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SoftBank CEO makes a new case in battle for Sprint

The battle continues between two chief executives and their ambitions to acquire the third-largest wireless carrier in the United States. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and Dish chairman Charlie Ergen have taken shots at >>

Sprint, Softbank agree to ditch Huawei over spy concerns

Sprint (S) and Japanese carrier Softbank (SFTBY) have confirmed to U.S. lawmakers they won’t use equipment from Huawei following their upcoming merger, Bloomberg reported. Softbank announced plans last October to pay more than >>

Softbank's $20 billion Sprint buy gets official

It’s official: Sprint (S) is getting bought up. Japanese wireless company Softbank (SFTBY) announced on Monday that it will pay just north of $20 billion to acquire a 70% stake in Sprint, which >>

So, how good is SoftBank as a giant-killer?

Pretty damn good. Vodafone Japan’s market share of mobile subscribers had crumbled below 17% in 2006 when SoftBank (SFTBY) swooped it up. This is what SoftBank’s share of Japan’s new mobile subscribers looked >>

Japan's NTT DoCoMo to go SIM-free in 2011

In an interview with the Nikkei Business Daily, NTT DoCoMo’s president Ryuji Yamada revealed that Japans’s largest wireless carrier may go SIM-Free in 2011. The move would allow customers to easily switch to and from >>

Softbank announces 10 megapixel Sharp AQUOS SHOT 933SH

8 megapixels? Puh-leeze. While companies like Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG and Nokia continue work on 8 megapixel camera phones, Sharp is kicking things up a notch in the Asian region. Definitely falling into >>