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(Update: Confirmed) Report: SoftBank To Buy 70 Percent Stake In Sprint Nextel Corp

Update: SoftBank, Sprint held a press conference early this morning to officially announce the acquisition.  With reports surfacing right before the end of the week that Japan’s third largest wireless provider was interested in purchasing a controlling share in Sprint Nextel Corp, comes reports that a deal has been reached between the two companies. A … [read full article]

Nokia Admits Website Error, Says No AWS 1700 Coming With Lumia 920

Some of you have already taken notice and understandably been excited by Nokia’s Lumia 920 official webpage which had indicated the availability of the AWS 1700 band. Unfortunately, the availability of that WCDMA band was a website error as Nokia has confirmed to the folks at WPCentral, and it will be corrected on the page in short order. It’s an honest to goodness disappointment for those of you who may have … [read full article]

Huawei Summit, Blackberry Curve 9315, New Galaxy S II Color Pictured In Press Shots

With our early morning roadmap news, it was only a matter of time before we got a look at some of the unannounced equipment contained within that roadmap. It took a little less time than we expected, but we’ve got a look at the Huawei Summit, and a possible new color of the Galaxy S II. As an extra bonus, thanks to our friend at @evleaks, we’ve also … [read full article]

(Updated) New T-Mobile Roadmap Shows Possible Release Dates For Windows Phone 8X, LG Optimus L9

With T-Mobile’s pre-holiday smartphone lineup pretty well-known at this point, all that;s left to discover are actual release dates. Well, we’re back with another look at T-Mobile’s upcoming roadmap and a few anticipated devices are visibly marked including the LG Optimus L9, and the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Absent is the Galaxy Note II, but that’s not surprising, nor alarming given that it’s a flagship device and may not be on … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Gets First CyanogenMod 10 Nightly

With the Galaxy S Blaze 4G finally receiving its Ice Cream Sandwich update, it was only a matter of time before the Android modding community went to work improving an already great mid-range device. Now, a new Google+ post from the CyanogenMod team yesterday afternoon alerted us to the introduction of CM10 nightlies for the Samsung T769, better known as the Blaze 4G. This is fantastic news for Blaze owners as … [read full article]

(Update: Time’s Up) Contest: Win A myCharge Battery Backup Unit And Never Worry About Low Battery Again

Update: Time’s up folks, we’ll post the winners shortly! Do you worry about low battery life? Have you ever found yourself with a dead phone right when you need it most? I know I have and thanks to my recent of review of the myCharge Peak 6000, the folks at myCharge want to make sure you don’t worry about battery life again. With … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray Says T-Mobile’s LTE Will Be Better Than Competition

Speaking in two separate interviews, T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer dropped some more hints about T-Mobile’s future LTE rollouts and future integration plans with MetroPCS. One worthy takeaway from the CNET interview is Ray’s claim that T-Mobile’s network will “one-up” both AT&T and Verizon Wireless when it rolls out its own LTE network next year. “LTE today is good, but LTE tomorrow … [read full article]

(Updated) Japanese Carrier Softbank Rumored To Be Looking At Sprint Purchase For $19 Billion

Update: According to BloombergSprint is confirming talks with SoftBank over a “substantial investment.”  Any concerns Deutsche Telekom might have over a possible MetroPCS bidding war with Sprint may be unnecessary if a new round of rumors about Sprint Nextel Corp are correct. According to Japan’s Nikkei Newspaper, Softbank Corp, Japan’s third largest mobile phone company is in “advanced” talks to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Shows Off Pic Of Upcoming Moga Game System, Launching With Galaxy Note II

The launch of the Moga Mobile Gaming System on T-Mobile was quietly added to the Galaxy Note II press release which went out this past Monday and went right under our radar. Given that the majority of our attention is on the Note II itself, I didn’t even give the Moga a second thought until I caught this @tmobile tweet. So, without any other distractions, I thought it might be nice to shift … [read full article]

T-Mobile Confirms Removal Of “Apple iPhone” Name In Marketing

T-Mobile has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal the removal of the Apple iPhone name from the company’s “bring your own device” marketing push. T-Mobile says the reason for the change was a “natural progression,” and that the company had planned only to use the iPhone name for the month of September. T-Mobile says it will switch out the iPhone image for “other AT&T smartphone images” in the future and the program, … [read full article]