BlackBerry ‘Venice’ allegedly coming to the Big Four U.S. carriers in November

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BlackBerry’s upcoming Android-powered phone, codename Venice, is starting to unofficial make appearances on a frequent basis. Alleged images of the device, including a new one showing the curved display and physical keyboard (seen above), have been appearing online since early July. Between Tuesday night and today, Evan Blass has shared an abundance of information regarding BlackBerry’s product that is tasked with turning around the company’s misfortunes.

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T-Mobile is forgoing pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+

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Forget about pre-ordering the Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge+ from T-Mobile. Why? Because the carrier is forgoing pre-orders of either Samsung device in favor of shipping units right away. Upon accepting orders on August 18 at 9AM ET, T-Mobile will fulfill them and ship phones as soon as possible. Or you can just wait until August 21 to head into a T-Mobile retail store and leave with a shiny new device.

Source: John Legere (Twitter)

[Deal] T-Mobile offering 1 year of free Netflix with purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge+

Samsung_Galaxy_Note_5_Galaxy_S6_Edge_PlusSamsung announced the successor to the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ earlier today alongside the all new Galaxy Note 5. Both will arrive in stores on August 21. Following the announcement, Sprint announced a deal for buyers of the new flagships, but T-Mobile users shouldn’t feel left out.

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FCC rejects T-Mobile wireless auction proposal

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The FCC met again today to consider rules to use for an upcoming auction of 600MHz wireless spectrum after delaying the decision at a meeting a couple weeks ago. On the table was a request from T-Mobile to modify the proposed rules to help smaller carriers, T-Mobile included, obtain some of this spectrum instead of seeing all of it being bought up by big carriers like Verizon and AT&T. Unfortunately for T-Mobile and fans of the little guys, the FCC decided to move forward with the proposed reserve of only 30MHz for bidders who may be smaller and struggle with raising necessary capital. Read more

T-Mobile’s Un-carrier campaign massively successful, reports double-digit revenue growth for Q2 2015

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Since John Legere took over as CEO of the floundering T-Mobile in 2012, incredible strides have been made in resurrecting the magenta mobile carrier. Unless you live under a rock or don’t really pay attention to tech news, you probably have heard of the widely discussed “Un-carrier” campaign launched by Legere that has breathed new life into T-Mobile and jumpstarted new life into the mobile industry by prompting other mobile carriers to change their policies in response to their caped crusading competitor.

Just how successful has the Un-carrier campaign been for T-Mobile? Well Q2 2015 reports are in and the answer is outstanding. Read more