AT&T Not Finding Buyers for Possible T-Mo Divestitures
AT&T's talks with other telecom companies about acquiring a divested portion of T-Mobile USA's assets, which AT&T hopes could salvage its bid to buy T-Mobile USA, have fallen apart, reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with the situation, the Journal notes that a potential divestiture to Leap Wireless has dried up, as the parties concerned no longer believe that such a deal would benefit AT&T's case with the Department of Justice. AT&T has considered divesting as much as 30 or 40% of T-Mobile USA to competitors, including MetroPCS and private equity firms. The Journal's sources said that AT&T and Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile USA's parent company, are still considering all options and no final decisions have been made. Some alternatives include acquiring a portion of T-Mobile USA or forming a joint venture with it.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Asus Brings ZenFone 4 Lineup to U.S.
Asus recently announced plans to bring its ZenFone 4 series of phones to the U.S. unlocked market this year.
Blu Vivo 8L Takes Aim At Selfie Fans
Blu Products today announced the Vivo 8L, an update to the Vivo 8 that boasts a powerful selfie camera. The Vivo 8L is based around a 5.3-inch 720p HD screen with curved Gorilla Glass 3.