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Sprint Asks FCC To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

Sprint Asks FCC To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

When AT&T announced its plans to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion, the most vocal opposition was third-place carrier Sprint. Very early on, Sprint warned U.S. regulators that the acquisition would "alter dramatically the structure of the communications industry" and said that AT&T and T-Mobile combined would be three times its own size. Today, Sprint officially filed a petition with the FCC to block the merger.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 29, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 29, 2011

Perhaps the two biggest topics of the week, the Google Wallet announcement and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.1 Mango unveiling, brought exciting new developments for the two mobile platforms. More speculation continued on what Apple has planned for next month's WWDC, where the company is expected to unveil the new iOS 5, OS X Lion, and possibly the iCloud---iTunes cloud music service. In anticipation, Amazon's been competing even more aggressively to campaign for its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and the pertinent links to everything covered in the video.

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Google Wallet on Android: iOS and Windows Phone Must Be Next

Google Wallet on Android: iOS and Windows Phone Must Be Next

On May 26th, 2011, Google announced a partnership with financial groups Citi, MasterCard, and First Data, mobile networks like NXP, Sprint, and Samsung (the last two obvious since their hero device in this project is the Nexus S 4G,) and retail locations like American Eagle, Subway, and Macy's. These partnerships all converge on a single project: Google Wallet. This project is an NFC-based and will rely on several factors to be successful: the participation of major businesses, the ability to have manufacturers add compatible NFC chips to handheld devices, and the confidence of the population Google hopes will adopt the system. But wait a second - will this whole system collapse if it's only on Android phones? Let's have a chat about why Apple and Microsoft [plus RIM and Nokia] must be next on the docket or the entire project may be grounded before it even takes off flying.

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Sprint / Motorola Event on June 9th [Piet Mondrian Themed Dual-Core?]

Sprint / Motorola Event on June 9th [Piet Mondrian Themed Dual-Core?]

We and the rest of the press of the world including Android Community have just been invited to an event in New York hosted by Motorola and Sprint. This event, given the brands attached to it, will certainly play host to a new device manufactured by Motorola and carried by Sprint - but that's all we know. We can certainly make some educated guesses, on the other hand, and several guesses as to what we'll be seeing is just what we happen to have. First of all, it's been said that a re-branding of the DROID X2 is on the way with the name Photon 4G attached to it, carried by Sprint. Seem reasonable?

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Google To Reveal Mobile-Payment Service On May 26?

Google To Reveal Mobile-Payment Service On May 26?

Being able to pay for your groceries with the swipe of your smartphone is certainly in the near future, as several companies are duking it out to be the first to offer a mobile payment system. According to Bloomberg, Google's offering may be revealed as early as this Thursday, May 26th.

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Nexus S 4G smartphone lands at Sprint and Best Buy

Nexus S 4G smartphone lands at Sprint and Best Buy

In late April, the launch of the Sprint Nexus S 4G smartphone was confirmed for May 8. May 8 was yesterday and the smartphone hit store shelves with Sprint and Best Buy locations offering the device up for buyers. The Nexus S 4G operates on the Sprint WiMax network and has a really cool contour display. The screen of the smartphone has a slight curve to it that mimics the curve of the phone itself. The case of the phone is rounded and smooth with a glossy black color.

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HTC Flyer: Latest victim of tablet sabotage

HTC Flyer: Latest victim of tablet sabotage

Perhaps it's Friday paranoia talking, but it does seem like the US carriers (and retailers, for that matter) want to kill the chances of every tablet other than the iPad. News that the "Scribe" active stylus for the HTC Flyer will be an $80 accessory for the WiFi-only version Best Buy will sell (and, presumably, the HTC EVO View 4G headed to Sprint) has whipped the rug out from under the tablet's stubby Android feet, making it either a very expensive - $580 for WiFi tablet and pen - proposition or merely a 7-inch slate not even running Honeycomb.

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