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T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter talks 600MHz auction plans and more

There’s a lot of focus on the upcoming 600MHz spectrum auction, especially with T-Mobile since Magenta plans to use it to bolster their low-band coverage. Today T-Mo CFO Braxton Carter touched on the auction while speaking at the Deutsche Bank Leveraged Finance Conference. At the event, Carter talked a bit about T-Mobile’s plan of attack for the auction, saying that T-Mo intends on buying 600MHz licenses that’ll cover the … [read full article]

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P don’t support band 12 or VoLTE, but Google is working on it

Today Google finally made its Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P officially official, and the question on the minds of many T-Mobile customers was “Does this support T-Mobile’s band 12 and VoLTE?” Now it looks like we’ve got an answer. In response to a question on Twitter, T-Mobile’s support team says that neither the Nexus 5X nor the Nexus 6P will support band 12, but that T-Mo is working … [read full article]

Google’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are now official

New Nexus day has officially arrived, and in a first for Google, we’ve actually got two new Nexus phones being added to the family at once. First up is the LG Nexus 5X, the smaller of the two new handsets. The Nexus 5X has a 5.2-inch 1920×1080 display and 5-megapixel camera on its face, as well as a 12.3-megapixel shooter around back that also includes laser autofocus, 4K video capture, and 1.55μm pixels to capture … [read full article]

BlackBerry shares official images of the Android-powered Priv

Now that the BlackBerry Priv is officially official, BlackBerry is free to talk about and show off its upcoming slider, and today that’s exactly what it’s done. Some high-quality images of the BlackBerry Priv have been posted by BlackBerry. The first couple of shots show the Priv from the side, both with its slider closed and open, and then there’s an image of the … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s HTC One M9 getting update with Stagefright patch

HTC One M9 owners, grab your phone and fire it up, because it’s time to update. TmoNews reader Evan pinged me today to say that his HTC One M9 is getting a 532.26MB update to version 2.11.531.19. The changelog included with the update only mentions “Android Security Patches,” and T-Mobile’s One M9 support page makes no mention of this new update. So what’s included? HTC’s Mo … [read full article]

BlackBerry Classic will get Wi-Fi Calling this week

Nearly five months after T-Mobile began selling the BlackBerry Classic, the QWERTY-clad smartphone will gain a major new feature. T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert says that the BlackBerry Classic will gain Wi-Fi Calling functionality this week. Unfortunately, that’s the only detail that’s been given so far. @4realmrfreeze this week! — Mike Sievert (@SievertMike) September 28, 2015 BlackBerry fans on T-Mobile haven’t had much to get exciting about in recent months, but it … [read full article]

BlackBerry gives a first look at the Priv now that it’s official

So far, the rumor mill has been the one that’s provided us with peeks at the BlackBerry Priv. Now that the Android slider is officially official, though, BlackBerry itself is more than happy to show off its upcoming device. BlackBerry CEO John Chen took some time to show the BlackBerry Priv to BNN today, giving us our first official look at the device in action. Chen … [read full article]