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> Apple's iOS is reportedly popping up on Verizon Wireless' website. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks scored European Union approval for its purchase of Motorola's networks business. Article

> Freescale is contemplating an initial public offering next year. Article

> Fitch Ratings downgraded Sprint Nextel. Article

> Clearwire appointed Sprint's nominations to its board. Article (sub. req.)

> Broadcom is preparing a chip for low-cost Android phones. Article

> The GSMA announced a number of new board members. Release

> Telecom capital expenditures will bottom out at $289 billion this year, according to Infonetics Research, and will rise to $321 billion in 2014. Release

Mobile Content News

> Location-based mobile media firm JiWire launched Compass, a new advertising platform. Article

> Paramount Digital Entertainment launched 10 enhanced movie apps optimized for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system. Article

And finally... Smartphones for soldiers. Article