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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...

Sharp AQUOS 104SH to run on Ice Cream Sandwich

09/29/2011, Japan seems to be getting everything first – they got the first handset to run Windows Phone 7.5 and now it looks like the could be getting the first handset that will be running on Google’s latest iteration of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0....

Panasonic Lumix 101P arrives in Japan

09/28/2011, So you think that 8-megapixel shooter in your latest Android smartphone is the bomb? Well, sorry to say, but all of that is old hat if you so happen to live in the land of the rising sun. The Panasonic Lumix 101P from Softbank Mobile is certainly a...

Softbank no longer sole iPhone carrier in Japan?

09/22/2011, There is word going around that all is not well for Softbank in the Land of the Rising Sun. Wait a minute – is the CEO experiencing some sort of scandalous reports, or is the company bleeding money to stay afloat in these economically challenging...

Huawei Vision 007HW arrives in Japan

08/22/2011, Japan gets another Android-powered smartphone in the form of the Huawei Vision 007HW – where Softbank Mobile will be the mobile carrier of this particular handset. What do you get with the Vision 007HW? For starters, how about the Android 2.3...

Softbank launches Hello Kitty Android smartphone in Japan

08/19/2011, Hello Kitty seems to be a huge deal all over the world, more so in Japan where it originated from, so much so that Japan carrier, Softbank, decided to get Hello Kitty up to date with its very own Android device, making it the first Hello Kitty to be run...

Android based “Yahoo Phone” coming to SoftBank in Japan

08/18/2011, The Yahoo search engine is apparently Japan’s biggest website, and Japan’s third largest carrier, SoftBank, is Yahoo Japan’s largest shareholder, which is why it is not surprising to find out that SoftBank subscribers will be able to get their hands...

Softbank and ZTE introduce simple one-button emergency phone

02/09/2011, Despite phones getting more and more powerful, there are still folks who need really simple phones, such as the elderly. Now a new phone from Japan’s Softbank and ZTE is probably as simple as it gets as it only has one button and is designed to call an...

Softbank offers NFC sticker for iPhone 4 in Japan

12/27/2010, With 2011 just around the corner and Google’s Nexus S featuring an NFC chip, many folks are speculating that 2011 may see a spike in interest in NFC technology. Of course, the technology is already pretty popular in Japan with its FeliCa payment system....