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Quality One Wireless Makes 'Stalking Horse' Bid for PCD

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Aug 20, 2013, 4:23 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Personal Communications Devices today announced that it has agreed to sell the bulk of its assets to Quality One Wireless for an undisclosed sum. In order to facilitate the transaction, PCD has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and Q1W has made an initial bid for the now-bankrupt company's assets. PCD is responsible for facilitating the relationship between handset designers, handset manufacturers, and Tier 1 carriers in the U.S. Q1W does much the same thing, but for smaller companies across a larger geographical footprint. The two companies believe that they'll be able to offer carriers and phone makers a much broader and more complete set of services once the acquisition is complete. Both firms are based in the U.S., and the deal will be subject to regulatory approval.


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Aug 20, 2013, 4:51 PM

I wonder...

what will this mean for the number of phones we see hitting market, and their pricing?
Most people don't like those "very chinese" phone (there's no racist intent in my comment, is just what they are), I think that most people won't mind.
Though, some brands as Pantech, ZTE, and Huawei; may become less common among big carriers.
Absolutely nothing.

PCD mainly facilitates "middle-man" operations (distribution, engineering and warranty service). PCD doesn't set prices for phones or develop them, they just handle life-cycle issues with phones once the phone is designed by the...
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