Huawei ditches femtocells; Verizon reportedly preps Droid Fighter

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> Huawei is stepping away from the femtocell business. Article

> Verizon Wireless added a number of new markets to its LTE footprint. Article

> Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA asked the FCC to halt its review of Verizon Wireless' proposed purchase of spectrum from cable companies. Article

> Inmarsat said it can't predict when it will score payments from LightSquared. Article

> The CEO of Alcatel-Lucent said the company is no longer on a financial cliff. Article

> Nokia said its next Nokia World will be held in Helsinki. Post

> AT&T will reportedly begin offering products from Beats by Dr. Dre. Article

> Alltel inked a deal with Nuance for a voicemail transcription service. Article

> Core Wireless filed a lawsuit against Apple for patent infringement. Article

> Qualcomm announced a $4 billion share buyback program. Article

> The Droid Fighter is reportedly on its way to Verizon Wireless. Article

> The LG Rumor Reflex appears bound for Boost Mobile. Article

> Google and Motorola Mobility were ordered to turn over information about the development of Android to Apple as part of a patent-infringement lawsuit. Article

> The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is the vendor's latest smartphone effort. Article

> Virgin Mobile USA introduced its new "A higher calling" messaging campaign. Release

> Research In Motion may be planning to warn investors about sluggish BlackBerry sales. Article

Mobile Content News

> Apple's iOS platform runs HTML5 games three times faster than Android, according to a new study. Article

> Total music-track sales across the U.S. increased 4 percent in 2011 according to new research issued by NPD Group. Article

> Digital payments startup Jumio is introducing Netverify, a new tool enabling merchants to confirm a customer's identity using any camera-enabled connected device. Article

> Apple and Google agreed to meet with a lawmaker over privacy concerns. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Intel Corporation is bringing its Graphics Performance Analyzers 2012 suite to smartphones and tablets running Google's Android mobile operating system. Article

> Is mobile money the next frontier of app development? Editor's Corner

> The Electronic Frontier Foundation digital rights advocacy organization unveiled its Mobile User Privacy Bill of Rights. Article

And finally... Russian telecom company Cboss offered "romantic dinners" with female escorts to potential business partners at the recent Mobile World Congress trade show. Article