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Efforts to acquire Sprint have been a long and arduous fiasco for SoftBank, but the Japan-based carrier moved one step closer to completing the deal on Tuesday evening. AT&T has come up with a very clever way to keep New Yorkers’ mobile devices powered up throughout the day. HTC One users shouldn’t have to go without the latest version of Android for too much longer. Engadget reports that HTC is still planning to upgrade its flagship smartphone to Android 4. It seems like we hear more reports about BlackBerry’s revival every week, although those of us who live in the United States may not see it much in our everyday lives. In what appears to be a desperate attempt to clear out inventory buildup, Microsoft will offer its Surface RT tablet to educational institutions at shockingly deep discounts. A new report suggests that LG is preparing a new smartphone that will support “always-on voice commands. T-Mobile on Tuesday announced the upcoming availability of Sony’s flagship Xperia Z smartphone. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with Samsung president Shin Jong Kyun this week to discuss a potential partnership, Bloomberg reported. Industry watchers began talking about an imminent slow-down in the high-end smartphone market back in 2011, but 2012 was still a huge year for pricy smartphones with cutting-edge specs. While you may be tempted to install the recently released beta version of iOS 7, you may also be worried that it could brick your iPhone.