Webwire: Samsung dodges German tab ban; AT&T eyes Nokia WP devices

Samsung is gearing up to launch a modified version of its Galaxy Tab in Germany to avoid a sales ban. A court put the stoppers on shipments after Apple claimed the 10.1-inch model infringes several of its patents.
AT&T is negotiating the launch of Nokia Windows Phone devices in 2012, Glen Lurie, head of the carrier’s tablet unit, says.
Associated Press journalists faced a tough day yesterday, being told off by bosses for Tweeting news of their arrest at a protest in New York rather than posting on regular news wires.
Adult film studio Vivid is threatening legal action against HTC if the vendor doesn’t change the name of its Vivid smartphone.
Google is opposing a planned US antipiracy bill, warning that the law goes too far, lacks sufficient oversight and would depress investment in the internet sector.
Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo plans to spend around 880 billion Yen (€8.8 billion) rolling out its LTE network, which it hopes will attract 30 million subscribers by 2015.