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Jul 11, 2013

Nokia unveils new smartphone with 41-megapixel camera

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research)(NOK.N: Quote, Profile, Research) on Thursday introduced a new smartphone, the Lumia 1020, with a powerful 41-megapixel camera as it tries to catch up with rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS: Quote, Profile, Research) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research).

The Finnish mobile phone maker is betting its future in smartphones on Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Windows Phone operating system as well as on high-tech photography features.

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Jul 10, 2013

Mobile US to allow phone upgrades every six months

NEW YORK, July 10 (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc said
on Wednesday that customers would be allowed to upgrade phones
every six months and it unveiled a family plan for prepaid
customers as it moves to lure customers away from its three
bigger rivals.

Verizon Wireless , AT&T Inc and Sprint
Nextel Corp offer phone discounts in exchange for tying
customers to two year contracts and typically do not allow phone
upgrades during that period.

Jul 10, 2013

SoftBank priority is beefing up Sprint, not exec changes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – SoftBank Corp (9984.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will move rapidly to use airwaves from Clearwire Corp CLWR.O to bolster Sprint Nextel Corp’s (S.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) wireless service, but it does not plan any big personnel changes once it takes over the No. 3 U.S. mobile carrier, a top SoftBank executive told Reuters.

Apart from pushing ahead with plans to boost the speed of the Sprint network, which lags Verizon Wireless (VZ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)(VOD.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and AT&T Inc (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the immediate priority will be expanding wireless capacity with the airwaves Sprint took over in its July 9 buyout of Clearwire.

Jun 28, 2013
Jun 28, 2013

FCC not seeking divestitures in Sprint/Clearwire/SoftBank deal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. regulators do not plan to ask Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) or Clearwire Corp (CLWR.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to sell any spectrum as they near a vote on Sprint’s proposed buyout of Clearwire, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

The Federal Communications Commission is examining Sprint’s proposed buyout of the shares it does not already own in Clearwire in the same review process as the $21.6 billion bid from Japan’s SoftBank Corp (9984.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to buy 78 percent of Sprint.

Jun 27, 2013
Jun 26, 2013

Dish bows out of battle with Sprint over Clearwire

By Liana B. Baker and Sinead Carew

(Reuters) – Dish Network Corp has bowed out of the battle for mobile service provider Clearwire Corp, marking the second major blow in less than a week against Dish chairman and founder Charlie Ergen and his plan to expand into wireless.

The decision, announced on Wednesday, officially put an end to a bidding war between Dish and Clearwire’s majority owner Sprint Nextel Corp, and raised questions about what options Ergen has left in as he tries to expand beyond satellite TV services into the U.S. wireless market.

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