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T-Mobile Set For Major Price Drops For All Of Its Most Popular Devices


As the holiday season quickly approaches, most wireless carriers are gearing up major promotions and sales in order to entice customers and T-Mobile is no different. According to Brief Mobile, T-Mo is all set to announce major price drops for many of its most popular devices like the One S, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II smartphones. All in all here’s a quick rundown of the devices that will see a price change as early as tomorrow:


  • HTC One S: Will drop from $149.99 to $99
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II: Will drop from $369.99 to $249.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze: Will drop from $99.99 to $49.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S II: Will drop from $149.99 to $79.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: Will drop from $279.99 to $129.99


This certainly isn’t a bad way to usher in the holiday season, so it will be exciting to see how many customers T-Mo can woo with the sweet prices of its popular devices.

source: Brief Mobile

Android 4.0.4 for the T-Mobile HTC One S is rolling out!

The long-awaited update for the T-Mobile HTC One S is finally rolling out to users nationwide. Of course, the software upgrade consists of the infamous “Android 4.0.4” alongside its companion, 4.1 Sense. There is no doubt that the One S is one of HTC’s most popular devices, leaving users very anxious for some perfomance fixes and bug tweaks. And that is exactly what the update brought! You can now expect “more smooth” transitions with performance improvements, as well as wireless tweaks, involving Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Connectivity issues with wireless devices and networks have been a huge problem with the orginal build for the HTC One S, but we are happy to say, those are gone. Even though that the update isn’t 4.1 JellyBean, the OTA fix will help a lot of users in their daily tasks. All in all, the update will round up at about 150mb, so if you are locked into a “tiered” data plan, we recommend that you utilize your home wireless connection.

What do you think of the update? If you already installed it, are you noticing improvements? I would love to hear your comments, and… Happy Updating!

Source: Android Central

EISA Award Winners Announced For 2012-13, Samsung Galaxy S III And HTC One S Grab Honors


The Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One S smartphones continues to gain critical acclaim. The European Imaging Sound Association (EISA) is a group made up of representatives of multimedia magazines from 19 European countries that comes together annually to honor the best products in certain categories. So naturally of course, EISA came together to award two well-known devices won awards which could come as no surprise considering they are featured devices in our Fall Buyer’s Guide. In the category of “Social Media Phone of 2012-2013”, the award went to the HTC One S smartphone due to its awesome social integration in HTC’s Sense 4.0 software. As mentioned in our review, the software is topnotch— and it doesn’t hurt to have easily one of the best cameras around to help users share those precious moments.

The winner of “Best Mobile Device” went to (surprise, surprise) the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. Sammy’s new flagship went above and beyond in integrating a superior user experience, coupled with an impressive design— which gives the Galaxy S III a complete package. And hey— it doesn’t hurt that millions and millions of consumers worldwide agree.


Best Buy Selling HTC One S For $99 For A Limited Time

Best Buy has discounted T-Mobile’s HTC One S to $99.99 for new and upgrade-eligible accounts. How long do you have to jump on this deal? All we know is it’s available at this price “for a limited time” so if you want a piece of the action, you should act soon. Most Best Buy locations don’t carry T-Mobile devices so this will mostly be an online affair.

Hit the source link to take advantage of this deal now.

source: best buy
via: tmonews


HTC Ville C Specs Leak – It’s a “Cheaper HTC One S”

What’s this? Well, it looks like the folks at BriefMobile got their hands on a leaked feature sheet for a new device from HTC dubbed the HTC Ville C. Their source tells them it’s essentially a cheaper version of the HTC One S, which makes sense since the One S was codenamed “Ville“… I guess the “C” stands for “cheaper”.

Here are the specs:

  • 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display
  • 16GB of internal memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual-core MSM8260 S3 processor (the sheet says 1.7GHz but the source says it’s a typo)
  • Ultra slim profile (exact measurements not yet known)
  • Sense 4.5 (nice to know HTC is already working on an update)
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 8MP camera with same imaging chip as the One series (1080p video recording)
  • VGA front facing camera
  • 1,650 mAh battery

No news yet on release dates or carriers.

source: briefmobile



Unlocked HTC One S Smartphone Receives Mysterious Update

The (unlocked) HTC One S is still an infant in Android terms, but it’s already gotten its first software update. This new mysterious v1.78 update comes in at around 60MB, keeps your Android version at 4.0.3 and will look to address minor bugs around the device… possibly including some WiFi issues that have proven to be a nuisance to certain owners of the device. Again the device is for unbranded versions of the smartphone only for now– so if you’re on a carrier-branded version, you’ll have to wait a bit for the update. But if you are indeed an owner of the smartphone, you can check for the update now by going to Settings –> About Phone –> Software Updates.

Happy updating!

source: Android Central

Vodafone Offers The HTC One X And One S Smartphones For Free On-Contract… Until May 13th

If you live in the UK and are itching for one of HTC’s new beasts, you may want to venture over to your nearest Vodafone store today. The UK mobile carrier has reduced the on-contract prices for both the HTC One X and One S smartphones. The One X smartphone will be available for free on 2-year contracts of £36 or more which gets you a cool 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data. The One S smartphone will be available for free on 2-year contracts of £31 or more which gives you 300 minutes, unlimited texting and 500MB of data. Not too shabby at all I’d say.

Each phone are among the hottest Androids on the planet, so one has to wonder why they’re being listed for so low of a price. Perhaps it has to do with a certain announcement happening this week? Who knows and who cares— customers are just interested in deals on quality devices and you can bet that lots of folks will be interested in grabbing one of these devices now that they have a chance to get it at so low of a price. Naturally steals like this don’t last for long— Vodafone is offering both devices at their low, low prices for a short time only, which ends May 13th.

source: Vodafone HTC One X | Vodafone HTC One S

T-Mobile And HTC Working On Software Update To Fix Accelerated Battery Drain During WiFi Calls

The T-Mobile HTC One S smartphone had just been released recently and it’s more than lived up to it’s billing of being a solid buy. While it’s no doubt a good device out of the box, there is the noticeable issue of significant battery drain while using the WiFi calling feature. Apparently, the battery seems to drain faster while being on a WiFi-based call— which points out to a software issue somewhere. To that end, HTC and T-Mobile have acted quickly to ensure this isn’t a continuing problem and are currently working on a minor software patch which is aimed to improve the battery life of the device when making WiFi calls. No word on when exactly this patch will hit the devices but hey, we always welcome software updates which offer an improved experience for owners— so we won’t mind the wait.

source: T-Mobile Support

Thinner, Faster And Lighter. T-Mobile HTC One S Hands-On Review (Video)


T-Mobile has finally unveiled its latest flagship device, the HTC One S.  The One S sits pretty between its younger brother, the One V and its older brother the One X.  We were able to hang out with T-Mo in NY recently at the Catch restaurant for the official announcement of the handset and we even got to hang with Carly for a bit (see pic).  If you missed our initial hands-on demo you can check it out here as well as here.  Unlike the European version which has undergone the Micro Oxidation Arc processes to give the black device its porcelain feel, Magenta has opted to receive the gradient blue model.  The One S is by far HTC’s, and T-Mobile’s for that matter, thinnest and lightest device coming in at a super slim 7.8mm and weighing in at just 119 grams.  Make no mistake about it, this device is camera centric and aims to be the perfect little point and shoot for anyone looking to always capture that which matters most.  The camera houses some new technology from HTC offering unprecedented functionality. The device brings to Magenta Android 4.0 ICS mingling ever so slightly with HTC’s newest iteration of Sense, 4.0.  The device houses some serious heft under the hood, thanks in part to its dual-core Krait Snapdragon S4 chipset which has even been touted as outperforming a quad-core A9 CPU.  There’s no expandable memory as there is no SD card slot nor is there the option to remove the 1650 mAh battery from the device.  I’m guessing these were the compromises HTC had to make in order to get the handset so light and thin.  The device also sports Dre dog’s Beats Audio technology but sadly, no, there are no Beats Audio “iBeats” included with the phone. Without further ado, on to the review.   Read more

T-Mobile Launches The HTC One S Smartphone For $199.99 (After $50 Mail-In Rebate)

Well gang the time has come if you’ve been anticipating the official arrival of the T-Mobile HTC One S smartphone. T-Mobile has unleashed the smartphone and now lists the device for a smooth $199.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) on-contract or $599.99 outright. In case you’ve forgotten, the device features a snappy 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Android 4.0 + Sense 4.0, Beats Audio and some impressive camera software for you folks who love taking quality photos. Let’s see how long it is before T-Mobile sells out of this puppy.

Feel free to hit the source link below or your local T-Mo store to grab one for yourself. But first, make sure you check out our initial hands-on and thoughts for the smartphone.

source: T-Mobile