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T-Mobile is well known to general consumers for its wildly popular Un-carrier promotions and in tech circles for its potty mouthed and pompous CEO, John Legere. Both of those facets of T-Mobile were on display today with the introduction of a reinvigorated Un-carrier Amped initiative. And the first promotion that will launch under Un-carrier Amped this summer is the incredibly intriguing JUMP! On Demand smartphone leasing program. JUMP! On Demand allows you to upgrade your smartphone any time you want. There are no additional upfront costs or even taxes to fork over (as long as you have good credit) if you to upgrade to a new smartphone; you only have to trade in your existing device. And more... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere made it his mission last year to knock Sprint of its perch as America’s third-largest wireless carrier. Legere made his proclamation at the beginning of August and despite a huge 2014 for T-Mobile, with over 8 million customers adds during the year, it wasn’t enough to overtake Sprint. However, Legere and company are looking once again to kneecap Sprint during 2015, and a new, rather unorthodox promotion just may be the ticker to secure customers that might have otherwise passed T-Mobile by when looking for a wireless carrier. According to Legere, 63 percent of Americans have “less than the perfect credit score” and often don’t qualify for carrier promotions that... Read more...
T-Mobile is going to change its JUMP! smartphone trade-in program on February 23rd so that instead of waiting 6 months to swap out your old phone for a hot new one, you can perform the trade-in any time you want and as often as you like. That’s an exciting development for a certain segment of users no doubt, and that freedom is certainly attractive to all users, but you if you’re planning to be a frequent upgrader you’d better be ready to smash that piggy bank. Here’s the (new) deal: You can trade in your device to T-Mobile and upgrade to a new handset, and the company will pay for any remaining cost of the original device up to 50%. That means in order to take advantage... Read more...
T-Mobile, billing itself as “America’s un-carrier”, is experimenting with different promotions and programs; we’ve seen a contract-less unlimited everything plan and the JUMP plan that lets users swap out their phones every six months, and now the company is running a zero-down promotion. Customers will pay nothing up front for handsets, instead making monthly payments for their devices. “The number of reasons not to switch to T-Mobile this summer is ZERO," said John Legere, president and chief executive officer, T-Mobile US (presumably with a pun-tastic relish). Samsung Galaxy S4 The selection of devices includes Samsung Galaxy devices, the Sony Xperia Z, iPhone... Read more...
Imagine if AT&T had acquired T-Mobile like it intended to do before the deal was essentially snuffed by U.S. regulators concerned about unfair competition. We'd have missed out on T-Mobile's rebirth as the so called "Un-Carrier," as the company now likes to refer to itself. T-Mobile's been thinking outside of the box, first by getting rid of service contracts, and now by introducing a new upgrade program that allows subscribers to swap their smartphone twice annually. The program is called JUMP, and the way it works is you pay $10 per month per phone for the freedom to upgrade to a new device up to two times per year. Those who take advantage of the upgrade program need never worry about... Read more...
Last week Interbrand issued its 2008 Best Global Brands rankings. While most of the top 10 remained unchanged from 2007, with IBM and Microsoft swapping places (IBM rose from 3 to 2), one big change emerged: Google rose from 20 to 10, with Mercedes-Benz dropping to 11.  Interbrand produces this report annually, which is then used to produce a special report by Business Week.The report is generated from June 30th to June 30th annually, so while it does show quite a bit of financial firms dropping in global ranking from 2007, it doesn't show the full effect of the recent financial turmoil on Wall Street and elsewhere.  For example, Merrill Lynch dropped from 22 to 34, while HSBC dropped... Read more...
As with all rumors, please take the following news item with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation or denial from Apple.Apple recently filed for a trademark extension with the US Patent and Trademark Office and this particular extension has had the industry buzzing.  Why?  It appears that the trademark covered a wide array of gaming products, which could very well include the console that Apple has been rumored to have been working on for some time now.It included "handheld units for playing electronic games", "handheld units for playing videogames", "stand-alone video game machines", "LCD game machines" and "electronic games other than those adapted for use with television... Read more...
While it isn't exactly a secret that AMD hasn't been delivering the way they'd want to, it doesn't mean that they're throwing in the towel either.  There was a time when AMD thought they might have 65 nm tech available almost the same time that Intel would, and that they might even beat rival Intel when it came to releasing CPUs manufactured on a 45 nm process.  Sadly, neither of these came to be, but just because delivery of high-end 65 nm parts was a bit slow doesn't exactly mean that delivery of AMD's 45 nm is that much farther away...or does it?“According to AMD’s John Pellerin, director of logic technology and development, AMD plans to ramp production of 45nm high-k dielectric... Read more...
It's a rumor from a blog with every third word misspelled, but this one seems to have legs. Microsoft appears to be preparing to either spin off or sell outright Bungie Studios, the developers of their fantastically successful Halo series of video games. Microsoft would retain the rights to any future versions of the Halo franchise, but Bungie would be an autonomous business. ...Microsoft's also pushing hard to make the Xbox business profitable so it's probably looking at all sorts of ways to shave costs. Running a studio is expensive, and Microsoft would still benefit from its creativity since Bungie would continue to develop Xbox games. Microsoft did the same thing just after it released Halo... Read more...
Apparently the U.S. Department Of Transportation isn't the only major customer putting a hold on buying Vista. Longtime Microsoft chum Intel is putting on the brakes until SP1. Speaking at the Bank of America Technology conference in San Francisco, Otellini was asked about his take on Vista and whether it could drive demand. For corporations, Otellini said Vista upgrades will be slow. "I know of no organization doing an upgrade before SP1," said Otellini. "Intel isn't upgrading either (until SP1)." Hopefully having several large enterprise and government customers holding back on Vista won't pressure Microsoft into another premature release.... Read more...
The Inquirer is reporting today that one of their readers was able to purchase a Radeon X1900 GT/GTO card at his local Best Buy store, and that ATI plans to officially announce the card on May 9. Considering the fact that they've got pics of the card and box, and screenshots of the drivers up and running, you can't refute what the Inq's got to say today. "A faithful reader informed us that he went into his local Best Buy store and managed to buy an ATI-branded X1900 GT retail card. We note that the card is clocked at 574MHz core, and works at 500MHz in 2D, while the memory is clocked at 594MHz. The chip was heating up to 63 Celsius... Read more...
ThermalRock Mystic HTPC Case @ ThinkComputers.org: "HTPC cases, we are seeing more of them as HTPC's are becoming more popular, and easy to setup. My current HTPC is sitting in a Raidmax Scorpio Case. Which as you can see is not the best case for an HTPC. Today we will be taking a look at ThermalRock's Mystic HTPC case. ThermalRock is a subsidiary of Thermaltake, who we all know are known for making good products. This is my first HTPC case so I'm excited to take a look at it! We will see if it will replace the Raidmax case, and become part of my home theater system." Logitech Harmony 800 Home Theater Remote Control Review @ The TechZone: "Taking the 880 out of its packaging, I could immediately... Read more...