HMD requests FCC change model number for the Nokia 9, cancelling version with 4GB RAM

FCC documents reveal that the Nokia 9, which already was certified by the regulatory agency with the model number of TA-1004, will now be known as the TA-1012. In a letter to the Feds, manufacturer HMD requested the change noting that the previous FCC results for the TA-1004 are representative of the TA-1012. HMD holds the license to use the Nokia name on its handsets.

Geekbench benchmark tests for the Nokia 9 have revealed versions of the phone with both 6GB and 8GB of RAM. Both of those models tested were powered by the high-end Snapdragon 835 chipset. Another Geekbench test of the now …


PSA: Netflix limits the number of downloads you get when watching offline content

Following years of customer demands, Netflix finally added the ability for mobile users to download and watch certain content offline late last year. But like all good things, this feature came with a couple of strings attached: firstly, there was the fact that even at the “Highest” quality setting the videos would still not be downloaded at their full quality. And now, as users are discovering the hard way, there also seems to be a limit to how many times you can download a certain piece of content.

As reported by Android Police, this aspect of offline …

Verizon's revenge; port over your number from T-Mobile and save $300 on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus (UPDATE)

UPDATE: This deal has now been confirmed by www.dealsea.com

Is there a battle brewing between the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon, and number three T-Mobile? As you probably already know, T-Mobile’s #GetOutoftheRed promotion allows Verizon customers to switch to T-Mobile One, keep their current phone (certain models only), and have any balance on their installment plan wiped out thanks to T-Mobile. Tonight, one of our sources has sent us what appears to be Verizon’s revenge.

The Verizon deal will be offered in conjunction with discount retailer Target (or Tar-jay to the entitled). …

Verizon's revenge; port over your number from T-Mobile and save $300 on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Is there a battle brewing between the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon, and number three T-Mobile? As you probably already know, T-Mobile’s #GetOutoftheRed promotion allows Verizon customers to switch to T-Mobile One, keep their current phone (certain models only), and have any balance on their installment plan wiped out thanks to T-Mobile. Tonight, one of our sources has sent us what appears to be Verizon’s revenge.

The Verizon deal will be offered in conjunction with discount retailer Target (or Tar-jay to the entitled). Starting on June 4th (which is this coming Sunday) and running …

T-Mobile DIGITS sets your mobile number free starting on May 31st

Last December, T-Mobile introduced DIGITS. This was a beta program that allowed you to share your mobile number with other connected devices. It also allowed more than one phone number to reach your mobile handset. Today, T-Mobile announced that it is taking the beta label off of the program. Starting on May 31st, the phone numbers belonging to every T-Mobile customer will be upgraded to DIGITS for free. A second DIGITS line can be added for $10 a month using Auto Pay.

Starting on May 31st, you can setup DIGITS so that when someone calls your T-Mobile phone, your connected smartwatch/tablet/computer …

Apple tops Fitbit and Xiaomi to become number one in global wearable shipments during Q1

According to a report from Strategy Analytics, Apple is now Top Dog in the wearable space. First, let’s back up and look at the category. During the three month quarter that started in January and ended in March, global shipments of wearables rose 21% from 18 million to 22 million units year-over-year. During that same time period, Apple was able to increase the number of Apple Watch timepieces shipped worldwide by 59%, from 2.2 million to 3.5 million. At the end of the quarter, Apple’s share in the wearable market was 15.9%, up from 12.1% in last year’s first quarter. Apple jumped from third to …

OnePlus celebrates Star Wars day with a picture of a giant number 4

OnePlus’ Twitter account is celebrating May 4, also widely known as Star Wars Day, with a curious graphic: a large number four positioned between a couple of crossed lightsabers OnePlus 3Ts. But could this actually be a teaser for something else? Say, a new flagship that’s coming out soon?

Really, who knows at this point: the company’s marketing team has, historically speaking, been very good at building up hype, as it knows just how to scratch that tech journalist itch. So this might not really be an admission that, unlike what we’ve previously …

Moto X (2017) variant appears online as model number XT1805; device sports 4GB of RAM

We have previously shown you images of a phone that is allegedly the Motorola Moto X (2017). With the model number XT1801, the device is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the unit with 3GB of RAM inside. Today, another variant of the Moto X (2017) has surfaced, this one sporting the model number XT1805 and featuring 4GB of RAM. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device, a fingerprint scanner in front and the front-facing selfie snapper has a flash of its very own.

This version of the Moto X (2017) …

WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone tests new feature that alerts contacts to your new number

The WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile is taking the hassle out of switching phone numbers. Changing your number as a WhatsApp user is often a pain in the rear because your WhatsApp profile is tied to your phone number. The faster that you can inform your contacts how they can now reach you, the easier life is going to be. The beta for the messaging app’s Windows Phone version allows you to toggle on a feature that alerts your contacts when you change numbers. Regardless of what you decide, your groups will be automatically notified of the new number.

Besides relaying the …

Bring your current number to T-Mobile and score a free Apple iPhone 7


How would you like to get an Apple iPhone 7 for free? Starting today and running through March 16th, new and existing T-Mobile customers who bring their current phone number to the Un-carrier will get a free iPhone 7 or an Apple iPhone 7 Plus for only $100. Consumers will be switching to T-Mobile One which gives them unlimited high speed data including video streamed at 720p (HD). Taxes and fees are included in the price as long as subscribers agree to Auto Pay.

When you trade in a qualified handset, you will get the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on T-Mobile’s EIP. After crediting you instantly …