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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 28, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, folks. A number of Samsung devices are threatened by Apple's motion to ban their sale, but Samsung assured today that it will "take all necessary measures to ensure the availability" of those targeted devices in the US. Jury foreman Velvin Hogan spoke to Bloomberg about the Apple-Samsung trial today, discussing the difficulties the group ran into while trying to decide a winner in the case and the process of determining which company was in the right. It's an interesting interview, so be sure to give it a watch.

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MetroPCS continues 4G LTE assault with Coolpad Quattro

MetroPCS continues 4G LTE assault with Coolpad Quattro

A brand new smartphone has been revealed by the folks at MetroPCS complete with mid-range specifications for those looking to keep their pocketbooks full while they access 4G LTE data speed. This device is the Coolpad Quattro 4G, and it's one of two 4G LTE-capable smartphones on the carrier this summer. This device works with a 4-inch display, single-core 1GHz processor, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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MetroPCS launches world’s first commercially available VoLTE smartphone

MetroPCS launches world’s first commercially available VoLTE smartphone

MetroPCS has announced that it is now offering for sale the world's first commercially available voice over LTE service and compatible 4G LTE smartphone. The smartphone in question is the LG Connect 4G Android device, and it is available in select MetroPCS stores around the country. The wireless carrier says it will continue to roll out VoLTE service and additional handsets in the coming weeks.

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T-Mobile MetroPCS merger tipped

T-Mobile MetroPCS merger tipped

After the hassle that T-Mobile went through during the bungled AT&T acquisition proposition, one might think the company is sour on the idea of mergers right now. But then again, it ended up getting billions of dollars in a concession deal with AT&T and it didn't even have to give up anything, so it's not all bad. Nevertheless, T-Mobile's subscription numbers are way down and now it's looking for something to give itself a huge jolt to get back in the game.

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Verizon to sell 700MHz spectrum to gain AWS cable spectrum

Verizon to sell 700MHz spectrum to gain AWS cable spectrum

Verizon Wireless announced today that it will be selling all of its block A and B 700MHz spectrum to get approval for its purchase of AWS spectrum from a group of cable companies to expand its 4G LTE network. The move comes as the FCC and the Department of Justice are mulling over the transaction, which has faced opposition from smaller carriers, including T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

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MetroPCS begins LTE throttling, but adds unlimted $70 plan

MetroPCS begins LTE throttling, but adds unlimted $70 plan

Discount carrier MetroPCS has put a damper on its unlimited LTE data plans by adding usage caps and throttling. The company announced today that its original $60 unlimited LTE data plan will now be limited to 5GB, while its $50 plan caps at 2.5GB and its $40 plan at 250MB. But its not ditching unlimited data plans completely as it now offers a $70 unlimited LTE data plan.

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MetroPCS VoLTE delayed

MetroPCS VoLTE delayed

MetroPCS has been forced to delay its launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) until the second half of this year, having missed its original target of a functioning service in Q1 2012. Ed Chao, senior vice president of engineering and network operations did not give any specific reasons for the postponement when he confirmed the slipped schedule to FierceBroadbandWireless, but the carrier is expected to have at least one VoLTE device on the market before the year is out.

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