After a very short time talking, Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS have made a deal. Deutsche Telekom will pay MetroPCS $1.5 billion dollars and the 6th biggest cell carrier will merge with T-Mobile. For now, the companies plan to remain separate entities and manage their different user bases under their current names. The deal is expected to be finalized in early 2013.
While 4G LTE networks tend to be the standard in the United States, Europe is still only making baby steps in replacing 3G with the next generation of download and upload speeds. Things are starting to get a move on in the UK however, where EE (formerly known as Everything Everywhere) is planning to launch 4G LTE in time for the holidays.
Deal alert: Wirefly drops the prices of several hot phones, including the Galaxy Nexus and Incredible 4G LTE
Although it might not be the most famous or well-established name in the online retailing business, Wirefly has made a name for itself these past few months with a bunch of exclusive deals and price cuts for Android phones.
Reports have it that Deutsche Telekom is planning to acquire super-regional carrier MetroPCS. While Deutsche Telekom’s planned sell-off of its T-Mobile subsidiary to AT&T last year did not push through, will the company succeed in merging T-Mobile with MetroPCS?
We talked quite a lot about the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G before its launch on September 19, but ever since then we didn’t hear much about the 4-inch slider. Despite equipping it with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Krait CPU, Sammy didn’t manage to draw many tech users towards the mid-ranger, with the $150 on-contract price tag being slightly prohibitive.
It’s been a long and agonizing wait for Galaxy S Blaze 4G owners, but it now seems that the 4-inch mid-ranger is finally ready to get that much awaited software bump. And while the ICS leap means that the Blaze is still one step behind the times, I’m sure that most of you owning the phone ever since March 2012 will receive the news with unrestrained joy.
Everybody’s waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to hit the States, which is why we’re happy to let you know that the US release looks on schedule. No, we still haven’t heard anything official from Samsung or any one of the five carriers confirmed to sell the “beast”, but we have spotted three different versions of the device getting FCC approval.
There’s talk around the rumor mill that T-Mobile, Sprint, and the Dish Network may be looking to buy out MetroPCS. Given their size, MetroPCS would be an excellent augmentation to any current network or a great base to build a new network. Which company will buy MetroPCS?
The buttery smooth Jelly Bean is on the mind of many ICS users, but while we’re stuck on ICS, we might as well enjoy the Android 4.0 experience at its fullest, right? T-Mobile HTC One S owners are now spoiled with an update that will take their phones from Android 4.0.3 and HTC Sense 4.0 to Android 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1.
The latest leak doesn’t bring anything new in the specs department, as it only shows a blurred front view of the One X+. But yes, it looks like the phone is still heading to T-Mobile.