Leap offers portable Crosswave hotspot; DragonWave acquires Axerra

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> Intel's CEO looks at the company's efforts in mobile as a marathon. Article

> Leap Wireless' Cricket debuted Huawei's Crosswave mobile hotspot device. Release

> DragonWave acquired Axerra Networks. Release

> According to Google's dashboard, 73.8 percent of Android phones run version 2.1 or higher. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks purchased network service firm Iris Telecom. Article (sub. req.)

Mobile Content News

> Apple released iOS 4.2 beta 3 to developers. Article

> Who will launch the next mobile app store? Commentary

> Qualcomm introduced RaptorQ, a new forward-error correction solution. Article

> Free group texting solution textPlus is now available via prepaid operator MetroPCS. Article

> ChaCha landed $20 million in funding. Article

> Opera will expand its browser to Android. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Interest in LTE could spur WiMAX deployments. Commentary

> Comcast is getting aggressive with WiFi. Article

> According to In-Stat, there will be more than 2 billion Bluetooth devices in 2013. Article

> ADC said operators' capacity strains are a result of subscribers accessing online content via the mobile Web browser rather than applications. Article

European Wireless News

> Consumers are unintentionally passing much of their personal data to strangers. Article

> Nokia will refocus on its Qt software. Article

> Red Bull plans MVNO in Germany. Article

> The CEOs of Europe's five largest mobile operators attended a meeting in Paris earlier this week to discuss common interests. Article

> Vodafone plans an IPTV set-top box. Article

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