a YouTube video, it was met with a lot of pessimism, optimism, and in some cases flat-out denial. All of those feelings may still be right, but now it’s T-Mobile’s own website that’s showing off Black Galaxy S III renders. There’s three pictures below as well as a new video … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Subsidy Cuts Are Now Being Adopted By Larger Competitors

T-Mobile’s efforts to cut subsidies amid trim margins have often been looked at it with shrugged shoulders by the larger carriers, at least while they weren’t looking at the same slim margins as T-Mobile USA. Now, Both Verizon and AT&T, the nation’s top two carriers are starting to scale back their own cheap upgrade offers to devices such as Apple’s iPhone and other smartphones. In the hopes of lessening handset costs, AT&T has … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Receiving Ice Cream Sandwich Update Today

Good news this morning as T-Mobile is set to update their edition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately, the update requires Samsung’s Kies software to complete the download, so no sitting back and waiting for the OTA. The change-log highlights all the various Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich improvements, and Media Hub’s need for ICS after August 27th. So don’t wait to long to grab this … [read full article]

T-Mobile Springboard Ice Cream Sandwich Update Coming This Wednesday

T-Mobile Springboard owners should be on the lookout for a special update arriving on August 15th in the form of Ice Cream Sandwich. That’s right, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to T-Mobile’s only Huawei-made tablet and with plenty of improvements in store. What kind of improvements you ask? UI performance improvements (improved touch experience) Unrecognized SIM Card Error Power and Reboot Fixes Wi-Fi Connection Improvement Improved Memory Allocation – critical update to … [read full article]