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Samsung Updates Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade List To Include Specific T-Mobile Devices

Not some time ago came a day in April that saw Samsung release a list of eligible devices on their website indicating which devices would receive the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. At the time, T-Mobile devices were mysteriously absent, with only a short statement available: “We are in close communication with T-Mobile…” the message went on to say in place of an actual device list. That is, until today. … [read full article]

More Details For Magenta Deal Days Arriving May 18th

We wanted more details on T-Mobile’s upcoming Magenta Deal Days and now we’ve got them. First, let’s make sure we’ve clarified that this is IS good for new activations, qualifying upgrades, family and individual plans, and add-a-lines. To qualify for the upcoming deal, customers must sign a new 2-year contract renewal or active on any voice plan with a qualifying 2GB or higher data feature or mobile broadband plan. Classic plan customers looking … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S III Confirmed Through First Test Pic Shot?

Well, what have we here? The boys at PocketNow have acquired what they believe are the first test shots for Galaxy S III US carrier units. There’s nothing here you can print and frame, but there is at least one picture labeled as the SGH-T999, which we’ve wholeheartedly believe is the Galaxy S III. Unfortunately, there isn’t much here to tell us anything that we really want to know, like a release … [read full article]

First Galaxy S III Battery Tests Show Impressive Talk Time, Video Playback

The boys at GSMArena have posted their first set of battery life test results for the Galaxy S III. With a huge 2100mAh battery and powered by a 4.8″ Super AMOLED display, there have been plenty of questions about how well the Galaxy S III will stand up in the real world. With 3G talk time, the Galaxy S III put up some pretty amazing scores, surviving for a whopping 10 hours and … [read full article]

HTC Sensation 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update Arrives May 16th, Amaze 4G In “Coming Weeks”

Well, today may not be the day for the Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update after all, instead we’re turning our attention to the HTC Sensation 4G and official word from T-Mobile. According to T-Mobile’s support forums, the ICS update for the Sensation 4G starts May 16th with a download from HTC. T-Mobile also updated the support document for the HTC Amaze 4G however, no specific date was … [read full article]

Samsung T699 Coming To T-Mobile Says New User Agent String

Say hello the Samsung T699 on T-Mobile, a ARM11 equipped, 720 x 1280 display wearing new smartphone coming to T-Mobile. So what is it? With our steadfast belief that the T999 is the Galaxy S III, and the T879 is the Galaxy Note, whatever could the T699 be? Well, here’s a wild theory — it could be a Galaxy Nexus. Keep in mind that while the T699 conjures up the idea of a … [read full article]

New Magenta Deal Days Coming Next Weekend, Buy One Get One Offer?

If you’ve held out for a deal on one of T-Mobile’s current smartphones, I’d keep your eye on next weeks buy-one-get-one offer. The offer is valid from 5/18 – 5/26 and includes eligible devices such as the T-Mobile myTouch, myTouch Q, HTC Amaze 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G and Samsung Exhibit II 4G. The bogo requires a new two-year agreement on qualifying Classic … [read full article]

Google Play Updated To Version 3.5.19, Who Can Find Something New?

Google has pushed out a new version of their Play Store to devices as of yesterday updating the store to version number 3.5.19. No word yet on any changes and no changelog has been made available. Early reports indicate a slightly faster experience while searching in the store, but we’re not sure if that’s the placebo effect or a reality. You can grab the .apk below and install via your desktop or … [read full article]

Huawei Prism Hanging Around In The Wild, Already Available At Walmart, Best Buy

T-Mobile’s next partner device with the good folks at Huawei, the T-Mobile Prism has already seen a soft launch in Walmart and Best Buy stores as of May 6th. The device isn’t set to launch inside T-Mobile stores and T-Mobile’s website until May 23rd, but we’re not making you wait that long to get a look at the device itself. It’s handily a mid-range handset that first-adopters will glance over. Still, … [read full article]

RootMetrics: T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 Network A Great Choice

Hey HSPA+ 42Mbps doubters, RootMetrics says learn to love your T-Mobile 4G network because it’s pretty damn good. According to their study, T-Mobile is closer to AT&T’s LTE network than you might expect and definitely belongs in the top tier with Verizon’s and AT&T’s LTE networks. Their most recent study took a look at 42 markets for a combined 320,000 drive and indoor location data tests, using off-the-shelf consumer phones you can already … [read full article]

TracFone Acquires T-Mobile MVNO Simple Mobile

America Movil’s U.S. based MVNO, TracFone has announced the purchase of T-Mobile MVNO Simple Mobile for an undisclosed amount. TracFone is the nation’s largest MVNO with around 20.1 million subscribers, Simple Mobile counts 1 million subscribers. Simple Mobile uses T-Mobile’s 3G/4G network for their roughly 1 million customers and the reason for the purchase was partly due to T-Mobile’s future refarming efforts of the 1900MHz band. “The acquisition will add important … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO Says No Thank You To Verizon’s Spectrum

T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm told reporters during this mornings earnings call that the company isn’t interested in the wireless airwaves Verizon hopes to unload as it seeks to gain approval for their SpectrumCo purchase. Verizon said last month it would sell spectrum in the 700MHz band if US regulators approved its $3.9 billion proposed purchase of spectrum from SpectrumCo. Humm raised concerns about the spectrum interfering with TV stations that occupy … [read full article]