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> Samsung could release multiple models of its Galaxy S III and the phone could be positioned as the official phone of the 2012 Olympics. Article

> Sonic.net shed its wireless unit in favor of focusing on its fiber business. Article

> The FCC said T-Mobile violated hearing-aid compatibility requirements. Article

> Cox Communications sued Sprint Nextel over patents. Article

> HTC's shares tumbled. Article

> Microsoft will offer two versions of its Windows 8 platform: regular and Pro. Article

> HTC could be preparing to launch low-end "Kewang" phones in China. Article

> Sprint is selling the Lenovo IdeaPad with built-in WiMAX for $200. Article

> A former Sprint Nextel executive, Danny Bowman, will advise Cenoplex. Release

> Jamie Barnett, chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, will leave his position at the end of the month. Release

Mobile Content News

> Read It Later changed its name to "Pocket" and is now free. Article

> Microsoft unveiled an updated version of its Bing Translator app for Windows Phone, introducing an augmented reality translation tool as well as offline access. Article

> Foursquare announced that its location-based mobile social network now surpasses 20 million users worldwide, corresponding to 2 billion check-ins at local retailers, restaurants and related venues. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Mobile applications have a central place in the wireless industry but despite their pivotal role, most developers who create these apps find it very difficult to succeed in this business and even harder to make money at it. Special feature

> OpenStreetMaps could offer a cheaper alternative to Google Maps. Editor's Corner

> According to a new report from Inside Network, virtual goods sold in mobile games will hit $500 million in 2012, up from $350 million in 2011. Article

And finally... Famous people like Apple's Siri. Article

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