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DT Chief: T-Mobile sale unlikely in the near term

After months of speculation regarding SoftBank’s proposed takeover of Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile, it seems those rumors can be laid to rest. At least for a short while. A report by Bloomberg states that DT’s CEO, Tim Hoettges told company directors yesterday that a sale of its US carrier is unlikely to happen in the near future due to “regulatory hurdles”. In recent times we’ve heard plenty of reports that SoftBank’s CEO, … [read full article]

Android 4.4.2 for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 now available to download

About five days ago, we received information that Samsung had released the source code for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3′s KitKat update. Normally that means within a day or so the update should be available to the public. After much waiting, and anticipating, the day has arrived. Several readers have contacted us, delighted that the update is finally here. Android 4.4.2 for … [read full article]

94% of BlackBerry trade-ins switched to other platforms during promo

Tomorrow, March 5th, the $200 trade-in for an old BlackBerry device offer is ending. We’ve already heard from T-Mobile’s CMO that the promotion lead to 15 times the normal amount of BlackBerries being traded in. What we didn’t know was how many of them stuck to their platform, and how many swapped for different devices. Now we do. We’ve received an image of … [read full article]

T-Mobile compatible HTC One (M8) registered with FCC

In three weeks, HTC is set to announce its next flagship device. By now, we all know that. And thanks to that leaked video, we all know what to expect. The long-rumored device will feature many of the design influences and hardware from the original HTC One, but with a slightly different shape. But what you guys really wanted to know is: Is it coming to T-Mobile? Answer: Yes. SlashGear uncovered set of … [read full article]

Son, SoftBank CEO seeking U.S. public support for Sprint/T-Mobile merger

Just when you thought we’d heard the last of Sprint and T-Mobile joining forces, a report today states that Softbank and Sprint’s chairman, Masayoshi Son will be meeting with the Chamber of Commerce. His desire is – according to WSJ – to lobby policy makers and business owners to support mergers in the wireless market. “Son plans to make a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce in Washington on March 11 … [read full article]

Deposits dropping once more for lower credit classes for BYOD and SIM-onlt

Just under a month ago, we reported that T-Mobile had changed its deposit pricing based on credit classes. Deposits were dropped to just $50 for credit classes N, H and D, whereas class I was dropped to $50 for the first 3 lines, with a $100 required for lines 4 and 5. These changes went live on February 7th. From March 5th, it looks like they’re changing again. We’ve received some information claiming that deposits are … [read full article]

The all-new HTC One (M8) leaked in 12 minute long video

There have been tons of leaks and rumors about the next HTC One, or M8 as it’s been known, over the past few months. But it’s the latest that shows the device in the best detail we’ve seen so far. Overall, it’s clearly an HTC One. It has the same iconic BoomSound speakers on the front, the same aluminum chassis with plastic “gaps” on the back. But, it’s taken a new direction in … [read full article]

Samsung releases KitKat source code for Tmo Galaxy Note 3

If you thought today’s KitKat announcements were going to stop at the LG G2, you thought wrong. Thanks to one of our sharp-eyed readers, we know that Samsung has just released the 4.4.2 source code for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3. It doesn’t mean the actual software update is available, but it’s a good indication that it’s coming very soon. If you hit opensource.samsung.com and search for N900T (Tmo GS Note 3 model … [read full article]

LG G2 KitKat update rolling out through company’s PC utility

Android 4.4.2 updates for T-Mobile devices have been rolling out at a frenzied pace over the past couple of weeks, and it’s not about to slow down now. Today, LG released its KitKat update for the Magenta LG G2. But it’s not yet available as an OTA update. It’s only available through the LG PC Utility desktop software, or by grabbing a direct download. Our reader who got in touch (@TheNewsHQ) … [read full article]