LG Spectrum goes on sale at Verizon; ZTE pays Microsoft close to $30 per Windows Phone

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@FierceWireless: Yikes: almost forgot about the Apple Education Event! We're live-blogging it here. Article | [email protected]

> The LG Spectrum is now on sale from Verizon Wireless for $199. Article

> ZTE pays Microsoft almost $30 for each Windows Phone it sells. Article

> iSuppli predicts Windows Phone will pass iOS in smartphone market share by 2015. Release

> The BlackBerry Curve 9370 is now available from Verizon Wireless for $99. Article

> A group of standards bodies have agreed to develop a standard service layer architecture for machine-to-machine services. Release

> Verizon launched LTE in five new markets. Release

> Kodak filed for bankruptcy. Article (sub. req.)

> Amazon's revenues from its Kindle Fire tablet could be significant. Article

> Motorola updated its Xoom tablet to Google's Ice Cream Sandwich. Article

> Itron, Lanner, Power Insight and Silver Spring said they will offer Sprint Nextel connectivity to utilities for automated monitoring and data collection. Release

Mobile Content News

> Google updated its Google+ mobile website. Article

> Motricity will restructure its business, shifting away from its signature content and data solutions to focus on the mobile advertising and enterprise space.  Article

> Zynga has acquired four small mobile startups as the social gaming giant continues its efforts to expand beyond the Facebook platform to smartphones and tablets. Article

> Motorola Mobility invested in Shaker. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Backhaul company FiberTower, on top of other reported problems, told creditors last month that it was losing about $180,000 in revenue per month. Article

> Mercury Wireless, a service provider in Topeka, Kan., has deployed a point-to-point wireless backhaul architecture with the help of value-added distributor partner Moonblink Communications. Article

European Wireless News

> 4T Sverige, the Swedish mobile payments joint venture, selected PayEx and Accumulate as the payment and security vendors for its mobile payment platform. Article

> Everything Everywhere has downplayed reports that it is thinking of dumping its Orange and T-Mobile brands in favor of a new, single brand, saying that there is no further information to reveal at this time. Article

And finally... A transparent phone display? Article


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