Where (and when) you can buy the HTC One A9 in the U.S.


An unlocked variant of the new HTC One A9 can already be pre-ordered following the handset’s announcement earlier today. The company is selling the One A9 at a “promotional price” of $399 set to last for a limited time. That price also applies to the carrier variants that operate on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint’s networks. And each of them, with the exception of Sprint skipping Deep Garnet color, will have the One A9 in Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, and Deep Garnet.

Select carriers have committed to selling the One A9 online and in retail stores, too.

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T-Mobile said to be carrying the upcoming Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL


Most hardware manufacturers choose Android over Windows Phone Windows 10 Mobile as Google has built a powerful mobile operating system with plenty of developer support; however, there are a handful of companies that design phones for both Google and Microsoft’s platforms. Even HTC has designed a single phone to sell with either Android or Windows Phone running on it. And now it looks like Alcatel OneTouch will join that approach with an upcoming phone.

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T-Mobile and Experian weave a tangled web


T-Mobile customers learned last week that their information was amongst the 15 million records recently hacked from credit rating agency Experian. For those customers, getting some identity and fraud protection in place should be a priority since the hackers were able to gain information like social security numbers and driver’s license numbers along with basic personal data. However, victims may want to look for other options instead of T-Mobile’s recommended solution from ProtectMyID as a tangled web starts to unfold amidst John Legere’s commitment to be “direct, transparent and honest” regarding the data breach. Read more