AT&T, Sprint aim for older mobile users; Android 2.1 heads toward Xperia X8

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> AT&T and Sprint Nextel are targeting elderly mobile users. Article

> GigaOM offers a review of MetroPCS' LTE service. Article

> Android 2.1 is reportedly heading to Sony Ericsson's Xperia X8. Article

Mobile Content News

> Smartphone owners exhibit little loyalty to their current mobile operating system. Article

> Google will add content ratings to applications available through its Android Market virtual storefront. Article

> Rovio Mobile stated its wildly popular Angry Birds will not expand to Microsoft's fledgling Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system until 2011. Article

> Andrew Seybold calls for more smart applications. Commentary

> eBay reported that Black Friday sales in the U.S. across its suite of mobile applications almost doubled over the previous year. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Research firm iSuppli suggested that automobile makers that embrace in-car WiFi technology will have a competitive advantage over manufacturers that don't. Article

> Virgin Media, the largest cable company in the U.K., is looking to build out WiFi as a complement to its TV and broadband services. Article

> Motorola reportedly is preparing two LTE-enabled smartphones for separate operators. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone will cut its prices for mobile data. Article

> Vodafone UK is testing a device to provide coverage in hotels and other public spaces. Article

> KPN and Telefónica agreed to jointly support the sales of their mobile services into large multinational companies. Article

> Passengers on London's underground Tube network should be able to access 2G and 3G services next year. Article

> France Telecom Orange's CEO, Stephane Richard, is thought to be in talks to acquire a stake in Korek Telecom, an Iraqi mobile operator. Article

> Coca-Cola vending machines in Belgium and Luxembourg are to be equipped with contactless payment technology. Article

And finally... Lady Gaga gets trapped in a smartphone. Article