Mobile payments are going to become more and more popular in the foreseeable future, and we’ll probably rely more and more on smart mobile devices to pay for various things and services when out and about.
But we’re not quite there yet, as neither Google’s mobile payment system, Google Wallet, nor ISIS, the Verizon-AT&T-T-Mobile venture, are widely available on existing devices. In fact, the latter is still in development, as the three carriers are yet to offer ISIS features to their subscribers. N.ot to mention that there are plenty of other parties that are becoming increasingly more interested in mobile payment systems
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After several consecutive quarters of significant financial losses, in the last few months T-Mobile seemed to be able to gear away from the road to perdition. The number four carrier in the United States went for a pretty inspired image re-branding, introduced a far more attractive pricing structure for prepaid mobile broadband plans, and even strengthened its high-end phone portfolio with Samsung’s highly successful Galaxy S3.
The results? Well, let’s just say they aren’t as bad as others, but they’re clearly bittersweet, at best. According to the latest financial report made public by T-Mo USA earlier today, the carrier’s net income over Q2 2012 was up 3.5% over its [...]
History buffs probably know that August 8 was the date that the famous Great Train Robbery took place back in 1963. Fast forward to the present time, today should go down in history as the day that, umm, the Samsung Galaxy Note, along with two myTouch phones, finally goes on sale on T-Mobile.
As the world’s first phablet, a term that was coined especially for the device, the Galaxy Note still hasn’t lost much of its shine – despite the fact that a sequel is coming out soon. If you’ve been waiting for the GSM version of the Galaxy Note, here’s your chance to snag one from T-Mobile. It will cost you $250 with two-year contracts and after $50 mail-in rebate.
Even though it seems to be hip these days to cut the prices of some of the best-selling smartphones around, we can’t help but suspect some of these discounts have ulterior motives or strings attached to them.
Take T-Mobile’s HTC One S, for example. This hasn’t exactly been a star, but it sold decently enough at $200 on-contract to be untouched for at least a few more weeks. However, T-Mo has already decided a price slashing is needed and is now selling the elegant 4.3-incher at $149.99.
The “special offer” will be lasting until August 21, so you have 2 full weeks to decide whether to take advantage of the deal or not. Then again, [...]
The Sidekick 4G was the last incarnation of T-Mobile’s long-running Sidekick series, which debuted a decade ago, in what can be described as the ancient times of the smartphone world. Made famous by rap stars and pop icons, the original Sidekick offered downloadable apps, email, and instant messaging, all based on a cloud infrastructure that was way ahead of its times.
Then Danger, the makers of the Sidekick (or the Hiptop, as the original branding went) got bought by Microsoft, which meant the end of the Sidekick in its original form. But T-Mobile didn’t give up on the branding and commissioned Samsung to create the Sidekick 4G, a re-imagined version of the phone [...]
Google Wallet is Google’s own NFC-based mobile payment system, which should have taken off by now, at least according to the Search giant’s wishes. However, that’s not exactly the case, and Google is still struggling to make the payment method popular with the crowds.
It definitely doesn’t help to have to fight against three of the four main U.S. mobile operators – Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile – which are working on their own mobile payment operation called ISIS. That means Android handsets launched by these three carriers do not come with Google Wallet on board, which is quite a hassle for Android users that want to use the [...]
Oh well, it’s better Note than never. After a series of not-so-subtle hints , T-Mobile has finally announced the availability of everyone’s favorite phone and tablet hybrid, the Samsung Galaxy Note. Never mind that AT&T has been carrying the phablet for half a year.
T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note is set to hit select retail and online stores starting from August 8. The carrier is selling the S Pen phablet for $250, which comes with the standard two-year service agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate. That’s quite a hefty sum, but T-Mo sure believes there are folks who won’t mind doling out the cash to get some 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display of [...]
There have been so many unconfirmed rumors, inaccurate speculations, and false leaks about T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note that many of you probably didn’t believe that Twitter official confirmation of the phablet’s existence from last week.
But if you needed additional proof that the gadget is in fact real and it’s getting very close to its release, we have today not one, but two pieces of evidence that leave very little to speculation. Both Samsung and T-Mobile have placed the new Galaxy Note on their official websites and the phone/tablet hybrid is listed as “coming soon”.
Unfortunately, both websites only house the device’s spec sheet, as well as a bunch of [...]
Well, so much for seeing HTC making the imaginary T-Mobile G3. To be fair, we did hint (albeit a little) that there’s a possibility that the rumored HTC Era 42 will turn out to be the HTC One X. We just missed the mark by a single “plus”. The latest whispers now indicate that that T-Mobile will be getting a revamped version of the HTC One X in fall, the HTC One X+.
If accurate, what will the “plus” sign on T-Mobile’s variant of the HTC One X signify? Will we be seeing a One X that comes with a microSD card slot AND a removable battery? Or could it be something even bigger, like the use of a more powerful Tegra 3+ processor at a higher clock speed than the [...]