BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins unveiled the company's newest smartphone, the Q5 aimed at emerging markets, and said BlackBerry is in a much stronger position than it was this time last year.
A new Sprint Nextel MVNO, Zact, is taking aim at the Tier 1 carriers--including T-Mobile US' new "uncarrier" strategy--by giving customers granular control over their plans, including the ability to change them on the fly.
Two leading shareholder advisory firms offered contrasting views on whether Clearwire shareholders should approve Sprint Nextel's $2.97 per share offer, worth around $2.2 billion, to take control of the rest of Clearwire it does not already own. Shareholders are set to vote on the deal May 21.
Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said that the company has multiple backup options for its wireless plans if its $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel does not succeed against SoftBank's $20.1 billion proposal to buy 70 percent of Sprint.
Sprint Nextel and social networking app Path have formed a partnership making it easier for Sprint users to find the app without having to search through the Google Play storefront. Users with Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or Torque devices will have the Discover-It widget preinstalled on their phone, and the widget will spotlight select apps that Sprint recommends, including Path.
T-Mobile US shot back at rival AT&T, arguing for rules that would prevent larger wireless carriers from dominating the upcoming broadcast TV spectrum auction.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said his company's experience deploying TD-LTE in Japan will give it a clear advantage over Dish Network, which is competing with SoftBank to take control of Sprint Nextel. Sprint expects to integrate TD-LTE into its network via its pending acquisition of Clearwire, which is building a TD-LTE network.
Sprint Nextel said poor execution by its network vendor partners in the latter part of 2012 was part of what caused it to delay LTE deployments and its larger Network Vision network modernization plan, according to a securities filing.
Sprint is taking its partnership with CSC to another level with the introduction of its new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) service called CloudCompute.
Dish Network continued to hammer back against SoftBank, claiming that its unsolicited $25.5 billion offer for Sprint Nextel is clearly superior to the Japanese operator's $20.1 billion offer for 70 percent of Sprint.