MetroPCS, CSpire launch Samsung Galaxy S4; Spotify for Windows Phone 8 exits beta

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> MetroPCS is adding Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone to its lineup.  Price is $549. Release

> New Delhi-based Micromax is looking to overtake Samsung to become India's dominant smartphone maker. Article (sub. req.)

> Microsoft needs to stop betting its future on weak players. Analysis (sub. req.)

> CSpire is selling the Samsung Galaxy S4 beginning today. Price is $199.99 with a new plan. Article

Mobile Content News

> Spotify's streaming music service optimized for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 is now exiting beta. Article

> Yankee Group analyst Jason Armitage says many digital ads are missing their mark.  Industry Voices

> Report: Don Mattrick, CEO of Zynga, considered acquiring the company in 2010 while he was still the head of Microsoft's entertainment division. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Neul, one of the early TV white space (TVWS) boosters, is abandoning its business of supplying broadband equipment. Article

>The Global mobile Suppliers Association says that nearly 950 LTE-enabled devices have been announced for use on LTE networks, including 200 that can operate using the TD-LTE mode. Article

> Report: LTE and LTE Advanced deployments will, in turn, drive adoption of mobile software-defined networking (SDN).   Article

European Wireless News

> Telecom Italia said it has ended talks with Hutchison Whampoa about combining their Italian mobile businesses.  Article

> Vodafone is establishing two new regional hubs in Africa to improve customer support to multinational clients. Article

> French consumers are using their mobile phones like never before, as cutthroat competition on the market has brought mobile rates down to unprecedented levels. Article

And finally … Did  Bjork consult on this Samsung Galaxy S4 commercial? Article

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