Brightstar Buys Phone Recycler
Brightstar Corporation today announced that it has acquired Mobile Phone Xchange, a company that offers mobile phone buy-back and trade-in services. Brightstar works behind the scenes to acquire, provision, and distribute cell phones to retailers and corporations around the world. Mobile Phone Xchange, which is based in Europe, will help Brightstar offer support for the entire life cycle of mobile devices by increasing its ability to handle end-of-life services. Terms of the deal were not revealed.
Review: Kyocera Hydro Life for T-Mobile / MetroPCS
The Hydro Life is an affordable waterproof handset from Kyocera that offers all the power of Android in a compact package that goes where you go. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.
Sprint Separates Device Leasing Business to Manage Cash
Sprint today sold part of its device financing business to a newly formed entity called Mobile Leasing Solutions for $1.2 billion. The new company is being backed by a group of equity investors, including Sprint's parent company, SoftBank.
Blu Shows Off the Life One X2
Blu today announced the Blu Life One X2, a successor to the Blu Life One X. The Life One X2 features a 5.2-inch full HD display with curved glass, a metal chassis, and a fingerprint reader for biometric security.
Apple Offering Credit for Some Android, Windows Phones
Apple has expanded the scope of its Reuse and Recycling Program to include smartphones, tablets, and PCs not made by Apple. Customers can take their old smartphones directly to Apple Stores and receive credit towards new Apple gear for turning them in.
Remind me again how this isn't a scam?