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(Updated) New T-Mobile Roadmap Shows Possible Release Dates For Windows Phone 8X, LG Optimus L9

With T-Mobile’s pre-holiday smartphone lineup pretty well-known at this point, all that;s left to discover are actual release dates. Well, we’re back with another look at T-Mobile’s upcoming roadmap and a few anticipated devices are visibly marked including the LG Optimus L9, and the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Absent is the Galaxy Note II, but that’s not surprising, nor alarming given that it’s a flagship device and may not be on … [read full article]

Charting Carrier Activations By Operating System, How Did T-Mobile Do?

There’s little argument that Android is overwhelmingly the OS of choice on T-Mobile’s network, but what else is running on the network and how much of it? A new study from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) recently surveyed consumers who activated smartphones between June and August 2012. It’s hard to nail down exact percentages using the provided image, but you can get a pretty good idea that the overwhelming majority of T-Mobile customers … [read full article]

Windows Phone To Overtake Blackberry Marketshare In November?

Oh, how the mighty Blackberry has fallen as Windows Phone prepares to overtake Blackberry’s third place market share position in November of 2012. It’s not terribly surprising given Blackberry’s stale OS and lack of exciting new products, not to mention delay after delay for their upcoming Blackberry 10 platform. While Windows Phone has yet to take off in ways Microsoft would have hoped or truly capitalize on Blackberry’s fall from grace, it’s still … [read full article]

IDC: Android Accounts For Sixty-Eight Percent Of Smartphones Shipped In Second Quarter

According to the latest report from the IDC, Android and iOS now account for more than 85 percent of the 152 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter of 2012. More important is the 68.1 percent of all smartphones shipping running the Android platform. That number is up from 46.9% in the second quarter of 2011, with iOS now sitting at 16.9%. With many smartphone owners waiting for the next-generation iPhone, iOS saw … [read full article]

Android Marketshare Declines In Second Quarter As Apple Jumps

While Android continues to dominate the US smartphone market, its grip slipped a little in the second quarter of 2012 as it dropped below 60% marketshare. Android’s drop to 56.3% of all smartphones in the US was noticeably different from the 10% jump Apple’s iOS platform posted, up to 33.2%, up from 23.2% in the second quarter of 2011. Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics said: “We estimate Android shipped 13.4 million … [read full article]

Wi-Fi Calling Comes To Blackberry 9900, 9810 With New Software Update

Blackberry Bold 9900 and Blackberry Torch 9810 customers on T-Mobile can let out a collective “it’s about time” as T-Mobile releases two new software updates. Both updates introduce a host of new features, few of which are more important or desirable than Wi-Fi calling. Notably absent from the introduction of both devices last year, unofficial word had us hoping to see the software update come as early as last November. … [read full article]

(Updated) Blackberry Planning “What’s Next” Event For T-Mobile In March?

Update: T-Mobile PR reached out to me and advised me this event is for business-2-business and Blackberry. No new products are expected to be announced.  If any of you out there are still interested in what Blackberry has to offer, I’d keep your eye on March 15th and a T-Mobile/Blackberry event taking place in Washington D.C. Admittedly, we’re a little short on info outside of an invitation that was forwarded to us by … [read full article]

RIM’s Co-CEO Team Out, New CEO In, What Can RIM Do To Survive?

Unless you were busy watching yesterday’s heart-pounding football action, you may have already read the reports surrounding RIM’s Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie resignation from their positions as Co-CEOs. Taking over for Jim and Mike will be “little-known company insider,” Thorsten Heins, formerly RIM’s Chief Operating Officer. RIM is calling this “a board and management shuffle,” as Heins steps into one of the most difficult roles in all of telecommunications now. Heins has … [read full article]

T-Mobile Blackberry 9810 Already End-Of-Life?

This is one of those unconfirmed but not at all surprising stories centering around the Blackberry 9810 on T-Mobile and the apparent end of its shelf-life. As its missing from the T-Mobile website, we can’t confirm that it is in fact gone, but a T-Mobile customer care chat transcript hints it was given the END OF LIFE due date of January 3rd. In all honesty, I’m not surprised, disappointed or even remotely … [read full article]