AT&T to offer Galaxy S 4 Active for $199.99; Sony might unveil Xperia Z Ultra

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> AT&T Mobility will sell the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Release

> The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will hit AT&T in the coming weeks, with LTE. Article

> The Finnish wireless carrier DNA will carry Jolla's Sailfish phones. Article

> T-Mobile US will offer the Samsung Galaxy S 4 for $99.99 down. Release

> Sony Mobile could be planning to release the Xperia Z Ultra. Article

> Broadcom announced its new quad-core HSPA+ processor for entry-level smartphones, the BCM23550. Release

Mobile Content News

> Apple's redesigned iOS 7 is expected to experience dramatic revisions before it reaches consumers this fall, with insiders calling the preview version unveiled Monday a "mid-stride" snapshot, The Next Web reports. Article

> Viacom is rolling out a redesigned MTV application for Apple's iOS, adding full episodes of selected series including Teen Wolf and Catfish, as well as exclusive content and second-screen interactive features. Article

> WhatsApp processed 27 billion messages in one day, up significantly from its previous best of 18 billion on Dec. 31, 2012. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Worldwide carrier Wi-Fi deployments reached a total 4.9 million hotspots in 2012 and are anticipated to surpass 6.3 million by the end of 2013, according to new research. Article

> Toronto-based iSign Media Solutions is expanding its location-aware advertising platform to some 6,600 convenience stores in the United States. Article

European Wireless News

> France Telecom Orange CEO Stephane Richard has been placed under investigation for his role in an arbitration case in 2008 that resulted in a €285 million ($380 million) payout to businessman Bernard Tapie, Reuters reported. Article

> French operator SFR said it is ready to sell its shares on the market, although Chairman Stephane Roussel also warned that the price war on France's mobile market is far from over. Article

> Vodafone Group said it has approached Kabel Deutschland in what could be a deal worth around €7 billion, thus confirming speculation it is still interested in buying Germany's largest cable operator despite its recent VDSL agreement with Deutsche Telekom. Article

And finally… Facebook will now use hashtags. Article

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