iPhone 4S reportedly shows on AT&T; Verizon intros $99 Android LTE phone, Pantech Breakout

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@FierceMobiCo: Bump (@bumptech) reaches 50M downloads. Article | [email protected]

> Tablet sales jumped 80 percent in the second quarter, according to Infonetics Research. Release

> Samsung sued Apple in Australia. Article

> Verizon Wireless will begin selling an LTE Android phone, the Pantech Breakout, for $99 with a service contract. Article

> A white iPhone 4S reportedly popped up in AT&T's systems. Article

> The Apple iPad 3 reportedly won't launch until next year. Article

> LG is teasing the high-end LU6200 Android phone. Article

Mobile Content News

> Piracy is a big problem in the Android Market. Article

> Opera Software has acquired Handster. Article

> Google Wallet is set to launch. Article

> The Associated Press is teaming with 40 newspapers on mobile coupons. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Computer scientists from the University of Michigan say a "subconscious" energy saving mode could improve a smartphone's battery life by as much as 54 percent. Article

> University of Michigan computer science researchers and experts from Microsoft Research say they have discovered mobile network hardware that could be slowing down network connections and potentially exposing customers to security problems. Article

European Wireless News

> Russian financial holding company AFK Sistema is reportedly in negotiations with France Telecom aimed at exchanging a controlling stake in Russian operator Mobile TeleSystems for a smaller interest in FT. Article

> Online auction site eBay UK reported that mobile platforms now account for more than 10 percent of all purchases on the company's auction site. Article

> Spending on LTE equipment surpassed WiMAX spending for the first time in the second quarter, according to Infonetics Research. Article

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