BlackBerry 10.1 brings new features; U.S. Cellular to carry Windows Phone 8

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> Raco Wireless announced an M2M deal with Rogers in Canada. Release

> Microsoft is working on "small touch devices" running Windows, due in the coming months. Article

> BlackBerry 10.1 promises more than a dozen new features. Article

> The FCC plans to give VoIP providers direct access to phone numbers. Article

> Sprint Nextel's Dan Hesse said the FCC should apply its spectrum screen to the upcoming 600 MHz auction (article), comments than an AT&T Mobility executive called "nonsense." Post

> U.S. Cellular will sell Windows Phone 8 devices. Article

> ZTE said it sold its 500 millionth mobile device. Article

Mobile Content News

> A new Chinese website reportedly exploits Apple's own licensing technology to offer pirated versions of premium iOS applications to non-jailbroken devices. Article

> A month after Facebook added free VoIP calling to the Canadian version of its over-the-top Messenger application for Google's Android, the social networking giant is now extending the feature to Messenger users in the U.S., concurrently integrating voice services into its fledgling Home launcher. Article

> An updated version of Facebook for Microsoft's Windows Phone promises to solve an issue triggering crashes for many users. Article

And finally… Wikileaks released a chat between Google's Eric Schmidt and Julian Assange that took place in June of 2011. Article