Best Buy to reportedly sell Android tablet; Apple may start selling iPad 'Mini' Nov. 2

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> AT&T opened registration for its annual developer event, Jan. 5-7 in Las Vegas. Release

> Verizon Wireless completed its purchase of New Mexico RSA #6 from Plateau Wireless. Release

> Best Buy is reportedly planning to sell its own tablet, the Android-based 'nsignia Flex.'  Article

> RIM opened its first global developer center for BlackBerry 10 developers.  Article

> Apple will reportedly start selling the iPad "Mini" on Nov. 2.  Article

> Washington, D.C.'s Metro system said it may be unable to completely outfit the 106-mile system with cell service until 2015.  Article

> Google's Larry Page talks about privacy, mapping and regulation at a conference in Arizona. Article

Mobile Content News

> Square abruptly shut down Checker, a pilot service enabling New York City taxi passengers to more efficiently pay their fare via credit card. Article

> Apple has acquired Particle, a San Francisco-based HTML5 mobile app startup. Article

> Sprint Nextel and AT&T Mobility are rolling out new initiatives targeting the senior citizen segment. Article

And finally… Google makes geeks everywhere happy by opening the doors to its top-secret data center. Article