HTC looks to China for stabilization; FEMA chooses Sprint's PTT

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> Sprint Nextel will sell the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE starting Aug. 19. Release

> HTC hopes to stabilize its business through its sales in China. Article (sub. req.)

>  Spreadtrum said its baseband modem, the SC8803G, is shipping in Huawei's flagship TD-SCDMA smartphone. Release

> Huawei said it plans to begin building smartphones for the Indian market in Chennai. Article

> GCT Semiconductor said its LTE single-chip, GDM7240, has been certified for use in 4G LTE modules on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network. Release

> FEMA chose Sprint Nextel's Direct Connect service for its nationwide mass evacuation program. Release

> Barnes & Noble reduced the price of its Nook tablet. Article

> A number of retailers are reducing the price of the iPhone. Article

> Texas Instruments investors are hoping the company will reduce its efforts in wireless. Article

Mobile Content News

> Research In Motion is seeking to divest NewBay Networks less than a year after acquiring the cloud services firm for a reported $100 million. Article

> Electronic Arts revealed it is in negotiations with Microsoft to port some of its most popular games to the software giant's forthcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> 700 MHz licensee Vulcan Wireless, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is pushing the FCC to order interoperability across all paired spectrum blocks in the Lower 700 MHz band, contending that will stimulate interested parties to find a technical solution via the industry-driven standards body process. Article

> A new Apple iOS feature called "Wi-Fi Plus Cellular" would automatically shift devices from a problematic Wi-Fi signal to 3G or 4G, allowing engaged apps to shift to the connected network rather than screech to a halt in wireless limbo. Article

European Wireless News

> T-Mobile UK has confirmed that new customers signing up to its "Full Monty" mobile tariff will not be eligible for unlimited tethering on their device, meaning that 3 UK is now the only operator in the market to offer tethering services, reports said. Article

> Vodafone and Telefónica will submit their plans to pool their UK network infrastructure to the Office of Fair Trading next week, but analysts warn that the deal could be subject to close scrutiny by regulators. Article

> Deutsche Telekom confirmed it is on track to reach its full-year targets after it posted earnings in the second quarter that beat expectations, but the German operator warned that its European business is not likely to improve in the near term. Article

And finally…"Gene Munster's Apple TV predictions and data are seriously flawed." Article

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