Dish Network Wants to Buy Sprint for $25.5 Billion

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In a world where everyone sues everyone and everybody buys out everybody else, we’ve come across some fresh news regarding America’s third biggest wireless carrier. Sprint is still in negotiations with Softbank, but now it looks like Dish Network has put in an aggressive bid to acquire the wireless carrier. They’re prepared to offer up a cool $25.5 billion.

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AT&T to Buy T-Mobile, Creating Pentaband Network?

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Late yesterday, news broke out that AT&T is going to acquire T-Mobile. This is still pending the approval of the FCC and other governing bodies, but if it does indeed go ahead, it has to be the biggest deal in American cellular phone history. After all, it will create for a virtual duopology: the new amalgamated AT&T/T-Mobile combo will compete primarily against Verizon, leaving Sprint way in the background.

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Toshiba and Fujitsu to merge mobile divisions?

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How do you go about competing in the increasingly crowded mobile phone industry? You partner up with another big player to make an even bigger player. At least, that sounds like the strategy coming out of Japan. Based on what we hear, Fujitsu and Toshiba are currently in talks with one another about merging their mobile phone businesses. This comes from two independent sources and, if the merger goes through, it would result in Japan’s second largest cell phone maker. Sharp is still top dog.

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Palm to be purchased by HTC or Lenovo?

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The Palm Pre was supposed to represent the resurgence of the company. The Palm Centro and Palm Treo were quickly losing market share, but the Pre was new, exciting and innovative. Unfortunately, it seems that it wasn’t quite as big a success as Palm had hoped.

As such, there are rumors going around that Palm is available for sale and it already has two very interested suitors. Even though these acquisition rumors are just that — rumors — the Palm stock price shot up about 10% today based on the news.

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Ex-Alltel Employees Given Pink Slip by Verizon

Well, there’s some good news and some bad news here for all the Alltel employees in the audience. As you may recall, Verizon Wireless went ahead and purchased Alltel some time back, leaving us to wonder what would become of all the existing Alltel employees and infrastructure. Not surprisingly, there is some definite redundancy across […]

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