Yesterday Dish Network threw a pretty big wrench into Softbank's plans to takeover Sprint, offering up its own bid of $25.5 billion. Despite Dish's proposal, Softbank still expects to complete the deal with Sprint on July 1st.
DISH Network has long been a shark, circling the school of Mobile carrier fish. They made an attempt to wrestle Clearwire from Sprint long ago, and were famously flirting with Google regarding a network of some sort. DISH has an angle here... and it’s a good one. They want to bundle everything we want, together, making themselves the go-to provider for... anything, really.
SoftBank CEO says he has already patented translation tech in Google Glass
The Dish Network and Sprint rivalry has been going on quietly behind larger events like CES 2013. However, the two companies continue to battle as Dish asks the FCC to freeze the Sprint and Softbank deal.
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.
Motorola’s Razr M to make its Japan debut on October 26
It’s no longer a surprise that the Motorola Razr M, the least exciting offering from the trio of Razr phones that were introduced in September, is coming to Japan via Softbank. We’ve reported earlier in the month that the mid-range Razr M is heading to the carrier before the end of October. Now, Moto and Softbank have confirmed the phone’s impending release.
Some surprising things have happened surrounding Sprint over the past few days. According to comments made by Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, we may not have seen the last of them either.