Deutsche Telekom Seeking Funding for T-Mobile USA
T-Mobile USA parent company Deutsche Telekom is looking for ways to fund the fourth-place U.S. carrier now that its sale to AT&T has fallen through. One avenue the company is pursuing is a sale of T-Mobile's cell towers. Deutsche Telekom believes it can gain $1 to $2 billion dollars from such a sale. It is also looking into raising additional funding through the sale of bonds. Capital expenditures to run T-Mobile USA cost Deutsche Telekom about $3 billion annually. Deutsche Telekom will provide more information about the future of T-Mobile USA when it reports its quarterly earnings in February.
Review: Blu R1 Plus
Blu is back with another Android handset for U.S. consumers who prefer the unlocked life.
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.
Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.
Nokia 6 to Be Available from Amazon Next Month
HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia-branded handsets, today said it will sell the Nokia 6 smartphone in the U.S. via Amazon.
Alcatel's Modular A50 Parties with Light Up LED Accessory
Alcatel today followed through on its promise to bring the A5 LED to the U.S., though it has changed the phone's name to simply the Alcatel A50. The phone, first revealed in February, is compatible with a handful of modular accessories, the most significant of which features an LED-covere panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color.