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SoftBank CEO meeting with FCC today, T-Mobile merger discussion on the agenda

Until SoftBank/Sprint makes an official bid for Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile US or makes an official statement that it’s not interested, rumors will continue regarding the possible merger. Today, WSJ reports that Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank and Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint will be meeting with the FCC. Although there are many things to be discussed during the meeting, it’s expected that Son will put forward a case to try … [read full article]

Red Nexus 5 available from Google Play Store next week [Rumor]

If you’ve been following any Android blogs for the past few weeks you’ll be aware that rumors had emerged of a Nexus 5 in a new color: Red. Recent leaks have shown the device in stock. at a warehouse, and ready to ship. Until today, we didn’t know where these were going to be in stock, or when they’d be available, but it appears that it could be as early as next week. Now, you’ll have to … [read full article]

Department of Justice expresses concerns over Sprint/T-Mobile merger in meeting with Sprint

When rumors of a Softbank takeover of T-Mobile first emerged, there were – as expected – mixed responses. T-Mobile is in its strongest position for years, and there are obviously concerns that the progress Magenta has made over the past 12 months could be negated by a takeover. On the other hand, Sprint is a “pile of spectrum” waiting to be used – according to Legere – and could prove useful to expanding … [read full article]

Legere okay with Sprint/T-Mobile merger as long as he’s in charge?

John Legere has become one of the most prominent figures in the wireless industry since taking over at T-Mobile around 16 months ago. Thanks to his style, demeanor and business approach, he – and T-Mobile with him – has become unavoidable. Whether or not its just a public persona for the sole purpose of personifying T-Mobile’s new-found Maverick brand will be argued for a while yet. In an interview with NPR a couple … [read full article]

Nokia’s version of Android leaked, doesn’t look anything like Android

The past week or so has seen a handful of interesting leaks. Primarily from Samsung and Nokia devices. Everyone wants to know if Nokia will eventually release an Android device. And – although it was just swallowed up by Microsoft – the rumors aren’t going away. A device codenamed ‘Normandy’ has been doing the rounds, running a skinned version of Android that looks a lot more like Windows Phone than traditional Android UI. … [read full article]

7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 arriving in stores, available online

A couple of days ago, one of our sources informed us that the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 was on its way to T-Mobile stores.  From the keynote announcement at CES on Wednesday, we also knew without doubt that Tmo would begin selling the device. Now, we’ve heard back from two more insiders with evidence to confirm that units are already making their way to stores. Some have arrived. Firstly, above is the most clear proof … [read full article]

John Legere’s 2014 resolutions for T-Mobile to “transform the wireless industry”, hint at Uncarrier 4.0

Of all the CEOs in the wireless industry, there are few that provide the level of entertainment offered up by our very own John Legere. If he’s not dressing as Santa and putting pieces of coal in the other carriers’ stockings, he’s teasing the upcoming announcements and having a dig at AT&T on Twitter. Today, his image post hints at what’s up … [read full article]

Softbank purportedly in final stages of talks to acquire T-Mobile

One rumor that just won’t go away recently is the speculation surrounding Softbank/Sprint’s intention to buy Deutsche Telekom’s controlling share in T-Mobile U.S. And just because it’s Christmas Eve doesn’t mean that those rumors are going quiet. Recent information passed on to Nikkei (as reported by Reuters) suggests that Softbank is in the latter stages of discussions with Deutsche Telekom about buying the now-popular Uncarrier, T-Mobile. There are problems however. As we already … [read full article]

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