MetroPCS Readies Shareholder Vote on T-Mobile Bid
MetroPCS today filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning T-Mobile USA's proposed acquisition of the company. MetroPCS has scheduled a shareholder vote for March 28, and it is urging shareholders to approve the deal. "After a multi-year, thorough review of MetroPCS' options, with the assistance of independent financial and legal advisors, the MetroPCS board determined that this proposed combination is the best strategic alternative for our stockholders," said MetroPCS. Together, MetroPCS shareholders will receive about $1.5 billion in cash along with shares of the new company. The deal has yet to receive U.S. regulatory approval.
T-Mobile's LG K20 Plus Packs Better Specs
T-Mobile recently rolled out its own variant of the LG K20 and the phone has somewhat better specifications when compared to the Verizon variant of the same handset. The T-Mobile K20 includes the same 5.3-inch 720p display and 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, but improves RAM to 2 GB of RAM and storage to 32 GB.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Goes On Sale for $329
Asus today made the ZenFone 3 Zoom available from its web site for $329. The phone was first announced in January.
T-Mobile Kicks Off Sales of LG Stylo 3 Plus
T-Mobile today added the LG Stylo 3 Plus to its lineup of Android smartphones. The device is a minor update to last year's Stylo 3.