HTC closes Seoul office; TruePostition sues Polaris

Quick news from around the Web.

@FierceWireless: RT@thulme: Jonny Ive: "Focus groups are designers and leadership abdicating responsibility" #britbizembassy | [email protected]

> New court documents offer a peak at Samsung's Windows Phone 8 plans. Article

> TruePostition sued Polaris Wireless. Article

> AT&T said it will buy back 300 million more shares. Article

> Nokia expanded a stock-option program to retain some "key" workers. Article

> Nokia is closing its last manufacturing plant in Finland. Article

> HTC closed its office in Seoul. Article

> Apple and Google are vying for Kodak's patents. Article (sub. req.)

Mobile Content News

> More than 200 million users worldwide accessed the web via Opera mobile browsers in June 2012, a 47 percent year-over-year increase. Article

> HTC has halted plans to upgrade its Desire HD smartphone to run Google's Android 4.0, nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich. Article

> ViVOtech has denied a report that it will cease operations, but confirmed it plans to divest its Near Field Communications contactless reader business to focus on mobile commerce software development. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> ZTE's 890L mobile hotspot device, marketed by Verizon Wireless, has a host of critical security flaws, according to researchers at Lift Security. Article

> Spectrum sharing is an elusive silver bullet. Industry Voices

European Wireless News

> With the 2012 London Olympics getting under way, operators and telecom service providers argue that London's Olympic Park itself has a wireless system capable of handling enough network traffic for a large city. Article

> France Telecom has reassured investors with better than anticipated first-half results, indicating that it can fight back against low-cost rivals, especially Iliad's Free Mobile. Article

And finally… Samsung's cleaner robot is so smart, it introduces itself. Post

Suggested Articles

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intent for the FCC to conduct a public auction of 280 megahertz of the C-band.

FierceWireless announced the 2019 Innovation Award Winners last week.

The CBA's plan to contribute significantly to the U.S. Treasury appears to be a case of too little, too late, according to some analysts.