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> T-Mobile US' MetroPCS said it will sell the LG Electronics Optimus F6 for $199. Release

> A Nokia tablet with LTE has been approved by the FCC. Article

> Samsung Electronics named former NSN CEO Simon Beresford-Wylie as a global executive adviser for its networks business. Release

> Apple passed Coca-Cola as the world's most valuable brand. Article

> The European Union continues to push for rules that would require all handset makers to agree on a standard for phone charging. Article

> BlackBerry is now selling the Z10 and Q10 unlocked in the United States. Article

> PowerbyProxi, a wireless charging company, said it scored a $4 million investment from Samsung. Article

Mobile Content News

> Verizon Wireless accounted for 37.1 percent of U.S. smartphone sales during the period ending in August, up 6.9 percentage points. AT&T Mobility followed at 21.7 percent, ahead of Sprint at 14.6 percent and T-Mobile at 13.2 percent. Article

> Judge throws out Apple motion against iOS app patent troll Lodsys. Article

> Samsung Electronics' cross-platform ChatON messaging service now tops 100 million users worldwide, doubling from 50 million subscribers in May 2013, the device maker said. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> A California judge has signed off on the details of a settlement between Apple and AT&T and customers who claimed they were tricked into buying an Apple iPad in 2010 only to have AT&T then switch its unlimited data plans to a usage-based pricing system. Article

> 4G Americas recently evaluated the pros and cons of Wi-Fi-cellular roaming technologies in a white paper. Article

European Wireless News

> Billionaire Richard Branson plans to challenge América Móvil's Carlos Slim in Slim's home Mexican mobile market. Article

> Vodafone's South African unit Vodacom is reportedly to enter exclusive negotiations over the acquisition of ISP Neotel from Tata Communication for more than 5 billion rand ($496 million) or €370 million, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed sources close to the matter. Article

> Eircom, Ireland's incumbent operator, won the race to be the first to launch LTE service in the country, beating out Vodafone Ireland and O2 Ireland, with service now live via its eMobile and Meteor brands in Dublin, Carlow and Athlone. Article

And finally… SK Group's chairman and vice-chair were jailed for embezzlement. Article