At a recent Barcelona conference, Jim Alling, COO of T-Mobile USA, touched upon a very delicate subject for T-Mo and an issue that’s thought to have been a major contributing factor to the company’s decline – Apple’s iPhones.
That was pretty quick. Just hours after Google began referring customers to T-Mobile, the Nexus 4 is now out of stock on the carrier’s online store.
Google is now directing customers to purchase the Nexus 4 from T-Mobile. The message reads “Special Offer from T-Mobile: Get Nexus 4 for only $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Requires a new 2-year contract on a qualifying plan.”
T-Mobile recently had a two-day smartphone sale that included deals on Samsung smartphones. And well, while that sale has since come to an end, it looks like the carrier will bring it back this week. The T-Mobile Samsung smartphone sale will return on November 23 and run through December 20.
The U.S. mobile market is a big one, with 321.7 million subscribers as of second quarter of 2012. That’s a 101% mobile penetration, which means the number of lines equals the population. But while the nation is serviced by four major carriers today, T-Mobile thinks the market is not big enough for four big carriers to service.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has become available from T-Mobile. But with Nexus 10 as a competitor, we are not sure many people will be interested. While the Tab 2 10.1 was a solid tablet when it was released, with the Nexus 10 now on the market, it’s going to be hard for T-Mo to move many units.
Android fans know by now that HTC together with Verizon announced the Droid DNA at a special media event held in New York City on November 13, and that the handset is already available for pre-order.
Those sporting a Samsung Galaxy S3 with T-Mobile, you have an update on the way. Your carrier, T-Mobile has officially detailed and begun rolling out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update. The update is available over-the-air or by way of Samsung Kies.
It’s safe to say that Google had a great day yesterday following the sold out launch of the Nexus 4 at the Play Store. The same can’t be said about customers who weren’t able to purchase the pure Google phone due to the overwhelming demand. If you’re determined to get your hands on the Nexus 4 this week, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to find one in your local T-Mobile stores today.
We all know what’s in store for us next weekend, but T-Mobile is set to kick the holiday season shopping into gear earlier. As rumored, Magenta will hold a two-day sale this weekend, on the 16th and 17th, with a bunch of Samsung smartphones being offered for free.