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Samsung Galaxy Note II leak points to Verizon release

Samsung Galaxy Note II leak points to Verizon release

Samsung may be looking to offer its new Galaxy Note II at a variety of different carries, much like it did with the Galaxy S III. A new report from BriefMobile pegs the phablet as heading for a Verizon release, showing off a screenshot that sports the model number SCH-1605. As if that weren't enough, BriefMobile's sources say that the Galaxy Note II will be launching at most if not all of the major carriers in the US.

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Next iPhone to feature nano-SIM, Verizon hints at Q4 debut

Next iPhone to feature nano-SIM, Verizon hints at Q4 debut

Earlier this week it was reported that European carriers were stockpiling new nano-SIM cards after the standard had been approved by the ETSI. Speculation followed that Apple was preparing nano-SIM usage for the next iPhone, with one source even claiming that Apple had already designed the next iPhone around its own unapproved nano-SIM standard. Now BGR claims to have heard from carrier sources confirming that the next iPhone will indeed utilize nano-SIMs.

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O2 offering 10% discount for outage victims

O2 offering 10% discount for outage victims

The O2 network outage affected millions of customers across the UK last week, and naturally users weren't too pleased. As a result, O2 has stepped forward to offer up compensation to all the customers that were affected. On its blog, the carrier notes that 10% will be offered off of July’s bill, which will be applied in September. That’s the equivalent of three days worth of service even though the outage only lasted a day.

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Next iPhone tipped for thinner screen as carriers stock up on nano-SIMs

Next iPhone tipped for thinner screen as carriers stock up on nano-SIMs

Current reports indicate that Apple will move to a larger screen on the next iPhone, bringing with it an increase in resolution. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is planning to use a new type of touchscreen that’s thinner than current technologies. Sharp, Japan Display, and LG are all said to be producing in-cell touch panels for the next iPhone, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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O2 restores 2G and 3G network connectivity

O2 restores 2G and 3G network connectivity

UK carrier O2 was stricken by a network outage affecting 2G and 3G service yesterday, with the network finally managing to restore 2G service this morning. Now the carrier has updated its network status to say that 3G service has been restored. O2 recommend that if any customers are still having issues with 3G, that they should disable then re-enable 3G connectivity.

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Ex-CEO of T-Mobile USA Philipp Humm to join Vodafone

Ex-CEO of T-Mobile USA Philipp Humm to join Vodafone

Yesterday, T-Mobile USA announced that its CEO Philipp Humm had suddenly resigned from the company. At the time, T-Mobile said Humm was leaving to spend more time with his family, but also mentioned that he would be pursuing a career outside of Deutsche Telekom. Reuters now reports that Humm has joined Vodafone to become the chief executive of northern and central Europe starting from October 1st.

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Strategy Analytics: iPhone has generated $150bn in revenue

Strategy Analytics: iPhone has generated $150bn in revenue

The fine fellows at Strategy Analytics have been crunching some numbers behind the scenes and discovered that Apple’s iPhone has generated around $150 billion in revenue since it first launched back in 2007. On top of that, the firm believes that around 250 million iPhones have been shipped in total across the world. It marks just how popular the iPhone really is, not to mention how lucrative the mobile market has become.

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FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

The FCC has approved the transfer of AWS spectrum from AT&T to T-Mobile, who celebrated the news this morning with the announcement. The spectrum to be transferred is part of the breakup agreement between the two carriers for their ill-fated merger attempt. T-Mobile plans to use the new AWS spectrum for building out its own LTE network in 2013.

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Verizon’s 700MHz sale trashed by T-Mobile

Verizon’s 700MHz sale trashed by T-Mobile

T-Mobile is committed to blocking Verizon's proposed purchase of AWS spectrum from various cable companies. Verizon recently offered to sell all of its block A and B 700MHz spectrum in exchange for FCC approval of its AWS deal. However, T-Mobile USA CEO Philip Humm personally met with senior FCC officials last week to insist that the sale would not be enough to mitigate any negative effects that the AWS deal would create.

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