Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has never sold a product from Sony's Xperia line of smartphones and tablets, so this would be a first.
The company on Thursday unveils a new "humanoid" robot named Pepper that can not only communicate with the user, but also read his or her emotions.
The Internet is run by a cable monopoly in Comcast and a wireless duopoly in Verizon and AT&T, Son says. He wants to shake things up.
Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure brings an unorthodox entrepreneurial spirit to the nation's third-largest wireless carrier.
Dan Hesse, stepping down as chief of the US's third-largest wireless carrier after seven years, helped clear up Sprint's baggage. But the company still lacks a key essential: new subscribers.
Sprint's Hesse lists the highlights of his nearly seven-year tenure at the company.
Marcelo Claure replaces Dan Hesse, who served as CEO since December 2007.
Sprint's move is part of a bigger push into the business area, even as its consumer business continues to suffer subscriber losses.
Yahoo Japan, partly owned by SoftBank and Yahoo, plans to use the acquisition to launch its own mobile Internet service.
Masayoshi Son, who'll be pitching US policymakers Tuesday to consider a stronger wireless industry to vie with broadband, might need T-Mobile to achieve his ultimate goals.