Microsoft reportedly mulling RIM investment; Samsung outs new Galaxy Tab models

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@FierceWireless: Sony Xperia Sola hits the FCC, gets dissected by regulators. Article | [email protected]

> Microsoft is reportedly preparing a $3.5 billion investment in Research In Motion. Article

> Samsung introduced two new Galaxy Tab tablets (a 10.1-inch model and a 7-inch model) as well as two new Galaxy Player gadgets for the U.S. market. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks names Ken Wirth head of customer operations, Americas.  Release

> Due to a recovery in both fixed and mobile sectors, service provider revenues passed the $1.91 trillion mark in 2011, compared to $1.79 trillion in 2010, according to Ovum. Release

> Apple and Research In Motion were sued by a Texas company over patents covering touchscreen interaction. Article

> AT&T Mobility has promised a software update for some of its Windows Phone gadgets. Article

> Apple's iPad 2 received a new dual-core 32nm A5 chip. Article

> Verizon Wireless' new $30 upgrade fee could save the carrier $1 billion. Article

Mobile Content News

> Voxer scored $30 million in funding. Article

> Glu Mobile may be the next mobile game maker to get purchased. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Qualcomm may be close to selling the 2.3 GHz Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) licenses that it battled to acquire in India. Article

> According to ABI Research, royalties for GSM, W-CDMA and LTE smartphones totaled $20 billion in 2011. Article

European Wireless News

> The decision by Everything Everywhere (EE) to sell part of its spectrum portfolio is likely to prompt bids from UK operators keen for an early entry into the LTE market. Article

> Telefónica unveiled a collaborative agreement with the Turkish mobile operator Avea to jointly develop machine-to-machine business opportunities. Article

And finally... Some AT&T reps are pushing the iPhone to prospective Lumia customers? Article