AT&T cancels Samsung Skyrocket HD; Sprint sells HTC Evo 4G LTE for $200

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> The carrier Wi-Fi equipment market is set to grow to $2.1 billion by 2016, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. Release

> AT&T Mobility and Samsung canceled the Samsung Skyrocket HD smartphone. Article

> The Pentagon approved the use of BlackBerry 7 models. Article

> Sprint Nextel will start selling the HTC Evo 4G LTE May 18 for $199 with a two-year contract. Article

> Nokia lost a UK court appeal in a patent case with IPCom, but said it will not impact sales. Article

> Sprint's Tri-Fi mobile hotspot arrives May 18. Article

Mobile Content News

> Samsung Electronics has acquired cloud services firm mSpot in a move to increase the breadth of music, video and radio content available across its devices. Article

> Juniper Networkss Trusted Mobility Index report said that Android malware increased 155 percent from 2010 to 2011. Article

> Spotify is currently in discussions to offer its streaming music service through U.S. mobile operators, the company's CEO Daniel Ek said Wednesday. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Syniverse launched its Wi-Fi Talk & Text solution, which uses a handset-based client component that directs a subscriber's smartphone to automatically switch to IP-based calling and messaging when it enters an approved Wi-Fi zone. Article

> Though operators are anxious to use their new LTE networks to meld together Voice over LTE and Rich Communication Suite services, initial vendor interoperability tests for a combination of the platforms are still months away. Article

European Wireless News

> Telefónica has launched its own smartphone instant messaging app, TU Me, that will rival the likes of WhatsApp and Viber. Article

> KPN said América Móvil's surprise €3.2 billion offer to raise its stake in the company is too cheap. Article

> With LTE, European operators are cautious about data consumption, and this is reflected in their pricing plans. Column

And finally... A Thai man who became known as "Uncle SMS" after he was sent to jail for defaming Thailand's royal family in text messages has died while serving his 20-year prison term. Article

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