BlackBerry sells 3,000 phone to Canadian Tire; Nokia offers wireless charging in coffee shops

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> Google was fined for its Wi-Fi data collections in Germany. Article

> Nokia is offering wireless charging in some coffee shops to help sell its Lumia smartphones. Article

> BlackBerry sold 3,000 BlackBerry 10 smartphones to Canadian Tire Corp. Article

> Sprint Nextel and SoftBank urged the FCC to continues its review of their transaction. Article

> NQ Mobile expanded sales to additional Leap Wireless Cricket stores and MetroPCS stores. Release

> The U.S. market is poised for additional consolidation. Article

> Dish Network reiterated the potential for mobile advertising capabilities if it acquires Sprint Nextel. Article

Mobile Content News

> Apple and Volkswagen are collaborating on a new iOS-based user interface that will roll out via the iBeetle model line, scheduled to make its worldwide debut at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show, taking place this week. Article

> Twitter will terminate its TweetDeck clients for Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Adobe AIR on May 7, halting Facebook integration that same day. Twitter first indicated plans to discontinue the TweetDeck apps in early March but did not specify a cutoff date. Article

> A new malware family dubbed BadNews has been identified in 32 Android applications with combined download totals between 2 million and 9 million, Lookout Mobile Security reports. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Intel established an SDN beachhead with reference designs for the technology. Article

> Deployment of LTE in developing markets will help improve the market for new base stations, which have languished of late as spending on 3G networks declines, according to a report from ABI Research. Article

European Wireless News

> What's actually new with Vodafone's new Red offerings? Editor's Corner

> Mobile operators in recession-hit Spain are continuing to lose subscribers to rivals despite efforts to stem the flow, as a near-record number of people switched to a different operator in February. Article

> The purported plan by the European Commission to launch an investigation into Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE has run into resistance from European Union member countries over fears that European equipment manufacturers would be shut out of the strong growth market of China in retaliation. Article

And finally… Geeksphone's Firefox OS smartphones go on sale tomorrow. Article

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