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Softbank’s 204SH Is Another Smartphone Designed For The Elderly

04/23/2013, With smartphones becoming commonplace these days, is it fair that the elderly are left out of the fun simply because they might not be as technologically savvy compared to the younger generation? That is most definitely a resounding no and several...

Softbank Appears Unfazed By Dish’s Counter Offer For Sprint

04/16/2013, We reported yesterday that Dish could be interested in making a bid on Sprint worth $25.5 billion. If the deal was formalized, Sprint would obviously have to entertain this new offer and see what Softbank has to offer them instead. For those wondering...

Softbank CEO Lays Claim To Patent On Google Glass Tech

04/09/2013, We have said it before, and we will say it again – patents are the new “ammunition” for companies, and amassing as many of those as possible (good ones, of course), would definitely work in your company’s favor in the long run. Recently,...

Softbank caps Sprint’s bid on Clearwire

12/17/2012, As some of you guys have heard, Japanese carrier Softbank is looking to acquire a 70% control in Sprint. At the same time it seems that Sprint is also interested in acquiring Clearwire, whom Sprint currently owns 50.45% in. According to reports, Sprint is...

NTT DoCoMo blames iPhone 5 for loss of subscribers

12/07/2012, Despite how some might feel about Apple’s iPhone, it’s still a pretty hot product and having it on your network would most certainly give customers a reason to sign up with you. Apparently that has been the case over in the Japan as Japanese carrier,...

Softbank not ruling out possible Sprint bid on MetroPCS

10/19/2012, With Softbank announcing that they will be purchasing a majority stake in Sprint, naturally many assumed that Sprint’s ambition to outbid T-Mobile on the MetroPCS deal would go away. As it turns out that isn’t the case and according to the Wall Street...

AT&T releases statement regarding Softbank-Sprint deal

10/19/2012, When AT&T and T-Mobile announced their decision to merge last year, Sprint was the most vocal and opposed the idea. Well now that Sprint has a deal of their own – Softbank will be buying a 70% majority stake in Sprint – it seems that it’s...

Softbank to purchase 70% stake in Sprint for $20 billion

10/14/2012, It looks like our second report on rumors of Softbank of Japan picking up a stake in Sprint for $19 billion is far closer than our first attempt that touched on a $12.8 billion purchase, considering how it is now official – Softbank of Japan will...

Softbank reportedly looking to acquire MetroPCS as well

10/12/2012, Yesterday we reported that word on the street was that Japanese carrier, Softbank, was looking to purchase a majority stake in Sprint which was worth about $12.8 billion. Now it seems that there are reports which has suggested that Softbank is not only...

Softbank might just purchase a stake in Sprint

10/11/2012, The mobile carrier landscape in the US is definitely changing, what with the most recent merger concerning both T-Mobile and MetroPCS, where the latter’s smartphones will soon be able to take advantage of T-Mobile’s network coverage. Well, Japanese...