Associated Press reports that SoftBank, which runs the only Japanese mobile operator to offer the iPhone, said profit doubled in the latest quarter as its mobile business continued to expand.
Verizon chairman and CEO Ivan G. Seidenberg surprised investors on the firm’s third-quarter earnings call yesterday by stating that the operator had not given up hope of offering Apple’s iPhone. “This is a decision that is exclusively in Apple’s court,” said Seidenberg, reports Business Week. “We obviously would be interested in any point in the future they thought it would make sense for them to have us as a partner. And so we’ll leave it with them on that score.”