T-Mobile has finally taken the #3 spot in US carriers. European retailer prices the LG Watch Urbane. Lenovo said to introduce up to 5 new devices at MWC. Keep reading for all the details!
John Legere has done miracles for T-Mobile. The carrier’s strategy has earned them millions of new subscribers, and the numbers keep growing. But there is one milestone we have all been waiting T-Mobile to cross – when will the carrier move up the ladder and beat Sprint for the #3 spot in the USA?
John Legere predicted this would happen by the end of 2014, but no announcement was made, which made us believe said goal was not met. Either way, we knew the news would hit the web at some point, with the way things are going for T-Mobile.
John Legere just held an earnings call in which he states T-Mobile has finally taken the #3 spot in the USA. The numbers are tricky, but he is very sure about himself.
“Going into 2013, Sprint had 55 million customers. Going into ’14, they had 55 million customers. Going into this year, they have 55 million customers. In that period, they lost 3.3 million postpaid customers as well. T-Mobile had 33 million customers. We merged with MetroPCS and went to 42 million customers, and we’ve since added 13 million customers to get up to, guess what, 55 million customers.” -John Legere, T-Mobile CEO
Opinion: So they both have 55 million customers. This would mean that they are tied, right? John says Sprint is using dirty tricks to keep its numbers high, though, as they keep counting inactive MVNO accounts. Regardless, we are sure to keep seeing T-Mobile grow. T-Mobile success will likely be much more noticeable in the next quarters.
Are you looking to get yourself a gorgeous LG G Watch Urbane? You better be ready to pay a pretty penny for it, at least if the price Expansys is publishing is to be believed. The European retailer is putting the Urbane up for pre-order at a £299.99 price point, which would translate to about $462 USD. That places the LG G Watch Urbane as the most expensive Android Wear watch to date.
Regardless, the official price is still not confirmed. Expansys could simply be using this price as a place-holder until they get all the details. Or maybe they do know something we don’t! We will see. You can go ahead and pre-order with confidence, though. You won’t be charged for the device until it’s ready to ship. If the price is wrong, it should be corrected by then.
Opinion: The LG Watch Urbane is easily the best-looking Android Wear device out there. At least so far. But is it worth all that money? I wouldn’t say so. Thankfully, there is another way to get something similar to it at a lower price.
Those of you who have ever attended a big tech convention will know that Lenovo is no small contender… ever. They always come with an army of laptops and tablets, so it takes us hours to cover their booth. They are usually not big on smartphones, though, something they plan to change at MWC 2015.
Rumors and leaks suggest the company is ready to bring 5 new handsets to Barcelona’s yearly convention. These would be the Lenovo Vibe Shot, Vibe X3, Vibe S1, P1 and P1 Pro. Each handset seems to have its focus, so let’s go through them and show you some details.
The first in the list would be a camera-focused phone. It features a rugged, metallic design, a 16 MP camera with triple-tone LED flash, a BSI sensor and OIS.
The Lenovo Vibe X3 seems to be the most powerful one, as it’s the largest in the line-up with a 5.5-inch display. But size is not everything, it also comes with a fingerprint sensor in the back, a 20 MP camera and Hi-fi 3.0 sound. There’s not much info ont eh Vibe S1, but it’s said to come in different colors, making it much more personal.
The Lenovo P1 and P1 Pro are the battery monsters in the list. The former comes with a 4000 mAh battery, while the Pro comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery.
Opinion: You know we will be spending a good amount of time at the Lenovo booth in MWC, so stay tuned if you are interested in learning more about any of these.