Thursday, February 28, 2013

T-Mobile customers to get Moto Maker access on Friday?

On Monday night, we showed you a leaked internal document from Sprint that showed  that the nation's third largest carrier would be giving its customers access to the Moto Maker website starting on Monday, November 11th. AT&T, of course, currently has an exclusive on the Moto Maker site which allows potential purchasers of the Motorola Moto X to customize the device.

Today, a tweet from Nobel Leak Prize winner evleaks revealed that T-Mobile customers will have access to the Moto Maker site starting on Friday. That includes the million new customers T-Mobile added to its rolls in the third quarter. Verizon subscribers are expected to eventually be able to use the Moto Maker site, possibly in time for the holidays. That leaves U.S. Cellular and it is unknown whether that carrier will join the others who are able to offer customized Moto X units to their customers.

Yesterday, evleaks tweeted a picture of the four wooden back panels that  have been delayed, saying that they will eventually be offered to Moto X buyers through the Moto Maker website.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Windows Phone picks up market share in Q3 while iOS and Android are flat

According to research firm Canalys, Windows Phone picked up some market share in the third quarter while iOS and Android remained flat. Shipments of Windows Phone flavored handsets rose a stunning 185% to 9.2 million units globally in the third quarter. That allowed Microsoft's mobile OS to own 4% of the global smartphone market for the three months through September. Windows Phone is gaining momentum on the strength of Nokia's low-priced models like the Nokia Lumia 520 and Nokia Lumia 521. Additionally, Nokia has been outfitting its top-shelf models with cameras that take clear pictures in low-light conditions.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

HTC One in U.K. gets Android 4.3, Sense 5.5

A tweet from HTC's U.K. division (see, others at HTC besides HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie know how to use Twitter) says that the HTC One has started to receive the OTA update that brings Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5 to the phone, in the region. According to the tweet, if you live in the U.K., you should take your HTC One, and go to Settings > About > Software updates. This might not be necessary if the phone is already showing the notification that it received the update OTA.