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


Hoping to halt sinking profits, HTC debuts One smartphone

The flagship phone that could put an end to HTC’s sinking profits finally hit stores Friday. The long-awaited HTC One is available today by AT&T and Sprint, both online and at their retail stores. You can also purchase it at Best Buy, RadioShack, Walmart, Target,, Costco, Car Toys, Sam’s Club,, and Both Sprint and AT&T are… Read More


Verizon wants to buy Clearwire spectrum for $1.5B

Both Sprint and Dish Network are looking to buy Clearwire, the Bellevue-based wireless broadband operator that’s most coveted for its spectrum holdings. But now there may be another player in the mix. The Wall Street Journal reports today that Verizon Wireless has offered to pay as much as $1.5 billion to Clearwire for its spectrum leases…. Read More


Memo: Dish Network offers $25.5 billion to buy Sprint Nextel

The wireless business continues to go through some wild transformations, and the latest example happened Monday morning as Dish Network announced a $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel. That follows the satellite TV provider’s previous offer to gobble up Clearwire for $3.30 per share, slightly more than $2.97 per share offer from Sprint. Making matters more… Read More


AT&T has the fastest LTE network (if you can access it)

The big U.S. wireless carriers are all fighting over who has the fastest LTE network, touting the speeds that can be obtained over the next-generation networking technology. But who is out in front when it comes to LTE? A new report out today tries to answer that question, and the results may surprise you. AT&T,… Read More


Study shows Sprint severely undervaluing Clearwire spectrum

A study that one Clearwire shareholder commissioned shows that the company’s spectrum is worth two to three times more than what Sprint is currently offering in its bid to acquire Bellevue-based Clearwire. The study, done by Information Age Economics, shows that Sprint’s current offer of $2.97 per share undervalues its longtime partner Clearwire. It was commissioned by Crest… Read More


Dish looks to scoop up Clearwire, outbidding Sprint by 11 percent

Many of Clearwire’s minority shareholders have argued that Sprint Nextel’s buyout offer is far too low, undervaluing the Bellevue company’s strong spectrum position. Now, they’ve got another believer. In the ongoing saga around Clearwire, Dish Network today announced an unsolicited offer to buy the wireless broadband company for $3.30 per share or $5.15 billion, more… Read More


Sprint, Verizon expanding Windows Phone lineup

Sprint will launch its first Windows Phone 8 smartphones by this summer, from HTC and Samsung, the wireless carrier announced today. In addition, Verizon says it will be adding its third Windows Phone 8 device, the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, in the coming weeks. The ATIV device will join the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 822… Read More

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It’s official: Sprint is trying to buy the rest of Clearwire for $2.1B

The ongoing fluctuations in the mobile market took yet another turn today as Sprint Nextel announced its intentions to buy out its longtime partner, Clearwire, for $2.1 billion. The acquisition talks were disclosed in SEC filings Thursday morning, and Bellevue-based Clearwire said it would not be commenting further on the possibilities of a deal. “Clearwire… Read More


Clearwire shares surge after Sprint positions for full buyout

Shares of Clearwire jumped more than 10 percent today after CNBC reported that Sprint Nextel may try to acquire its remaining interest in the Bellevue broadband wireless provider by the end of the year. CNBC’s David Faber said that Sprint — which has agreed to be acquired by Japan’s Softbank — may attempt to acquire the… Read More