LTE Kindle Fire to go on sale next week; Inmarsat to move ahead despite LightSquared

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@FierceWireless: #Softbank's marketing moves in Japan may hint at #Sprint strategy. Article | [email protected]

> Verizon will begin selling Windows Phone 8 smartphones Nov. 15. Article

> Sprint Nextel said it worked with the 3GPP on Band 23. FCC filing

> Inmarsat said it plans to move ahead despite problems with LightSquared. Article

> Cisco introduced a Wi-Fi location data analytics platform. Release

> The LTE-capable version of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 will start shipping next week. Article

> TracFone's Straight Talk Wireless donated $1.1 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Release

> A new survey showed that nearly half of respondents (46 percent) aren't sure if their operator offers mobile self-care. Release

Mobile Content News

> Research In Motion will release the final version of its BlackBerry 10 software development kit on Dec. 11, two months before the first devices running the revamped mobile operating system are expected to reach retailers. Article

> Square is now processing $10 billion in annual mobile payment transactions, up from $8 billion in mid-September and exploding from $2 billion a year ago. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Timing solutions provider Symmetricom added a small cells focus to its SyncWorld Ecosystem Program, which has drawn in partners including Alcatel-Lucent, CS Holdings, Contela, Broadcom, Cavium, Mindspeed, Qualcomm Atheros, Node-H and Rakon. Article

> Softbank's marketing moves in Japan could hint at Sprint Nextel's strategy. Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> The hype surrounding the capacity benefits small cells can provide is overshadowing the issue of deploying the technology together with existing macro networks, according to research firm Ovum. Article

> Despite cost-cutting by rivals, French operator SFR is managing to attract new customers. Article

And finally… Apple's stock "tanks" to $530 per share. Article

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