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Google Voice integration with Hangouts is nearly done, debug tool suggests

Google Voice integration with Hangouts is just a matter of time. We wrote about it earlier this year. Hangouts would then be Google’s unified chat client, it would serve all

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Sprint, T-Mobile merger closer than ever, report says

Sprint is nearing an agreement in the acquisition of T-Mobile, according to the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ recently reported that Sprint is nearing an agreement on the price, capital

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Samsung merges camera and mobile phone divisions

When we think about Samsung, we think about the Galaxy line of smartphones, but actually Samsung is a huge company – also known as the Samsung Group, with total assets

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Sprint readying $20B bid for T-Mobile, report says

Sprint is readying a potential $20 bid for T-Mobile US for the first half of 2014, says industry insiders speaking with the Wall Street Journal. The deal, which would marry

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FCC approves T-Mobile and MetroPCS deal

T-Mobile today announced that the FCC has officially given the go ahead on the proposed T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger. Initially announced in October 2012, the two carriers are hoping to

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AT&T acquires Alltel’s 585,000 customers and spectrum bands for $780 million in cash

Well, this was slightly unexpected. AT&T has announced that they will completely acquire the Alltel brand, to include all of their 585,000 customers and spectrum. The deal set AT&T back

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T-Mobile to Focus on Network After AT&T Fallout

So what’s a company to do after the deal that they were relying on becomes null and void? Onward and upward! T-Mobile Chief Executive Philip Humm has gone on the

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All Things D interviews Motorola’s Christy Wyatt on their upcoming plans for Android

Back in December, All Things D had the opportunity to sit down with Christy Wyatt, corporate vice president and general manager for mobile devices at Motorola. They discussed how Motorola plans

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Motorola Mobility stockholders give nod of approval to Google merger

In news that makes you say, “well, DUH”, the stockholders of Motorola Mobility have approved of the company’s merger with Google, with an overwhelming 99% of votes showing in favor.

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The NPD Group: Google Acquisition Has Potential to Revitalize Flagging Motorola

  According to leading market research company “The NPD Group,” Android continues to dominate US smartphone market share. They say Android accounts for a whopping 52% of units sold in

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OpenFeint Purchased by GREE Inc. for $104M

Japanese social networking company Gree Inc. in an attempt to expand international business has agreed to purchase Openfeint for $104M. Openfeint is best known in the Android community for it’s

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Today’s “DUH” Moment: Sprint Officially Opposes T-Mo/AT&T Merger

You can file this one in “totally obvious” bin. Sprint put out a press release today, stating their official opposition to the proposed AT&T/T-Mo merger. Like we expected them to say, “Hey, this is a GREAT idea! Go ahead and merge together these two carriers so we can be an even more distant third in the US!”

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FCC Offical – “There is no way deal gets rubber stamped” in regards to AT&T/T-Mo Acquisition

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that an un-named FCC official commented off the record that there is “no way that they chairman’s office rubber-stamps this transaction.”¬† The source goes

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AT&T Statement: “T-Mobile Customers Will Have To Replace 3G Handsets After Merge”

This is getting a bit concerning, Yahoo Finance is reporting that AT&T has made a statement saying that T-Mo customers who have 3G handsets will need to have their devices replaced if the recently announced merger goes through. The reason being that once the acquisition is finalized, AT&T plans on reconfiguring how the current T-Mo towers work, re-purposing them for 4G service in an effort to increase the speed of their network overall.

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Sprint Setting Up to Merge with T-Mo?

We aren’t for sure, but reports are coming in that Sprint is considering altering it’s 4G rollout strategy in a way that could allow them to merge with T-Mo in

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