T-Mobile USA MVNO Solavei will offer nano-SIM cards that are compatible with Apple's iPhone 5 and other high-end smartphones. The offering will pair those devices with Solavei's unlimited prepaid service.
A group of House Democrats urged the FCC to ensure that T-Mobile USA will accept measures to protect jobs as a condition of the FCC's approval of T-Mobile's merger with flat-rate player MetroPCS.
MetroPCS is facing pressure on multiple fronts from minority shareholders over its proposed merger with T-Mobile USA, with its largest single investor coming out against the deal and another one urging the company to update its regulatory filings ahead of a shareholder vote on the deal.
Sprint Nextel will not sell the BlackBerry Z10, the company's flagship, touchscreen BlackBerry 10 smartphone, a move that makes Sprint the only Tier 1 U.S. carrier that will not carry the device. Sprint has committed to selling the BlackBerry Q10, which runs BB10 and has a Qwerty keyboard.
T-Mobile USA closed out the fourth quarter of 2012 with mixed results, adding 61,000 net subscribers in the quarter as prepaid and wholesale customer additions offset a net loss of 515,000 postpaid subscriber losses, which continues to be the No. 4 carrier's greatest weakness. However, T-Mobile is looking ahead to its merger with MetroPCS and getting Apple's iPhone as it remakes itself this year.
Isis will revamp its mobile wallet user interface in collaboration with a new software partner and plans to expand its contactless payment platform to Apple's iOS, NFC Times reports.
T-Mobile USA launched its GoSmart Mobile prepaid brand nationwide. The launch signals a new entrant into the nationwide prepaid space.
HTC unveiled its long-rumored new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One, as it mounts a comeback based on a new user interface, a news hub for the home screen and enhanced camera and sound capabilities. AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA will be among the company's U.S. carrier partners, but Verizon Wireless is noticeably absent.
AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA will launch HTC's forthcoming flagship Android smartphone, codenamed the M7, according to the blog HTC Source , as the Taiwanese smartphone maker seeks to breathe life back into its business, especially in the U.S. market.
The largest single MetroPCS shareholder, hedge fund Paulson & Co., said it may vote against MetroPCS' merger with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA, adding a new voice to shareholder unrest over the deal.