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.
AT&T Says It Won't Sell the LG G7 ThinQ, But It Has an LG Exclusive On Deck
AT&T does not plan to sell LG's new flagship phone, the G7 ThinQ, according to The Verge. Instead, the company plans to offer an exclusive phone from LG later this summer.
Blu Pure View Boasts an 18:9 Screen and Dual Selfie Cams
Blu Products today announced the Pure View, a premium handset that adopts modern design aesthetics and features. The Pure View has a metal frame and ultraviolet battery cover on the rear in midnight black.
Alcatel 1x with Android Go Hits US Retail Next Week for $100
TCL today announced that its Alcatel 1x phone, an entry-level Android device that runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition, will be available from Amazon.com starting the first week of June. The unlocked device is priced at $99.
Asus ZenFone 5Q Hits US Retail Today
Asus today revealed that its ZenFone 5Q phone, first announced in February, is now available for sale in the U.S. The ZenFone 5Q has 2.5D curved class on the front and rear with a plastic frame in between.
T-Mobile Hopes to Woo Sprint With a New Tune
T-Mobile has approached Sprint with a new proposal, reports the Wall Street Journal, in an attempt to keep the potential merger of the two companies alive. Talks failed earlier this week when Masayoshi Son, CEO of Sprint parent SoftBank, appeared to walk away from the deal over a disagreement concerning which company would own the other.