LG intros Optimus LTE II; Boost gets visual voicemail from Smith Micro

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> Klausner Technologies inked patent-licensing deals for its visual voicemail technology with MetroPCS (release), Alcatel-Lucent (release) and others.

> Boost Mobile will use visual voicemail technology from Smith Micro. Release

> Clearwire will name its TD-LTE vendors in the third quarter. Article

> The FCC chose spectrum for wireless medical devices. Article

> U.S. Cellular launched a Samsung LTE mobile hotspot for $50. Release

> LG introduced the new Optimus LTE II. Article (sub. req.)

> Wireless carriers are boosting their networks for an upcoming NATO summit in Chicago. Article

> New legislation would prohibit tampering with registry information in cell phones. Article

> Samsung may not suffer if Apple is working to take its supply business elsewhere. Article

Mobile Content News

> Sprint Nextel now supports carrier billing in Google Play. Article

> Viacom has reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable enabling subscribers to view live content from cable networks like MTV and Comedy Central across mobile devices including Apple's iPad. Article

> Groupon pins its future on mobile. Editor's Corner

> Pinterest could be worth $1.5 billion. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> AT&T's Kris Rinne dishes on the carrier's plans for LTE Advanced, VoLTE and the idea of infrastructure sharing. Hot Seat

> NewNet Communications Technologies is bullish about the WiMAX business that it acquired earlier this year from Nokia Siemens Networks and appears committed to making a stand for the technology. Article

> In a positive vote for Wi-Fi offloading, 84 percent of survey respondents who have Wi-Fi connectivity at home are proactively connecting their smartphones to it. Article

European Wireless News

> The continuing growth in mobile data could place operators under extreme financial pressure unless they implement ways to provide bandwidth in a more cost-efficient way, according to a new study from Solon Management Consulting. Article

> Telefónica's O2 UK awarded Huawei a five-year deal to plan and manage the operator's mobile core network. Article

> SFR is planning radical action to counter the success of Iliad's Free Mobile after losing 620,000 customers in its first-quarter. Article

And finally... Microsoft posts letter from user who switched from the iPhone to Windows Phone. Post

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