iPhone shows summer sales gains over Android in U.S.

While some analysts are convinced that Apple’s smartphone business is doomed, new sales data would seem to indicate that the iPhone still has fight left in it. According to a report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Apple made significant sales gains over Android during the summer in the U.S., even before the launch of the iPhone… Read More

T-Mobile CEO John Legere

T-Mobile on the rebound: Wireless renegade adds 1.1M customers in second quarter

T-Mobile US added a net total of 1.1 million customers in the second quarter, including 678,000 for its T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands — the strongest growth in four years for the newly reshaped company. That didn’t include 8.9 million customers acquired by the company through its combination with MetroPCS. All told, T-Mobile’s customer base rose… Read More

Sprint's Dan Hesse

FCC gives go-ahead to Sprint deals with Clearwire, Softbank

The U.S. wireless industry is one step closer to being reshaped. The Federal Communications Commission today unanimously approved Sprint’s transactions with SoftBank and Clearwire, deals which could alter the landscape in the wireless communications business. For those who have not been following along, Sprint is attempting to buy the remaining half of Bellevue-based Clearwire that… Read More


Report: FCC set to greenlight Sprint’s deals with Clearwire and Softbank

After a long and drawn out bidding war, Clearwire’s fate appears to be nearly certain. The Federal Communications Commission is set to approval Sprint’s purchase of the Bellevue mobile broadband company, along with SoftBank’s $21.6 billion purchase of Sprint, according to a report by Bloomberg News citing people familiar with the matter. The deals could reshape… Read More


Sprint launches legal attack, says Dish attempted to ‘fool’ Clearwire shareholders in ‘bad faith’ bid

Well, nearly everyone saw this coming. Sprint has turned to the courts to try to stop Dish Network’s purchase of Clearwire, the Bellevue-broadband wireless company that’s highly coveted for its wireless spectrum. In a lawsuit filed today against Dish and Clearwire, Sprint argues in the 45-page document that Dish’s proposed buyout violates Delaware Corporate Law and… Read More


Clearwire board changes tune, snubs Sprint and now favors Dish’s $4.40 per share offer

The Clearwire saga continues. And the latest development came Wednesday afternoon as Clearwire’s board of directors recommended that shareholders accept Dish Network’s $4.40 per share offer instead of Sprint’s $3.40 per share bid. That may seem obvious, given the higher price tag. But for weeks, Clearwire Chairman John Stanton has been arguing against the Dish… Read More


Study: AT&T, Verizon are Seattle’s best-performing carriers

If you’re living in Seattle, AT&T and Verizon will deliver the best overall mobile performance, T-Mobile is not far behind and Sprint is decent with the exception of poor data download speeds. Those are the findings from Bellevue-based RootMetrics‘ fifth performance report, which ran 48,441 tests to analyze how the carriers compare in the Seattle region. The… Read More

Sprint's Dan Hesse

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to Clearwire execs: Dish deal is not a ‘viable alternative’

Well, the rhetoric keeps rising as Sprint and Dish Network battle for Clearwire, the Bellevue-based provider of mobile broadband service. Following Dish’s upped bid last week, Sprint sent a letter Monday to Clearwire’s board which basically stresses that an acquisition by Dish violates the Equityholders’ Agreement between Clearwire and Sprint. And, if Clearwire chooses to… Read More


With increased Dish offer on table, Clearwire delays vote on Sprint bid

Bellevue-based Clearwire is delaying its vote on Sprint’s takeover offer to give the company extra time to discuss Dish Network’s new proposal. The vote, originally scheduled for Friday, has been pushed back to June 13. On Wednesday, Dish boosted its offer for Clearwire, just two days before shareholders were set to vote on Sprint’s competing proposal. The latest offer… Read More


Dish boosts offer for Clearwire to $4.40 per share as bidding war with Sprint escalates ahead of Friday vote

The bidding war continues. Dish Network has boosted its offer for Bellevue-based Clearwire, just two days before shareholders were set to vote on a competing proposal by Sprint. The latest offer of $4.40 per share represents a 29 percent premium over Sprint’s last-and-final offer of $3.40. The new bid comes as minority investors are set to… Read More


Firm urges Clearwire investors to vote no on Sprint deal; board calls decision ‘superficial’

The ongoing saga of Clearwire has taken yet another turn as the independent shareholder firm Glass Lewis & Co. has recommended that minority shareholders in the Bellevue broadband wireless company vote against the increased offer from Sprint. The move comes a day after Crest Financial, which holds eight percent of Clearwire’s stock, claimed that Clearwire… Read More


Memo: Clearwire board urges shareholders to accept Sprint deal

It’s been a long and winding road for Clearwire, the Bellevue mobile broadband company which has been weighing competing offers from Sprint and Dish Network. But after months of deliberation, the board of directors today is recommending that shareholders go forward with Sprint’s $2.2 billion offer. Some investors have argued that Sprint’s bid is too… Read More


Study: Windows Phone hits highest U.S. market share yet

Maybe there’s some truth to the hilarious and equally ridiculous ad Microsoft put out today, which attempts to differentiate Windows Phone from Apple and Samsung by poking fun at stereotypical users of the leading smartphones. The first quarter numbers from Kantar show Windows making consistent gains in the U.S. smartphone market, as evidenced by growth of 1.9 percentage… Read More