CTIA to team with IFA; RIM to hit a range of prices with BB10

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> The U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. patent office spoke out against patent lawsuits. Article

> CTIA announced it will partner with IFA, the giant consumer electronics show in Berlin held every September, as its official show partner going forward for global consumer electronics. Article

> Google withdrew some of its lawsuits against Microsoft. Article

> Verizon Wireless sold 9.8 million smartphones during the fourth quarter. Article

> Though AT&T Mobility is on track for a record fourth quarter, the carrier's sales overall appear to be slowing. Article

> Nokia inked a deal with Avanade to push its Lumia devices to business customers. Article

> Lenovo's new K900 smartphone runs on Intel silicon. Release

> MediaTek expects to continue to grow its presence in the smartphone processor market in 2013, but does not think it will grab a significant foothold in the North American market this year, according to a company executive. Article

> Verizon's LTE network now covers 89 percent of its U.S. footprint, or 273.5 million POPs. Post

> Sprint Nextel announced a deal with "representatives of the American radio industry" that will enable Sprint customers to listen to local FM radio stations  on select Android and Windows smartphones during the next three years. Release

> ARM Holdings and Broadcom extended their relationship. Release

> ZTE unveiled the Grand S smartphone. Article

> Huawei's Ascend W1 is the company's first Windows Phone. Article

> While all eyes are on the first two BlackBerry 10 devices Research In Motion will introduce later this month, RIM plans to eventually hit a range of price points at the high, middle and lower end of the market with its BB10 devices, according to a senior executive. Article

> Apple is reportedly working on a less expensive iPhone. Article

> AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega said the carrier won't bring back unlimited data. Article

Mobile Content News

> Sprint will launch a new entertainment app for Android phones call "Entertain Me." Article

> Phone maker INQ has pivoted into a mobile app maker. Article

> Stolen Android apps are reportedly being sold in Research In Motion's BlackBerry App World. Article

And finally… John Legere is the hip new chief of T-Mobile USA. Article

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