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Handset Manufacturers Discuss T-Mobile’s “Killing” Of The Subsidy

T-Mobile’s dynamic shift away from the subsidy model of the US wireless industry is definitely raising eyebrows. We’ve already heard from the heads of AT&T and Verizon, both of whom have stated they are closely watching the reaction to T-Mobile’s efforts. AT&T’s CEO feelings have been shared by the likes of Telefonica and Vodafone in Spain lending more credit to the idea that T-Mobile’s move may offer more risk than reward. Still, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Delays Windows Phone 8X Update To “Perform A Few Tweaks”

A bit of bad news for Windows Phone 8X owners hoping to see a software update go live today as T-Mobile announces they are pushing it back. A T-Mobile support forums moderator indicated that T-Mobile, HTC and Microsoft were pulling the plug on todays update and working to “perform a few tweaks” before rolling it out: “I know you were eagerly anticipating a new software update today and I wanted to … [read full article]

Google Announces The End Of Exchange ActiveSync Support, Leaves Windows Phone Users Out In The Cold

Windows Phone users take note, Google is making some sweeping changes or “Winter Cleaning” as they call it to how they handle Exchange ActiveSync next month and the news isn’t good. Google Apps users will feel less of an impact but future Gmail users will find themselves unable to use the EAS protocol as of January 30th, 2013. This is bad, bad news for Gmail users on Windows Phone and it couldn’t come … [read full article]

Windows Phone 8 To Launch On October 29th?

The day may belong to Samsung and it’s plethora of announcements, but Windows Phone 8 is ready to grab some of the evening spotlight. According to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, Microsoft is set to release Window Phone 8 for general availability on October 29th. Citing an unnamed source, Foley was able to not only show the 29th as the release date, but a series of dates surrounding the 29th all involving Windows … [read full article]

Nokia, Microsoft Schedule September 5th Windows Phone Event, Put Samsung On Notice

If you’ve been waiting to see what Nokia and Microsoft have up their sleeves next, you need only wait till September 5th and a newly scheduled press conference now on the books. Coincidentally or not, September 5th just so happens to be the opening day of Nokia World, and we have a feeling there is a reason this press event is behind held on that same day. Our best guess is that new … [read full article]

Why T-Mobile Reps Love Windows Phone, A Video By Microsoft

So why do T-Mobile employees love Windows Phone? T-Mobile recently held an internal competition asking reps why they loved Windows Phone and now Microsoft has posted the below video to their official Windows Phone YouTube channel. The winners won an XBOX 360 with Kinect and while the reps made their own video submissions leading Microsoft to compile the best of and put together the video now gracing their YouTube channel. I’m sure Microsoft … [read full article]

HTC Radar 4G Spotted On Microsoft Website In Black And White

I can’t say how much I really wanted to title this article, “HTC Radar 4G Spotted on Microsoft Website In A Tuxedo, Or Looking Like A Seal,” or something along those lines. It’s not often we see a white handset debut before it’s available in the typical black dressing of smartphones. Perhaps a “black” HTC Radar 4G is on the horizon if this image spotted on Microsoft’s website is the real deal. This … [read full article]

Microsoft, Facebook Among Eight Technology Companies Supporting AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Microsoft joined with Facebook and 6 other technology companies in a filing to the FCC last night in a statement of support for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.  The deals supporters include Yahoo, Oracle, Research in Motion and VC firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Partners. Their argument is pretty much summed up by saying that the proposed deal is the best way for AT&T to expand their network capacity in order … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extends Samsung Discount Offer To Sidekick Customers

Feeling a little blue about the lack of Sidekick 4G details as of late? Well T-Mobile hears you and wants you to know they are aware of this, especially for current Sidekick customers who are facing a shutdown to their services. T-Mobile is currently offering current Sidekick customers an opportunity to upgrade to newer Samsung equipment at a 50% discount. While this offer was originally available till April 5, 2011, it … [read full article]

T-Mobile Finally Ends The Sidekick (OS) Line, Effective May 2011

Just when I thought it was safe to get a good nights sleep, I wake up and see that T-Mobile has effectively killed off the Sidekick line effective May 31, 2011. That’s right, you read that correctly, T-Mobile has sent out an early morning press release informing the media that Danger (a subsidiary of Microsoft these days) will no longer offer data services on Sidekick devices after the aforementioned date. As a … [read full article]