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FCC Accepts AT&T’s Request To Withdraw Their Application For T-Mobile Takeover, Will Release Findings Today

In a conference call that just finished, the FCC has announced it will grant AT&T’s request to withdraw its application to acquire T-Mobile. The FCC also announced that it will release its findings today discussing what it uncovered during the course of their review. Some portions of the report will be redacted, however the full report will be sent to the Department of Justice to assist them in their lawsuit against AT&T. … [read full article]

ComputerWorld Releases Mega-Guide For Ice Cream Sandwich Update, Which Devices Will Get it?

As excited as we all are for the official release of the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update in the United States, many of you are asking one important question: “Will my device receive the update?” The answers are coming slowly as information from the manufacturers starts to trickle out regarding specific  devices and timeframes but if you’re looking for the most comprehensive list online, look no further than ComputerWorld. JR Raphael, … [read full article]

AT&T’s Tactics Just Keep Getting Better And Better, Said To Be In Talks With Leap Wireless To Acquire T-Mobile Assets

The last few days have taught us that AT&T is willing to go to extreme and almost ridiculous lengths to save their T-Mobile deal. Now, a new New York Times story takes the cake by indicating AT&T is working on an “11th-hour plan” to save it’s T-Mobile takeover. Reports have widely circulated the past few days stating that AT&T is planning on offering up almost 40% of T-Mobile in order to … [read full article]

LG Confirms Ice Cream Sandwich For International Smartphones, No Word On US Based Variants

LG took to Facebook this morning and announced that four of its smartphones will receive the update to Ice Cream Sandwich. The top four devices just so happen to be LG’s top four smartphones in the form of the Optimus 2X, Optimus Black, Optimus 3D and Optimus LTE. While the timing for the upgrade schedule has yet to be determined, the moment we caught this we wondered what about their US handsets? With … [read full article]

Blackberry Bold 9900 Won’t Use UMA For Wi-Fi Calling, Software Update Release Date Still Unknown

With reports arriving this weekend of a leaked software update for the Blackberry Bold 9900 enabling Wi-Fi calling we’re now asking how long will it be before the carriers officially release this update? Well, thanks to Al Sacco from CIO.com we know it won’t be before the end of November as originally intended. Having pinged T-Mobile for an update as to when we can expect the software, the company wouldn’t … [read full article]

T-Mobile Posts myTouch By LG Cyber Monday Sale On T-Mobile.com

For a limited time, also known as Cyber Monday T-Mobile is offering both models of their brand new myTouch by LG lineup for free after a $200 instant discount and $79.99 web-only discount. Of course these deals require the activation of a new line of service or the addition of a family plan on a Classic or Even More rate plan. Perfect for the kiddies who want their very first smartphones this … [read full article]

With The AT&T Deal On The Rocks, Where Does T-Mobile Go From Here?

While we’re excited by the news that AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile looks all but dead, I’m fearful that T-Mobile’s darkest days may still be ahead. While analysts, press, bloggers and the like all predict this deal will now just drag on until AT&T decides to finally throw in the towel, T-Mobile has to suffer the consequences of such actions. Given the news that AT&T is prepared to offer even more concessions[read full article]

Newly Leaked Unofficial Blackberry Bold 9900 Software Includes Wi-Fi Calling, Mobile Hotspot

The folks over at NerdBerry.net have made quite the happy discovery for Blackberry Bold 9900 users on the T-Mobile network with the newest leaked 7.1.0.74 software including both Mobile Hotspot and Wi-Fi calling. The software isn’t specific to T-Mobile but the knowledge that Blackberry has finally included the options inside a new software release is a pretty good indicator we aren’t far away from seeing official software updates. With time running … [read full article]

Blackberry Curve 9380 Touchscreen Hits The FCC, T-Mobile Bands In Tow

The FCC has just given us our first “glimpse” at another upcoming Blackberry possibly bound for T-Mobile store shelves in the form of the Blackberry Curve 9380. RIM’s first all-screen Curve has revealed itself with support for WCDMA band IV, the band we love seeing noted in FCC passings as that indicates compatibility with T-Mobile’s 3G 4G networks. We hope that if this does in fact come to T-Mobile store shelves, it arrives … [read full article]

AT&T To Offer Major Concessions To Salvage T-Mobile Deal?

With reports swirling that AT&T’s bid to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion has all but collapsed following their request to remove their FCC application, Bloomberg is now reporting that AT&T is considering one last attempt at selling more assets in the hopes of saving the deal. According to Bloomberg’s source, AT&T is considering a divestiture in excess of 40% of T-Mobile’s assets including customers and spectrum. The large divestiture would hope to … [read full article]

Happy Thanksgiving From TmoNews!

From all of us at TmoNews to all of you at home and abroad, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving filled with friends, family and love. Stuff your faces, enjoy good company and give thanks for all that you have and all that you are. I thank all of you for being the very best audience a technology blog could hope and wish for, you guys truly rock. To all of our … [read full article]

Ice Cream Sandwich Running On A T-Mobile G1, Kind Of

It’s clunky, it’s slow and you would not want to use it in real life but the fact that the talented folks at XDA-Developers have an Ice Cream Sandwich port up and running on a three year old T-Mobile G1 shows a lot of promise. It’s performance is powered by an archaically sounding 528MHz single-core processor, however this shows that other old-school Android smartphones might also get a taste of Ice Cream … [read full article]