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T-Mobile Changes Smartphone Data Requirements, Now 2GB Minimum

In an effort to clear up some confusion based on a number of emails that have come my way in the past few days, T-Mobile did change their data feature requirement for smartphones as of October 10th. Previously, T-Mobile allowed their 200MB data feature to meet the requirement with smartphone activation. As of October 10th however, the smallest data package required for smartphone purchase moves to the 2GB plan, though this has no … [read full article]

Google Schedules Android Event For October 29th, Nexus Anyone?

Ok, so the title is a little speculative, but we’re hopeful as some of the recent signs point to Google’s just announced Android event on October 29th being related to the Nexus — in at least some capacity. The actual purpose of the event is unknown, but the tagline “playground is open” certainly has our attention. If you aren’t in attendance, have no fear as Google always comes through with a live-stream at … [read full article]

T-Mobile Pushing Out Maintenance Update For Samsung Galaxy S III

After some early morning news over Samsung’s timetable for a Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Android 4.1 upgrade, comes word that a new maintenance update is on the way for S III owners. It’s a pretty minor maintenance update (Jelly Bean it isn’t) with two notable improvements: Resolved Media Hub playback issues — likely related to reports over The Avengers Pinch & Zoom backend changes — no visible user changes The update … [read full article]

ISIS Team Confirms October 22nd Launch In Salt Lake City, Austin

In a confirmation of our story earlier this week indicating the ISIS Mobile Wallet program would begin on October 22nd, comes confirmation via The Verge from the head of marketing for ISIS. “Isis will be launching in Austin and Salt Lake City on Oct. 22. By year end, as many as 20 Isis Ready handsets are expected to be in market. We look forward to sharing more details on Oct. 22.” … [read full article]

Samsung Announces Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Updates “In The Coming Months”

So, about that post on the Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update being delayed till 2013—- Samsung just sent out the following press release announcing the update as available “in the coming months.” We’d be remiss if we didn’t say that the “coming months” sounds suspiciously like 2013 could be the real deal. “Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) – the No.1 mobile phone provider in the United States and … [read full article]

Rumor: Samsung’s Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Update Not Hitting Till 2013?

As with all rumored timeframes for Android updates, we urge you to take this with a grain of salt. According to The Examiner, a Samsung spokesperson stated that the US variants of the Galaxy S III will be the last to receive the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade. The report states that “save for Sprint,” the update for T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and other carrier variants of the S III will … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note II Hits T-Mobile.com, “Coming Soon”

It’s with little surprise that we get word last night that T-Mobile placed the Samsung Galaxy Note II, in both Titanium Gray and Marble White up on their website as “coming soon.” This is a pretty standard move for T-Mobile prior to the the introduction of a new smartphone, though it doesn’t really give us an indication as to when the phone will actually launch. There are no surprises with the listing on … [read full article]

ISIS Mobile Wallet Android App Shows Up In Google Play Store

With yesterdays confirmation that T-Mobile was prepping to launch their ISIS Mobile Wallet trial in Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas on October 22nd, comes the release of the ISIS Mobile Wallet app for Android. The app itself requires that you have an ISIS ready SIM card which can be picked up at retail stores in the two test pilot locations beginning sometime next week. Reminder: This app will not … [read full article]

Analyst Says “Next Year” For T-Mobile To Finally Offer The iPhone

As a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, my immediate reaction to Morgan Stanley analyst Nick Delfas claiming that T-Mobile will “announce official iPhone distribution in early 2013” is to remember how many times we’ve said “wait till next year.” Cub fans the world over will recognize that as the unofficial model of a team which hasn’t won a world series in over 100 years. It’s also the same thing we say in the T-Mobile … [read full article]

(Updated) Daily Steal: Samsung Galaxy Nexus On Sale For $319.99

Update: Turns out this Daily Steal is affiliated with 1saleaday, a website notorious for ridiculously long shipping times. At this point, we’d urge you to buy with caution as it’s still a good deal, but the extra $30 spent in the Google Play store may give you more piece of mind.  There’s obviously a lot of anticipation surrounding the next-generation Nexus smartphone announcement, but that doesn’t mean we can just ignore the … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s “Bring Your Own Device” Store Banners Reappear Sans iPhone

After the news that T-Mobile would no longer use the “Apple iPhone” name in their “Bring your own device” campaign, we knew it was just a matter of time before new marketing material dropped. As we see in the image above in these newly acquired images, T-Mobile is still directly targeting AT&T smartphone owners with unlocked devices emphasizing the opportunity to save up to $50 per month. That’s pretty much the … [read full article]