SoftBank, the Japan-based majority owner of wireless carrier Sprint, is reportedly in talks with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile USA; but analysts are of the opinion that any such deal will not be possible unless the Japanese company overcomes U. S. regulators serious concerns about healthy competition.
A few days back, media reports said that SoftBank was in the `final stages' of acquisition talks with T-Mobile's German parent firm Deutsche Telekom. The reports pegged the value of the potential deal at around $20 billion.
U. S. wireless carrier Sprint may soon announce a deal to acquire rival network provider T-Mobile USA, according to fresh media reports.
As per a new report by Reuters, Japan-based SoftBank, the majority owner of Sprint, is the `final stages' of discussions with Deutsche Telekom over the potential purchase of T-Mobile.
The report explained that SoftBank has plans to use Sprint shares to acquire T-Mobile from its German parent firm Deutsche Telekom in a deal worth around $19 billion.
Sprint is testing LTE cell sites in San Francisco, one of which, cell site SF33XC664, is located high above Van Ness Avenue.
The company recently allowed a visit to cell site SF33XC664, and the visit revealed that this site provides LTE data, CDMA data as well as voice connectivity, but it lacks support for WiMAX.
In a disclosure which underscores law enforcement agencies’ increasing reliance on cellphones for tracking suspects or probing crimes, a congressional inquiry has found that, in 2011, as many as 1.3 million surveillance requests were received by cellphone carriers.
According to a New York Times report, the information which the law enforcement agencies sought from the carriers last year chiefly comprised details about text messages, wire taps, and callers’ location. The carriers provided this information either because of legal orders or in emergency situations.
It has been reported that Sprint will be launching its first iPhone in the mid-October. The announcement was made on Tuesday. It is believed that its initiative would boost its sales and popularity in the market. The company’s rivals AT&T and Verizon have already selling iPhones.
It has emerged that at the time when Sprint will be selling its new generation phone, at the same time, its rivals AT&T and Verizon will also be promoting iPhone 5. Therefore, as a strategy, Sprint will be selling iPhone 4 as well.
The blackberry 4G Playbook Tablet, that was promised to come by January in the Sprint network, would no longer be coming in the said network, revealed Sprint.
For now, the tablet comes with a Wi-Fi version only and customers could connect that device to a Wi-Fi hotspot that uses Wi-Max like Mi-fi. Concerned authorities also made clear that the decision they had taken is declared after consulting operator as well.
RIM said they would now concentrate on LTE, a 4G technology which has more mass acceptance than Wi-Max and they would also be more benefitted with it.
Following the period of differences between Motorola and Sprint for the past two years, both the companies are now reported to have come back together with a new project of which the maiden outcome is the Photon 4G smart-phone which runs on Android. They declare that they will be launching nearly about 10 other cell phones also before this year comes to a finish.
Verizon recently announced that it would start selling a CDMA version of Apple's iPhone from 10th of February 10, with preorders starting on 3rd of February, is a great relief for those Apple fans who were frequently criticizing AT&T's allegedly poor network services.
The availability of the iPhone via Verizon will put an end to AT&T's exclusive rights to sell the iPhone. Analysts expect Verizon Wireless to sell millions of iPhones once the US mobile phone carrier starts selling them.
Sprint Nextel announced at the ongoing CES in Las Vegas that it would offer a WiMax version of RIM’s PlayBook tablet starting this summer.
The companies claimed that the WiMax version of the device would be the first PlayBook tablet with wireless wide-area connectivity. It was the first time when WiMax was mentioned in conjunction with a hot new product.
The PlayBook was unveiled at the BlackBerry Developer Conference in San Francisco that took place in September 2010.
Network provider Sprint has rolled out a new software update for Android-based LG Optimus S smartphone.
The new software update, version LS670ZV9, brings a series of enhancements, bug fixes and some new features.
The most noticeable enhancement is the addition of the Swype keyboard functionality, which will complement the already present virtual keyboard on the handset.
The update also brings Remote Wipe Command, improved password policies, Set out of Office messages from the device, corporate directory contacts search while composing emails etc.
There is another smartphone in the stock of Sprint that is Samsung Galaxy S’ new Epic 4G, which will be introduced in the market on August 31.
Epic 4G is the first phone of Samsung that would run on 4G technology. The series of Samsung Galaxy S are embedded with Android 2.1, and have larger AMOLED displays, which makes the phones thinner and lighter. But Epic
4G is bit different with slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard and a front-facing camera.
Sprint started releasing the upgrade for all the EVO users on August 3, but to avoid any kind of problems, Sprint will gradually send the upgrades to its users.
All the users are expected to be upgraded to Android 2.2 by mid-August. Users will get the notification through which they will come to know that their EVO 4G is now available on their phones.
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