Barnes & Noble's new Nook eschews cellular; Boost Mobile to offer LG Venice for $219.99

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@FierceWireless: Why is Verizon's iPhone 5 unlocked? Don't thank Google or the FCC. Article | [email protected]

> Barnes & Noble took the wraps off new Nook tablets, though the devices don't offer cellular connections. Article

> Sprint Nextel's Boost Mobile introduced the LG Venice Android smartphone, which will sell for $219.99. Release

> According to new research, 28 percent of all wireless plans activated during the back-to-school period were prepaid for 2012, up from 17 percent in both 2011 and 2010. Release

> Ericsson said it will acquire Canadian OSS/BSS company ConceptWave in an all-cash transaction. Release

> The FCC said it will review objections to AT&T Mobility's position on Apple's FaceTime video calling service. Article

> Google executives are reportedly meeting with executives from Samsung to discuss patent-litigation issues surrounding Android. Article

> Republic Wireless announced the dual-band Motorola Mobility Deft XT. Article

> Some Samsung smartphones could be remotely wiped. Article

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> AT&T is rolling out a new voice-enabled remote control application optimized for its U-verse digital cable service, enabling subscribers to manage their viewing experience via Apple's iPhone and iPad. Article

> Apple's iOS 6 platform created a decline in satisfaction among users, according to a new survey. Article

> Google announced that consumers have now downloaded more than 25 billion Android applications from its Play storefront, commemorating the milestone by cutting pricing on selected apps and games. Article

> Google is reportedly working on a mapping app for Apple's iOS system. Article

> Facebook released version 3.1 of its software development kit for Apple's iOS, adding support for the platform's deep integration into the newly revamped Apple operating system. Article

And finally… There are no words to explain this video Research In Motion released for BlackBerry developers. Video