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T-Mobile selling new Tile locator accessory, John Legere giving away 50 units

Ever heard of Tile? The company makes small Bluetooth tags that you can use to help locate your lost phone or keys, and today it introduced the new version of its product, the second generation Tile. The updated Tile includes several new goodies, such as the ability to double-tap the “e” button on the Tile to ring your lost phone, so long as it’s within the 100-foot Bluetooth range. You can … [read full article]

BlackBerry Venice shows its physical keyboard ahead of rumored November launch

If you’re interested in BlackBerry’s oft-rumored Android slider phone, you’ll be happy to learn that a new image may give us a clear look at the place where your thumbs may call home later this year. A newly-leaked image of the BlackBerry Slider shows the device’s screen slid up, which exposes the device’s physical keyboard for all to see. The QWERTY looks a bit flat, but that’s to be expected … [read full article]

T-Mobile improves in latest RootMetrics US network report, but wins 0 national awards

RootMetrics today released its First Half 2015 US Mobile Network Performance Review, which ranks the US carriers based on performance across the country. During its testing, RootMetrics says that it drove 237,506 miles across the US to collect around 6.1 million test samples. RootMetrics’ overall performance winner for the first half of 2015 was Verizon, scoring a 94.5 out of 100. AT&T scored 91.8, Sprint … [read full article]

Sprint joining the movement to kill contracts, will ditch them by the end of 2015

Years after T-Mobile was the first US carrier to kill the contract, the other major US carriers are finally following suit. First it was Verizon, and now Sprint has said that it, too, plans to stop offering two-year contracts. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has said that his carrier plans to stop offering contracts by … [read full article]

T-Mobile will open Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ orders tomorrow, in-store sales begin Friday

When T-Mobile announced its pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ last week, it failed to reveal much in the way of pre-order details. Today John Legere took to Twitter to clear things up. Legere says that tomorrow, August 18, T-Mobile will begin taking orders for both the Note 5 and S6 edge+ at 6:00 am PT/9:00 am ET. You’ll be able to … [read full article]

Google confirms Android 6.0 Marshmallow, releases final Android M Developer Preview

It’s official: Android M is Marshmallow! Google announced on the Android Developers Blog that Android M’s official name will be “Marshmallow,” continuing the company’s tradition of naming major Android OS updates after desserts. Google also revealed that Marshmallow is Android 6.0, which is up from the last version of Lollipop, Android 5.1. You can see the official Marshmallow statue on Google’s campus [read full article]

Sprint follows T-Mobile in offering iPhone upgrade promo

Less than one month after T-Mobile launched its Apple-centric Un-carrier Amped offer, Sprint has responded with a similar deal. Sprint today launched iPhone Forever, a deal that’s aimed at getting customers on the newest iPhone hardware. Like T-Mobile’s offer, Sprint iPhone Forever will let customers buy a new iPhone for $15 per month. That means that Sprint customers can trade in a handset … [read full article]

T-Mobile says yes to the FM chip, will push OEM partners to do the same

FM radio chips are pretty common in international smartphones, allowing users to tune in to terrestrial radio stations and not use up their often limited cellular data. However, those chips are often removed or disabled in phones released in the US. That could be changing soon for T-Mobile phones, though. Today John Legere sent out a Tweet saying that T-Mobile is “saying yes to FM chip” and that the magenta carrier will “push our OEM partners … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ official, launching at T-Mobile August 21 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: I’ve reached out to T-Mobile and confirmed that it’ll offer the 64GB versions of the Note 5 and S6 edge+, too. Here’s how the pricing for the 64GB models will break down: Note 5: Through September 30, JUMP! On Demand price will be $99.99 down and $24.34 per month for 18 months. Regular EIP pricing will be $99.99 down, 23 monthly payments of $28.34, and 1 payment of $28.18. Full retail price of $779.99.[read full article]