Sprint's Adib talks about Softbank's pending support, Tizen's appeal and Sprint Zone's success

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 Fared Adib

On the eve of Sprint Nextel's (NYSE:S) Open Solutions Conference in San Jose, Calif., this week, Sprint's Fared Adib talked about how the conference has evolved and is no longer solely for developers. Adib, the company's senior vice president of product development, also opened up about Softbank's anticipated $20.1 billion investment in Sprint, the operator's mobile advertising strategy and why the company decided to support fledgling Tizen, the open source operating system that is based upon Linux. On the Hot Seat