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Upcoming VAIO smartphone could help reshape Japanese market

by: Matthew BensonDecember 31, 2014
The newly independent VAIO brand is set to release a mid-range 5-inch smartphone in 2015 that may bring it screen-to-screen with its progenitor, Sony.
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State of the mobile industry

by: Nate SwannerJanuary 1, 2013
We are in the golden era of mobile technology, and the industry isn't resting on its laurels. While Apple may have started this industry on a new path, its reign at the top may soon be over.
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State of the mobile industry: Carriers

by: Nate SwannerDecember 28, 2012
As we inch toward a true global conscience, we are increasingly dependent on being connected. Being connected is what defines us, with things like social media, blogs, and news sites. Here in the USA, we are fortunate to have a huge network of connectivity, but are we doing the right things with our network?
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Sprint buys Clearwire outright to get hold of its spectrum Ghz

by: Gary SimsDecember 17, 2012
Rumors started to emerge a couple of months ago that Sprint would like to buy up the rest of the controlling shares in Clearwire. The deal, which is worth $2.2 billion, has been finalized and is all about airwaves.
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SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son on the Sprint deal: “I am betting $20 billion that I’m going to be successful.”

by: ŠtefanNovember 26, 2012
Remember when the Japanese operator SoftBank announced that they were going to buy 70% of Sprint? Everyone in the office scratched their heads because we frankly didn't know how to react to the deal. Now, thanks to an exhaustively researched piece on The Wall Street Journal about Masayoshi Son, SoftBank's CEO, we not only know a lot more the Japanese company, but we're also filled with excitement.
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Japanese operator SoftBank might spend $12.8 billion to buy 66% of Sprint Nextel

by: ŠtefanOctober 11, 2012
According to a breaking news report from Reuters, Japanese operator SoftBank Mobile is allegedly in talks with Sprint to purchase a 66% stake in the company four roughly $12.8 billion.
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Sharp to release a 4.9-inch Android smartphone with Snapdragon S4 Pro and 16MP camera in Japan

by: Bams SadewoOctober 11, 2012
With no immediate sign of Sharp making its Android phone available outside Japan, it seems we’re going to miss the boat once again with the company’s latest and most powerful handset to date, the Aquos Xx 203SH, which Japanese carrier Softbank Mobile is planning to release in Q1 2013.
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Sharp Android flagship with a Disney twist announced in Japan

by: ŠtefanOctober 10, 2012
Japanese operator Softbank has unveiled an Android 4.0 smartphone that's designed for those who have an unhealthy obsession with the Disney characters Micky Mouse and Mini Mouse. The device, built by Sharp, is a beast. It has a 4.5 inch 720p display, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, which we're going to assume is the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, a 13 megapixel camera, and 8 GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via the use of a memory card.
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Motorola Razr M unveiled in Japan, to start selling via SoftBank in late October

by: AdrianOctober 9, 2012
With the high-end Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD still not ready for their releases, Motorola seems to be focused on making the mid-range Razr M and I available for as many tech users as possible.
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SoftBank unveils Sharp Pantone 5 107SH smartphone with radiation detector

by: AdrianMay 29, 2012

While tech enthusiasts in the US and Europe are still getting used to seeing waterproof or dustproof smartphones, these features have been standard for a long time in Japan. However, aside from protection to water and dust, another “exotic” function is now being introduced in the “Land of the Rising Sun”.

The new Sharp Pantone 5 107SH smartphone has been unveiled by SoftBank and is set to be the world’s first ever handheld to come with an integrated radiation detector. That’s right, this little guy should give you an accurate measurement of radiation in your area upon its release and all you’ll have to do is push on a dedicated physical button on the front of the [...]

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