NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -

Clearwire

(CLWR)

was the biggest gainer in premarket trading on Thursday, after

Sprint

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revealed its intention to

buy out

the wireless specialist.

In a

filing

with the

Securities and Exchange Commission

, Sprint said that it plans to acquire Sprint stock that it does not already own for $2.90 a share, a deal worth around $2.1 billion.

Clearwire shares climbed 10.55% to $3.04 before market open on share volume of 25,256,169.

Sprint shares dipped 0.71% to $5.62.

Ciena

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was another gainer, rising 3.4% to $16.10, while

RF Micro Devices

(RFMD)

gained 3.41% to reach $4.55.

Research In Motion

( RIMM), which has enjoyed strong momentum recently ahead of its

BlackBerry 10

launch next year, was also a gainer. The Canadian handset maker's shares rose 0.98% to $13.44.

Ericsson

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rose 0.52% to $9.69.

Apple

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shares, however, dipped 1.6% to $530.36.

--Written by James Rogers in New York.

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