Kyocera releases Rise and Hydro phones; BrightPoint to bring Alcatel phones to Americas

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> BrightPoint said it will distribute Alcatel One Touch phones in the Americas. Release

> Qualcomm announced new tools for the machine-to-machine market. Release

> AT&T Mobility's CEO said family data plans are coming soon. Article

> Research In Motion named new marketing and operating chiefs. Article

> Ericsson listed a number of rural carriers it is working with to deploy LTE. Release

> Bluegrass Cellular said it will offer the iPhone 4S. Release

> AT&T and Google are bickering over how Android updates are handled. Article

> Sprint Nextel joined the Tizen Association. Release

> Samsung and Qualcomm are members of the new Alliance for Wireless Power. Article

> Kyocera released two new phones, the Rise and the Hydro. Article

> Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) wants the FCC and the Department of Justice to consider Comcast's merger with NBC Universal when addressing Verizon's spectrum deal with Comcast and other cable companies. Article

> Ericsson announced an "office in a box" that uses Verizon Wireless' LTE network and provides communications services for small businesses. Release

> Gogo nabbed 1 MHz of spectrum from JetBlue's LiveTV for in-flight Internet. Article

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> Carrier IQ said it hired Verizon's former general counsel as its new chief privacy officer. Release

> More than a million consumers worldwide are now using T-Mobile USA's free Bobsled IP communications services, the operator announced. Article

Mobile Developer News

> According to Mobile Audience Insights Report from JiWire, a location-based mobile advertising company that surveys consumers who access public Wi-Fi hotspots, 37 percent of consumers have used a mobile wallet from their smartphones or tablets in the past three months. Article

> Speech technologies can enhance apps. Editor's Corner

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