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> Is this Verizon Wireless' short-term Android device lineup? Article

> Apple has reportedly hired search firm Egon Zehnder International to lead the recruitment of a new retail chief. Article

> Is Apple close to bringing the iPhone to China Telecom? Article

> Hewlett-Packcard is offering more discounts for its TouchPad tablet. Article

> Samsung plans to upgrade its GalaxyTab 10.1 tablet with its ToucWiz user interface. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> The cost of delivering mobile data could jump seven times to $370 billion by 2016, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Article

> The FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology has named Microsoft as an administrator of the TV white spaces database, despite the company filing late and others opposing its designation. Article

> While operators globally have reached a consensus on the next mobile broadband standard--LTE--the fragmented nature of spectrum for the technology is slowing the carrier decision-making process, according to a new report from Informa Telecoms and Media. Article

Mobile Content News

> Apple has quietly started approving App Store submissions compatible with its forthcoming iOS 5 mobile platform revamp, suggesting the upgraded OS could formally launch as soon as next month. Article

> Ninety-six U.S. stations are now on-the-air with mobile digital television services, a number expected to grow to 126 stations across 48 markets by the end of 2011, according to the Open Mobile Video Coalition of America broadcaster association. Article

> Less than a month after scooping up 2D barcodes provider Jagtag in a deal valued at $5.25 million, Augme Technologies is making another acquisition, forking over $44.5 million to acquire mobile marketing and advertising services firm Hipcricket. Article

> Social mobile gaming developer Glu Mobile has acquired startups Griptonite Games and Blammo Games. Article

European Wireless News

> Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett said the company is negotiating with a number of London councils over plans to offer free Wi-Fi in the near future and challenge the high price of BT's Openzone Wi-Fi network. Article

> All three mobile operators in the Netherlands have now raised their mobile data pricing in response to net neutrality rules, making the tariffs among the most expensive in Europe. Article

> Nokia is working with advertisers in the U.K. to take advantage of NFC technology. Article

And finally... According to a survey conducted by the U.K. telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, 22 percent of adults and 47 percent of teens admitted to using or answering their smartphone while in the bathroom. Article

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