China's Zoom Technologies licenses CDMA-based patents from Qualcomm; T-Mobile USA launches first hotspot product

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> Chinese company Zoom Technologies said it plans to develop new mobile phones for the global market after chip maker Qualcomm  granted the manufacturer new wireless patent licenses for WCDMA and TD-SCDMA technologies. Article

> SIM vendor Gemalto has said that its LTE technology has been selected by NTT Docomo for the Japanese carrier's LTE roll-out. Article

> T-Mobile USA launched its first HSPA+ mobile hotspot product, joining the ranks of larger carriers that have been peddling hotspot devices to connect Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets to their macro networks. Article

> Efforts to revamp USF for broadband expansion are still a thorny issue. Article

And Finally... David Louis Whitehead of Bossier, La., has filed a bizarre 99-page complaint with a district court in Arkansas that seeks $75 billion in return for claims of civil rights violations, conspiracy and fraud. The defendants include Apple, numerous judges, U.S. presidents, Hollywood studios, celebrities and banks. Article

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