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With Nokia, Apple and RIM all trying to flex their muscles and become the new gatekeepers of the mobile Internet, carriers are responding by making their own moves. AT&T and Vodafone are amongst likely buyers of Huawei’s handset unit. Huawei Technologies, the largest mainland manufacturer of […]

With Nokia, Apple and RIM all trying to flex their muscles and become the new gatekeepers of the mobile Internet, carriers are responding by making their own moves. AT&T and Vodafone are amongst likely buyers of Huawei’s handset unit.

Huawei Technologies, the largest mainland manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, is attracting interest from global industry players such as AT&T, the largest phone companyin the United States, and private equity firms including Blackstone on its sale of more than 50 per cent of its handset unit, sources said. (via)

The fact that carriers are looking to own a supplier of cheap mobile phones doesn’t bode well for the boys at Motorola!

  1. Makes no sense at all for AT&T, Vodafone or any other network operator to own a handset business.

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  2. The question is why is Huawei selling it?

    I agree with Klaus, it makes no sense for AT&T, Vodafone or any telco

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  3. The Postman Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    Nothing bodes well for the boys at Motorola.

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  4. Agree with Jose…if so profitable, why selling it?

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