iPhone 5 nabs 27 percent of the global LTE market; Wi-LAN sues RIM

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> The iPhone 5 has netted Apple 27 percent of the global LTE device market, according to Strategy Analytics. Article

> The FCC formed a task force to oversee the transition from circuit-switched networks to IP networks. Article

>  The worldwide smart connected device market, which comprises PCs, tablets, and smartphones, grew 27.1 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012 to reach $140.4 billion, according to IDC. Release

> According to CNET, Samsung Electronics will not announce the Galaxy S IV at next month's Consumer Electronics Show. Article

> Wi-LAN sued Research In Motion. Article

> MVNO kajeet launched a bring-your-own-device program. Article

> Intel said it plans to release smaller mobile chips. Article

> The HTC 8X Windows Phone smartphone scored a software update that added fixes for Wi-Fi and SMS issues. Article

Mobile Content News

> Yahoo unveiled a redesigned Mail client for Apple's iOS, Google's Android, Microsoft's Windows 8 desktop and the Web, promising a speedier, more streamlined user experience. Article

> Verizon Wireless has denied it is blocking consumer access to Google Wallet, telling the FCC that the contactless payment application is not supported on Verizon devices because of integration obstacles. Article

Mobile Developer News

> If Angry Birds can become a T-shirt, so can your app. Editor's Corner

> A group of just 25 mobile game developers managed to rack up $60 million in Apple's App Store and Google Play in the first 20 days of November alone.  Article

And finally… Apple Maps are "life threatening." Article