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Old September 6th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #2321 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by twospirits View Post
This may be a bit off topic but since it involves Sprint let me shoot it out anyway.

I always felt that IFA (being held this week) is basically a European showcasing of devices much like CES is of the USA and as such would most likely be more tailored to carriers of the region, so why is it that Dan Hesse of Sprint will be making a keynote speech on Sept 6th?

Can anyone explain?

TS
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Interesting...maybe w/ the Softbank deal being finalized, future Sprint phones will all be world phones?
I was way wrong, TS. Here's the quote from the article that explains.

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...Why are U.S. CEOs taking the stage at a European trade fair? According to executives from IFA, the group's recent strategic partnership with CTIA is behind the interest from the U.S. executives. Last February CTIA announced it was partnering with IFA as its official show partner for global consumer electronics. Hesse is expected to talk about the impact of wireless on society,...
IFA Berlin event promises smart watches, connected cars and more - FierceWireless
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