T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger set for May 1

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The T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger has been officially cleared and given the “go ahead” for a May 1 finalization. After MetroPCS stockholders approved the acquisition earlier in the week, T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, reported that the consolidation will take ...

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U.S. Cellular: Samsung Galaxy S4 in stores on April 30

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U.S. Cellular confirmed on Wednesday that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in retail stores starting on Tuesday, April 30. Those who want to purchase sooner will find the phone online on Friday, April 26. Also, any of you who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S4 will receive a free S View ...

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Cruzerlite offering Samsung Galaxy S4 cases for $5.90 each

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Yes, that headline is right. Our friends over at Cruzerlite are now selling cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4 for the ridiculous price of $4.65 $5.90 each. So, while you wait for the smartphone to start shipping in the next few days, take a few minutes and order yourself a case… or ...

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T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S4 facing inventory challenges, too

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T-Mobile has followed Sprint’s lead in announcing an inventory shortage for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Expected to go on sale today through T-Mobile.com, the flagship smartphone will be made available on April 29. A five day delay is not the worst thing ever; at least T-Mobile knows when the ...

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Inventory issues delay retail availability of Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S4

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Sprint just dropped us an email advising that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will not get the full retail push this weekend. Citing unforeseen inventory problems, Sprint will instead offer the handset through the web and phone starting Saturday, April 27, followed later with a retail presence. …We ...

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Swype officially released in Google Play Store

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Swype, one of our favorite Android keyboard clients, is now available in the Google Play Store. Previously only offered as a beta program or as part of a pre-installed experience, Swype is listed at $.99 for now. There is no indication as to when the price will rise nor what it will be so ...

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Pantech Perception comes to Verizon on April 25

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Verizon today announced its next Android smartphone, the low-cost Pantech Perception, arrives in late April. Priced at $99.99 with a two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate, the phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and comes with specs that closely resemble last year’s top ...

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Google pushing back release of next version of Android?

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With Google I/O 2013 taking place in less than one month’s time (May 15-17), many are expecting Google to announce the next version of Android. Rumored as both v5.0 and Key Lime Pie, it’s widely assumed that a new device will make its debut with the latest release. New details ...

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Everything.me (beta) debuts as your dynamic Android app launcher

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For those of you who like to change up the home screen of your Android, or try new app launchers, we submit something quite new and intriguing. It’s called Everything.me and it’s billed as a dynamic and adaptive launcher that changes with your moods. No matter which app launcher ...

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Cricket intros new family plan discount

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Prepaid wireless carrier Cricket today announced a discount for the $50 family plan. Essentially, the plan sees a $10 savings from the $50 plan when customers activate two lines of service. For the money subscribers receive 1GB data on top of the unlimited talk and texting as well as access to ...

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FCC hints at AT&T version of Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

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AT&T may be in line to offer the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, according to documents recently spied at the FCC. A version of the gargantuan smartphone has been spotted with support for AT&T’s HSPA+ bands, leading us to assume that Ma Bell will carry the device. Of course, neither ...

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HTC M4 rumored with metal-alloy chassis, June release

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A mid-range take on the HTC One flagship experience, the HTC “M4“, has been tossing about the rumor mill for a few months. Once reported to be an HTC First without the Facebook Home integration, the phone may prove to be a little more powerful. New details suggest the handset will ...

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Facebook Home installs cross 500,000 mark

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The Facebook Home Android application has crossed the 500,000 mark in roughly one week of existence. As noted by TechCrunch over the weekend, the figure can be construed as having come out flat. There’s a billion Facebook users around the globe and a large portion of the base is mobile, ...

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Samsung shooting for 10 million Galaxy S4 sales in first month

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Samsung, as expected, has some rather lofty sales goals in mind for the Galaxy S4. How lofty? Well, according to DigiTimes (yes – we know), Samsung is shooting for 10 million sales in the first month, with aspirations of 30 million in the first 3 months. Set to go on sale in the next week ...

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Archos intros affordable smartphone threesome

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Due in May, these three cost only $99 on the low end and $249 on the high.

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