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Verizon iPhone 4S SIM unlock rules clarified as Sprint reports total lockdown

Verizon iPhone 4S SIM unlock rules clarified as Sprint reports total lockdown

When the first iPhone 4S story was written here on SlashGear announcing said device, it was entitled iPhone 4S World Phone revealed - as it turns out, that doesn't mean the same thing to all carriers here in the United States. What we've got for you here is an official statement from Verizon outlining exactly how their iPhone 4S can be unlocked, just as it should be, when you're planning on traveling abroad. On the other hand, Sprint today confirms that they have no such plans to reveal the process to unlock their iPhone 4S because with them, no such ability exists!

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Say Hello to the iPhone 4S

Say Hello to the iPhone 4S

All the rumors and speculation have finally ended today regarding the next iPhone, as you all already know it will be the iPhone 4S -- no 5 here. While just about everyone and their dogs were watching the news as it unfolded, us included, the Apple site has been overwhelmed all day, pages keep disappearing for updates most likely. I'd like to introduce you to the new iPhone 4S courtesy of Apple.com

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iPhone 5 to be dual-mode GSM/CDMA world phone?

iPhone 5 to be dual-mode GSM/CDMA world phone?

New evidence has surfaced that supports a longtime rumor that Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 will be a world phone with dual-mode GSM and CDMA. According to TechCrunch, a major iOS apps developer, who asked not to be named, has offered up some "solid proof" that supports the world phone claim. If true, this would essentially kill the 4G LTE iPhone 5 rumor.

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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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Apple slashes CDMA iPhone 4 orders in half tip insiders

Apple slashes CDMA iPhone 4 orders in half tip insiders

All eyes may be on Apple's white iPhone 4 today, but according to the latest reports coming out of Taipei, the real movement may be around the CDMA version on sale at Verizon. DigiTimes' sources claim Apple has halved its order with Pegatron for CDMA iPhone 4 production, now asking for just 5m of the handsets in 2011.

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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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Verizon’s XPERIA Play crosses FCC with SIM slot: 4G or World Phone?

Verizon’s XPERIA Play crosses FCC with SIM slot: 4G or World Phone?

Sony Ericsson's XPERIA Play has crossed the FCC in CDMA form, on its way to a Verizon launch in the US. The gaming smartphone seems to have a surprise onboard too, with a SIM card slot noticed alongside the regular CDMA radio. Of course, a SIM slot means one of two things: LTE or World Phone functionality.

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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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iPhone 5 dual-SIM rumor: Gobi World Phone confusion?

iPhone 5 dual-SIM rumor: Gobi World Phone confusion?

The same source that offered the purported leaked iPhone 5 renders now claims that the fifth-gen Apple smartphone will support "2 SIM cards allowing you to use 2 phone lines." iDealsChina claims the information comes from a reliable tipster, though there's speculation that in fact it's the multi-mode hybrid radio that the site is referring to.

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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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