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> Ericsson and Vantrix teamed for video optimization. Release

> Research In Motion has recommended users disable JavaScript in their BlackBerry browser for security reasons. Article

> Apple received a rare downgrade on its stock. Article

> Intel and Qualcomm said the disaster in Japan won't affect their output. Article

> LG is pushing forward with the release of its tablet in Japan. Article

> The Samsung Galaxy Player is headed to the United States. Article

Mobile Content News

> Leaked screenshots indicate Amazon.com's forthcoming Appstore for Android will sell some applications for less than the prices offered at Google's rival Android Market. Article

> Smartphones running Google's Android mobile operating system load web pages an average of 52 percent faster than Apple's iPhone. Article

> What are consumers doing with their apps? Commentary

> An Arizona judge has denied a temporary restraining order sought by Verizon Wireless to halt the activities of companies the operator alleges are behind a scheme to defraud subscribers via premium SMS campaigns. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Sprint Nextel and partner Telespree announced Sprint's wholesale prepaid mobile broadband solution, called Mobile Broadband on Demand. Article

> Opposition is mounting against AT&T's proposal to purchase 11 licenses in the lower 700 MHz block from Qualcomm for $1.9 billion. Article

> The Obama administration is looking to issue $400 million in loans to entities willing to roll out broadband services in rural areas. Article

European Wireless News

> France Telecom Orange is going to pump a $245 million (€175 million) investment into Iraq's third-largest mobile operator, Korek Telecom. Article

> O2 More, the UK operator's mobile advertising platform, has attracted two million of its customers to sign up to its opt-in service. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has agreed to manufacture LTE base stations in cooperation with two Russian firms under a joint venture deal. Article

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