HTC closes Seoul office; TruePostition sues Polaris

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> 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

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