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Samsung confirms limited supply of Galaxy S4, cites 'overwhelming global demand'

Overwhelming global demand may limit initial supplies of the Galaxy S4 smartphone, Samsung said Wednesday, while both Sprint and T-Mobile USA confirmed there would be delays for them in receiving the phones.

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U.S. carriers set up warnings to prevent 'bill shock'

U.S. mobile operators will warn subscribers when they're heading toward a big bill, after most carriers agreed to send email or text alerts when users are about to exceed their monthly usage limits or start using international roaming.

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ACLU complains to FTC that mobile carriers leave Android phones unsecured

Smartphones with custom versions of Android offered by large mobile operators in the U.S. are not getting security updates as regularly as phones from Google, or smartphones from other vendors like Microsoft, according to a complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union to the Federal Trade Commission.

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Report: Verizon wants to buy Clearwire spectrum

Verizon Wireless reportedly has offered $1 billion to $1.5 billion for some of Clearwire's spectrum leases, possibly complicating Sprint Nextel's attempt to buy out the company in conjunction with its acquisition by Softbank.

Dish Network offers $25.5 billion to acquire Sprint Nextel

Dish Network has made a $25.5 billion bid to acquire wireless operator Sprint Nextel, hoping to edge out a rival bid from Japanese operator SoftBank.

Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey's smart search for new apps

All new Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey’s smart app search to help users discover new apps--without knowing exactly what the users are looking for.

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Petition to White House to allow phone unlocking nabs 100,000 signatures

An online petition to legally protect the unlocking of mobile phones has collected 100,000 signatures—which is enough to guarantee a response from the White House.

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Sprint drops Nextel name, posts loss, and eyes the future

Sprint Nextel posted another quarterly loss but reported progress toward becoming just plain Sprint, a company with more money and fewer networks, which it hopes to be by the end of this year.

DOJ asks FCC to delay action on Sprint-Softbank deal

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have asked for more time to consider Softbank's proposed takeover of Sprint Nextel, a move that may signal a rough road ahead for the US$20 billion deal.

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This Nevada man does not have your lost cellphone

A resident of North Las Vegas, Nev., says owners of lost cell phones repeatedly show up at his house demanding phones that they tracked via software to his location.

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