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48 hours with the Sony Xperia Z3 – First Impressions

One of the most curious aspects of today’s Android market is how Sony hasn’t quite managed to crack it. For the past few years it’s unveiled a series of fantastic phones, and yet – for one reason or another – they don’t catch on. Could it be lack of effort in marketing? Low interest from the major U.S. carriers? Lack of ambition? Perhaps a mixture of all three and then some. And yet, … [read full article]

John Legere talks merger rumors, #bendgate and more in entertaining GeekWire interview [video]

There are few more entertaining CEOs than John Legere. Since bursting on to the scene as the head of T-Mobile a couple of years back, his antics on Twitter and colorful language on stage has been a huge part of what makes T-Mo the attractive cool-kid on the carrier block. In an interview with GeekWire this week he was quizzed on a number of topics, and wasn’t shy in responding. Especially when it came to … [read full article]

Bloomberg: Iliad set to bid for larger stake in T-Mobile

According to Bloomberg‘s “in the know” sources, French carrier Iliad is planning to bid for a larger stake in T-Mobile US than it had originally sought earlier in the year. “The plan for a new bid comes after Iliad had some success signing up financial partners to back its efforts, the people said. The company held talks with potential investors including buyout firm KKR & Co., people with knowledge of the matter said … [read full article]

Lumia 530 available from T-Mobile on October 15th

  While many lament the lack of any high-end Windows Phone devices on T-Mobile, there’s no denying that the company does a great job in offering the mid to low-end models. The latest to join its ranks is the Lumia 530 and it’s going to be available from October 15th. And in keeping with its budget philosophy, it’s only going to cost $79.20 full retail price. It is the direct successor to the … [read full article]

iPhone 6 Plus Review – Apple’s outstanding entry to the “phablet” market

I use “phablet” in quotation marks for one reason: While a year or two back, the term could be used for a specific area of the smartphone market, in 2014 that’s not so easy to do. Where there was once a line of size distinction, it’s now blurred. Device screen sizes range from 4.5-inches to 5.7-inches, and many of today’s flagships devices are those with displays above the 5-inch mark. But in Apple’s … [read full article]

OnePlus One Review – Not quite a flagship killer, but great nonetheless

“Never Settle”, a phrase which OnePlus has taken as its vague inspiration for a device that it wants to kill the flagship phones. Its production videos boast of a purposeful design, of no compromise and market-beating performance. But the reality doesn’t quite live up to those aspirations. I’ve had plenty of time with the OnePlus One to bring you my thoughts on it. . Design The OnePlus One design … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz spectrum, in Alaska and Nevada

T-Mobile’s been on something of a mass spectrum hunt in recent weeks and months. Yet another FCC filing reveals plans to acquire more A-block airwaves from Triad 700MHz in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska. If completed, it would see T-Mobile add another 2.43 million POPs to its potential A-block coverage. When you add the 2.43 million to the 13.45 million POPs we’ve already reported, that gets you 15.88 million POPs. Only around 2 … [read full article]

Braxton Carter to speak at Deutsche Bank conference on Wednesday

For those of you interested, T-Mobile announced this morning that its Chief Financial Officer and EVP, Braxton Carter would be speaking at 12:25 Eastern at the Deutsche Bank 2014 Leveraged Finance Conference on Wednesday, October 1st. There are often some intriguing tidbits of information shared during these addresses. So if you want to listen in, you can tune in to the live webcast at http://investor.t-mobile.com, or go … [read full article]

LTE spotted in and around Waco and Killeen, TX as well as Newberry and York, SC among others

T-Mobile has done incredibly well to get its LTE network from 0 to “nationwide” within the space of 18 months. Even more impressive perhaps is that it’s upgrading networks to being some of the fastest connections around thanks to technologies like wideband LTE and 4×2 MiMo. But still, for those living on the outskirts, or in smaller cities with no LTE, none of that really matters. And so we like to hear when T-Mo’s 4G network starts … [read full article]

T-Mobile US took 20% of online iPhone 6, 6 Plus carrier pre-orders [Update]

According to a report by Slice Intelligence, T-Mobile took 20% of the online iPhone 6 and 6 Plus U.S. pre-orders outside Apple.com. And although it wasn’t the biggest seller of iPhones that weekend, it did manage to outperform its market share. Of all the carrier pre-orders, T-Mobile sold 19% of iPhone 6 orders and 20.1% of the iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders between September 12-14. It doesn’t sound, or look like a lot when … [read full article]

Analysts predict another strong quarter for T-Mobile

Financial analysts at Jefferies are predicting strong Q3 for three of the four national carriers. Analysts expect Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to announce positive results, but despite its competitive plans, expect Sprint to struggle. Of course, it didn’t take a genius to figure out T-Mobile’s third quarter results would be good. In August alone it attracted 2.7 million new customers. An … [read full article]