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> Huawei continues to battle against a government report suggesting the U.S. companies don't do business with Huawei. Article

> Amazon attacked the iPad mini in a homepage ad. Article

> Nokia Siemens Network CEO Rejeev Suri said the company continues to face challenges but is executing on its turnaround strategy. Article

> A 32 GB Nexus 7 is now on sale at Office Depot for $249. Article

> Huawei introduced the Honor 2 Android smartphone. Article

Mobile Content News

> Amazon has hired Sony Music Entertainment executive Michael Paull as its vice president of content acquisition and business development, a newly created position, AllThingsD reports. Article

> With its new Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system slated to launch Monday, Microsoft has released a new companion application enabling users to synchronize their smartphones with PCs running the just-released Windows 8 desktop platform. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Clearwire is touting its spectrum holdings and its spectrum alignment with Softbank. Article

> Telit Wireless Solutions introduced its LE920 LTE module for European and North American OEM automotive and aftermarket segments. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone UK is spending £4.5 million on a high-profile advertising campaign touting the quality of its network ahead of EE's LTE launch this week. Article

> Telefónica could divide itself into two separate units--one for Europe and another for its operations in Latin America--in a plan to insulate the company from any further worsening in Spain's economic woes, according to CFO Ángel Vilá. Article

> Telefónica's O2 Germany and KPN's E-Plus are considering a deal that could result in the two operators sharing their mobile networks by early next year. Article

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