Sprint and LG say they'll be first to 5G, Nintendo teases Super Mario 3 in tweetToday's major tech stories include Sprint and LG's claim that they'll be first to market with a 5G phone in 2019, Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. 3 on Switch tease and the Cash App's full 50 states support for Bitcoin transactions.
This is CNET news stories that matter right now. Sprint and LG say they're building the first US 5G smartphone as the carrier race to 5G seems to be taking shape. Set to merge with T-Mobile next year, Sprint says they believe the company will first to market with a 5G smartphone sometime in 2019. Carrier expects 5G to show up first in Atlanta, Chicago, LA, New York, and other cities to start. In a Tweet, Nintendo showed off what Super Mario Brothers 3 would look like being played on a Nintendo Switch. The tease comes as the company readies its highly anticipated online service That's been missing from the Switch since launch. Priced at $20 a year, subscription will allow access for retro games and online play. And finally, Square's Cash App has expanded to include Bitcoin transactions. Access to Bitcoin payments was previously limited by state. But now, the Cash App can use Bitcoin in all 50 states. BitCoin's value has been on a rollercoaster ride since last year and sits around $6,000 at the time of this recording. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play Store.