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Former FCC Chairman Says Government Will Prevail, Stop AT&T Takeover

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt has voiced an opinion on the Department of Justice decision to sue AT&T in order to block their takeover of AT&T and T-Mobile fans are going to like what he has to say. “AT&T is certain to lose” Hundt said to SNL expressing that the acquisition was clearly anti-competitive. “It’s an extremely easy case. The Department of Justice will win the case in court. No Question about … [read full article]

AT&T Prepares Two-Track Plan Hoping To Save T-Mobile Takeover Deal

With the Department of Justice lawsuit setting AT&T back on their plan to quickly finalize their $39 billion dollar proposed takeover of T-Mobile, they are preparing a “two-track” plan to save the deal. AT&T hopes that any such two-track plan will allow them to find a settlement that will stop the lawsuit from reaching court. “AT&T is pretty determined that they can find a solution, and they are pretty confident,” one of … [read full article]

HTC Announces The HTC Radar, Also Known As The Omega

Well this day seems all about Windows Phone 7 with HTC announcing the HTC Radar, known as the HTC Omega just a few hours ago at their HTC fan event in London this evening. The Radar comes in pretty much as expected (as discovered earlier today) with a 3.8″ Super LCD display, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon SOC, 8GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, 1520mAh battery and a 5 megapixel rear camera. While [read full article]

What Happens To T-Mobile If The AT&T Deal Fizzles Out?

Yesterday’s sudden and somewhat shocking revelation that the Department of Justice was suing to block the AT&T/T-Mobile merger caught the world by storm. Now that the dust (and shock) of the news has settled, the question now being asked is…what is next for Deutsche Telekom and specifically their USA brand? An early morning article out of Bloomberg asks this very question and the answer isn’t a simple one. When AT&T agreed to … [read full article]

HTC Omega Full Spec List Leaks Out

We’ve already got a pretty good idea of what we can expect when HTC makes their (rumored) official unveiling of the HTC Omega this evening at their UK event. In case anyone needed another dose of Windows Phone 7 HTC Omega spec goodness before tonight here we go: 3.8″ LCD display MSM8255 1.5Ghz processor 512MB of RAM 8 megapixel camera Front facing camera Expected 14.4 HSPA+ speeds If all the … [read full article]

(Updated With T-Mobile USA Statement To Employees) Deutsche Telekom Responds To Department Of Justice Lawsuit

Not to be outdone by AT&T, Sprint and FCC responses Deutsche Telekom has just released a short statement regarding the Department of Justice announcement earlier this morning. Executive Vice President of Deutsche Telekom Philipp Schindera had this to say: On August 31, 2011, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) informed Deutsche Telekom that it will file a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking a … [read full article]

(Updated 2x With PDF Of DOJ Lawsuit) AT&T Responds To Department Of Justice Injunction, Sprint Statement Added

Update: The full PDF text of the DOJ lawsuit can be found here. Update 2: Sprint has just released their own statement courtesy of senior vice president of government affairs Vonya B. McCann: The DOJ today delivered a decisive victory for consumers, competition and our country. By filing suit to block AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile, the DOJ has put consumers’ interests first. Sprint applauds the DOJ … [read full article]

Blackberry Bold 9900 With 4G Now Available For $299.99 After Rebate

On a news day that will undoubtedly by overshadowed by the news of the Department of Justice moving to block the AT&T/T-Mobile takeover the Blackberry Bold 9900 with 4G is now available through T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile’s first 4G Blackberry arrives for $299.99 with a two year agreement after a $50 mail in rebate. Immediate feedback has been less than pleasant regarding the launch price of this device so we’re hoping that T-Mobile … [read full article]

(Updated With FCC Statement, Full Text Of DOJ Statement) Department Of Justice Moving To Block AT&T/T-Mobile Takeover

Updated: Thisismynext received a statement from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and it’s not looking good for AT&T: By filing suit today, the Department of Justice has concluded that AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile would substantially lessen competition in violation of the antitrust laws. Competition is an essential component of the FCC’s statutory public interest analysis, and although our process is not complete, the record before this agency also raises serious concerns about … [read full article]

T-Mobile To Introduce 7″ Huawei Tablet Later This Year

We’re back with another upcoming table ninja tip that finally puts a Huawei tablet on the T-Mobile network after so many months of rumors. We’re hearing that a T-Mobile variant of the current Huawei Mediapad is coming to T-Mobile the first week of November and as our ninja put it, it’s a “high end” version for Magenta. So how high end? Well the specs won’t blow your socks off but a 7″ IPS … [read full article]