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Rumor: T-Mobile Will Launch The QWERTY BlackBerry Q10 This Summer

If a new report surfacing from the folks at N4BB is correct, BlackBerry fans can expect T-Mobile to carry the QWERTY/Touchscreen mashup Q10 sometime in May. According to the site, a BlackBerry rep dropped word during a local BlackBerry Experience Forum event who “confirmed” the availability of the Q10 on T-Mobile this May. The BlackBerry Q10 features a 3.1” 720×720 Super AMOLED display with 330ppi, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 8 megapixel rear … [read full article]

T-Mobile Planning Layoffs At Company HQ Pre MetroPCS Merger?

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A new report circulating out of the Seattle Times is likely to ire House Democrats as reports of “significant round of layoffs” is expected to happen inside T-Mobile headquarters later this week. According to the report, more than 100 people in T-Mobile’s in-house marketing and other overlapping groups will hear the news tomorrow, with T-Mobile planning “integration” meetings to share the news. Unfortunately, I can confirm this report is accurate, though I’ve heard as … [read full article]

First Screenshots From A Leaked US Galaxy S IV ROM Show Up Online

Samsung’s March 14th Galaxy S IV announcement is coming up fast, and we hope that means details will start leaking out more and more. As with the Galaxy S III, Samsung has protected details and images of the Galaxy S IV like Fort Knox, but a new batch of screenshots from GSM Israel of a US based ROM showing off some anticipated features including: Smart Scroll which will allow you to … [read full article]

MetroPCS Announces Regulatory Period Expires For Government Agencies To Delay Merger

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A late Tuesday evening press release from MetroPCS announced the waiting period for the Hart-Scott-Rodino act had expired. The waiting period offers regulatory agencies the opportunity to delay the merger between MetroPCS and T-Mobile by having the companies continue to answer questions surrounding the proposed combination. The HSR Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 provides that parties will not complete mergers until after they have submitted detailed filings with the Federal Trade Commission and … [read full article]

Google Play’s First Birthday Brings Sales, Deals And More

Google Play and I have something in common today, it’s our birthday week and Google wants to help you celebrate with a weeks worth of free downloads. Technically, Google Play’s birthday is today (mine too!) but they want to celebrate the week with free music downloads, in-app content, books, TV shows, and more. There’s plenty of deals to be had, so hit the Play Store link below to get started. It was … [read full article]

T-Mobile Responding To AT&T’s Newspaper Ad With Their Own Creative Responses

Let me be the first to say, that if these ads developed for T-Mobile in response to AT&T’s one-page attack ad last week don’t run in newspapers everyday for the next year, I’m going to be disappointed. Do these ads point to a new, cocky T-Mobile? Absolutely, but that’s what makes me love these three spots. I’ve long hoped that T-Mobile would do more to adopt a scrappy marketing campaign and start … [read full article]

Google’s Newest Android Distribution Chart Sees Android 4.0+ Overtake Gingerbread

We always know it’s the start of a brand new month with the release of Google’s newest Android distribution numbers. There’s some good news for the two-week period ending March 4th — devices running Android 4.0 or higher are now the majority of the Android platform. With Ice Cream Sandwich holding 28.6% and Jelly Bean with 16.5%, Android 4.0 overtakes Gingerbread’s 44.2% of the Android pie. Amazingly, Donut, Eclair and Froyo still … [read full article]

Samsung’s Galaxy S IV Will Continue Their Quest Toward Plastic Smartphone Domination

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Samsung’s efforts to dominate the world of plastic smartphones will continue with the Galaxy S IV, according to Y.H. Lee, executive Vice President of Samsung’s mobile business. “When Samsung looks at what materials to use, it isn’t just taking into consideration the aesthetic quality of the device, Lee said.” Lee went on to say that Samsung assesses “how quickly and efficiently it can manufacturer the product, knowing that it will have to … [read full article]

House Democrats Ask FCC To Press T-Mobile/MetroPCS To Keep Jobs As Approval Condition

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A number of House Democrats are urging the FCC to make sure that T-Mobile will accept steps designed to protect jobs as a condition of FCC approval. In a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, 62 House Democrats urged they would work against “another consolidation of two companies that leads to reduction of American jobs.” The letter further asked the FCC to force T-Mobile to commit to “preserving US jobs” before signing off … [read full article]

(Updated) Newly Leaked Galaxy S IV Shots Confirm Specs, Larger Display?

Update: A bit of an update on these images as the origin source has been identified as the work of an Expansys web designer. The designer created a placeholder image for the sites upcoming Galaxy S IV sale page supposedly on no insider information and only for illustration purposes. Famed internet tipster @evleaks has deleted the images as Expansys engages in a social media effort claiming @evleaks “stole them and added his … [read full article]

White House Formally Responds To Phone Unlocking Petition, Calls For Changes In Law

The White House has just issued a formal response to the 110,000 plus signature supporting a consumer’s right to unlock their phone after the completion of your existing contract. Responding to the petition on whitehouse.gov, the executive branch states: “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties.” That’s not all, the statement goes … [read full article]