Boost to offer Samsung Factor; Motorola: We're not worried about Android fragmentation

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> Boost Mobile will sell the Samsung Factor for $49. Release

> Spare Backup announced it entered into an agreement to acquire the mobile services platform of Tarsin, based in London. Release

> A Motorola executive said the company is not worried about Android fragmentation. Article

> According to a new survey, there is more confidential data on tablets than phones. Article

Mobile Content News

> Verizon Wireless has filed suit to halt an alleged scheme to defraud subscribers via premium SMS campaigns. Article

> Rovio Mobile, the startup behind the blockbuster Angry Birds franchise, has closed a Series A venture financing round totaling $42 million. Article

> Apple issued its iOS 4.3 software update. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> AT&T is looking to small-cell architecture. Commentary

> Russian operator Yota has reportedly put Huawei and Samsung at the top of its list for LTE infrastructure contracts. Article

> Wi-Fi network database provider WeFi announced a carrier-grade Wi-Fi connectivity and offloading solution called WeANDSF. Article

> A new report from the Dell'Oro Group ­indicates that the worldwide wireless LAN market reached record revenues in 2010. Article

European Wireless News

> New research indicates Android has grown its share of the smartphone market in the UK to over 37 percent, up from 8.3 percent a year ago. Article

> Ofcom should include rules in its LTE spectrum planned for next year that favour less dominant operators, according to the CEO of 3UK, the country's smallest service provider. Article

>While the handset market in Western Europe grew a little over 3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to research firm IDC, smartphones blew the doors off. Article

> O2 UK has secured a multimillion-pound contract to provide a nationwide smart metering network to G4S Utility Services. Article

And finally... Microsoft and Apple squabble over font sizes. Article


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