Tag Archives: Android

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 – An awesome budget and T-Mobile friendly smartphone [review]

It was back in March at MWC where I got my first hands-on experience with the new Alcatel OneTouch smartphone. And – for the first time – I was impressed by an Alcatel phone. In the past, the company has perhaps built the wrong kind of reputation for making cheap phones with far too many compromises. But the Idol 3 is the manufacturer’s attempt at making its own flagship at an affordable price. And I have to … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro lands on T-Mobile – 4.5-inch smartphone for $149

A few days ago we were sent some information on an upcoming budget smartphone by Alcatel OneTouch. We had virtually all the specifications of the device, but no price. Today, Alcatel OneTouch has officially announced its latest affordable device and it costs a tad more than I’d initially predicted. Key features of the POP Astro include: 4.5-inch qHD TFT display – 960×540 pixels … [read full article]

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 pre-order price jumps tomorrow

Back at the beginning of March, I met up with the Alcatel OneTouch team while I was covering MWC for PhoneDog. And its latest phone could be one of the best value-for-money devices on the market today. The pre-orders were meant to go live tomorrow, but the company decided to surprise us with an early pre-order and price-drop. If you pre-order before tomorrow, April 21st, you’ll pay just $199.99 for a device which … [read full article]

OnePlus One now available without invites

One of the biggest talking points of last year was the OnePlus One. It was “the flagship killer” of 2014, and although many loved its power and performance for little money, it was its route to market we were all talking about. Whether it was the controversial publicity stunts or the frustrating invites system, the OnePlus One was constantly in the press. And finally, you can buy one without a magic code. OnePlus … [read full article]

T-Mo HTC One M9 gets minor software update with camera improvements

Yesterday, T-Mobile started rolling out a minor software update for the new HTC One M9 to improve its camera and BlinkFeed among other “user experience improvements”. This update comes after the manufacturer announced that it would be fixing its camera performance with new software soon. And for those who have an M9, this comes as welcome news. If you haven’t already seen the update arrive on your phone, check the settings manually for … [read full article]

Galaxy S6 Edge and HTC One M9 more popular than S6 among TmoNews readers

Back on March 27th, we published a poll as pre-orders kicked off for three new devices. Those were – of course – the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and HTC One M9. Most who ordered their new smartphones on opening day will more than likely have received their shiny new gadgets by now. And so it seemed a good time to look back at the poll and see which devices you – … [read full article]

T-Mobile quietly discontinues Sony Xperia Z3

Sony just can’t seem to catch a break in the mobile market. Whether it’s because people are no longer excited by the brand, or because of its lack of marketing, the company’s attempts at competing in the mobile industry are a far cry from days gone by. And its presence in the U.S. just took another major hit. T-Mobile confirmed on Twitter last night that it no longer sells the Sony Xperia Z3. … [read full article]

Unboxing the T-Mobile HTC One M9

While some customers are waiting for their pre-ordered HTC One M9′s to arrive, our own Marco Hanna managed to get hold of the T-Mobile variant and unboxed it over on the PhoneDog YouTube channel. So, I figured I’d share it with you guys since my unboxing video showed the unlocked international model. In good light, the gold on silver actually looks pretty classy. With the terrible lighting at MWC last month, it was almost impossible to tell … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge get first OTA software update

The pre-orders for the S6 and S6 Edge have only been live on T-Mobile’s site for two days. And yet, the two devices already have their first performance-enhancing software update. It’s weighs in just under 180MB in size and comes with relatively minor bug fixes and performance boosters. Specifically, the update addresses issues with the fingerprint scanner and audio quality. … [read full article]

Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9 – Which did you pre-order?

As you’ll undoubtedly know by now, T-Mobile kicked off the pre-sales for its One M9, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets today. And – as usual – T-Mobile’s servers strained under the pressure and still seem to be struggling now. But, if you did manage to get a pre-order completed online, in store or over the phone, we’d like to know which you went for. For smartphone fans, the One M9 has been … [read full article]