AT&T offers touchscreen MiFi hotspot; Huawei makes Ascend P1 LTE smartphone available

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> AT&T Mobility is testing technology that can translate text messages from one language to another. Article

> AT&T will sell the Novatel 4G LTE MiFi Liberate, which sports a touchscreen. Article

> According to new reports, Apple and Google disagreed over voice-guided directions for iOS mapping software. Article

> Nokia is starting to roll out its new Lumia phones in Europe. Article

>  Huawei announced the availability of its Ascend P1 LTE smartphone at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2012 in Vancouver, Canada. Release

>  Qualcomm announced new Snapdragon S4 mobile processors: the MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q. Release

> The iPhone 5 could arrive in China sooner than expected. Article

> Dish Network introduced satellite broadband service for rural areas. Article

> AT&T iPhone 5 users can unlock their phone using iTunes. Article

> nTelos Wireless will start selling the iPhone 5 Friday. Release

> Great Call's Jitterbug revamped its service plans. Article

> Wi-Fi chipmaker Celeno Communications closed a $24 million funding round. Release

Mobile Content News

> Daily downloads from Apple's App Store dropped more than 7 percent in August, a decline credited to mounting consumer anticipation for the new iPhone 5 and its revamped iOS 6 operating system, according to mobile user acquisition platform Fiksu. Article

> Google is bringing its Street View technology to its maps application for the mobile Web, offering consumers additional functionality not present in rival Apple's new, much-maligned Maps platform for iOS. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Infonetics Research said the small cell market is crowded with vendors. Article

> Cisco Systems has acquired Ireland's ThinkSmart technologies, a location analytics company that Cisco reportedly will leverage to bring greater intelligence about usage patterns, such as traffic trends, usage durations and peak-time fluctuations, to service provider and enterprise Wi-Fi networks. Article

European Wireless News

> O2 UK and HTC are selling a phone without a charger. Article

> Telefónica is trying to attract investors with high dividend payouts to its planned IPO of its O2 Germany subsidiary. Article

> Yoigo, Spain's fourth largest operator, is expecting to attract bids from Vodafone and France Telecom Orange when offered for sale by TeliaSonera. Article

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