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US carriers ignoring Samsung Galaxy S II over Moto/HTC bias?

US carriers ignoring Samsung Galaxy S II over Moto/HTC bias?

US carriers have reportedly been dragging their heels over the Samsung Galaxy S II because of bias toward CDMA devices from rivals Motorola and HTC, a new Korean report claims, with a Samsung executive admitting that "negotiations with American telecom companies have dragged on." The Galaxy S II - of which Samsung sold 3m in the first 55 daysof availability - still has no estimated release date in the US, a fact which Chosun Ilbo's sources claim is down to carriers having "a better alternative" from alternative firms.

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HP Pre 3 Hits FCC, Now A World Phone

HP Pre 3 Hits FCC, Now A World Phone

The HP Pre 3 is the much anticipated second smartphone to be running the new WebOS, just after the recently launched HP Veer 4G. The last time the HP Pre 3 hit the FCC last month, the device looked like it would only be released for AT&T. But today, a new version of the HP Pre 3 has hit FCC, that suggests it will be a world phone with support for several additional bands.

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iPhone 5 a World Phone with GSM/CDMA spills Verizon

iPhone 5 a World Phone with GSM/CDMA spills Verizon

Red faces and angry Apple phone calls this morning, as one of Verizon's executives apparently confirms that the carrier's next Apple device - which we're presuming will be the iPhone 5 - will be a "global device" with both GSM and CDMA radios. The presumably accidental revelation came during the carrier's financial results call, in which Verizon promised that around 11m iPhones would ship on the network this year.

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SG Comics Presents: AT&T and T-Mobile

SG Comics Presents: AT&T and T-Mobile

AT&T made a big announcement this past weekend---on a Sunday of all days. The carrier has committed to purchasing T-Mobile for $39 billion, a deal that will take 12 months to complete. The acquisition is said to help more quickly expand AT&T's LTE network coverage. But merging the two largest GSM carriers in the US, leaves little room for competition.

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Sprint eyeing T-Mobile USA for potential merger?

Sprint eyeing T-Mobile USA for potential merger?

When it comes to odd bedfellows, GSM and CDMA generally don't mix, but according to the latest carrier rumors that may not be the case forever. Businessweek's sources claim Sprint is in talks with Deutsche Telekon over buying T-Mobile USA in return for "a major stake" in the resulting combined company, with negotiations currently caught up on a fair valuation of T-Mobile.

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Verizon HTC Trophy confirmed a World Phone, but won’t launch until June?

Verizon HTC Trophy confirmed a World Phone, but won’t launch until June?

Verizon may well be the last big US carrier to have a Windows Phone device on the market, but going by the latest set of leaked HTC Trophy photos their version may have some advantages over Sprint's HTC Arrive. WPCentral scored some shots confirming what we've suspected since the tail-end of last year, that the Verizon Trophy will be a so-called World phone with both CDMA and GSM connectivity.

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No Hybrid Modem for 3G iPad 2; Verizon iPad 2 lacks Global Roaming

No Hybrid Modem for 3G iPad 2; Verizon iPad 2 lacks Global Roaming

Unlike the original iPad, Apple is offering AT&T and Verizon versions of the iPad 2 WiFi + 3G out of the door. Unfortunately, carrier choice doesn't offer quite the flexibility we were hoping for: according to Apple, "the iPad model you purchase is specially configured to work with either AT&T or Verizon — not both."

"While you don’t have to activate 3G service right away, you should choose your iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G according to the carrier you prefer" Apple warns. We'd hoped that the iPad 2 would have a hybrid GSM/CDMA modem which could be used on both AT&T's 3G/UMTS and Verizon's EVDO Rev.A networks, but sadly that's not the case.

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iPad 2 supplies to be scarce thanks to super-skinny screen?

iPad 2 supplies to be scarce thanks to super-skinny screen?

Apple's iPad 2 isn't expected to see delays in-between announcement tomorrow and going on sale, but launch numbers could well be limited. According to Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope, Apple's choice of a super-thin glass screen for the second-gen tablet has led to supply chain delays, reports AppleInsider; the issue is supposedly not one of technology, but of yield, and Shope believes "volumes [will] ramp fairly quickly as the process improves"

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Verizon HTC Trophy caught in wild: First Windows Phone for Big Red?

Verizon HTC Trophy caught in wild: First Windows Phone for Big Red?

Verizon hasn't officially announced what its first Windows Phone 7 device will be, nor when it might arrive, but if you were hoping for a brand spanking new smartphone running the Microsoft OS then you'll be sorely disappointed. A shot of a Verizon-branded HTC 7 Trophy has leaked to Engadget, seemingly confirming earlier rumors that the entry-level smartphone would be headed to the CDMA carrier.

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