Ballmer: Windows Phone not yet successful; Leap's Cricket launches Huawei Ascend II

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@FierceWireless: RT @gigaom: Startup takes augmented reality to new heights. Article | [email protected]

> Swype closed a $6 million funding round. Release

> Qualcomm appointed Matt Grob as its new chief technology officer. Release

> Clearwire expanded its WiMAX network in New York City. Release

> Apple's chief patent lawyer is leaving the company. Article

> Google is launching its Offers program in New York City and San Francisco. Post

> Leap Wireless' subsidiary Cricket Communications launched the Huawei Ascend II for $179.99. Release

> Analysts cited by Reuters believe the legal battle between Apple and Samsung could put their $5 billion relationship up for grabs. Article

> Microsoft's Steve Ballmer conceded Windows Phone has not been successful yet. Article

> Sprint Nextel's text messaging service suffered a brief outage. Article

> Apple is the top smartphone OEM in the United States. Chart

> The HTC Status, a "Facebook phone," will sell for $49.99 on AT&T Mobility starting July 17. Article

Mobile Content News

> A new survey shows that iOS games are not cutting into the market for console games. Article

> Smart developers should write apps that are frugal with smartphone data. Commentary

> Foursquare will team with partners including LivingSocial and Gilt Groupe to offer users location-targeted daily coupon offers. Article

> Comcast updated its Xfinity iPad app for the Motorola Xoom. Article

> Amazon Wireless is offering Android content to some phone buyers. Article

Developer News

> Apple's third beta release of its iOS 5 is available for download via the iOS Dev Center. Article

> Freelance mobile software development jobs increased 12 percent in the second quarter of 2011. Article

And finally... Turning the iPhone into a Game Boy. Article

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