T-Mobile adopts Japan-style installment-based handset purchases

After much rumor on BGR and others, T-Mobile USA unveiled its Even More and Even More Plus cellular plans. Even More is essentially all you can eat voice and texting at $59.99. Having walked through the purchase process, it looks like they’re throwing in free mobile data (for a term TBD) and free shipping too. […]

The flipside of smartphone uptake

IMS Research (via FierceWireless) provides visual corroboration that power-hungry smartphones may outstrip the capabilities of their batteries. Some refer to this as there being no Moore’s Law equivalent for battery life. Here’s the press release from IMS. The BBC provides coverage of ARM multi-core processors that could facilitate extend battery life on mobile devices.