Archive | May, 2013

LG Announces Global Availability For White Nexus 4, Won’t Make Nexus 5?

The White Nexus 4 has finally, officially been given the global release go ahead thanks to a new LG press statement. Once a unicorn talked about only in back-rooms and secret hallways, the white Nexus 4 unveiled itself to the world in a far more “official” capacity at Google’s I/O conference earlier this month. The Nexus 4 White features the same stock Android Nexus experience as the black color … [read full article]

Why Now Is A Great Time to Be a T-Mobile Customer

A few years ago, T-Mobile was borderline sick. The spectrum crunch was felt in full force by T-Mobile customers around the country. 1,500 milliseconds pings and dropped calls galore peeked their heads at every opportunity. T-Mobile’s smaller customer base accompanied by its use of non-standard frequencies for network operation made it nearly impossible for T-Mobile to garner flagship handsets, further compounding the  “greener pastures” appeal of competitors’ networks. To add insult to injury, T-Mobile had no roadmap … [read full article]

HTC Considering “Google Edition” One Stock Android Release In The United States?

With the release of the vanilla Android Galaxy S 4 edition right around the corner, attention has turned back to HTC and questions surrounding a possible HTC One vanilla Android release. With five million devices sold, the One is a beautiful smartphone with a great camera, awesome speakers and it’s easily one of the best devices we’ve seen come out of Taiwanese manufacturer. HTC has denied publicly that a One … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s LTE Network Speeds Off To Great Start In New TechHive Survey, RootMetrics Report

The combination of T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ and LTE networks showed up strong in a new TechHive national survey of the nations four largest networks. T-Mobile’s LTE network is still in its infancy with only seven “confirmed” cities: Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington D.C. Of course we’ve already seen plenty of LTE coverage start to light up in cities like New York, Minneapolis, Los … [read full article]

Samsung Announces 10 Million Galaxy S 4 Units Sold, Handily Breaking Galaxy S III Record

Pop open the bubbly this morning as Samsung officially announces that it has surpassed 10 million Galaxy S 4 units sold in less than one month. Samsung Mobile CEO JK Shin promised as much last week and we suspected that if anyone knew just how close the company was to the 10 million mark, it was him. In comparison the Galaxy S III took around 50 days … [read full article]

T-Mobile LTE Sightings Abundant In The Los Angeles Area Today

T-Mobile’s next set of LTE network launches continues to get fine-tuned with the latest group of reports pointing to Los Angeles. According to sightings coming in via @tmonews Twitter, Facebook and my inbox Los Angeles area sightings are happening en masse. As with last weeks sightings in Minneapolis, New York City and Detroit we’re still calling this as “fine-tuning” and testing” but customers can still latch on to the LTE network. Los … [read full article]

HTC Said To Be In “Complete Disarray” As Key Staff Exit, Struggles To Keep Up With One Demand

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A brand new report surfacing out of The Verge suggests things are not all sunshine and rainbows in HTC’s camp. With key staff exiting the company, a “disastrous” HTC First launch and inventory constraints plaguing the HTC One launch, the company’s future looks anything but certain. In the past three months HTC has lost Jason Gordon, the company’s vice president of global communications; global retail marketing manager Rebecca Rowland, director of digital … [read full article]

T-Mobile Drops In American Consumer Satisfaction Index, Now In Fourth Place

I look at each of these studies and wonder if the questions were a little different or if we caught someone on a different day, would their answers have been different? What I can’t do is argue that T-Mobile continues to be on the losing end with a fourth-place finish on the new annual study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. On a scale from 0-100 the overall score was a 72, a … [read full article]