Alcatel One Touch shows off new phones; U.S. Cellular intros Samsung LTE tablet

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> Alcatel One Touch announced three new Android smartphones, the One Touch Fire, the One Touch Snap and the One Touch Snap LTE. Release

> Toshiba will start shipping flash memory cards that support the new SeeQVault mobile DRM standard it is pushing with Samsung Electronics, Sony and Panasonic as part of the Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative. Article

> Huawei, like Ericsson, eyes growth in the network services business. Article

> Google's Andy Rubin said the company doesn't need retail stores. Article

> U.S. Cellular reported fourth-quarter postpaid customer losses of 16,000 and prepaid net customer additions of 38,000. Release

> MetroPCS shareholders will hold a vote March 28 on T-Mobile USA's bid to acquire the company. Article

> T-Mobile USA's CTO Neville Ray said LTE will remain a fragmented market for years to come. Article

> One Clearwire shareholder said the company's spectrum is worth two to three times what Sprint Nextel is offering for it. Article

> The Pentagon announced a plan to allow the Defense Department's 600,000 smartphone and tablet users to more easily share classified data. Article

> U.S. Cellular said it will sell Samsung's 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for $499.99 with a service plan. Release

> Qualcomm said it expects to solve the 4G roaming problem this year. Article

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> PayPal co-founder Max Levchin is going head-to-head with the digital commerce giant with the launch of Affirm, a new payment startup dedicated to streamlining the checkout process across smartphones and other connected mobile devices. Article

> Google is rolling out version 3.0 of its Google Play Services platform, highlighted by integration with its new Google+ application sign-in service. Article

> Apple has agreed to pay out more than $100 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed by parents whose children purchased virtual goods and enhancements sold inside iPhone and iPad applications without permission.  Article

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