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February 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus Leaked in Hands-On Video

Samsung recently announced that they’ll be unveiling their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at their Galaxy Unpacked Event on March 28, but that hasn’t stopped leaks of the new device from popping up on the web. The newest one? The customary blurry-cam hands-on video of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus, of course!

The video mostly just shows some of the physical aspects of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, and it gives us a good idea of the relative sizes of the devices. There’s no real walkthrough of the phone’s features, but we can see that both devices now feature curved edge displays, they now feature the dim always on display, and [...]

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February 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Launching on March 29 at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event

As expected, Samsung was not able to launch their highly anticipated Galaxy S8 smartphone at Mobile World Congress, but they wanted to make sure you didn’t forget about the Galaxy S8 as you continue checking out all the cool new smartphones being unveiled at the show.

In order to draw some attention away from everybody else, Samsung recently sent out an announcement which includes an invitation to their upcoming “Unpacked” event happening on March 29, 2017. At the center of the invitation is shows what appears to be a smartphone with an edge to edge display.

According to Samsung, “On March 29, Samsung Electronics will unveil the newest [...]

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February 27, 2017

T-Mobile Brings Back Free Line Promotion Starting March 1

Missed out on the last free line promotion from T-Mobile and been kicking yourself ever since? No worries! T-Mobile is bringing back a new free line promotion starting March 1.

According to the details of the announcement, new or existing T-Mobile customers with at least two lines of voice service can get an additional line for free after bill credits and will remain free until cancelled or changes are made to the account. The line can be used for any sort of device including a smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, etc.

Unlike many other promotions T-Mobile has been running as of late, this one does not require subscription to T-Mobile’s ONE or Simple Choice [...]

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February 23, 2017

Verizon Ranked Best Mobile Network, T-Mobile Ranked Worst in Latest Rootmetrics Study

Source: Rootmetrics

Rootmetrics recently released their mobile networks report for the 2H2016 and in line with their 1H2016 results, Verizon once again swept every single category, scoring #1 in overall with a score of 93.9 points while T-Mobile on the other hand arrived in last place scoring a total of 81.2 points.

In order to arrive at these results, Rootmetrics conducted 3,690,123 tests over 249,935 miles across the United States and 4,283 indoor tests covering 100% of the US population. According to Rootmetrics “These are comprehensive, unbiased results that you can trust to give you a complete and accurate picture of mobile network [...]

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February 23, 2017

Samsung Announces Exynos 9 8895 10nm Octa-Core SoC: +27% Performance, +40% Power Efficiency

Samsugn Exynos 9 | Source: Samsung

In a recent announcement, Samsung announced their latest 10nm based Exynos 9 8895 SoC. Manufactured on Samsung’s latest 10nm FinFET with an improved 3D structure, the Samsung Exynos 9 8895 features 27% higher performance at a 40% decreased power consumption compared to previous generation 14nm SoCs.

Compute in the Samsung Exynos 9 8895 is powered by eight cores with four 2nd Generation custom Samsung designed cores paired along with four Cortex-A53 high performance cores. Graphics is powered by ARM’s latest Mali G71 GPU. This allows the Exynos 9 8895 to drive resolutions up to WQUXGA [...]

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February 23, 2017

Razer Launches Power Bank for Blade Stealth Laptop, Mobile Devices

In a recent announcement, Razer has launched the new Razer Power Bank designed to be used with the Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ laptop.

Constructed out of CNC aluminum, the Razer Power Bank packs a 12,800 mAh battery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, providing the Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ laptop with an additional six hours of battery life on a two hour charge.

In addition to compatibility with the Razer Blade Stealth, the Razer Power Bank is also compatible with your other USB powered mobile as it also includes both USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports.

The Razer Power Bank will be available beginning in March for $149.99.

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February 22, 2017

T-Mobile Rolling Out LTE-U in Spring 2017, Aims to Boost Speed and Capacity

T-Mobile Projected Coverage Map 2017 | Source: T-Mobile

Although T-Mobile is generally associated with competitive pricing, strong marketing, and better-than-the-competition customer service, you simply don’t get 8 million new customers per year, 3 years in a row without seriously investing into network infrastructure.

Over the past few years, T-Mobile has taken the lead on rolling out numerous next generation network technologies including Wideband LTE, VoLTE, WiFi Calling, Carrier Aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM, and according to a recent announcement, T-Mobile is also planning to roll out LTE-U this Spring. LTE-U has been a [...]

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February 17, 2017

T-Mobile’s New Projected Coverage Map is Beautiful

T-Mobile recently released their 2016 annual earnings to another kickass year and along with their earnings, they also announced some major network improvements to come for 2017.

Among the network improvements include continuing to add new spectrum to increase coverage, re-farming existing spectrum to increase LTE coverage, and implement new technology to help improve capacity.

In terms of spectrum, T-Mobile is looking to acquire new spectrum and aggressively roll out 700MHz spectrum in new markets such as Chicago, Eastern Montana, and other areas where 700MHz spectrum is already owned. T-Mobile currently owns 700MHz A-Block spectrum covering 272 million people [...]

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February 15, 2017

T-Mobile Crushes Earnings: 8.2 Million Net Adds, Revenues Up 16%, Profits up 99%

4Q2016 and 2016 Annual Earnings

T-Mobile recently reported 4Q2016 and 2016 annual earnings, and proves once again that the magenta carrier is a machine that simply can’t be stopped.

According to the results, T-Mobile added 2.1 million customers in 4Q2016, making it the 15th quarter in a row where the company has added over a million subscribers. For the year 2016, T-Mobile added a total of 8.2 million customers bringing the total subscriber count to 71.5 million and marking the 3rd year in a row of adding more than 8 million customers.

Looking at total branded postpaid additions, T-Mobile added 933,000 in 4Q which is significantly more than its competitors [...]

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February 13, 2017

T-Mobile Responds: Adds HD Video, 10GB Mobile Hotspot into ONE Plan

Verizon, the company best known for championing data caps, made a complete 180 reversal recently by offering a $80 unlimited talk, text, and data plan. In the plan, Verizon advertises HD video and mobile hotspot as among the features, which seems to have gotten T-Mobile’s attention.

As a direct result of Verizon’s move, T-Mobile is countering by making HD video and 10GB of 4G LTE Mobile Tethering included in their ONE plan. Previously, video was downgraded to standard definition and mobile hotspot was limited to slower speeds when using T-Mobile’s ONE plan.

In addition to the changes, T-Mobile is also running a new promotion starting [...]

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