Gemalto sues over Android; WiFi Direct gets rolling

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> ABI Research counted more than 5 billion active mobile subscriptions worldwide at the end of the second quarter. Release

> The WiFi Alliance said it has started certifying devices with the group's new "Direct" technology, which allows WiFi gadgets to share information. Release

> CommScope may go private in a $3 billion transaction. Article

> Sprint Nextel's Assurance Wireless expanded its range of offerings. Release

> The next iteration of Android may be arriving shortly. Article

> Gemalto joined the gang with a lawsuit targeting Android supporters. Article

> Engadget reported a forthcoming LG phone for Verizon Wireless will support LTE. Article

> Apple's data center may open for business shortly. Article

Mobile Content News

> How will the Ultraviolet DRM scheme affect the wireless industry? Commentary

> Adobe Systems introduced InMarket, a centralized application distribution portal. Article

> Coffee giant Starbucks expanded its Starbucks Card Mobile payment trial to close to 300 company-operated stores. Article

> will introduce lending for Kindle. Article

> Apple introduced a new Special Education section within its App Store. Article

> Research In Motion unveiled an updated BlackBerry App World storefront enabling consumers to purchase and download applications directly via the Web. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Sprint Nextel introduced what it calls the world's first CDMA/WiMAX embedded netbook. Article

> China Mobile will launch large-scale outdoor testing of TD-LTE before the end of this year. Article

> Airspan and partner Pinnacle Wireless announced a deal with the New Jersey Transit Authority to deploy a WiMAX network. Article

> The ITU declared LTE-Advanced and 802.16m as 4G standards. Article

European Wireless News

> Is European mobile TV doomed? Commentary

> Nokia Siemens Networks is open to new investors. Article

> The rural areas of Germany without access to broadband will be the first to benefit from Deutsche Telekom's decision to deploy LTE in the 800MHz band. Article

> Italy's largest mobile operator, Telecom Italia, announced plans to "radically" upgrade its mobile network. Article

> Mobile operators in Europe could increase consumer revenues by as much as 10 percent as the adoption of LTE increases. Article

And finally... CNN's top most annoying smartphone habits. Article


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