In the wake of Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) last week, as well as Hewlett-Packard's decision to drop support for its webOS device business, FierceWireless decided to take a look at some wireless deals from the past. What are the biggest deals that have gone sour and why? What deals at the time looked great--or at least intriguing--and have not panned out?
And, given that the Google/Motorola deal took most of the industry by surprise, what other outrageous deals could be lurking out there that might blindside the industry? What do mobile players have in store for us during the next year?
Let's take a look at blockbuster wireless industry deals--past and potentially future:
The past: Top worst wireless acquisitions of all time
The future: Top outrageous wireless acquisitions that could happen next