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T-Mobile Says “Backhaul Strategy Key To A Competitive 4G Experience”

T-Mobile’s newest blog post wants you to know that the key to the company’s 4G success, is the backhaul. “Backhaul provides the connection cell sites to the internet. The bigger the “pipe,” the more mobile data traffic the network can move quickly.” T-Mobile began its own massive backhaul rollout in 2007, before it offered even offered 4G. Well, it’s that “aggressive rollout” that is helping T-Mobile “deliver a competitive, fast and dependable 4G … [read full article]

Google Launches Official Android Blog, Says Goodbye To Google Mobile

A sappy goodbye and a big hello as Google has officially retired the @googlemobile Twitter account and blog all while introducing a brand new Android blog dedicated to all things, well Android. The brand new Official Blog for Android will bring “news and notes from the Android team.” The new official Android blog will be a welcome addition to the mix of all the unofficial Android blogs roaming the badlands, including ourselves with … [read full article]

Likely Buyer Emerges For Purchase Of T-Mobile Towers

Cellphone tower operator Crown Castle International is now said to be the leading bidder on T-Mobile’s 7,000 towers in a deal worth more than $2 billion, said people familiar with the matter. According to the Wall Street Journal, rival tower operators American Tower and Global Tower Partners are still in the mix, but talks with Crown Castle are “more advanced after final bids landed in early July.” Negotiations with Crown Castle could … [read full article]

Android Marketshare Declines In Second Quarter As Apple Jumps

While Android continues to dominate the US smartphone market, its grip slipped a little in the second quarter of 2012 as it dropped below 60% marketshare. Android’s drop to 56.3% of all smartphones in the US was noticeably different from the 10% jump Apple’s iOS platform posted, up to 33.2%, up from 23.2% in the second quarter of 2011. Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics said: “We estimate Android shipped 13.4 million … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Sales Will Continue, At Least For Now

Galaxy Nexus owners of the future can breathe a sigh of relief as the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday continued the temporary stay on the injunction Apple won against sales of the Galaxy Nexus this past June. The continuation grant extends the stay granted by the court in early July, likely until August 20th, the date of the expedited appeal hearing. This is good news for Samsung, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note Set To Receive Minor Update Right Out Of Box

The T-Mobile Galaxy Note is still a full week away from launch and is already set to receive a minor software update beginning August 8th. The OTA update brings the Galaxy Note up to software version T879UVLG3 running Android 4.0.3 and weighs in a relatively small 21.8MB. Improvements include a fix for the “Error: Enter MAC address” after entering MAC address, Weather widget does not show current location and MobileLife contacts addresses … [read full article]

T-Mobile Looks To Defend Verizon Spectrum Swap As LTE Network Boost

T-Mobile is continuing to stand up for Verizon with the FCC and their $3.6 billion acquisition of AWS spectrum from SpectrumCo that will allow T-Mobile to pick up some of Verizon’s unused AWS spectrum in a different block. T-Mobile is arguing that the deal will help them deploy LTE in areas it may not have been able to do so without the additional spectrum from Verizon. In filings with the FCC, T-Mobile … [read full article]

Questions About Upcoming Release Dates? This Should Help

While we’ve already briefly covered both the Galaxy Note and upcoming myTouch and myTouch Q release dates, there are still some of you looking for concrete answers on upcoming releases. August 8th is looking to be one of the bigger, as in volume launch days in recent memory for T-Mobile with the Galaxy Note, myTouch and myTouch Q along with the Samsung T159. So, if there were any questions even … [read full article]

TmoNews Takes A Look At The Galaxy Note

Writing about the Galaxy Note is a tricky ordeal. It’s not so much the device itself, given that the Note has been around for a while. It feels like we already had an idea what to expect, especially those of you who have long been tracking a T-Mobile launch, you likely already know everything to know about the 5.3″ Samsung phone/tablet/phablet. Identical to its AT&T counterpart, the largest difference (outside of the crazy … [read full article]

Rumor: T-Mobile To Finally Launch ISIS Mobile Payment System Trial On August 20th?

It’s been some time since we’ve heard anything about ISIS, T-Mobile’s mobile payment system with AT&T and Verizon. That’s all about to change as we’re receiving word that a pilot program begins August 20th. As it stands now, ISIS supported devices are the HTC Amaze 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. No word on whether devices such as the HTC One S or … [read full article]

Huawei myTouch Dummy Units Hit T-Mobile Stores, Countdown To Launch Begins

By now we’ve already seen the upcoming Huawei myTouch devices in the wild, officially announced and unveiled in all their press shot glory. This time, we’re getting a look at the completely useless, but worth viewing dummy phones as they arrive in-store. Of course, the arrival of the dummy phone is just one step in the various stages of a smartphones release pattern. There isn’t a lot to see here, other … [read full article]

T-Mobile Briefly Talks JD Power Ranking, Promises To Do Better

T-Mobile is obviously looking to go on the offensive after this mornings disappointing JD Power Wireless Customer Care ranking result finding T-Mobile in last place among the nations largest wireless providers. We reached out to T-Mobile and received the following statement: T-Mobile has a long history of providing industry-leading customer service as evidenced by previous JD Power reports. We are disappointed with the results of this survey. We continue to place a … [read full article]