Apple plans iPad 'Mini' event for Oct. 23; Sprint, AT&T will offer LG Optimus G in November

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@FierceWireless: RT@engadgetmobile: Sprint's Galaxy Note II to arrive October 25th, with LTE and $300 price tag. Article[email protected]

> Apple confirmed it will hold an event Oct. 23 where it will likely unveil a smaller iPad tablet. Article

>A JP Morgan analyst says T-Mobile USA could get the iPhone as early as 2013.  Article

> Sprint will begin offering the LG Optimus G LTE smartphone Nov. 11. Release and AT&T will start offering the device  Nov. 2.  Article

> Sprint will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Note II with LTE on Oct. 25.  Price is $300.  Article

> Microsoft reportedly plans to produce 3 million to 5 million Surface tablets in the fourth quarter. Article (sub. req.)

> Ericsson launched a stadium-optimized Wi-Fi access point that delivers high-performance coverage for mobile video and data apps. Release

> Startup ByteLight, which provides LED based indoor positioning technology, received $1.25 million in funding. Release

> Unwired Planet is dropping an investigation of patent infringement against Apple and Research In Motion that it was pursuing with the U.S. International Trade Commission.  Article

Mobile Developer News

> Evans Data polled more than 400 developers on the issue of Android fragmentation and found that Samsung devices ranked high for testing their applications. Article

> Consumers are beginning to feel vulnerable to security risks after downloading certain kinds of mobile apps. Editor's Corner

Mobile Content News

> Sprint ID is offering an Active Senior ID pack designed to help simplify smartphone usage for senior citizens. Release

> Google unveiled a revamped version of its Google Play Developer Console.  Article

> Esri has acquired location-based services platform Geoloqi. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Article

> Apple is reportedly updating the Apple Store chain's EasyPay point-of-sale system to integrate support for Passbook. Article

And finally…. Some folks are ashamed to use their BlackBerry smartphones in public.  Article