The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is one of the best selling smartphones, but it's not for everyone. Google today announced that it will soon begin selling its own version of the Galaxy S 4, only its edition will run standard Android 4.2 software.
T-Mobile waited nearly six years before it began selling the Apple iPhone, but the fourth-place carrier hit the ground running when it started offering the iPhone last month. Will it be enough to reverse T-Mobile's losing streak?
MetroPCS and T-Mobile are now one. Following approval from the necessary U.S. government regulators, shareholders of MetroPCS voted in favor of merging with the U.S. subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.
Based on what you read and watched in our Samsung Galaxy S 4 review posted earlier today, you may be considering buying the Android 4.2 phone later this week. You will actually have to wait a little longer to buy the phone in the U.S.
An internal Staples memo suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will launch in the U.S. later this month. Engadget has posted the memo that claims the Galaxy S 4 will go on sale for AT&T on April 26. T-Mobile will follow by going on sale May 1 and Verizon will arrive much later on May 30. The May 1 date follows what T-Mobile confirmed last month, and AT&T previously announced that it will begin taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S 4 tomorrow. However, these dates are tentative and there are no guarantees that the phone will go on sale until carriers individually announce availability.
The T-Mobile-MetroPCS planned merger has faced so much opposition from major shareholders that T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom has submitted a new offer in order to gain approval, and that has caused MetroPCS to push back the stockholder vote that was to decide the matter tomorrow.
T-Mobile will employ a sales trick typically associated with car dealerships to attract new buyers for the long-awaited Apple device. Rather than charge customers an initial $99 down payment, T-Mobile will take used phones as a way to eliminate up-front costs.
T-Mobile USA lost millions of customers in recent years because it didn't offer the iPhone and failed to convince consumers that its network could rival other companies. As T-Mobile prepares to finally offer the iPhone, the company can finally report mostly positive news about its sliding customer numbers.
Though the Nokia Lumia 810 has the hardware capability to operate on T-Mobile's recently launched 4G LTE network, the midrange Windows Phone 8 device will be stuck on the HSPA+ network it currently accesses.
In a storm of announcements today about efforts to "simplify" its service plans and free consumers from the strain of contracts and restrictions, T-Mobile also confirmed that devices will be locked to its network.