T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS Clear Last Government Hurdle
T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS today announced that their planned merger has received approval from all the necessary governmental bodies. On Wednesday, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States informed T-Mobile and MetroPCS that it saw no national security issues that might arise due to the transaction, and thereby concluded its review. The Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice have both already given their approval of the deal. The merger now hinges on a MetroPCS shareholder vote, which is set to take place April 12. MetroPCS is urging its shareholders to vote in favor of the transaction.
Review: ZTE ZMax for T-Mobile / MetroPCS
The ZMax is a budget phablet available from both T-Mobile and MetroPCS. This Android handset should appeal to cost-conscious buyers who want the biggest screen they can afford.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
T-Mobile Now Selling the Coolpad Defiant for $100
T-Mobile today added the Coolpad Defiant to its roster of inexpensive Android handsets. The phone features a 5-inch screen with 854 by 480 pixels and it is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor with 8 GB of storage.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.