Huawei is taking some pages from the playbook of some its more established smartphone rivals, including Samsung Electronics, in building the hype for its forthcoming high-end smartphone, which will likely be called the Ascend P6.
Japan's SoftBank is in talks with Deutsche Telekom over a potential deal for T-Mobile US if its $20.1 billion offer to take control of 70 percent of Sprint Nextel collapses, according to a Reuters report.
Apple has inserted code into its iOS operating system that limits the maximum data speeds iPhone and iPad customers can achieve on the networks of Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint Nextel, according to an iOS developer. It does not appear that the code is affecting iPhones that work on T-Mobile US, which just started offering the iPhone in April.
Chinese computer and smartphone maker Lenovo said it is in "preliminary negotiations with a party in connection with a potential joint venture transaction" related to its smartphone business, according to a filing the company made with the Hong Kong stock exchange.
T-Mobile US brand MetroPCS will start selling GSM phones that work on T-Mobile's network as soon as June 12, according to a PhoneArena report.
Amazon is developing a high-end 3D smartphone as part of a wider push into mobile and hardware, according to a Wall Street Journal report, the latest indication that a smartphone is coming from the e-commerce giant and Kindle purveyor.
Verizon Communications has been talking to financial analysts about the price it may be willing to pay to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless as a way to spur talks between the two telecom giants, according to a Bloomberg report.
Verizon Communications has hired advisers in advance of a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid for Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, according to a Reuters report.
Verizon Wireless will launch a high-end Nokia Lumia Windows Phone next month, according to a Bloomberg report, which could give Nokia's North American sales a badly needed shot in the arm.
Nokia appears to be planning to announce a new phone with a Qwerty keyboard on Wednesday, though it is not clear whether it will be a Lumia Windows Phone or some other class of device.