DEALS: Handset units for sale


Handset units are selling like hot cakes.


DEALS

WHO

WITH

WHAT

SCOOP

Lenovo

Hony Capital

Lenovo sold its handset unit to Hony Capital for $100 million.

Handset shipments for Lenovo fell 31 percent last quarter.

Continental Airlines

LiveTV

Continental Airlines plans to add free WiFi service to some of their planes next year.

LiveTV is a unit of rival Jet Blue Airlines.

Nokia

Trolltech

Nokia announced its intent to acquire Trolltech for $153M.

Trolltech software and application platforms are used in programs including Skype, Google Earth and Adobe Photoshop Elements. Might be bad news for Symbian?

Verizon Wireless

SureWest Wireless

Verizon has acquired SureWest's wireless assets for $69 million.

SureWest Wireless served about 50,000 subscribers, while its licenses covered about 3.8 million people.

Kyocera

Sanyo

Kyocera bought Sanyo's handset business for $468 million.

The deal makes Kyocera the sixth largest handset business in the world.

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