Sony Mobile to layoff 1,000 employees over next two years

Dark days are ahead for some folks working at Sony Mobile, as today the Japanese company announced plans to layoff a total of 1,000 workers. Sony Mobile, as many of you will remember, was once the struggling Sony Ericsson, until Sony bought the company out earlier this year $1.3 billion. It sounds like Sony is having a difficult time getting the mobile division back on its feet, as it will have let 1,000 employees go by the time March 2014 rolls around.

Verizon 4G LTE spectrum purchase approved by the FCC

It's no secret that Verizon Wireless and their 4G LTE network is the biggest and best around. Covering nearly 75% of the US population already, and available in over 375 markets across the US. They've continued to expand and grow their network and today the FCC just issued an approval for them to snatch up even more LTE spectrum. This deal is also good news for T-Mobile.

Amazon press event set for September 6th – Prepare for Fires

We're pretty sure many saw this coming, but today Amazon has issued some press invites for an upcoming media event on September 6th in California. The invite doesn't appear to give away any hints, but the fact that they're going out to the Android world can only mean one of a few things. Most likely consisting of Fires.

T-Mobile Concord announced as most affordable smartphone – just $99

The folks at T-Mobile just dropped the news regarding their newest Android smartphone to grace customers nationwide. It's called the T-Mobile Concord and is being touted as their "most affordable smartphone." This new device is a contract free and budget friendly. They're calling it the perfect phone for first time smartphone buyers. More details below.