Clearwire debuts three new devices; Icera files complaint against Qualcomm

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@FierceWireless: WiMAX Forum releases a new standard for WiMAX Femtocells. Article | Follow @FierceWireless

 >  Clearwire debuted three new devices-- the Clear Spot 4G, which connects multiple WiFi devices; the Clear Spot 4G+, which connects multiple WiFi devices using the 3G network when outside 4G coverage area; and the Clear 4G+ mobile USB modem for MacBook and MacBookPro as well as non-Mac devices. Release

> The attorneys general from about 30 states are investigating whether Google violated any laws when it collected snippets of personal information sent over WiFi networks. Article

> Cellular South is taking preorders for the HTC Desire Android-powered touchscreen smartphone.  Release

> U.K. firm Icera has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Qualcomm claiming that the chipmaker is using patent-related incentives to discourage customers from doing business with Icera.  Article

Mobile Content News

> Two years after acquiring social media network Bebo for $850 million, AOL is now unloading the service to private investment firm Criterion Capital Partners.  Article

> Research In Motion is poised to revamp its BlackBerry App World storefront, adding support for operator billing as well as a host of related upgrades. Article

> Motricity disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday that it now estimates its proposed initial public offering will include 5.87 million shares of common stock priced between $10 and $11 apiece. Article

Mobile Broadband News

> WiMAX is very much alive in vertical markets like machine-to-machine communications, the smart grid and municipal/public safety. Commentary.

> Motorola introduced a solution for WiMAX operators looking to upgrade their existing networks to 802.16m or TD-LTE or add LTE to their existing WiMAX networks. Article

> Competition is heating up for a WiFi contract that will be issued by New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority. The contract calls for WiFi to be installed on commuter trains. Article

European Wireless News

> The announcement by O2 UK that it would impose new download capping limits has provoked existing users to mount a campaign to crash the company's UK network.   Article

> To extend the reach of its Vodafone 360 Shop, the company has decided to include Android handsets, beginning this summer with the HTC Wildfire and Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro. Article

And finally...  A clause in a city law that requires cats to be on leashes has created a controversy among cat-lovers. Article

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