officially announced the G2 this morning and as we have already learned, that handset will be available with all four major US carriers. LG has yet to provide launch date details, and for that we begin looking towards the carriers. We suspect all four carriers will offer some details soon, however it looks like T-Mobile is the first out of the gate.
Moto X was unveiled with a wide variety of carrier support being mentioned. There was talk of the handset coming to T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and US Cellular. The release dates have yet to be confirmed and the handset is still pegged for a release sometime in late-August. With that in mind, we are beginning to see some talk in terms of pre-orders (already available with US Cellular) and in the case of T-Mobile, where the handset will and will not be available for purchase.
T-Mobile has announced the upcoming availability of the LG Optimus F3 smartphone. The handset will be available beginning on August 7th. Those looking towards the Optimus F3 will be able to grab it with T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans. Perhaps key for some, the handset will be available with no money down.
T-Mobile generally has a selection of devices available for zero-down, however a recently announced summer sale is bringing that to all devices. Details coming from the carrier have this being referred to as an "unparalleled promotion" that brings "the upfront price on its entire lineup of devices in stores nationwide to zero dollars down." Simply put, you can pick any handset in the lineup and not have to make any downpayment.
T-Mobile branded HTC One this morning. The update has only a few items listed under the improvements category however this looks like one that all users will want to grab as soon as possible. The update will leave your handset at Android 4.1.2, but it will bring the software version to 1.27.531.11.
Lookout Security & Antivirus app is available for free and also as a Premium offering. For many the free account may be enough to meet your needs, however the Premium version does have a few worthwhile features. With that in mind, it looks like Lookout Premium is now being included for T-Mobile users that go with the JUMP upgrade program.
T-Mobile JUMP two smartphone upgrades a year plan that T-Mobile revealed last week, we've now heard similar ideas from both AT&T and Verizon. Today AT&T announced their new "AT&T Next plan" with the promise that users can upgrade their smartphones once a year, instead of every 24 months. The idea sounds great, but T-Mobile has a few comments on AT&T's "answer".
T-Mobile announced they'll be the exclusive US carrier of Sony's impressive waterproof Xperia Z smartphone, and starting today it's finally available for pre-order. The device went up for sale for T-Mobile from select Sony stores only last week, but today T-Mobile has opened up pre-orders with overnight shipping starting tomorrow.
T-Mobile revealed a few pretty awesome changes to their plans moving forward, and one we're excited about is JUMP. Both new options from the carrier are available starting today, and you'll want to sign up for them right away so you can get prepared to make a jump to a new smartphone in just 6 months. More details on both new options can be found after the break.