With LightSquared, FreedomPop plans free mobile broadband; Nokia to sell Vertu

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> CrackBerry published what it said is a picture of Research In Motion's first planned BlackBerry 10 phone, the Milan. Article

> LightSquared said it will team with FreedomPop, which plans to offer free broadband and voice services to all Americans. Article

> The Hewlett-Packard TouchPad is now going for $99. Article

> Nokia issued its first software update for the Lumia 800. Article

> Research In Motion's PlayBook security patch has been hacked. Article

> Huawei said the "high specs" of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform are the reason Huawei hasn't yet built a Windows Phone device. Article

> Motorola and Sony Ericsson detailed their approach to the Ice Cream Sandwich Android upgrade. Article

> Intel joined the board of the Near Field Communications Forum. Release

> Nokia wants to sell its Vertu fashion phone subsidiary. Article

> ZTE plans to launch a high-end smartphone in the U.S. next year. Article (sub. req.)

> Verizon and RedBox are planning a partnership for next year. Article

> Sprint Nextel ditched its longtime ad agency, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and will instead now work with Digitas. Article

> Apple could sell as many as 30 million iPhones in the fourth quarter. Article

Mobile Content News

> Facebook is extending its mobile platform to Google's Android operating system. Article

> How Starbucks made mobile payments mainstream. Editor's Corner

> Instagram is heading to Android. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Towerstream, which has built a wholesale Wi-Fi hotzone network in Manhattan, has partnered with 8coupons. Article

> AT&T Mobility is on track with its LTE rollout. Article

> What are the implications of Verizon Wireless' cable deal? Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> The ongoing network congestion issues affecting Telefónica's O2 customers in Germany will be resolved within weeks, according to O2 Germany CEO René Schuster. Article

> The three major mobile operators in the Netherlands have been fined by the Dutch competition watchdog for operating a cartel. Article

> Everything Everywhere CEO Olaf Swantee believes the deployment of LTE and mobile commerce services will benefit the UK digital economy. Article

And finally... The Kevlar tether for the iPhone. Article


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