Ericsson intros handset, M2M testing service; Bloomberg: Apple has 100 people working on smart watch

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> Ericsson announced a device testing service for handsets and M2M services. Article

> More evidence has surfaced that Nokia is planning a tablet. Article

> Bloomberg reported that Apple has 100 people working on a smart watch. Article

> HTC is hinting at a Feb. 19 announcement. Article

> Consumer Cellular now counts 1 million customers. Release

> LG announced its 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro with curved glass. Article

> GPS-makers Deere, Garmin and Trimble announced a new lobbying group, the GPS Innovation Alliance. Article

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> Microsoft is recommending that IT administrators consider throttling or even blocking mobile devices running Apple's iOS 6.1 while the two firms work to resolve an issue preventing some iPhone and iPad users from syncing their mailbox with Microsoft's Exchange Server 2010. Article

> Apple has now paid more than $8 billion to its iOS developer partners, a $1 billion increase since the company last trumpeted App Store sales a month earlier and up from $6.5 billion in Oct. 2012. Article

> Opera Software, the company behind the popular mobile browser of the same name, confirmed it will scrap its Presto rendering engine in favor of WebKit. Article

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