T-Mobile USA announces new products sans AT&T

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T-Mobile USA is still kicking along as the nation's fourth-largest carrier despite agreeing on Sunday to a $39 billion takeover by AT&T.

In fact, T-Mobile reportedly plans to keep running TV advertisements that attack current AT&T ads.

And Tuesday at the International CTIA show here, T-Mobile showed off a slate of seven new smartphones, tablets and dongles.

Analysts noted that T-Mobile got AT&T to agree to a $3 billion payment if the deal falls through, a higher percentage than of the sale price than buyers offered in recently-completed mergers.

T-Mobile wasn’t available to discuss its reasons for continuing operations as normal, although product announcements take months to prepare.

If it takes the merger at least a year to finalize with approvals from federal regulators, customers could be using T-mobile devices long after the combination becomes final, some analysts said.

The products unveiled Tuesday include a T-Mobile G2X with Google smartphone, powered by a 1GHz processor and a 4-inch touchscreen. G2X pricing wasn’t announced.

The company also announced a T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG, an Android 3.0 tablet with an 8.9 inch screen. The device will cost $529.99 after rebate with a two year agreement from T-Mobile, the company said.

Three laptop dongles and a mobile hotspot were also announced.

T-Mobile also said its previously announced Sidekick 4G will cost $99.99 after rebate andwith a two-year service agreement.

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