Analyst: Verizon to sell 24M iPhones this year; Facebook denies HTC Facebook phone

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@FierceWireless: RT @engadgetmobile: HTC's buttonless slate spotted in the furry wilds. Article | Follow @FierceWireless

> The FCC approved a waiver that allows wholesale customers of LightSquared to provide either dual-mode or terrestrial-only devices. Article

> Research In Motion will not provide corporate access to email services via BlackBerry in India. Article

> New legislation would push net neutrality rules on wireless. Article

> An analyst at R.W. Baird & Co. predicts Verizon Wireless will sell 23.8 million iPhones this year. Article

> Lenovo and NEC could team on smartphones. Article

> A Verizon Wireless executive joined the Isis mobile payment effort. Article

> Facebook denied it will team with HTC for a branded Facebook phone. Article

Mobile Content News

> Can the Flaming Lips change digital music? Commentary

> Interactive multichannel retailer HSN is the latest addition to the Sprint ID app bundle program. Article

> Sony Computer Entertainment introduced PlayStation Suite, an initiative bringing PlayStation gaming experiences to devices running Google's Android mobile operating system. Article

> Verizon Wireless and Sony Pictures Television introduced Crackle Movies en Español. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> SK Telecom has tapped LG-Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks and Samsung Electronics as its LTE infrastructure suppliers. Article

> The FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology has conditionally designated nine companies as white space device database administrators. Article

> Ruckus Wireless is expected to announce that Chongqing Telecom selected the vendor's WiFi products and technology for a large-scale, citywide deployment of WiFi hotspots. Article

European Wireless News

> O2 UK said LTE is "years" away. Article

> Vodafone's unified communication product OneNet is to be given extra marketing budget to boost UK sales. Article

> iPhone and Android smartphones are outselling Nokia devices in the Nordic countries. Article

> O2 Germany has confirmed it will start managing the payment process for app downloads for handsets using two "major" app stores. Article

> According to a new report from Informa Telecoms & Media, SMS will remain a significant source of revenues and traffic for mobile operators on a global basis until at least 2015. Article

And finally... The iPhone as ping-pong paddle. Article

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