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> Dell's 2011 mobile device roadmap has leaked online, and it favors Android heavily. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent is optimistic about growth in the U.S. market for 2011. Article

> Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks that a smaller, cheaper version of Apple's iPhone could help Apple compete strongly with Android and Symbian at the mid-to-low end of the smartphone market. Article

> A new report from tax policy experts at KSE partners said that federal, state, and local taxes and fees now account for 16.3 percent of the average wireless customer's bill. Article

> Rogers Communications, Canada's leading wireless carrier, offered a modest 2011 growth forecast. Article

Mobile Content News

> With publisher frustration mounting over the financial terms of Apple's new App Store digital content subscription platform, archrival Google introduced its rival One Pass service, promising publishers the flexibility to establish their own pricing and conditions. Article

> Close to 50 percent of U.S. wireless subscribers now pay for mobile Internet access, according to a new study published by market research firm Parks Associates. Article

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In the the four days after Microsoft announced its partnership with Nokia, 4 percent of new app projects started were for Windows Phone, compared with 1 percent in the previous four days, according to data from Flurry. Article

Broadband Wireless News

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Garmin continues to make noise around the potential of LightSquared's satellite-terrestrial LTE network to severely disrupt GPS service.  Article

> Deutsche Telekom said it has ended its push for an alternative voice over LTE technology known as VoLGA, or voice over LTE via generic access. Article

> SK Telecom plans to roll out its LTE network to consumers in Seoul in July, and it will be using its own cloud-based network deployment method to do it. Article

> Virgin is eliminating its $40 "unlimited" prepaid mobile broadband plan altogether and instead charging $50 for an "unlimited" plan with a  2.5 GB cap. Article

> Amtrak will expand its free Wi-Fi service to its Northeast Corridor passenger trains this year. Article

European Wireless News

> Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha wants to expand the company's relationships with European operators. Article

> Five of Europe's largest mobile operators have agreed to collaborate on Near Field Communications in hopes it will accelerate the technology's prominence and make it easier for partners such as banks and retailers to deploy. Article

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Nokia Siemens Networks CEO Ranjeev Suri said that independent testing of the company's LTE network in Sweden showed it provided consistently faster speeds than Ericsson's LTE network in the country. Article

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Deutsche Telekom will introduce a Mobile Wallet service enabling T-Mobile subscribers to purchase goods, event tickets and transit passes as well as participate in retailer rewards programs via wireless device. Article

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The Wholesale Applications Community celebrated its first anniversary with its official commercial launch, introducing its WAC 2.0 specification and announcing that operator partners Verizon Wireless, China Mobile, MTS, Orange, Smart, Telefonica, Telenor and Vodafone are all connected to the platform. Article

And finally...
Take a look at Google's virtual conveyor belt of Android phones. Article