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Google and Dish could be planning to form a mobile carrier, but Google denies report

Google and Dish could be planning to form a mobile carrier, but Google denies report

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger still has potential to materialize and it seems like we're in a holding pattern at the moment, waiting to see if it will be able to carve portions of its spectrum holdings off to another buyer to maintain the presence of a "fourth" national carrier. Satellite TV provider Dish looks to be the most apparent buyer in the market, but has notoriously been negligent to spend any money building a cellular network, perhaps holding lost hopes of being able to sell its portfolio to other carriers. Now, faced with the crisis of opportunity, the New York Post reports that Dish has been in talks with a board member of Alphabet to finally strike up a new carrier.

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Microsoft may launch a dual-screen, foldable Surface that runs Android apps and iCloud

Microsoft may launch a dual-screen, foldable Surface that runs Android apps and iCloud

As Samsung and Huawei attempt to re-engineer their foldable phones so that they don't break so easily once they limp to market, we're left with smartphones with tack-on screens, laptops, and convertible or so-called 2-in-1 tablets. Microsoft seems to have mastered the folding aspect of its hardware with its Surface lineup of PCs, but it may be stretching to produce a new "foldable" tablet that will run, of all things, Android apps.

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Galaxy Note 10 tipped for Unpacked event on August 7

Galaxy Note 10 tipped for Unpacked event on August 7

Samsung, as with anything or anyone else, has its ups and downs, but the swings and roundabouts this year have been vast: the bread-and-butter Galaxy S10 series has been selling at a decent clip, but the bleeding-edge Galaxy Fold was kept out of market due to engineering concerns. The company may be pinning its hopes on another upswing with the release of the Galaxy Note 10 and we now have a good idea of when that will happen.

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Philips Hue rumored to launch its first Edison-style smart light bulbs this fall

Philips Hue rumored to launch its first Edison-style smart light bulbs this fall

If you're liking the look of a smart home, you might appreciate the color that Philips's Hue brand is providing with its light bulbs, lamps, and dimmer switches. But the company is apparently looking to expand beyond what it is offering this fall with a series of new fixtures, smart plugs, and Edison-style light bulbs.

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Amazon may save the Sprint/T-Mobile merger by buying their MVNO and spectrum

Amazon may save the Sprint/T-Mobile merger by buying their MVNO and spectrum

The $26 billion Sprint and T-Mobile merger has been through a regulatory rollercoaster in the past several months. The pair had thought they could push through the transaction while preserving all of their spectrum and wireless service brands — but even with favorable political conditions, this didn't prove to be the case. This past week, we learned that the two have promised the FCC that they would sell prepaid carrier Boost Mobile and that the Department of Justice would require the two to divest enough spectrum to create a tenable "fourth carrier" replacement. Now, according to Reuters, Amazon has come into the dealer's circle with its offers.

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[Update: Stores are getting stock] T-Mobile may start carrying the Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a, and 3a XL

[Update: Stores are getting stock] T-Mobile may start carrying the Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a, and 3a XL

Google got in bed with Verizon to launch the Pixel lineup in 2016, and Big Red has been Google's exclusive carrier partner ever since. However, a new report claims that T-Mobile is about to get its chance to sell Google's latest Android phones. That suggests T-Mobile could have more Pixel phones in the future.

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[Update: Almond too] OnePlus 7 Pro leaked pictures reveal Nebula Blue and Mirror Grey colors

[Update: Almond too] OnePlus 7 Pro leaked pictures reveal Nebula Blue and Mirror Grey colors

Leaks all over the internet have shown us the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro in all their glory long before the company's May 14 reveal event. After we've seen pretty much all of the 7 Pro's specs, we now have picture proof of the whole phone in two color variants, further confirming the design and the notchless display.

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Google reportedly drops plans to open Chicago retail store

Google reportedly drops plans to open Chicago retail store

Google makes more hardware than it did in the past, so it has naturally considered opening retail stores from time to time. The company has purchased shipping containers and renovated lofts, only to cancel its plans. The only initiatives that have come to fruition are a few pop-up stores. Last year, we heard Google was on the verge of opening its first permanent flagship retail store in Chicago. Now, it looks like the deal has fallen through.

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[Update: New renders support date] Verizon to purportedly start Galaxy S10 5G sales on May 16

[Update: New renders support date] Verizon to purportedly start Galaxy S10 5G sales on May 16

In two days, smartphone fans in Korea will spend up to roughly $1,400 to purchase the Galaxy S10 5G. Samsung's 5G flagship will be the first meaningful push for 5G phones in many countries, but the only thing we knew about its path to the United States was that it would first come to Verizon sometime before summer. That was until leaks blogger Evan Blass tweeted out a cryptic message today.

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Report: Samsung will release four Galaxy Note 10 models, both 4G and 5G options

Report: Samsung will release four Galaxy Note 10 models, both 4G and 5G options

Samsung's annual Galaxy S release has included multiple devices in recent years, but the Galaxy Note has been monolithic. According to a report from ETNews, the Note 10 could take some lessons from the Galaxy S10. Samsung may release four different models, two 4G LTE and two 5G.

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