Apple and Samsung may dominate the smartphone market right now, but Mozilla thinks its Firefox OS has a fighting chance against contenders to that throne -- but first it will have to get past Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
After Federal regulators stomped out any hope of AT&T snapping up fourth-placed U.S. carrier T-Mobile, the scrappy magenta network has been making some bold moves in the hope of a comeback -- and those plans now include merging with MetroPCS.
How bad are things for fourth-place U.S. carrier T-Mobile? Apparently, so bad that they issue a press release to announce fourth-quarter operating results which mentions being “negatively impacted” by the release of the iPhone 4S on three other carriers, right in the first sentence.
Usually by this point in September, the rumor mill would be in overdrive churning up advance word about a new iPod touch or maybe new iTunes features, but this year is different. With the iPhone 5 pushed from its usual early summer release, all eyes are focused on the new handset, which seems to be popping up everywhere except from Apple themselves.
You've probably seen the ads by now with T-Mobile mocking AT&T's network. Well, T-Mobile must have decided that it wasn't that bad after all, as AT&T and Deutsche Telekom AG announced today that the two companies entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction. The valued price tag? Just a mere $39 billion. The agreement was approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.