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


Sprint taps Airbiquity to bring the cloud into cars

Wireless provider Sprint is moving into communication and entertainment systems for vehicles, and it’s bringing Airbiquity along for the ride. The Seattle-based company was selected by Sprint to provide its “Choreo” cloud platform for connected vehicles as part of the new Sprint Velocity system, which was announced earlier today. Sprint will make the Velocity system… Read More


T-Mobile exec: One major carrier will go down

In a recent conversation with shareholders, T-Mobile COO Jim Alling said that he believes out of the four major cell phone carriers — AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and his own T-Mobile — one will fade away in the coming years. We’re guessing he didn’t mean the company he works for, even though T-Mobile took a net… Read More


This Clearwire investor just fired a volley at Sprint, warns carrier not to meddle in spectrum sale

One of Clearwire’s largest shareholders is urging the company to sell its excess spectrum in an attempt to raise as much as $9 billion — a huge tally that’s nearly three times Clearwire’s current market value. In a letter to the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 1, Mount Kellet Capital Management’s… Read More


Sprint reportedly in no hurry to gobble up Clearwire

There’s been a lot of speculation about what will happen to Clearwire following Softbank’s purchase this week of a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel. But don’t hold your breath for a deal between the new Sprint and the old Clearwire, at least in the short-term. Bloomberg News reports, citing people with knowledge of the… Read More


Verizon blows past rivals in Seattle area speed tests

Looking for the fastest wireless network in Seattle? Look no further than Verizon, which easily trounced its rivals in terms of upload and download speeds in recent tests. Verizon, which has been expanding its LTE network throughout the Pacific Northwest in the past year, also beat out its competitors in terms of text message delivery…. Read More

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Report: T-Mobile likely to offer iPhone by next year

“Always the bridesmaid, never the bride” no longer… T-Mobile should get the iPhone by next year. It’s probable that the U.S. carrier will finally score the coveted gadget, according to Bloomberg, citing a report from Sanford C. Bernstein’s Craig Moffett. T-Mobile will be the last major American carrier to offer the iPhone, with Verizon, Sprint and AT&T customers… Read More