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Samsung, Apple to rekindle the flame with new silicon agreement

Samsung and Apple have entered into a new agreement that will see the former producing chips for the latter’s smartphones beginning in 2015. The report suggests Samsung will produce a 14nm process die for the iPhone 7.

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AT&T NEC Terrain now available online for $100 with a 2-year agreement

The rugged NEC Terrain is now available online from AT&T. The device packs the rare 4-row physical QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch display, and Snapdragon S4 processor, and is even waterproof. Only $100 with a 2-year agreement.

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All T-Mobile stores stocking up on Nexus 4′s before the end of the month

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If you’re a T-Mobile customer trying your best to pick up a Nexus 4 to no avail, good news is coming your way. Looks LG has finally ramped up production of the elusive device, with T-Mobile retail locations expecting an influx of Nexus 4′s to arrive at some point before the end of the month. This time around, it wont be just a few select locations stocking Nexus 4′s on their shelves; all retails locations will finally be able to offer the Nexus 4 at a discounted $200 with a 2-year agreement. Seems only logical to assume that, with all T-Mobile retail locations stocked up on the device, the Play Store will more than likely get some love as well. This is great for those fearing long term commitments.

[via TmoNews]

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Nokia and RIM settle ‘all legal action’, shake hands on new patent license agreement

Nokia and RIM have decided to make nice (at least after the BlackBerry maker lost some patent scuffles) and are withdrawing any pending legal action in the US, UK and Canada. Instead, RIM will be making both a one-off and on-going payments to Espoo. Although the exact amount it’ll be costing the Canadian company is still confidential, it’s something that’s also likely to affect its next earnings report.

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Mobile Nations Survey: Do you use a car mount with your smartphone?

This Mobile Nations Survey comes to you via our accessories team. We're always putting new smartphone accessories to the test, and are often getting into debates over which are the best.

One topic where the team is 100% in agreement though is car mount docks. We think that car mounts are the absolute best way to take your smartphone with you on the road.

We're curious to know if you agree, if you own a car mount or not, if you like them or not and why. Thanks for sharing!

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Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 5 in the US, starting from $649

Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 5 in the US, starting from $649

It’s that special time of the year… that is, when Apple decides to unfetter the iPhone for US shoppers. The Cupertino crew has quietly started selling the iPhone 5 in an unlocked, off-contract form that will work on GSM, HSPA+ and (if you’re in the right countries) LTE networks. There’s few surprises versus what we’ve seen in years past, or in other regions: the unlocked iPhone 5 ships in the same capacities and colors as the carrier-bound model, and starts from $649. That’s still expensive for those still used to buying on an agreement, and it won’t represent as much bang-for-the-buck as a $350 Nexus 4. If you’re yearning for the LTE the Nexus 4 lacks and don’t mind living in an iOS universe, however, Apple is ready and waiting.

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Judge grants Samsung’s request for a look at HTC and Apple settlement agreement

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A few days back Samsung asked the courts for the terms of the settlement agreement between HTC and Apple, and this evening US Judge Paul S. Grewal granted the request. Samsung is curious because they believe that some of the licenses cover those special user experience patents that Apple is quick to claim are infringed. Samsung claims that their determination of whether or not those patents were licensed will help decide if they need to stop production of devices named in prior lawsuits.

Simply put, Samsung believes that if this agreement shows that Apple is fine with another company using these patents after a payment, then that billion dollar judgment awarded to Apple ought to cover it and no further proceedings are needed.

This one isn't going away any time soon, folks.

Source: The Verge

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EE, Vodafone said to be in talks with Virgin Media for Tube Wifi access

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British mobile operators EE and Vodafone are said to be in talks to allow their customers free access to Virgin Media's Wifi network on the London Underground, according to reports. A tweet from the official EE Twitter account, which has since been deleted, said, "Travel on the tube? From early 2013, EE customers will be able to get WiFi access on the London Underground at no extra cost. Details soon."

Virgin and EE already collaborate on on mobile services in the UK, including the Virgin Media mobile network, which runs on EE, and on-board Wifi access on Virgin Trains.

UK tech blog Pocket-Lint reports that the two are in talks to over access to Virgin Media's Tube Wifi network, which currently covers some 72 Underground stations. What's more, Vodafone is said to be in similar negotiations with Virgin to bring access to its customers, too.

Neither company is officially commenting on the deals, but the "early 2013" timeframe suggested in EE's deleted tweet indicates an agreement well may be close.

Source: Pocket-Lint

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HTC CEO Chou Says $6-8 Per Device Licensing Estimate is ‘An Outrageous Number’

Apple and HTC may have gotten together and worked out an agreement to stop patent litigation between them, but we don’t really know what the exact numbers are.  Some analysts did the math after the total deal number and came up with a guess that HTC would be paying $6-8 for each handset, a number that HTC CEO Peter [...]

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RadioShack Partners With Carriers to Offer Galaxy S3 for $99 Plus $50 Play Credit

Through the holiday season, RadioShack is teaming up with carriers to offer the Galaxy S3 for $99 on a new two-year agreement, but are also throwing in a $50 Google Play credit. If you have looked to pick up the device through either Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, then you’re in luck. On top of that [...]

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PSA: Nexus 4 now available from T-Mobile for $200 on a two-year service agreement

PSA Nexus 4 now available from TMobile for $200 on a twoyear service agreement

Google Play opened the Nexus 4 floodgates yesterday, but today it’s T-Mobile’s turn. America’s fourth largest carrier is officially offering Google’s latest purebred smartphone for $200 on its Value and Classic plans with a two-year service agreement. If contracts aren’t really your thing and wasting money is, you can purchase the phone outright for $500, a $150 markup on Google’s asking price. As it stands the first LG-made Nexus handset will be available at select T-Mobile retail locations, so if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Of course, you could always order online directly from the carrier, but considering yesterday’s turn of events, we suggest that you move quickly.

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T-Mobile stores will sell the Nexus 4 tomorrow for $200 with a 2-year agreement, or $500 off-contract

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Missed out on Nexus 4 frenzy that took place earlier this morning? No problem, there’s still a chance for you to nab one and as early as tomorrow. Looks like “select” T-Mobile stores will have an available stock for sale bright an early tomorrow morning, but depending on how you feel about carrier contracts, you could be paying a higher price just to be the 1st kid on the block with a sexy new Nexy.

T-Mobile will be offering the Nexus 4 16GB for only $200 with a 2-year agreement, or $500 straight up (that’s off-contract). While that sounds like a hefty premium to pay, keep in mind you’ll be saving a few dollies by not having to pay Google Play’s shipping costs. Okay, well at the very least, maybe it’s a good time to hit up that T-Mobile family member for their employee discount. Anyone planning on picking on up tomorrow at their local T-Mobile store?

[via TheVerge]


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Verizon HTC DROID DNA Pre-order is Live

The DROID DNA from HTC is now live and available for pre-order through Verizon’s site. Priced at $199 on a new two-year agreement, this device will likely be met with quite a bit of optimism. It has insane specs and could be just what HTC has needed to boost their US sales figures. It packs [...]

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Verizon Announces Samsung Stratosphere II – QWERTY Keyboard, 4G LTE, and 1.2GHz Dual-Core Chip

Today, Samsung and Verizon have officially unveiled the Stratosphere II. The device will become available in following weeks, featuring some pretty decent specs for a mid-range smartphone. For $129 on a new two year agreement, the device sports a 4.0″ AMOLED display, full QWERTY keyboard for the texting addicts, Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and access [...]

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HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute, Reach 10-Year License Agreement

As of this weekend, we no longer (well, for 10 years) have to write about Apple and HTC fighting in courts over patents. According to press releases posted by both companies yesterday, the two have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a 10-year license agreement. This agreement extends [...]

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Apple and HTC settle patent suit

Apple and HTC this evening in a joint statement announced they've settled their patent dispute and have agreed to a 10-year license of current and future patents. 

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Here's the joint statement, released by HTC and Apple:

TAIPEI, Taiwan and CUPERTINO, California—November 10, 2012—HTC and Apple® have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a ten-year license agreement. The license extends to current and future patents held by both parties. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

“HTC is pleased to have resolved its dispute with Apple, so HTC can focus on innovation instead of litigation,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. 

“We are glad to have reached a settlement with HTC,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. “We will continue to stay laser focused on product innovation.” 

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Samsung releases a bunch of source code for the AT&T Note 2, Galaxy Tab 2 family

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Samsung has released the source code for the 4.1 updates of the Galaxy Tab 2 (both the 10.1 and 7-inch versions) and the AT&T branded Galaxy Note 2. This consists of the parts used that are GPL licensed, and required to be released by the agreement Samsung is bound to by using the free code. 

In short, Samsung did what they always do, and what they needed to do to be compliant. It's time we stop congratulating these companies for doing what they are supposed to do, and instead be on the lookout for the times they don't. 

Source: Samsung

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Thanks to a support page, Verizon’s HTC Droid DNA confirmed

Remember the awesome 5″ 1080p HD device that came out in Japan as the HTC Butterfly J? Verizon has been rumored for a while now to carry the device and thanks to a support page, the name has been verified to be the HTC Droid DNA. Kind of an odd name if you ask me. Either way, this will be one hell of a device with high end specs.

Still no word on availability or pricing, but my guess is sometime before the holidays at probably north of $300 with an agreement. As soon as we find more news regarding the DNA, we’ll be sure to let you all know!

source: Droid Life


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Verizon Selling Off Stock Of Pre-owned Galaxy Nexus, $229.99 Off Contract

It appears as if Verizon is looking to clear their shelves of any and all pre-owned Galaxy Nexus devices, listing them at the bargain price of just $230 off contract. For those of you that do want a two year agreement and tiered data, the price goes down to just $50. Considering that a new Nexus on [...]

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AT&T Optimus G pre-orders start today

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Well, AT&T followed through on this one. Following announcement of pricing and availability for the LG Optimus G on AT&T yesterday, the pre-order page at AT&T's website is now live. $199 with a two-year agreement — $549 outright — and a circle on your calendar for Nov. 2 is all you need to reserve LG's latest flagship.

If you're still on the fence about this device, don't worry, Phil and Jerry are working to bring you their official Optimus G reviews. In the meantime, we've got a few sneak peeks at certain parts of the devices.

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LG Optimus G for AT&T Available November 2 for $199, Pre-orders Up Tomorrow

AT&T has finally announced availability and pricing for the LG Optimus G. The device, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, is set for launch on November 2 with pre-orders beginning tomorrow. The price on a new two-year agreement is set at $199.99. If you haven’t been following, the “Nexus 4” is based on this device, which [...]

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Japan’s SoftBank purchases 70 percent stake of Sprint

SoftBank has reached an agreement with Sprint that will give the Japanese telecom a 70 percent stake in the United States’ third largest mobile service provider. The deal is worth some $20.1 billion, with the majority of the cash going into the pockets of current Sprint stockholders. $8 billion will be invested directly in Sprint’s operations.

Even with the sale, which will provide Sprint with some much needed capital, not much is expected to change at Sprint. The company will remain headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas and Dan Hesse will retain his position as CEO. A separate entity, New Sprint, will be created, under which Sprint will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary. All, of course, is pending the necessary regulatory approvals. For a deeper look at the details of the deal, check out Sprint’s official announcement at the source below.

[via Sprint]


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Sprint Tells T-Mobile ‘Not So Fast’, Wants to Bid on MetroPCS as Well

T-Mobile and MetroPCS are not even finished celebrating their agreement to merge from yesterday and now another carrier wants in. Sprint, who tried to acquire MetroPCS for themselves earlier this year, is rumored to make another bid on MetroPCS. This new offer would obviously outweigh the one T-Mobile currently has, but other than that we [...]

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$1.5 billion agreement reached in T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger

Only a day after word surfaced of talks between T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS with an aim to merge the two US carriers, a deal has been reached, according to The Wall Street Journal. MetroPCS and DT board members have come to an agreement to combine the operations of T-Mobile and MetroPCS, with the latter maintaining a 26 percent share of the company and receiving a $1.5 billion payout, reports Financial Times Deutschland.

The deal will still need to pass the necessary regulatory approvals, but that shouldn’t be as insurmountable an issue as it was for DT the last time they attempted to broker a deal with their US branch of operations. Attempting to sell off T-Mobile to AT&T in 2011, the move was shot down by US governing bodies.

[via Endgadget]


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T-Mobile and MetroPCS Will Officially Merge, Ink $1.5 Billion Deal

Well it didn’t take long for T-Mobile and MetroPCS to work out the differences in their deal, as the two companies have reached an agreement today. For the low price of $1.5 billion, the parent company of T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, gains 74% of the shares in the new company, with MetroPCS retaining the other 26%. This [...]

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MetroPCS issues a statement confirming current talks of a T-Mobile USA merger

This was definitely news that I was surprised waking up to. It appears that T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS are in heavy talks in a merger where T-Mobile will absorb MetroPCS in hopes to compete against Sprint’s #3 spot among US providers. What’s even more surprising is that both T-Mobile and MetroPCS are confirming such talks! MetroPCS has released an official statement regarding the merger:

MetroPCS today confirmed that it is in discussions with Deutsche Telekom regarding an agreement to combine T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS.  There can be no assurances that any transaction will result from these discussions, and the Company does not intend to comment further unless and until an agreement is reached.

It seems that talks are indeed going on, but no deal has yet been finalized. Sometimes it’s great when companies are straight forward right? Once this deal comes into fruition, we’ll be sure to let you all know!

source: MetroPCS


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The Vodafone and O2 sharing agreement gets approved – better network coverage for customers

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Back in June of this year we told you of Vodafone and O2's plans to implement a cell tower sharing agreement which would see customers on both networks benefit from better national coverage. Well, it seems it is all systems go as permission has now been given by the regulatory authorities.

We presume the move was brought on by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile, but for the consumer this is great news. O2 and Vodafone say that by 2015, 98% of the UK will be covered by their 2G and 3G service. They also say they'll implement the necessary 4G hardware into existing cell sites, although this is still pending Ofcom's auction of the wireless spectrum.

O2 UK CEO Ronan Dunne said: “This partnership is about working smarter as an industry, so that we can focus on what really matters to our customers – delivering a superfast network up to two years faster than Ofcom envisages and to as many people as possible.

Vodafone UK CEO Guy Laurence said: “This is excellent news for British consumers, businesses and the wider economy: we are promising indoor coverage for 98 per cent of the UK population across all technologies within three years. We will bring the best mobile coverage that this country has ever enjoyed to more people than ever before.

“Our existing customers will benefit on the devices that they have today and we will lay the foundations for the real 4G network they will want tomorrow.

Good news all round for UK mobile users.

Source: mobilenewscwp

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U.S. Cellular Posts Galaxy Note 2 at $299 on Contract, Could We Expect the Same From Verizon?

Pre-orders have gone live for the Galaxy Note 2 on U.S. Cellular which could give us an idea at how much carriers will be charging for the device while opting in for a contract. On a new two year agreement, U.S. Cellular is looking for you to pay $299 out of pocket for the 5.5″ [...]

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[Deal Alert] LG Intuition Shows Up On Wirefly For $150 With New 2-Year Agreement Or Upgrade

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Do you like phones that look like they’ve been through a taffy puller? Then the LG Intuition (aka Optimus Vu) may be the phablet for you. The Intuition for Verizon was announced last week, and is available officially starting today, though Wirefly has (as usual) managed to offer it at a slightly more reasonable price: just $150 on contract (new agreement or upgrade). That’s $50 less than Verizon is selling it for, so there’s no denying it’s a deal.

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There is denying, though, that you might actually, you know, want this phone. I suppose the one thing you could say about the Intution is that it’s definitely a, uh, conversation starter.

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Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies Now Supports All Android Devices

If you’ve been waiting for Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies to end that silly Xperia exclusive agreement, today is the day. Finally, owners of any Android device can go pick up Black Ops Zombies for the same price of $6.99 on Google Play. I don’t think much else needs to be said – it’s [...]

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