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T-Mobile Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Financials, Talks Value Plans, MetroPCS

It’s another quarterly financial report for T-Mobile and another mixed bag of news as the company shed 515,000 postpaid customers in the fourth quarter of 2012. That number is up from the 492,000 lost in the third quarter, which totals out to a churn rate of 2.5%, an improvement over last year. Total customers now stand at 33.4 million, a rise of 0.6% compared to 2011 and marks the first time since … [read full article]

HTC Offers iPhone Owners Easy Method To Transfer Data With Upcoming Sync Manager Update

HTC is pulling out all the stops to entice users to take a long, hard look at their upcoming One smartphone including a special new feature inside their Sync software geared specifically toward iPhone customers. When the One hits store shelves in March, HTC will unveil a new version of its Sync Manager which includes the option to transfer photos, calendar entries, text messages, videos and more from iPhone backup files. For … [read full article]

HTC Says “One” Will Be Only Flagship Device Of 2013, Wants To Avoid Consumer Confusion

HTC’s head of UK and Ireland, Phil Roberson spoke to Omio on the company’s One line of smartphones and what 2013 holds for the brand. Roberson was pretty specific in his comments that the “HTC One is the flagship device” for 2013. Roberson expanded on that by discussing the difficulty marketing both the HTC One X and S, where customers had to differentiate between two devices leading to some confusion. “Last … [read full article]

Samsung Introduces New Wallet App, Takes Design Tips Right Out Of Passbook

Say hello to Samsung Wallet, introduced this morning by the company during a developer conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Wallet, like Apple’s Passbook, of which it seems to borrow a few design cues will store event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards and coupons all in one centralized location. Wallet also features time and location-based push notifications, which is again eerily similar to Apple’s Passbook used to notify users when they can use Wallet cards stored … [read full article]

Google Execs Refute Retail Store Rumors, Commit To Play Store Sales

With rumors surfacing in the past week that Google was close to launching their own brick and mortar retail stores, Android chief Andy Rubin shot down those rumors earlier today. During a roundtable interview in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Rubin said “They don’t have to go in the store and feel it anymore.” I’m not 100% sure I agree with that sentiment, but Rubin emphasizes that Google’s hardware effort is … [read full article]

T-Mobile Posts Brief Marketing Spot Highlighting Add-A-Line Promotion

T-Mobile’s add-a-line promotion has been in full swing since February 13th, but they just posted a brief 15 second marketing spot reminding you it’s going on. The promotion lasts till March 23rd and offers $0 Value and $5 Classic add-a-line offers. The promotion offers a $5 savings each month until January 2nd of next year. From our earlier post: Existing customers can take advantage of this opportunity by switching to the Classic or Value family … [read full article]

Wall Street Journal: Samsung’s Android Dominance Beginning To Worry Google Execs

Samsung’s global domination of the Android platform is, on the one hand a testimony to the strength of both Android and Samsung together. On the other hand, it’s leading Google execs to worry that Samsung’s lions share of the Android market (about 40%) could lead to Samsung renegotiating their contract with Google and leveraging their market share to do so. For its part, Google is taking meetings this week during Mobile World Congress in … [read full article]

Mobile World Congress: T-Mobile Announces Budget-Conscious Lumia 521

Nokia’s press event at Mobile World Congress was all about the budget-friendly crowd which makes the introduction of the Lumia 521 on T-Mobile perfect for the first-time smartphone buyer. Nokia may have referred to the Lumia 520 design as “pillowy,” but with exchangeable cases in yellow, cyan, white and red there’s some opportunity for customization. The Lumia 521 brings a 4” 800 x 480 display to the table, 512RAM, 8GB storage with a … [read full article]

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S IV Launch Event For March 14th

We can put it on the books and put the rumors to bed Samsung’s Mobile Chief JK Shin has confirmed a Galaxy S IV event on March 14th in New York City. According to Edaily, Shin stated his company will show off the device at a Samsung Unpacked event marking the first time a Samsung smartphone has launched stateside since the Galaxy S in 2010. “We introduced the Galaxy S III in London last year, and this time … [read full article]