Softbank looks to raise $4B in bonds; Android users consume 35 percent less voice minutes than iPhone users in Finland, study shows

Quick news from around the Web.

@FierceWireless: here | [email protected]

> Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said he's open to the possibility of changing the company's ownership stake in Verizon Wireless. Article (sub. req.)

> Speculation has begun on a successor to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. Article

> Softbank plans to raise $4 billion in bonds to finance its investment in Sprint Nextel. Article

> Data from Alekstra shows Android users consumed 35 percent less voice minutes and 30 percent fewer text messages than iPhone users in Finland. Article

> MetroPCS CEO Roger Linquist is selling some shares in the company. Article

> Analysts said BlackBerry Z10 sales are coming in lower than expected. Article

> Verizon Wireless is now selling the Iris Smart Home System home automation and security offering in some of its retail outlets. Post

> Verizon Wireless appears to be preparing to sell the Pantech Perception. Article

> Marvell Technology reported solid financial results. Article

Mobile Content News

> PayPal moved into Europe ahead of rival Square. Article

> Instagram has decided against building a native version of its popular photo sharing application for the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, All Things D reported. Article

And finally… Apple is preparing yet another iOS update, iOS 6.1.3, this time to repair a lockscreen vulnerability. Article

Sponsored by ADI

What if we were never truly alone? Our next-gen communications technology can help people in even the most remote places stay connected.

What if there were no ocean, desert, mountain or event that could ever keep us from telling our stories, sharing discoveries or asking for help? ADI’s next-gen communications technology could keep all of us connected.

Suggested Articles

Mint Mobile, the MVNO made famous by actor Ryan Reynolds, expanded its partnership with Best Buy.

AT&T has largely failed to make its case for its competitive advantage in 5G, resulting in a marketing void.

Dish will deploy Mavenir's RCS Business Messaging software for customer support services.