Archive | February, 2013

T-Mobile Confirms Windows Phone 7.8 Update NOT Coming To Lumia 710

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With a quick three sentence statement, T-Mobile confirms the worst fears of Lumia 710 owners as they officially state aWindows Phone 7.8 update will not happen. Originally discovered through an email response from Nokia sent to a Lumia 710 owner inquiring about the update directly from the manufacturer, T-Mobile had yet to confirm the news through their own support forums. With the below statement, T-Mobile indirectly ends the lifespan of … [read full article]

BlackBerry 10 Will Support Android 4.1 Apps Sometime In The Future

The jury may be out on the initial success of BlackBerry’s new 10 platform for at least another few months, but a new piece of news this morning might entice at least a few Android fans. A major feature in the current BlackBerry 10 platform is the ability to support and run Android apps. Unfortunately, as it stands today the very best Android apps BB10 can run stop at Gingerbread, a software version … [read full article]

Original Samsung Galaxy Note Receiving Android 4.0.4 Update

Original Galaxy Note owners should keep an eye out this morning for a maintenance update heading their way via a OTA message. Beginning yesterday February 4th, the OG Galaxy Note will receive an update to Android 4.0.4 with baseband version T879UVMA1. The update will go out via Samsung’s Kies software and as an Over The Air update. The new software will provide “security enhancements and an improved user experience.” T-Mobile says the update … [read full article]

Upcoming Samsung Sale Features Value Plan Special Savings, Runs Through March 23rd

With word whispering down that T-Mobile’s rumored Valentine’s Day sale may have been canceled in favor of a more “important” sale in March, comes word that a new Samsung special offer will take place. Beginning Wednesday, February 6th and running through March 23rd, T-Mobile will offer special savings on the Galaxy Blaze, Galaxy Relay, Galaxy S II[read full article]

Upcoming Launch Date Calendar Includes LTE Hotspot, BlackBerry Z10 And Galaxy S III LTE

Oh how I love nothing more than starting off our week with some upcoming release dates, especially when I see the letters “LTE” appear on the page. The newest T-Mobile handset roadmap dated as of today includes a new T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile Hotspot with LTE capability, the Samsung T599 Galaxy Exhibit, Galaxy S III LTE and BlackBerry Z10 release dates. All things considered, it looks like March 27th will … [read full article]

Walmart To Start Selling Nexus 4 16GB Model In Near Future? Sources Say Yes

While we’re on the subject this month with Nexus 4 sightings and availability, a new report has arrived via my inbox indicating the next third-party retailer to sell the much desired device will be —-Walmart. Our report indicates inventory will arrive sometime in the very near future, though no specific timeframe or pricing info was mentioned. Given Walmart’s penchant for lower than corporate T-Mobile store pricing, we expect at least some savings. All of this … [read full article]

Samsung T599 Galaxy Exhibit Leaks To The World, S III Mini Variant?

  The very first T-Mobile handset leak of February apparently comes from the land of recycled names as the “Samsung Galaxy Exhibit,” better known as the Samsung T599 shows its face to the world. The Exhibit name will of course serve as a reminder for the Samsung Exhibit II, later renamed to the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit — all before T-Mobile released the first-gen Samsung Exhibit 4G. So that’s two phones, three names … [read full article]

Has T-Mobile Passed On The Windows Phone 7.8 Update For The Lumia 710?

As Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8 to the world, they dropped word that none of the current devices on the market would receive the fancy new update. Instead, Microsoft would introduce Windows Phone 7.8, a pseudo-combination of some of the best of Windows Phone 8 combined with the current platform of 7.5. Most important was the addition of the new live tiles, and sizable tiles for a customizable home screen and more. Unfortunately, … [read full article]

New Rumor Calls For HTC M7 Launch On All Four National Carriers

With an earlier rumor throwing some water on the HTC M7 release rumor fire pit, a new story coming out of HTCSource claims all four national carriers will carry the device. This is good news all around as there has been little question that HTC has long needed to adopt a Samsung-style pattern with multiple launches all at once. According to one of the sites sources, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are set … [read full article]