Casio, Hitachi and NEC In Talks to Merge Phone Businesses
Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Casio, Hitachi and NEC have entered into talks with the goal of merging their respective cellphone businesses. The merger would help all three companies take advantage of their individual strengths and better compete with Japanese market leader Sharp. Cell makers in Japan are under increased pressure to turn up profits, and the market has seen drastic changes there in recent quarters. The merger may be complete as early as April 2010. The three companies involved did not comment on the matter directly.
T-Mobile, Sprint On the Verge of Announcing Merger: Reports
T-Mobile and Sprint are once again weighing a merger between the two businesses and may make an announcement as soon as Sunday, according to multiple reports. Unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times all suggest the two companies, which have flirted with one another for years, are back at the table hammering out a deal.
Casio's First Android Wear Watch Defines Ruggedness
Casio today announced the WSD-F10, the company's first foray into the modern smartwatch market. Casio has long made rugged, outdoorsy watches, and the F10 looks to entice outdoor adventurers who might be seeking more than just a timepiece.
T-Mobile Hopes to Woo Sprint With a New Tune
T-Mobile has approached Sprint with a new proposal, reports the Wall Street Journal, in an attempt to keep the potential merger of the two companies alive. Talks failed earlier this week when Masayoshi Son, CEO of Sprint parent SoftBank, appeared to walk away from the deal over a disagreement concerning which company would own the other.
SoftBank Pulls Rug Out from Under Sprint / T-Mobile Merger
Sprint and T-Mobile may not be merging after all. SoftBank, the majority owner of Sprint, plans to break off merger talks, according to Reuters.
What drastic changes?
Until that, Japanese operator just offered one style service plan.
Extremely subsidized phone + relat...
By combining the strengths of each company's offering into one, we have a shot of seeing something great coming from... uh... CastachEC???
If done right, they could be a real player in the game. I'm excited to see what happens.