Leap selling half as many iPhones as it thought it would; Clearwire launches enterprise service

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> Despite a falling share price, Apple CEO Tim Cook reminded investors that the company grew by $48 billion in 2012 and he urged shareholders to take a longer view of the company. Article

> Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said more thought needs to be put into developing business models for using LTE networks. Article

> A Huawei executive said it is unclear how consumers will react to Mozilla's Firefox OS. Article

> Clearwire unveiled a mobile broadband service for small and midsized businesses as well as enterprise branch locations. Release

> Existing Windows Phone 8 devices will be able to fully upgrade to the next version of the platform. Article

> A Sony Ericsson Windows Phone prototype is available on eBay. Article

> Cricket provider Leap Wireless said it is on pace to sell half as many iPhones as it committed to sell during the first year of its contract with Apple, which ends in June. Article (sub. req.)

> A Texas judge upheld a $368 million verdict against Apple over technology related to FaceTime. Article

> Sony sold one of its main Tokyo office buildings to Nippon Building Fund for $1.2 billion, its second high-profile building sale this year. Article

Mobile Content News

> Groupon reported fourth-quarter revenues of $638.8 million, up 30 percent year-over-year thanks in part to the continued growth of its mobile deals platform. Article

> Barnes & Noble swung to steep quarterly losses stemming from declines in Nook tablet and e-reader sales during the holiday season. Article

> Mozilla says it is not trying to replace Android or iOS with its Firefox OS. Article

> Pandora Media is imposing new monthly listening limits on its free mobile streaming music service, a measure to help the firm address mounting royalty fees. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Vendors' recent efforts to roll out software-defined networking product roadmaps may seem a bit premature, but the future will be here before we know it. Article

> Operators' indoor coverage can be stunningly poor, necessitating the need for dedicated coverage solutions that go beyond the macrocell network, according to a recent study. Article

> This year's Mobile World Congress brought out a flurry of announcements about major contracts between mobile operators and infrastructure vendors. Article

European Wireless News

> Deutsche Telekom thinks the fourth quarter of 2013 is the earliest it could launch an initial public offering of its EE joint venture in the UK. Article

> Russia's MegaFon said its fourth-quarter revenues rose by 9.3 percent. Article

> Greece's OTE reported that fourth-quarter revenue fell off 9.1 percent but it improved its net loss. Article

And finally... Google co-founder Sergey Brin said modern smartphones are "emasculating." Article

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