HP announces Slate 7 Android tablet; Asus announces PadFone Infinity Android smartphone

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> Samsung confirmed it will unveil the Galaxy S IV at a March 14 event. Article

> Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8.0. Article

> LG plans to sell 40 million smartphones this year. Article

> Barnes & Noble may move away from making Nook ereaders. Article

> LG announced it has no plans to build Windows Phone devices. Article

> Japan's Docomo said it will offer 112.5 Mbps LTE. Article

> Asus announced its new PadFone Infinity Android smartphone, with a 5-inch screen. Article

> Lenovo announced three new Android tablets. Article

> ZTE announced its Grand Memo phablet, which sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Article

> Mobile data revenues are projected to overtake mobile voice revenues in 2018. Article

> Samsung is targeting BlackBerry with its new Knox mobile enterprise service. Article

> Android overtook iOS in the United States, according to a new survey. Article

> Qualcomm showed off LTE carrier aggregation technology. Article

> China Mobile and Korea Telecom Mobile and Clearwire announced successful TD-LTE/LTE-FDD roaming trials. Release

> The Sony Xperia Z tablet will hit the U.S. market at $499. Article

> MVNO Republic Wireless reported a glitch in its service that temporarily blocked SMS messages over Wi-Fi. Post

> Hewlett-Packard announced the new Slate 7 Android tablet. Article

Mobile Content News

> MasterCard updated its NFC-powered mobile payment service with its new MasterPass cloud service. Article

> Roughly a month after Facebook added free VoIP calling to its standalone Messenger application for Apple's iOS, the social media giant is expanding the voice service to its flagship iOS app. Article

> LG Electronics is acquiring the webOS mobile operating system from Hewlett-Packard, stating it will resurrect the platform to power smart TVs, not smartphones. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Article

> Facebook will offer discounted messaging services in some emerging markets. Article

> Visa and Samsung inked a mobile payments deal. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Rajeev Suri, CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks, contends the slowing telecom infrastructure market will soon be able to support only three profitable network vendors, and NSN aims to be one of them. Article

> AirHop Communications aims to help mobile operators lay out their small cell deployments with vSON, its new virtualization software platform for self-organized networks (SONs). Article

> Vodafone is testing Siklu's 60 GHz V band small cell backhaul gear via a street-level deployment within a major UK city. Article

European Wireless News

> The LTE spectrum auction in the UK produced £2.34 billion (€2.68 billion) in revenue for the British government, significantly below the government's expectation of £3.5 billion. Article

> Ericsson and Huawei battled for leadership in the Radio Access Network market throughout 2012, according to a new study from ABI Research. Both vendors were closely matched in RAN market share, with about 24 per cent each during the year. Article

> ZTE is to take a more substantial role in the LTE expansion of KPN's German operation E-Plus. Article

And finally… BlackBerry Z10 launches in India for $800. Article