iPhone commands 75% of handset industry profits; Simplexity inks CDMA, WiMAX deal with Sprint

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> A Windows Phone developer left the company to work on Amazon's Kindle team. Article

> Motorola Mobility warned that some of its refurbished Xoom tablets contained information from the previous owner. Article

> Ericsson's CEO said job cuts may be in the manufacturer's future. Article

> Simplexity MVNO Services, a mobile virtual network enabler, announced it will use the Sprint nationwide wireless network to offer third-party branded voice and data services. The deal covers CDMA and WiMAX. Release

> Google reportedly hired a senior designer from Apple for a secret project. Article

> The iPhone accounts for 75 percent of all handset industry profits. Article

> U.S. Cellular is offering a voice to text service. Article

> Motorola Mobility is looking for 2.25 percent of all Apple iPhone sales for a patent licensing agreement. Article

Mobile Content News

> Digital music service Rdio unveiled a redesigned version of its streaming application for devices running Google's Android mobile operating system. Article

> Verizon Communications and Coinstar-owned video rental service Redbox are teaming for a new multi-platform subscription service enabling consumers to access streaming entertainment via mobile devices and the Web. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt last week voiced strong opposition of spectrum legislation circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives. Article

> HTC said it fixed a Wi-Fi security hole in its Evo 3D. Article

> The NetAmerica Alliance of rural service providers has chosen to deploy Ericsson's 4G LTE mobile broadband router. Article

European Wireless News

> Everything Everywhere will begin repositioning its Orange UK and T-Mobile UK brands this week. Article

> A market research firm says that operators must cut network carriage costs by 50 percent or face an overwhelming eight-fold increase in the costs of radio access network equipment. Article

> Is the end near for feature phones? Editor's Corner

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