LG demonstrates LTE voice-to-video calling; Broadcom to monetize its patents

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> LG demonstrated an LTE voice-to-video calling offering. Release

> Intel inked a multi-year mobile device collaboration deal with ZTE. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks said it reached speeds of 1.4 Gbps with a demonstration of LTE Advanced technology. Article

> Samsung expects to achieve the No. 3 LTE infrastructure vendor position by the end of 2012. Article

> Verizon Wireless and Samsung announced the "Brightside" feature phone with a touchscreen for $99 with a service contract. Article

> Five major U.S. carriers said they will join an effort to stop SMS spam. Article

>  Broadcom's CEO said the company will monetize its patents. Article

> Ford called on the wireless industry to prevent global gridlock. Article

> U.S. Cellular is offering a $100 activation credit on Android phones. Article

> Mercedes-Benz said it integrated Apple's Siri into its cars. Article

> Sprint Nextel hopes to raise $2 billion in debt, which it might use to provide additional funds to Clearwire. Article

Mobile Content News

> Samsung ported its ChatON SMS-replacement service to the Web. Article

> Isis, the forthcoming nationwide m-commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile USA, will begin mobile wallet trials in mid-2012 with three card services partners: Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard. Article

> Sprint Nextel is no longer preloading applications onto its devices. Article

> Opera Software launched its Opera Payment Exchange here at Mobile World Congress 2012. Article

> A year after the Wholesale Applications Community trumpeted its official commercial launch here at Mobile World Congress, the organization is now rolling out its in-application billing network API nine mobile operators. Article

Mobile Developer News

> The Tizen Association industry consortium announced the beta release of its Tizen platform source code and SDK here at Mobile World Congress. Article

> Telefonica is the first operator to support Mozilla's Boot to Gecko operating system. Editor's Corner

> Research In Motion released its BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, which brings a series of WebKit rendering engine enhancements designed to aid HTML5 and BlackBerry WebWorks developers build more stable, high-performance web applications. Article

And finally... A hitman used the HitManForHire domain name. Article