Leap, Motorola shares slip; Best Buy unveils free smartphones

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> Leap Wireless' shares fell after an analyst downgraded the company's stock. Article

> Motorola's shares slipped on worries of first quarter troubles. Article

> U.S. Cellular introduced new prepaid plans. Release

> A Google video may have shown the next version of Android, 2.3. Article

> Digi and Sprint Nextel announced a partnership for commercial-grade, integrated WiMAX routers for M2M products. Release

> Cellular South is reportedly offering a $100 ditch-your-iPhone promotion. Post

> Samsung Telecommunications America announced the appointment of Brian Rosenberg as senior vice president of sales. Release 

> Samsung's Lee Jae Yong was promoted to president. Article

> Apple expanded its patent litigation against Motorola. Article

> More than half of the smartphones sold in China during the past quarter run Android. Article

> HTC responded to "death grip" concerns on its HD7 phone. Article

> Best Buy announced a free smartphone promotion for the holidays. Release

> Clearwire priced its upcoming notes offering. Article

Mobile Content News

> The Guardian hinted at iOS subscriptions. Article

> Google is quietly rolling out a new Android Market ‘Similar' tab designed to recommend applications to consumers. Article

> Zynga announced it acquired Newtoy. Article

European Wireless News

> The European Commission is looking for spectrum for 4G by 2013. Article (sub. req.)

> The European Union will look into carriers' roaming charges. Article

And finally... iPhone app saves a life. Article


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