U.S. Files Complaint to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger.


AT&T’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile hit a major snag on Wednesday when the U.S. Justice Department filed to block the merger.

The Justice Department is arguing that the takeover would violate antitrust laws and “would substantially lessen competition for mobile wireless telecommunications services across the United States, resulting in higher prices, poorer quality services, fewer choices and fewer innovative products for the millions of American consumers who rely on mobile wireless services in their everyday lives.” (For the full complaint, see below.) Reps from AT&T and T-Mobile could not be reached for comment.

AT&T announced the proposed takeover in March. AT&T’s stock price was down 5% this morning after the news broke.

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Powermat launches inductive charging with the myTouch 4G Slide


If you need a second charger for your myTouch 4G Slide or just want a cool want to recharge your device, Powermat has you covered. According to the press release below, the company has released their wireless charging system alongside the release of the handset. You can pick this unit up from your local T-Mobile store. It consists of a new cover and a mat similar to the one you see above. If you’re interested in this setup, hit your local store and check it out.

Powermat to Release Wireless Charging System for T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide in Time with Phone Launch

New York, NY (July 28, 2011) – Powermat, the leader in wireless charging, announced today the availability of a dedicated wireless charging solution for the T-Mobile® myTouch 4G Slide coinciding with in-store availability of the new Android™-powered smartphone.

The Powermat solution for the myTouch 4G Slide will allow users to wirelessly charge theirSmartphones by replacing the battery cover on the device with a Powermat receiver that mimics the look and feel of the smartphone’s original battery cover. The one time replacement allows customers to simply ‘drop and charge’ their myTouch 4G Slide on any Powermat to begin wireless power delivery.

The new T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide features the most advanced camera of any smartphone with zero shutter lag, backside illuminated sensor and additional premium digital camera features that offer consumers a viable replacement for their digital point & shoot camera.

With a Powermat wireless charging system specifically designed for the myTouch 4G Slide, customers will have less worry about their charging needs, the tangle of spaghetti wires or the daily hassle of plugging / unplugging their device.

“We are delighted to work closely with T-Mobile to support the new T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide as it becomes available to consumers,” said Ran Poliakine, Powermat CEO. “The opportunity to collaborate with T-Mobile and introduce Powermat technology with the launch of the myTouch 4G Slide helps expand the nationwide availability of wireless charging.”

The Powermat wireless charging solution for the myTouch 4G Slide will be sold exclusively by T-Mobile. Powermat wireless charging support for additional products from T-Mobile is anticipated in the future.