AT&T to sell HTC One X+, One VX and Windows Phone 8X; Virgin reportedly set to score iPhone 5

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@FierceWireless: Judge Posner again lashes out against overuse of patent protections. Article | [email protected]

> AT&T Mobility said it will sell the One X+, One VX and Windows Phone 8X from HTC. Article

> Leap Wireless and T-Mobile USA completed their spectrum swap. Release

> Jolla, the startup hoping to use Nokia's old MeeGo smartphone operating system, reportedly plans to announce its new "Sailfish" operating system and device plans in November. Article

> Virgin Mobile is reportedly preparing to launch the iPhone 5. Article

> Apple's iPhone 5 could suffer from a Wi-Fi glitch. Article

> Royalties raised from 4G cellular technologies in 2017 will be quadruple that of 2012, reaching more $6 billion in 2017, ABI said. Release

> Apple CEO Tim Cook thanked employees for an "incredibly successful" 2012. Article

> Japan's Softbank will acquire rival Emobile. Article

> The Sony Mobile Communications Xperia TL will be James Bond's newest phone. Article

> Wi-LAN sued Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent over LTE patents. Article

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> HTC will update its One X and One S smartphones to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. Article

> Google has reportedly acquired Ukrainian facial recognition technology startup Viewdle, in a deal valued somewhere between $30 million and $45 million. Article

Mobile Developer News

> There are three things developers should learn from Apple's iOS 6 Maps fiasco. Editor's Corner

> If hearing about what's going on in the world feels like winning a prize then you are more likely to download a news app. That's according to a national research study in to media consumption habits. Article

And finally… Filming Hollywood movies with an iPhone 5? Article

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