SoftBank selecting Brightstar’s Marcelo Claure as new Sprint CEO

With the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile in limbo due to Iliad’s massive offer, SoftBank has decided to move on. Re/code is reporting that SoftBank, the majority owner of Sprint, is hiring Marcelo Claure as the carrier’s next chief executive officer. This comes on the heels of word spreading that Dan Hesse would be on his way […]

Softbank’s Son getting ready for long merger battle

As Sprint edges closer to a merger deal with T-Mobile, sources say the parties involved are bracing for a longer than expected approval process. This has triggered lenders to seek higher fees as part of the financing deals. Both Softbank, Sprint’s controlling shareholder, and T-Mobile shareholder Deutsche Telekom AG expect the regulatory approval process to […]

SoftBank/Sprint to meet with FCC today, T-Mobile may be on slate

A report from the Wall Street Journal today indicates Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse are scheduled to meet with the FCC. Sources indicate that one of the topics of discussion is a possible merger with T-Mobile. During January, it was revealed that Sprint obtained some proposals from different banks that demonstrated […]

Sharp unveils AQUOS Phone Xx SoftBank 206SH with 5-inch 1080p CG-Silicon display and two-days of battery life

We have another 5-inch phone to tell you about, but this one has a feature that everyone can appreciate. The Sharp AQUOS Phone Xx  SoftBank 206SH can hold up for two full days on it’s 3,080mAh battery. Other than the sheer size of the battery, some of the power consumption improvements come from the continuous […]

Panasonic Lumix Phone 101p – Joining Softbank’s stable

Softbank just keeps tacking on more Androids to its fall/winter line-up. Yesterday we told you about their Dell Streak Pro 101DL, and now we bring you news of the Lumix Phone 101p. This phone, manufactured by Panasonic, is meant to really combine a phone and digital camera, more so then just adding a camera to […]