Well it doesn’t always follow the rumor, but this time it did. It was expected that today would be the day the Moto Maker would become available on Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Well actually T-Mobile was rumored for last Friday, but we will let that slide. Motorola just announced that “The Gift of Choice” is officially available on all carriers. Previously it was only available on AT&T.
Motorola also announced that you can now choose a custom phrase for the back of your Moto X. This was something that was supposed to be implemented when the phone launched, but they weren’t happy with the quality. Apparently the fiber laser technology has been corrected. Last but not least, the price is $99 ($499 off contract) on all four carriers to celebrate. This price has already been available for most of the carriers, but Moto X is saying it will be for a limited time.
Yesterday, @evleaks tweeted a very interesting piece of information. According to him, the HTC ‘M8′ (the One’s successor) will be heading to AT&T, “among others.” That mystery phrase at the end left things a little open. So a tweeter asked him if Verizon would be joining the fun and it turns out they will. But not just those two. A tipster informed him that “all four carriers” would get the device by the end of Q1 2014. This means that HTC would be launching next year’s flagship with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile right from the beginning. That strategy would correct the mishap of the One launching roughly six months late on Verizon. The given date indicates a launch between January and the end of March. Keep an eye out for plenty of leaks regarding the HTC ‘M8′.
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Earlier this week information leaked indicating the Nexus 5 could be coming to T-Mobile’s retail stores starting November 20th. T-Mobile confirmed the date this afternoon and added that it will be available online starting October 14th. The Nexus 5 will sell for $449.99 through T-Mobile, which is the same price that Best Buy started selling the device for off-contract. However, customers can take advantage of T-Mobile’s installment payment plan, and instead of dropping the full price up front, they can pay $41.99 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $17.
If you want to be first in line for a Nexus 5 from T-Mobile, you can sign up now using the source link.
We have good news if you’re eager to get your Moto X to run Android 4.4 KitKat as soon as possible. Over on the XDA Developers Forum, a leaked build of the software has been made available for owners of T-Mobile’s Motorola flagship. As you know, Motorola plans on updating the Moto X and their line of DROIDs on Verizon.
This is the first leak for a KitKat build available for the Moto X, so proceed with caution (especially if you do not have the T-Mobile variant). After you decide to dive in, you’ll be greeted with the KitKat that everyone is yearning for. The person who created the post says the build “should have updates to Touchless Control, Active Display, Camera and has a home screen selector. It does seem to have most of the standard KitKat features, including SMS with Hangout, updated keyboard, etc.” Hit the source link for directions and the file itself.
Source: XDA Developers Forum
Via: XDA Developers
The Nexus 5 was a heavily rumored device for a long time building a lot of suspense around the product. Now that it’s been announced many people are wondering how they can get their hands on it. Apart from buying it directly through Google Play, it looks like the Nexus 5 might be available directly through T-Mobile‘s retail stores starting November 20th according to a leaked retail plan. This information also falls in line with T-Mobile’s tradition of releasing products on Wednesday or Thursday.
Information about pricing and availability is still unknown, but those who want a Nexus 5 for their very own can only hope that T-Mobile won’t be putting a big premium on the Nexus 5 when it is finally available from T-Mobile stores.
The Motorola Moto X is a coveted phone by many, especially because of the fact that it’s highly customizable and able to be easily personalized. Despite this, that customizability has really only been available for customers on AT&T. We knew that MotoMaker was set to become available to other carriers in the near future, but we didn’t know exactly when until just recently.
Twitter user @evleaks, which has been responsible for a number of accurate leaks in the past, today announced that T-Mobile customers will be able to customize their own Moto X starting this Friday. This news comes with little surprise due to the fact that MotoMaker will supposedly be available to those using Verizon and Sprint starting on November 11, and will be welcomed news to those of us who use T-Mobile.
Since announcing plans to offer consumers up to 200MB of free data if they buy a tablet device as part of their “Uncarrier” campaign, the company has had to address a few problems with the strategy. The latest is an admission that new customers will actually have to sign-up for at least a $20 per month plan if they want to buy their new tablet device with no money down. If there is any silver lining to this clarification it is the fact that the $20 per month plan includes 500MB of data in addition to the base 200MB of data T-Mobile is providing for tablet devices.
It looks like Sprint is going to be offering the Nexus 5 come November 8th, according to the press release below. The device will go for $149.99 with the Sprint Unlimited Data Guarantee for Life.
Separately, T-Mobile’s website says that the device will be available on its own service in the coming weeks. The company has a sign-up page which promises to notify you once information comes out regarding release date and price.
If you’ve been considering trying out a T-Mobile prepaid plan, now’s your chance. T-Mobile is giving away SIM card kits to literally anyone, current customer or not, and shipping them for free. There’s a limit of two per customer, but you can’t complain about free. The kits are available in regular, micro, and nano SIM sizes, so you’ll be able to stick one in just about any phone.
T-Mobile offers some awesome prepaid plans, and with the Nexus 5 (which is a perfect candidate for testing out T-Mobile) looming closer and closer, you may want to snag one of these before they’re all gone.
Hey, who doesn’t love a good discount nowadays? Well, you’re in luck. The MotoMaker Moto X has now dropped to a mere $479.99 for a no-contract version of the handset. If you want to own your device right out, we think this is a pretty fair price to go the hassle-free route of not being locked into a carrier. The original drop to $99 for the on-contract device is still available should you want to go the subsidized route. However, at this time the offer for the non-contract device only extends to the AT&T version through the MotoMaker site. The off-contract price is good for the 16GB model while the 32GB will run you $529.99. Stay tuned as we’ll keep an eye out should the offer extend to T-Mobile customers which would be ideal since the device is currently a whopping $599.99 for a 16GB (Dev Edition $649.99/32GB). It would probably be in Magenta’s best interest to get the ball rolling on a price drop to take advantage of the upcoming holidays. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.