It seems like Google just bought Motorola and brought smartphone making back to America. Google confirmed today that Lenovo has purchased Motorola Mobililty for $2.91 billion including $750 million in Lenovo shares.
The top news story today that made it Google Trends higher than even the soon to be released iPhone 5S/5C is that Microsoft is acquiring Nokia's mobile/smartphone and licensing of its patent portfolio and mapping services in a $7.2 billion deal.
AT&T announced that it is int he process of buying discount flat-rate carrier Leap Wireless.
AT&T will pay $15 per share to own licenses, assets, retail stores and 5 million subscribers. The cost is estimated to be $1.2 billion. AT&T will keep the Cricket brand and low-cost services.
The Federal Trade Commission approved T-Mobile's purchase of MetroPCS as a reverse merger, stating the merger will overall be good ...
"Unlimited data is a key differentiator and we have not announced any plans to stop offering them," a spokesperson told LightReading Mobile.
Some contend that it will still be possible for Sprint to stopped offering unlimited data like AT&T and Verizon did. Sprint is slowly rolling out its 4G LTE network, Softbank's experience with 4G LTE should help.