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The popular phone, which is already available at rival carriers, will sell for $250 and can be purchased online starting Thursday and in stores starting March 19.
Google confirmed that it's going to enter the wireless carrier business, but don't expect to ditch your AT&T or Verizon contract for one with the search giant. Instead, Google characterizes its still-to-launch wireless plans as a small-scale effort in which it will work with U.S. carriers to improve service.
It looks like the US cellular carriers are bowing out of the mobile payments war. Google just announced it has struck a deal with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile to purchase "some exciting technology and intellectual property" from Softcard, the carriers' mobile payments initiative. The three carriers have also agreed to preinstall Google Wallet on their Android phones.
Google is reportedly looking to buy a competitor to Apple Pay- the one that until recently was known as "Isis.
Instead of New Year's resolutions, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is making 2015 predictions.
After a more-than-one-year hiatus, CTIA returned to the trade-show scene at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas in September. It jettisoned its Spring Wireless Show and its Fall MobileCon shows, merged them into one CTIA Show, and also convened various other conferences and shows to co-locate with it at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Among the other events listed under the Super Mobility Week umbrella was the Competitive Carriers Association’s (CCA) confab that met concurrently down the Strip at the Cosmopolitan.