WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

        Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) August 11, 2005

                                BRIGHTPOINT, INC.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

                  0-23494                               35-1778566
         (Commission File Number)            (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 501 Airtech Parkway, Plainfield, Indiana                 46168
 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)              (Zip Code)

                                 (317) 707-2355
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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On August 11, 2005, with an effective date of August 12, 2005, Robert J. Laikin,
the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Brightpoint, Inc. (the
"Company"), J. Mark Howell, the Company's President, and Steven E. Fivel the
Company's Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary each entered
into a Sales Plan with a brokerage firm under Securities Exchange Act Rule
10b5-1. Such plans allow a corporate insider to gradually diversify holdings of
his company's common stock while minimizing any market effects of such trades by
spreading them out over an extended period of time and eliminating any market
concern that such trades were made by a person while in possession of material
nonpublic information. Consistent with Rule 10b5-1, the Company's guidelines
permit personnel to implement 10b5-1 trading plans provided that, among other
things, they are not in possession of any material nonpublic information at the
time that they adopt such plans.

Pursuant to the 10b5-1 plans entered into by Messrs. Laikin, Howell and Fivel,
up to 214,278, 127,615 and 79,284 shares of the Company's common stock,
respectively, may be traded upon exercise of the vested stock options
contributed to their respective 10b5-1 plans. All sales under the 10b5-1 plans
are subject to the terms and conditions thereof, including predetermined minimum
price conditions, and a maximum number of shares that can be sold per month. The
10b5-1 plans for Messrs. Laikin and Howell have a term of two years. Mr. Fivel's
10b5-1 plan has a term of one year.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                    BRIGHTPOINT, Inc.

                                    By: /s/ David P. O'Connell
                                        David P. O'Connell
                                        Vice President Treasury, Taxation and 
                                        Risk Management

Date:  August 12, 2005