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Smith Micro to Sprint

Industry sources say wireless multimedia software provider Smith Micro Software Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI) is close to landing a major OEM deal with Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S).

Smith sells various wireless compression and connectivity products, but its main business has become an iTunes-like software, called Quicklink, that enables people to manage their music, image, and video files between their cellphones and their PCs.

The deal would be a huge boon for the small Alisa Viejo, Calif., company. Smith already sells its multimedia manager software to Verizon Wireless , but winning the Sprint gig might put it in another league entirely.

Calls to company founder Bill Smith resulted in a call back from the company's investor relations guy. "I can't comment on speculation," Smith Micro's Bruce Quigley told Light Reading today (Friday). "If we had a deal or relationship with Sprint, or anybody else for that matter, we would put out an announcement."

Get the whole story at Unstrung.

— Mark Sullivan, Reporter, Light Reading

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