INQ targets Android for Q4; Fujitsu, Toshiba mulling handset merger

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@FierceWireless: Mobile device security in the enterprise: patching up and catching up. Article | Follow @FierceWireless

> Handset vendor INQ is planning an Android phone for the fourth quarter. Article

> BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk predicts Sprint Nextel could sell up to 1 million HTC Evo devices in the gadget's first month of availability. Post (sub. req.)

> Japanese handset vendors Fujitsu and Toshiba are in talks to merge their phones businesses, according to the Wall Street Journal. Article (sub. req.)

> The Indian spectrum auction has drawn to a close, raising $8.2 billion, and Qualcomm announced it is the provisional winner of Broadband Wireless Access--unpaired spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band--in four telecom circles in the country. Release

> Hewlett-Packard announced it will purchase Linux-based quick-boot OS and client virtualization assets from Phoenix for $12 million. Article

> The Droid Life blog posted pictures of the purported Droid 2 from Motorola. Post

> Tellabs has denied speculation that it lost AT&T's wireless backhaul business. Article

Mobile Content News

> Major record labels in the U.S. are reportedly pressuring digital streaming music service Spotify to jettison its current free content approach in favor of a guaranteed revenue model. Article

> Apple announced it is now accepting App Store submissions based on its upgraded iOS 4 operating system. Article

> Twitter announced its acquisition of Smallthought Systems, developer of the Trendly analytics service. Article

Developer News

> Apple released its iTunes Connect Mobile, which allows registered developers to track their app sales and trends. Article

> And finally... Microsoft's planned retail outlet in San Diego will be just a few doors down from Apple's own store, and will open the same day--June 24--that the iPhone 4 goes on sale. Post

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