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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]

Sprint Chairman and Softbank CEO, Son, said to be approaching banks to finance T-Mobile buyout

It’s fairly old news by now that Sprint is rumored to be looking at buying T-Mobile. As we’ve already heard, it’s Softbank’s CEO that wants to push the deal through, but it’s one that many industry watchers and myself are struggling to make any sense of. The obvious questions like who’s name is going to be kept, or will it be a merger where both … [read full article]

What if Uncarrier 4.0 is other carriers’ early termination fees covered? [UPDATE: It probably is]

Ever since John Legere teased Uncarrier 4.0 on his twitter account earlier this week, I’ve been racking my brains trying to decide what it’s most likely to be. In terms of its own plans, value and available products, T-Mobile has done about as much as it can do to convince customers to join. It has unlimited (and unthrottled) data, international roaming, a non-contract plan, and … [read full article]