LG's Android-powered Axis headed for Alltel; BlackBerry heads to the cloud

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> Handset maker Modu is reportedly planning to discontinue operations. Article

> Alltel Wireless said it will sell the Android-powered LG Axis for $89.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year service agreement. Release

> AT&T Mobility and Audience announced the rollout of earSmart voice processing technology in a number of Samsung handsets for the carrier. Release

> Research In Motion is eyeing cloud services and possibly the management of non-BlackBerry devices. Article

> Samsung said it is taking a cautious approach to issuing Android updates. Article

> Sony Ericsson said its planned Xperia arc won't support NFC technology. Article

> Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said he will probably support the FCC's push for voluntary spectrum auctions for broadcasters. Article

Mobile Content News

> Social commerce juggernaut Groupon is forging ahead with plans for an initial public that could value the startup at $15 billion or more. Article

> News Corp. appears to have delayed the launch of its iPad newspaper. Article

> Google acquired eBook Technologies, a firm specializing in both ereader hardware and content publication/distribution solutions. Article

And finally... Chocolate factory controlled by iPhone. Article