iPhone 5 pegged for Oct. launch; Cellular South to sell Moto Milestone Plus

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> Around one in four Americans will sign up for prepaid wireless. Article

> Nokia will use numbers to identify its phones. Article

> Information from T-Mobile USA hints at 4G Windows Phone devices. Article

> The LG Thrill for AT&T has reportedly been delayed until Aug. 21. Article

> The next iPhone is reportedly launching in October. Article

> Samsung said it suspended sales of its GalaxyTab 10.1 tablet in Australia due to its legal battle with Apple. Article

> Cellular South will sell the Android-powered Motorola Milestone Plus for $199 with a contract. Release

> Hewlett-Packard is offering $50 instant rebates for its TouchPad tablet. Article 

> Microsoft will have to pay Alcatel-Lucent $70 million over a patent infringement claim. Article

> HP started to roll out a major software update for the TouchPad. Article  

Mobile Content News

> Square is now processing $4 million in mobile payments each day. Article

> Google updated its search interface for tablets as part of the design overhaul project it began in June. Article

> With the 2011 college football season coming up fast, cable's Big Ten Network unveiled BTN2Go, a free multi-platform effort that expands live programming to the Web and mobile. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> As the industry continues to sound the alarm over data-hungry smartphone users, Consumer Reports said many smartphone data users consume far fewer megabytes than expected. Article

> Inflight Wi-Fi service provider Aircell said that iPhones account for nearly two-thirds of the mobile devices that access its Gogo-branded inflight Wi-Fi service. Article

> Microsoft has gathered the location of millions of Wi-Fi-enabled devices globally and makes them available on the Internet without putting in place the privacy guidelines that its competitors have, according to CNET. Article

European Wireless News

> Text messaging remains key to operators. Commentary

> The Italian government is hoping that its LTE auction will generate up to $4.2 billion if the five registered bidders acquire all the available spectrum. Article

> The Spanish Industry Ministry announced that Telefónica, France Telecom Orange and Vodafone will pay a total of $2.35 billion to acquire LTE spectrum. Article

And finally... Bedphones on Android aim to lull you to sleep. Article


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