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Rumor Mill: Sprint, SoftBank to combine forces and launch Sony Xperia Z3

Sprint and its parent SoftBank will partner with Sony Mobile Communications to launch Sony's next flagship Xperia-branded smartphone, according to multiple reports. The launch would represent the first time either carrier partnered with Sony for a phone rollout.

T-Mobile adds 6 services to Music Freedom, has streamed 7,000 terabytes of music since launch

T-Mobile US said it is adding AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio and Songza to the Music Freedom program it first announced in June. The carrier also said that its customers have streamed almost 7,000 terabytes of music since the launch of the program, and that its customers are streaming 5 million more songs per day than before the carrier launched Music Freedom.

Pinsight Media has forced Sprint to re-think its relationship with developers

Sprint subsidiary Pinsight Media may not be a household name for developers, but the unit wants to change that. Kevin McGinnis, vice president at Pinsight Media, spoke with FierceDeveloper about Sprint's change in attitude toward the application market, what Pinsight is doing to help developers with discoverability, engagement and monetization, and where the app market is going from here.  Hot Seat

T-Mobile cuts prices on family plans with 7-10 lines, launches $10/month tablet plan

T-Mobile US simplified its family plan pricing yet again and also is now offering customers the ability to add a tablet for an extra $10 per month and get the same data allotment they have on their smartphone plan on their tablet.

Verizon to launch VoLTE in the 'coming weeks,' will enable native video calling

Verizon Wireless will launch its Voice over LTE service on a nationwide basis in the "coming weeks," and will enable HD Voice and video calling in phones' native dialers. However, Verizon is not saying exactly when it will launch VoLTE or which devices will support the service.

How Pinsight Media is changing the way Sprint works with developers

It might not be a name with which app developers are deeply familiar, but Kevin McGinnis is focusing on making them feel the same level of awareness for Pinsight Media as they have for Sprint. Based in Kansas City, Pinsight Media is a Sprint subsidiary that was designed to help the carrier build new kinds of opportunities in mobile advertising, mobile analytics and mobile commerce. Last year, Pinsight Media grew substantially via the acquisition of Handmark/OneLouder, a former partner that developed both apps and mobile advertising services.  McGinnis spoke with  FierceDeveloper   by phone to explain more about Pinsight Media's genesis and its future.

'Major carrier' said to be considering acquiring MVNO FreedomPop

A "major carrier" is considering purchasing Sprint MVNO FreedomPop, according to a person familiar with the matter. The talks started after Sprint reportedly discontinued its efforts to merge with T-Mobile US. The talks were described as "formal," although they are still in the negotiation stage and the transaction may not come to pass.

T-Mobile gives 'Simple Starter' customers 2 GB of data for $45/month

T-Mobile US is quadrupling the amount of data customers on its low-cost "Simple Starter" plans can get per month to 2 GB for $45, just $5 more than the existing plan, which offers 500 MB of data. Both plans offer unlimited voice and texting.

Sprint ally China Mobile pushes FCC on TD-LTE in 3.5 GHz band

One of the more interesting filings in the FCC's ongoing 3.5 GHz proceeding is a letter submitted by China Mobile, the world's largest wireless operator, which pushes the TD-LTE agenda.

Sprint takes T-Mobile's side in data roaming dispute with AT&T, Verizon

Somewhat predictably, Sprint is backing T-Mobile US in T-Mobile's dispute with AT&T Mobility over data roaming rates. Also unsurprisingly, Verizon Wireless is supporting AT&T's position that T-Mobile's proposed remedies in the matter are unwarranted.