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> AT&T Mobility is poised to report 4.5 million iPhone activations this quarter, according to one analyst. Article

> Sprint released its new Wholesale Mobile Integration product, which the company said allows its customers to sell converged solutions to their business customers, integrating their wireline and wireless voice networks. Release

> Apple confirmed it will end its free case program. Article (sub. req.)

> Alcatel-Lucent is preparing for 4G to hit India and China. Article

> Close to 30 percent of Android devices are now running version 2.2 of the platform. Article

> What can the industry expect from this week's Nokia World event? Article

> T-Mobile USA is reported to be preparing a myTouch HD with a front-facing camera. Article

> Rumors indicate Target may sell the Apple iPad. Article

> RadioShack is to offer the T-Mobile USA G2 for $149.99. Article

> The Sanyo Innuendo arrived at Sprint Nextel. Article

> Wal-Mart and T-Mobile USA are reportedly teaming on an unlimited family plan. Article

Mobile Content News

> The Guardian looked into the effect of Nokia's acquisition of Dopplr. Article

> The FDA is conducting a text-messaging program about smoking. Article

> Gamemaker THQ debuted its new Star Wars: Vader Yourself app for the iPhone. Article

> CBS Mobile expanded its CBS News application to Apple's iPad tablet. Article

> Mobile content solutions provider Motricity unveiled mCore MobileCast, a content management service promising to deliver relevant media, applications and digital goods. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> AT&T set off another firestorm by claiming that the Internet Engineering Task Force in the late 1990s envisioned all along ISP priority access deals. Article

> Broadcom announced it will soon release an open-source Linux driver for its latest 802.11n chipsets. Article

European Wireless News

> Ovum stated that global mobile phone industry revenues will not break the $1,000 billion barrier until 2015. Article

> Nokia is at a crossroads. Commentary

> Ofcom said the in-band power of 3G base stations can be doubled. Article

> The three largest Dutch banks and mobile phone operators agreed to use NFC and SIM-based security as a common standard. Article

> Russian operator Yota switched off its first LTE network just three days after its launch in Kazan. Article

> France Telecom Orange outlined four key strategies for its five-year business plan. Article

And finally... Microsoft held a funeral procession for BlackBerry and iPhone. Article