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T-Mobile’s First LTE Mobile Hotspot Pictured In Press Image Glory

While we’re still waiting patiently for T-Mobile’s LTE network to go live, we’re already starting to make a list of the LTE ready devices that will be available come launch day. One such device leaked out earlier this month thanks to a T-Mobile March roadmap as the upcoming “T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE.” Well, here she is in all of her (future) press image glory. Unfortunately, we don’t have any indication as … [read full article]

Another Major MetroPCS Investor Voices Concern Over T-Mobile Merger

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For the second time this week, another major MetroPCS investor has voiced concern over the terms of the T-Mobile merger. Paulson & Co., the biggest MetroPCS shareholder with an 8.7% stake in the company is said to be withholding its decision on whether to vote for the transaction until it sees the final proxy statement. Paulson says the combined company ““has too much debt, the interest rate on Deutsche Telekom’s debt financing is too … [read full article]

Google Unveils Nexus 4 Retail Store Locator, Only Works With T-Mobile Stores Right Now

If you’re still trying to hunt down a Nexus 4, perhaps Google’s new Retail Store locator will aid in your search. Google just unveiled the new Nexus 4 store locator tool via Twitter and it’s downright simple to use. Just type in your address and find a Nexus 4 retailer. There’s a catch however as the locator only identifies T-Mobile locations where you can pick up the Nexus 4. A second catch is … [read full article]

(Updated) Rumored HTC One/M7 Pricing, US Carrier Availability Details Leak Out

Update: According to an update from HTC Sourcethe M7/One will land on T-Mobile LTE ready. A logical conclusion really given T-Mobile’s desire to launch LTE handsets that will provide users immediate access to the network once it launches in their area. Oh how we love news of a new smartphone coming to T-Mobile and the HTC M7/One (codename: M7, launch name: One?) would be a beautiful addition to … [read full article]

Nexus 4 Android 4.2.2 Update Now Rolling Out…But Hold Off If You Care About LTE

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After a little tease 24 hours ago as Android 4.2.2 started to rollout to the rest of the Nexus Android lineup, the Nexus 4 now has its turn in the software update spotlight. This is the same JDQ39 build as the yesterdays update, and checks in around 54MB. There is a catch however as AnandTech’s Brian Klug has discovered — the Android 4.2.2 OTA update appears to remove LTE band 4 … [read full article]

Google Adds Google Now Widget For Android 4.1 Devices And Above

If someone were to ask me the single biggest reason I’d jump back onto an Android device full-time these days, Google Now would be an immediate response. Yes, it’s still new and there’s no doubt Google will add a ton of more features over time, but even if its infancy, Google Now is Google and Android at its best. The addition of a brand new Google Now widget with all of your … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Defends MetroPCS Deal Against Shareholder Complaints

As small but influential groups of shareholders openly discuss their discontent with the MetroPCS board and the decision to merge with T-Mobile USA, their parent company defends the deal. Deutsche Telekom’s defense comes as P. Schoenfeld Asset Management disclosed a letter sent to the MetroPCS board at the end of January calling the deal with T-Mobile “unsustainable” and recommending the company remain a stand-alone entity for the time being. For … [read full article]

Android 4.2.2 Rolling Out To Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 And Nexus 10 Devices

Update: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that the Nexus 4 was also receiving the update. At this point, the Nexus 4 has not yet received the update.  Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus owners should be on the lookout for the Android 4.2.2 update rolling out according to a report out of Reddit. There’s no word on what the build (JDQ39) entails, but Google did promise … [read full article]

Sprint Adopting “Wait And See” Approach To T-Mobile’s Efforts To End Phone Subsidies

Sprint is the newest T-Mobile competitor to sound off on the Magenta approach to ending the subsidy model in the wireless industry once and for all. According to senior execs at Sprint, Sprint will take a cautious approach and look at the economics of the move before determining their own path. “We have thought about it and we are going to take a kind of a wait-and-see approach,” Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said … [read full article]

Google Finally Launches Wireless Charging Orb For Nexus 4 Smartphone

ZOMG I’ve been waiting for this accessory to launch for a while now, and it’s here, it’s really, really here. If I needed a reason to buy a Nexus 4, it actually might just be to relive the days of Palm’s Touchstone glory and grab the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb now on sale through Google’s Play Store for $59.99. Shipping times are quoted as around one week, which is probably … [read full article]

T-Mobile Launching Family Add-A-Line Promotion Beginning February 13th

Beginning Wednesday, February 13th T-Mobile will offer a promotional family plan add-a-line option with $0 Value and $5 Classic add-a-line offers. This add-a-line promotion represents a $5 savings each month until January 2nd of next year. Existing customers can take advantage of this opportunity by switching to the Classic or Value family promo rate plan, which does come with a contract extension however. The $5/$0 add-a-line offer is available on shared limited bucket … [read full article]

AT&T CEO Admits Poor Execution Doomed T-Mobile Deal

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In a move that will surprise no one, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has finally admitted that poor execution doomed his attempt to take over T-Mobile. During an interview with Phil Weiser, dean of the University of Colorado Law School, Stephenson admitted that the failed deal was one of his worst moments as CEO. “I wouldn’t say it was a bad decision, but it was a decision that didn’t go the way I wanted,” … [read full article]