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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

We've arrived at another Friday evening, which means that the weekend lies ahead. Today, as many of you probably already know, was the one-year anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs. Apple paid tribute to Jobs in a new video released today, and it was announced that three modified MacBook Pros will be auctioned off in memory of Jobs. On the lighter side of things, Lenovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ThinkPad with a look back through time, and Samsung's profits for Q3 2013 managed to break company records (not an easy thing to do, considering how popular Samsung is).

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T-Mobile MetroPCS deal faces Sprint counter-offer threat

T-Mobile MetroPCS deal faces Sprint counter-offer threat

MetroPCS could be the target of a bidding war, with wireless industry whispers that Deutsche Telekom's bid to merge the carrier with T-Mobile USA may face a challenge from another US network. Although the agreement with Deutsche Telekom has already been announced as in incipient merger, a trio of sources speaking to Bloomberg claim ailing rival Sprint is weighing a counter-bid that could be submitted as early as next week.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening, everyone. Today, T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced that their rumored merger was indeed real, and not long after, T-Mobile CEO John Legere released a new video explaining the deal. We heard more about the iPad Mini today, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that it's already in production and comes with a 7.85-inch screen, while accessory maker Cygnett released cases for the iPad Mini a little bit early. Speaking of iPad, we found out today that Apple ships a whopping 188,000 iPads per day, which is just plain absurd.

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T-Mobile CEO speaks on MetroPCS merger as “a deal to thrive”

T-Mobile CEO speaks on MetroPCS merger as “a deal to thrive”

Earlier today T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced that they'd reached a deal that would lead to them merging together to create a brand new publicly traded company, and this afternoon, T-Mobile's CEO John Legere has released a video explaining the deal. What he lets the public know - and perhaps more importantly here the employees of both companies and the investors and boards of both companies know - is that this is an entirely positive move. Perhaps the most important sentence in the entire presentation reads: "This isn't a deal to survive - it's to thrive."

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T-Mobile MetroPCS merger tips LTE rollout on AWS

T-Mobile MetroPCS merger tips LTE rollout on AWS

If you're thinking that T-Mobile will be grabbing one whole heck of a lot of LTE now that MetroPCS has joined the team, you'd be right - sort of. What the team has announced today is that should their merger work out, they'd be turning off MetroPCS's 1XCDMA network by the end of 2015 with sharing occurring between them and T-Mobile amounting to at least 50Mhz of wireless spectrum in key cities across the USA. With the spectrum they share, T-Mobile and MetroPCS would begin rolling out a "20x20" LTE network that'd be potentially twice as fast as Verizon's network.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 2nd, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 2nd, 2012

This morning it's time to put your guns away with a cut-down on what might be the most dangerous 3D printing effort in its short history. It's been rumored that Deutsche Telekom might be straight up buying MetroPCS. Of the 25% of Americans that own tablets right this minute, Android and the iPad are in a close race for dominance - Pew also notes that half of the adults in the USA own either a smartphone or a tablet.

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Deutsche Telekom rumored to be buying MetroPCS [UPDATE: talks confirmed]

Deutsche Telekom rumored to be buying MetroPCS [UPDATE: talks confirmed]

European wireless provider Deutsche Telekom (who owns T-Mobile) is rumored to be closing in on an acquisition deal with regional carrier MetroPCS. If and when the buyout happens, the German wireless carrier is planning on using MetroPCS's resources to bolster up T-Mobile's US network. Representatives from both sides are planning to meet tomorrow and could could agree on a deal the same day.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

We've made it through hump day, which means only two more work days to go before the weekend arrives again. Yesterday, we found out about a hack that was resetting Samsung Galaxy S IIIs to their factory settings. Samsung said that the security hole had since been fixed, but today we heard that the remote hack isn't limited to just Samsung devices. The iPhone 5 might be heading to China soon, and we heard that Apple's new Lightning connector isn't identical on both sides. Google maps is rumored to be hitting iOS 6 by the end of the year, which goes hand-in-hand with new report that claims Apple ditched Google Maps because it doesn't offer turn-by-turn navigation.

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