Apparently, AT&T Is Buying T-Mobile From Deutsche Telekom For $39 Billion

AT&T is buying T-Mobile. Oh noes? Depends. AT&T has agreed to buy T-Mobile from its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, for a beefy $39 billion. It’s a bold move, which also expands their “4G” network as well. This means there is also a GSM monopoly in the United States. And of course, as per government regulatory approval, the deal should be finalized within the next 12 months. Press release after the cut. Via: AT&T

Official Minecraft Stone Pickaxe (Made Of Foam) To Be Sold By ThinkGeek In June

There’s only one problem — it’s not a real pickaxe with actual usage, but rather uses the pretty durable EVA foam. It will released on the 2nd of July, but according to the ThinkGeek page, right below the mentioning of the July release date, the Minecraft Foam Pickaxe might get stocked at the end of June, and is officially licensed by Notch and Mojang. Costs $20. Via: ThinkGeek

Apparently, The HTC Thunderbolt Isn’t So Easy To Root

Aww, fudge.

The reign of hacker-friendly smartphones from HTC is drawing to an abrupt close. In Verizon’s flagship LTE device, the HTC Thunderbolt, the busy modders at AndIRC have sent countless hours trying to root the aforementioned device, only to find several security measures taken against such activities: a signed kernel, signed recovery image and a signed bootloader. Damn. Via: AndroidPolice, XDA-Devs

Obviously, Nokia’s Elop Confirms Windows Phone 7 Devices, Obviously In 2012

So, this was expected, as reported earlier when the first details came to light of Nokia’s deal with Microsoft to save themselves, by using Windows Phone 7 to power their devices. Development and further finalizations of the business deal are going on now, and preferably, Nokia’s Stephen Selop would like to see a WP7 device with Nokia branding on sale in late-2011, but surely such a device would be sold in 2012. Looks like a nice and long wait. Via: Reuters