Apple's next iPad mini could have a Retina display; LG's new brand identity says 'It's All Possible'

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@FierceWireless: RT@CNETNews: AT&T was rated the best among wireless carriers for customer support in a new J.D. Power study. Article[email protected]

> Apple's next iPad mini will reportedly include a Retina Display. Article (sub. req.) Or maybe not. Article

> BlackBerry will release its Q5 smartphone, originally envisioned for emerging markets, in Canada this month, a move that has some scratching their heads. Article

> H2O Wireless said it upgraded all of its monthly Unlimited and Pay-As-You-Go Plans. Release

> LG Electronics announced a new "brand identity" strategy that the company said revolves around the theme, "It's All Possible." Release

> HTC may need to consider a merger to survive. Article

> Consumer Cellular said its customers will receive up to 1,000 additional minutes, and up to 1 GB of additional data, for no additional cost. Release

> AT&T showed off its newly revamped retail stores. Article

> AT&T's Aio Wireless expanded into Atlanta and South Florida. Article

> T-Mobile US' Optimus F3 from LG Electronics will launch Aug. 7. Article

> MVNO Kajeet said it will offer "filtered" 4G LTE service that includes parental content controls. Release

> Legislation that would make phone unlocking legal continues to travel through Congress. Article

Mobile Content News

> BlackBerry has begun inviting selected Android and iOS device owners to trial the beta version of its forthcoming cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger chat application. Article

> Mobile application marketing costs increased 5 percent in June 2013, a surge attributed to the growing number of brands leveraging Facebook's mobile app install ads platform, mobile user acquisition platform Fiksu reports. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> How can good intention for spectrum auctions go wrong? Industry Voices

> As the TD-LTE ecosystem ramps up, test and measurement companies are hustling to get in on the action as evidenced by the latest announcement from Spirent Communications, which is offering TD-LTE support on its CS8 mobile device tester. Article

> PureWave Networks is deploying a Band Class 14 LTE test network in Silicon Valley to demonstrate small cell performance in various deployment scenarios deemed critical to public-safety networks. Article

European Wireless News

> Europe's telecom providers are going to suffer through continued declines in revenues this year, according to investment research and credit rating firm Moody's, to the tune of 1.5 percent through the rest of 2013. Article

> Orange Romania and Vodafone Romania have signed a network-sharing deal that will allow them to deploy LTE more quickly as well as expand wireless coverage into rural areas. Article

> O2 plans to launch LTE service in the United Kingdom Aug. 29. Article

And finally… Metallica's Lars Ulrich attended Sean Parker's lavish Big Sur wedding. Article

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