BlackBerry quits Japan; Nexus 4 sales could surpass 1M

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> LG scheduled a press event for Feb. 25 at Mobile World Congress. Article

> BlackBerry will stop selling phones in Japan. Article

> A MetroPCS investor plans to vote against the carrier's planned merger with T-Mobile USA. Article

> U.S. Cellular Motorola Electrify M owners can update their devices with the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgrade. Post

> A judge narrowed Google's patent lawsuit against Microsoft. Article

> A Nokia patent points to a new design for its Lumia phones. Article

> Sales of the Nexus 4 may have topped 1 million. Article

> The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) agreed to merge. Article

> Google could swap Nvidia for Qualcomm in the next Nexus 7. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent's board is struggling to find a replacement for the company's ousted CEO. Article

> Fujitsu and Panasonic agreed to merge their system LSI businesses. Article

Mobile Content News

> Bango has raised $10.2 million in new funding earmarked to expand its mobile Web payments platform into the emerging markets segment. Article

> Skype revealed its forthcoming over-the-top calling and messaging application for BlackBerry 10 will be a port of its existing app for Google's Android. Article

> Google's Android operating system powered 34 percent of all mobile phones shipped worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2012, analyst firm Canalys reports. Article

And finally… Images of former President George W. Bush's self-portraits were stolen by hacker. Article

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