AT&T's Rinne: VoLTE coming in 2013; T-Mobile not interested in Verizon's 700 MHz spectrum

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@FierceWireless: RT @verge: Samsung sets up $4 million contest to stimulate app development for Galaxy Tab and Note. Article | [email protected]

> Research In Motion introduced the new BlackBerry Curve 9320, which features a dedicated BlackBerry Messenger button. Article

> Flat Wireless, operator of the ClearTalk brand, selected Ericsson's CDMA Packet Core product. Release

> T-Mobile introduced a new prepaid top-up Android application. Article

> AT&T Mobility's network will begin adding new network functionalities--such as HetNets and SON--before year's end, with VoLTE to follow in 2013, said Kristin Rinne, senior vice president of Network Technologies at AT&T Labs. Article

> U.S. Cellular will sell Pantech's Verse. Article

> T-Mobile USA would be interested in acquiring lower-band spectrum, but that doesn't mean it is eyeing the Lower A and B Block 700 MHz frequencies Verizon Wireless has said it is willing to sell in order to win approval for it to acquire AWS spectrum from a group of cable operators. Article

> Huawei plans to introduce a unique software user interface for its smartphones running Google's Android platform as it seeks to build its device business, according to a senior executive. Article

> Golden State Cellular and Nex-Tech Wireless said they too will sell the iPhone. Article

> According to one report, Verizon Wireless' plan to buy spectrum from cable companies is raising concerns among regulators. Article

Mobile Content News

> Sprint Nextel plans to introduce a new mobile advertising privacy policy that it will distribute to all new subscribers, allowing them to opt-out of services they don't want. Article

> Nokia announced a series of new and exclusive Windows Phone content partnerships designed to differentiate its fledgling Lumia smartphone line. Article

> AT&T Mobility introduced VeriFone GlobalBay Solutions, a point of sale application enabling retailers to leverage mobile commerce services to enhance the in-store shopping experience. Article

And finally... Flipboard for Android has been "liberated" from the Samsung Galaxy S III. Article

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