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T-Mobile no-contract plans are online, official announcement tomorrow

T-Mobile is expected to announce its new “uncarrier” strategy at a press event in New York tomorrow. Of course, various leaks and information from trusted insider sources means that we know exactly what to expect during the announcement as far as the new no-contract plans are concerned. The …

T-Mobile

HTC Will Start Being More Vocal About Its Brilliance, Confirms Camera Supply Is Behind HTC One Delay

HTC has revealed that it will finally drop the frankly stupid “Quietly Brilliant” tagline it has been using for the past few years, the WSJ reports, with company marketing chief Benjamin Ho saying they “haven’t been loud enough” with marketing to date. The first fruits of that change in strategy …

iOS 7 Needs To Come With This Simple App Switcher Concept [Video]

One of the most common complaints that we hear about iOS is that it’s getting boring. We’ve been using practically the same interface for over 5 years and haven’t seen any major changes, so people are hoping for something new and exciting with iOS 7.<p>Jesse Head’s iOS 7 App Switcher concept comes …

Fingerprints Instead Of Credit Cards? YC-Backed PayTango Aims To Make Payments Work Through Biometrics

As a mechanism for payment, the credit card remains just as hardy as ever. It has so far defied the threat of mobile phones, and less plausibly, QR codes, among many other forms of payment.<p>One YC-backed startup is betting that fingerprints and other forms of biometric identification may be the …

HTC Desire P and Q images and specs leak out, look fairly unexciting

The once upon a time mighty HTC Desire line of smartphones has been tainted by one too many mid-rangers lately, but that can’t stop HTC from refreshing the family with yet another modest duo. Why would it, right?<p>The Desire P and Q have first come to our attention a couple of weeks ago, but the …

Phones

Apple Patents Battery-Saving Multi-Touch Displays That Don’t Need To Be Active To Work

Apple was granted a patent Tuesday by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that describes a system for implementing multi-touch in a mobile device even when there the display itself isn’t actively showing any images. It’s a neat trick, and one that could help portable gadgets save battery life by not …

T-Mobile Aims to Remake Itself With New Network, New Plans and New Devices

After spending months getting its network and business ready, T-Mobile USA is ready to show its new look to the world.<p>The revamped No. 4 carrier is …

iPhone 5S expected to launch late June, says analyst

The next-generation iPhone should start shipping by the end of June, followed by a low-cost iPhone in the September quarter, says analyst Gene Munster.<p>Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster …

iPhone

Apple closes gap on Samsung in smart connected devices

The market, which consists of PCs, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, was driven by growth in tablets, which should outsell desktop PCs this year and laptops next year, according to research firm IDC.<p>Apple is starting to catch up to Samsung Electronics when it comes to smart connected devices, or …

Mobile

Samsung and Apple nearly tied for total computer, tablet, and smartphone shipments last quarter

By now, it's no surprise that Apple and Samsung are slugging it out for dominance in the tablet and smartphone markets, not to mention more "traditional" computing platforms like laptops and desktops. However, Samsung has always been a little bit cagey about giving away exact numbers, so noted data …

Why T-Mobile's $650 iPhone Isn't a Good Deal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>T-Mobile is the first major carrier to stop subsidizing the price of smartphones like the iPhone and …

So Here Is the iPhone Lineup That T-Mobile Just Announced

Yep, T-Mobile is finally getting the iPhone.<p>With the iPhone 5, T-Mobile is actually getting its own version of the phone, supporting its unique …

Is T-Mobile finally a real threat to AT&T and Verizon?

With new plans, new attitude, and a very important new phone, T-Mobile has the big guys in its sights<p>"Anybody here from New York? Any of you use AT&T? Any of you that use them, you happy? Of course not, the network's crap."<p>And with those fierce words from freshly-minted CEO John Legere at CES this …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

We Did The Math, And It Turns Out The T-Mobile iPhone 5 Could Save You A Bunch Of Money

But T-Mobile's pricing plans for the iPhone are a bit different from the other three carriers. Instead of paying a flat $200 for the iPhone along with a two-year service contract, T-Mobile will charge you $100 up front for the phone plus an additional $20 per month over 24 months.<p>So is it worth …

Mobile

Instagram Infographic Breaks Down Its User Types

Instagram to some has democratized photography, whereas to others (professional photographers) it’s bastardized the art form. Take it or leave it, 40 …

Sony open to letting indie devs charge for early access to PS4 games

Sony is open to the idea of letting indie developers charge for early access to unfinished PlayStation 4 games, reports <i>Joystiq</i>. According to Sony America’s VP of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes, the company would "absolutely support" buy-in alphas, so long as they don’t "have any bugs …

T-Mobile's iPhone 5 is AT&T's iPhone 5, But It's Not

T-Mobile’s new iPhone 5 – which is launching on the “uncarrier’s” network on April 12th – is the same model of the iPhone 5 that AT&T customers currently enjoy, except that it will be newer and feature AWS (or Advanced Wireless Services), a newer set of frequencies that T-Mobile is using for its …

Digitimes says Apple is working on a 4K TV for either later this year or early next year

According to <i>Digitimes</i>, Apple is planning on launching a TV set either later this year or in early 2014. The site, which has a mixed track record, says that the display is of 4K resolution. Specifically, the report calls for a 3840 x 2160 panel in the TV. While the site says Apple could be working …

SEGA to release original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Android soon

Retro gaming is going strong in 2013. Recently Namco made Pac-Man free after 33 years and now SEGA has announced at the 2013 Game Developers Conference that it will be releasing the original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Android. The game isn’t just a simple port but a complete re-work of the 90’s …

Retrogaming

T-Mobile CEO John Legere unleashed