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Sanyo set to finalise mobile phone sale deal to Kyocera

Media reports this week suggest Sanyo will sign a final agreement to sell its mobile phone operations to Kyocera in the next few days, a move which would end a deal that has been ongoing since October last year.

Kyocera to buy Sanyo mobile phone operations

Japanese electronics maker Kyocera has confirmed it will buy Sanyo’s loss-making mobile phone business for 45-50 billion yen (US$375-468 million), a deal that will create the world’s sixth largest mobile phone maker.

KDDI-led WiMAX group preps US1.3 billion network

KDDI has selected Fujitsu as an infrastructure partner for the deployment of its US$1.3 billion mobile WiMAX network in Japan.

Kyocera announces first GSM phone deal

New GSM phone manufacturer Kyocera has announced its first operator customer, securing a deal with Venezuela’s third-largest operator Digitel.

Nokia to quit Japan, except high-end brand

Reuters reports that Nokia – the world’s largest handset manufacturer – is to stop selling mobile phones in Japan, except for its luxury Vertu brand, after struggling to compete with domestic vendors.

Kyocera makes cuts

Engadget reports that Kyocera is already being forced to reorganise its handset businesses only a year after acquiring Sanyo’s mobile phone unit.

Fractus sues ten vendors for patent infringement

Ten mobile phone vendors are being sued for allegedly infringing patents relating to internal antennas used on their handsets, according to a Cellular News report.