Deutsche Telekom taking iPhone 5 pre-orders; Samsung Stratosphere could bring Qwerty onto LTE

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@FierceMobiCo: Study: Apple's #Safari powers more than half of all mobile browsing. Article | [email protected]

> Pantech is reportedly building an LTE phone for Verizon Wireless called the Breakout. Article

> Apple could reportedly pass Nokia in handset shipments. Article

> The Samsung Stratosphere could be Verizon Wireless' first LTE Qwerty phone. Article

> Chinese search engine Baidu launched a new mobile operating system, Yi OS, and will partner with Dell on devices. Article

> LightSquared and Advanta Technologies, a Texas-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for enterprise customers, today announced they have entered into a multi-year wholesale agreement. Release

> Apple will open a store in Hong Kong. Article

> Acer predicts Microsoft will be the winner following Google's proposed purchase of Motorola. Article

Mobile Content News

> INQ released its apps to the Android Market. Article

> Amazon.com is testing a significant overhaul of its website that e-commerce experts say will improve the consumer experience across tablet devices like Apple's iPad. Article

> Verizon Wireless will expand its NFL Mobile application to include live streaming coverage of ESPN's signature Monday Night Football broadcast. Article

> Google will transition all mobile website publishers to its AdSense service platform. Article

> Microsoft said it is not tracking users' locations. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Could Windows 8 run Windows Phone apps? Article

> Twitter extended the olive branch to developers. Editor's Corner

> Streaming music service Spotify introduced its libspotify 9 API, enabling Apple iOS developers to add streaming media capabilities to their iPhone and iPad applications. Article

> Microsoft issued a new version of its Windows Azure Toolkit optimized for Google's Android mobile operating system. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Patent holding company WiLAN announced more lawsuits against a slew of high-profile technology companies. Article

> India's Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited announced it is deploying what it calls the world's first CDMA EV-DO Rev. B Phase II network in Jaipur. Article

> The U.K.'s regulator, Ofcom, has approved the use of white-space spectrum for services such as broadband Internet and M2M. Article

European Wireless News

> Deutsche Telekom is taking iPhone 5 pre-orders. Article

> Deutsche Telekom's European investment plans hang in the balance with the AT&T Mobility/T-Mobile USA deal. Editor's Corner

> The U.K. government has taken the surprise move of announcing contracts valued at £4.59 billion to build a new wide-area network across the UK to support smart metering. Article

> Vodafone Germany used the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin to announce its ambitions in the tablet market with the launch of two devices under its own brand. Article

And finally... The full story of the missing iPhone 5 prototype. Article (sub. req.)    

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