AT&T's LTE-capable Pantech Flex goes for $49; LightSquared CEO goes to FCC

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> AT&T Mobility introduced the Pantech Flex LTE smartphone, which it will sell for $49 with a new contract and rebate. Article

> George Appling is the new president and CEO of Personal Communications Devices. Release

> Reported pictures of Research In Motion's planned BlackBerry 10 L-Series leaked to the web. Article

> Hewlett-Packard released an open beta of webOS. Article

> Motorola Mobility's latest phone reportedly will have an edge-to-edge screen. Article

> Apple is targeting more Samsung products in its patent lawsuit. Article

> The new CEO of LightSquared, Doug Smith, met with FCC officials. FCC filing

> Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 devices reportedly will offer group chat functions that support the sharing of calendar information, photos and other files. Article

> Apple was nailed by a patent-infringement lawsuit focusing on video compression. Article

Mobile Content News

> Walmart is testing a new system enabling shoppers to scan items using their Apple iPhone, then complete their purchase at a self-checkout counter. Article

> The Angry Birds sequel, Bad Piggies, is scheduled to arrive Sept. 27. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Ericsson is the front-runner to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks' Business Support Services division, according to Dow Jones Newswires, which cited a person familiar with the matter. Article

> Sprint Nextel is launching a road show this week for its fledging LTE service, bringing "brand ambassadors" to its LTE markets so they can get face-to-face with consumers and answer questions about the new offering. Article

European Wireless News

> Nokia will face intense competition with its new Lumia phones. Editor's Corner

> The disruptive French mobile operator Free Mobile has attracted 3.6 million mobile phone customers after only six months in operation, according to its parent company, Iliad. Article

And finally… One million Apple device IDs were reportedly stolen from an FBI agent's laptop. Article

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