Archive | November, 2012

Google Sending Email Advising Some Nexus 4 Orders Shipping This Week

With the Nexus 4 selling out across Google Play and T-Mobile, many of you are stuck waiting, impatiently I’m guessing for their handsets to arrive. According to an XDA Developers thread there is some good news as Google is sending out a batch of emails to a number of people alerting them to another email set to arrive later this week. Why Google is sending out an email advising you … [read full article]

Samsung Announces Five Million Galaxy Note II Units Have Shipped Worldwide

It seems like just yesterday that Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II had surpassed three million in sales as they highlight a new milestone. It took an extra three weeks, but Samsung has passed the five million mark for Galaxy Note II units shipped around the world. With a brand new ad, the holiday season and Samsung’s incredible momentum, we have no doubt that the five million number is just another checkmark on the Note … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Cyber Monday Sale Now In Full Swing, Get Em While They’re Hot

T-Mobile’s Cyber Monday special’s are now in full swing with special savings on new purchases. Savings include the Windows Phone 8X (free after $100 mail-in rebate), and the Lumia 810, Ceramic Black HTC One S, Galaxy S II (Steel Gray and White), all free with instant discounts. The Galaxy S III (both colors) will run $99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and the 32GB model offered for $149 … [read full article]

Leftover Chip Technology To Blame For Lack Of LTE On Nexus 4 Says LG

With the ability to activate LTE on the AWS band with a minimum of work, LG is taking to the press to officially discuss the lack of the feature. In fact, LG’s reasoning is pretty much exactly what we expected, the Nexus 4 has leftover chip technology from the LG Optimus G, an LTE-ready device. “In order to provide the best possible specification for Nexus 4, LG utilized the same powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset as can be found in its 4G … [read full article]

T-Mobile Posts One-Day Online Only Black Friday Deals

T-Mobile’s Black Friday sales are in full affect with a host of devices on sale including the Galaxy Note II, HTC One S, Nokia Lumia 810, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Optimus L9 and more. This online-only offer is in combination with their extended ‘Samsung Holiday Sale’ which offers a Value Plan-only opportunity to grab a host of new Samsung 4G smartphones. No word on whether the online-only Black Friday offer … [read full article]

Nexus 4 Tweak Allows LTE Activation On One Frequency, And It’s Good News

It may be a crazy day of Black Friday shopping around the country, but if can turn your attention away from door-buster deals for a minute, this just might interest you. It turns out those crafty boys from XDA Developers may have discovered a quick and easy way to activate LTE on the Nexus 4. As it turns out, the Nexus 4, which is by all accounts, an LTE-less device can … [read full article]

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes From TmoNews

Well, it’s another Thanksgiving in the books at TmoNews and we hope it’s a good one for all of you. Spend the day with family and friends and those that you love. Enjoy some Turkey, Football and the bottomless pit that we like to affectionately call leftovers. With the T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger looming in 2013 we hope the next 12 months is the beginning of a new and reinvigorated T-Mobile. More importantly is my … [read full article]

Google Play Store Now Suggests Nexus 4 Purchase From T-Mobile?

Judging by the sudden rise in my emails, it seems that a number of you have caught a change to the Play Store today, specifically the order pages for the Nexus 4. We’re not sure exactly when this began, but as of this writing, Google’s Play Store has an extra “Special Offer from T-Mobile” and lists the Nexus 4 on a two-year agreement for just $199. It’s peculiar that this same … [read full article]

T-Mobile Stores Begin Carrying SIM Card Adapters For All You Phone Swappers

For all your SIM swappers out there constantly messing around with new phones, T-Mobile owned retail stores are starting to receive the above accessory, a SIM card adapter for microSIM to normal size SIM. For the price of $4.99, this is a steal and a terrific value if you find yourself switching phones from time to time. I’ve got about a dozen of these lying around that I’ve collected over the years and … [read full article]

First Impressions Of The Nexus 4 On T-Mobile

Sometime during the course of the summer, I wrote an editorial where I pledged I would never buy another Android device that didn’t carry the “Nexus” name. In that editorial I laid out my case and stated that, thanks in no part to the incredibly unreliable timetable for Android updates, I felt most comfortable investing in a future Nexus device, even if I was only doing so once a year. To me, … [read full article]