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)     September 21, 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 September 21, 2005, Brightpoint, Inc. (the "Registrant") entered into a
written employment agreement ("Employment Agreement") with Anthony W. Boor, the
Registrant's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Brightpoint
Americas and the Registrant's acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. The
Employment Agreement, which is effective as of July 1, 2005 (the "Effective
Date"), provides that Mr. Boor will receive a base salary of $200,000 per annum
and is eligible for a discretionary bonus in accordance with the Registrant's
bonus programs then in effect, consistent with his previously disclosed "at
will" employment arrangement. The Employment Agreement provides for an initial
term of one year that automatically renews unless the Registrant gives Mr. Boor
written notice at least 30 days prior to an anniversary of the Effective Date.
The Employment Agreement further provides that if Mr. Boor's employment is
terminated by the Registrant other than for Cause (as defined in the Employment
Agreement), or because of Mr. Boor's death or disability, and Mr. Boor executes
a separation agreement and release of claims prepared by the Registrant, then
Mr. Boor has the right to receive, in addition to any accrued salary then owed
to him, an amount equal to twelve times his monthly base salary on the date of
termination. The Employment Agreement also contains non-competition and
confidentiality provisions. This description of the Employment Agreement is
qualified in its entirety by reference to the Employment Agreement, a copy of
which is annexed hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


(c)      Exhibits

         10.1     Employment Agreement between Brightpoint, Inc. and Anthony W.
                  Boor, effective as of July 1, 2005.


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/ Steven E. Fivel
                                          Steven E. Fivel
                                          Executive Vice President and 
                                          General Counsel

Date:  September 27, 2005