Best Buy ad outs Motorola Xoom price of $800; DisplaySearch predicts 55.7M tablets will ship in 2011

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>The FCC is set to vote tomorrow on a plan that will revamp the Universal Service Fund to include broadband data services.  Article

> A Best Buy ad hints that the Motorola Xoom tablet will be available in stores Feb. 24 for $799.99.  Article

> It looks like the highly anticipated Nokia E7 smartphone will finally start shipping to select markets in the next few days. Article

>  In DisplaySearch's quarterly mobile PC shipment and forecast report, the research firm says that tablet shipments will increase nearly 200 percent to 55.7 million units in 2011. Release

> A study by Korn/Ferry says that only 35 percent of companies have a CEO succession plan, even though 98 percent think it's important to have one.  At least Apple has one. Article

Mobile Content News

> Yahoo is reportedly poised to introduce a new mobile publishing platform touting content personalized to each user's tastes and preferences. Article

> Nuance Communications launched VoCon Navigation, a pre-packaged voice application module that makes it for mobile navigation application developers to incorporate navigation into their apps.  Release

> Bytemobile introduced its Unison 6.0 platform that provides video optimization for streaming media services and High-Definition content to mobile devices.  Release

> Antenna Software acquired software firm Volantis Systems. Release

Broadband Wireless news

> The House Energy & Commerce Committee's Communications Subcommittee will hold a hearing Feb. 10 to discuss the billions in broadband stimulus money doled out by the departments of commerce and agriculture. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks is launching Single RAN solution that includes LTE and LTE-Advanced.   Release

> Alcatel-Lucent announced lightRadio, the new Bell Labs-pioneered architecture that breaks down a base station into its component elements and then distributes them into both the antenna and throughout a cloud-like network.  Article

European Wireless News

> The CEO of TeliaSonera is concerned about the developing duopoly that Apple and Google are creating in the smartphone market.  Article

> Leaked EU documents indicate that Chinese equipment vendors Huawei and ZTE are receiving significant support from the country's government. Article

> The UK's three largest operators--O2, Orange and Vodafone--have started joint trials of delivering broadcast services over their 3G networks.  Article

> Vodafone UK is rumoured to be preparing to launch a quad-play service that will offer a bundle including mobile, broadband, home phone and TV connections sometime this year.  Article

> Bouygues, Orange and SFR have teamed up in a joint mobile payments venture called Buyster. Article

And finally... AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless continue to trade barbs in their ad campaigns.  Article

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