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Telecom player Sprint Nextel recently reported its quarterly earnings to mixed reviews. Going into earnings season, Sprint found itself in a precarious situation. Although the economics of the deal appeared more than unappealing for Sprint, the company recently signed a deal to bring the much-sought-after iPhone onto its network. However, in doing so, the company largely paid more than it was worth, further underscoring the importance of offering high-profile smart devices for wireless providers. How will Sprint fare? 

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