Apple's iPhone 4S BOM is $188; Sprint, Motorola announce PTT Admiral Android phone

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@FierceMobiCo: #Facebook Messenger expands to #BlackBerry. Article | [email protected]

> Sprint Nextel and Motorola Mobility announced the new Motorola Admiral, the first smartphone that boasts Sprint Direct Connect speed for push-to-talk service and is powered by Android. Release

> AT&T is looking for data on Sprint Nextel's wireless deals. Article

> Fitch downgraded Sprint. Article (sub. req.)

> HTC's Cher Wang made a rare public appearance. Article

> Sony Ericsson said it will upgrade to Android 4.0. Article

> ARM Holdings unveiled a new processor. Article

> Samsung said its Galaxy Nexus smartphone was not designed to sidestep Apple's patents. Article

> The 16 GB iPhone 4S bill of materials? $188. Article

> Apple's Siri allows access to locked iPhone 4S devices. Article

Mobile Content News

> Technology-focused venture capital firm DCM has announced the first seven startups to earn financial support from the A-Fund. Article

> The Weather Channel is introducing an overhauled version of its popular application for Apple's iPad tablet. Article

> Google is rolling out new mobile search ad formats promising more useful and relevant information for consumers who conduct search queries within mobile applications. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Qualcomm is among the investors in small-cell backhaul startup Siklu Communications. Article

> Huawei's transparency efforts ring hollow. Editor's Corner

> Qualcomm was granted $1 billion in broadband wireless access licenses it won in India. Article

European Wireless News

> Mobile advertising in Europe is experiencing unprecedented growth, according to fresh data from InMobi, a mobile ad agency. Article

> Hong-Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa squashed suggestions that its 3 Italia unit is up for sale. Article

> A dispute between French mobile operators and the City of Paris could threaten 3G network upgrades and undermine LTE deployment plans for the capital. Article

And finally... The iPhone 4S has support for a Russian satellite system. Article