Microsoft investigating third-party troubles in WP7; Apple sues Nokia yet again

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> Google is testing an offering that would allow users to port their existing numbers onto the company's Google Voice service. Article

> Microsoft said it is investigating a "third-party solution" in its Windows Phone 7 devices that could "potentially cause larger than expected data downloads." Article

> Samsung acquired display company Liquavista. Release

> HTC is reportedly planning a tablet to launch in March. Article

> NEC is looking to boost its network equipment sales. Article

> AT&T stores nationwide are now selling mophie's juice packs for the iPhone 4. Release

> AT&T is reportedly preparing new text messaging rate plans. Article

> Ceragon Networks announced it acquired Nera Networks AS in a deal worth around $45.5 million. Release

> Apple sued Nokia over patents for touchscreen scrolling. Article

Mobile Content News

> T-Mobile USA is pushing an Android app aimed at promoting safe driving. Article

> Nuance released a software development kit that will allow developers to offer applications that include speech-recognition technology. Article

> Qualcomm invested in mobile search firm ChaCha. Article

> Facebook introduced an application for feature phones. Article

> Google banned the Kongregate gaming app from its Android Market. Article

> Rhapsody will offer its music service through Sprint Nextel's Sprint Zone. Release

Broadband Wireless News

> A Canadian satellite company announced plans to launch a network of 78 inexpensive, small, low-flying satellites. Article

> Should Motorola have received a broadband stimulus award? Commentary

> Research from Bytemobile indicates mobile video traffic made up more than 40 percent of worldwide wireless network data traffic volume in 2010. Article

European Wireless News

> Ericsson is expected to report next week that its fourth-quarter core profit climbed to $1.23 billion. Article

> A new study claims that femtocell applications will open the technology to a much wider usage model. Article

> The ongoing surge in mobile data traffic will force operators to transform the way they conduct business, claims the market research firm Ovum. Article

> Europe's leading mobile operators reportedly have set up an expert panel to scrutinize OS developments and unfair practices. Article

And finally... Duffy is headed to Mobile World Congress. Article


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