Microsoft targeted in location tracking lawsuit; Samsung introduces new Galaxy Note device

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> A new lawsuit accuses Microsoft of tracking mobile customers without their consent. Article

> A new photo of Nokia's planned Windows Phone device has surfaced. Article

> Mosaid Technologies said it acquired Core Wireless Licensing, which it said holds a portfolio of 400 patent families, consisting of approximately 2,000 wireless patents and patent applications originally filed by Nokia. Release

> Samsung introduced its Galaxy Tab 7.7 (Article) and its Galaxy Note. Article

> Sony Ericsson unveiled the Xperia Arc S. Article

> Sprint Nextel will reportedly double its upgrade fee to $36. Article

> Global Holdings announced it will acquire Worldwide Wireless. Release

> The Sony S and the Sony P are the company's two forthcoming Android tablets. Article

> Sony showed off a prototype of an Android-powered Walkman device in Germany. Article

>  New Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly promoted Eddy Cue from vice president of iTunes, MobileMe and App Store, to senior vice president of of Internet software and services. Article

Mobile Content News

> Spotify released an API that will allow iOS app developers to integrate the company's music service into their apps. Article

> Apple issued version 7 of its iOS 5 beta update to registered developers Wednesday evening, and it appears to refute previous reports that iOS 5 will include streaming functionality enabling consumers to access their iTunes music library via iOS-based devices, Macs and PCs. Article

> Facebook is reportedly poised to unveil a new social-themed music service during its f8 developer conference, kicking off in San Francisco on Sept. 22. Article

Broadband Wireless News

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> New figures from Dell'Oro Group indicate that overall wireless LAN revenues jumped 24 percent in the second quarter thanks to exceptionally strong enterprise WLAN growth of 40 percent. Article

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Freescale said it has started sampling its first chips in its system-on-a-chip baseband platform that will become a key part of Alcatel-Lucent's small-cell lightRadio technology. Article

> NEC Corp. and Cisco announced a strategic partnership that will see the two selling end-to-end LTE network equipment. Article

European Wireless News

> Swiss mobile operator Sunrise cancelled its seven-year, €340 million network outsourcing contract with Alcatel-Lucent. The operator said that it had withdrawn from the deal after only three years due to its need for greater flexibility with regard to LTE and fibre optic developments. Article

> The impact of the fierce price war underway between French mobile operators is evident, with both SFR and Bouygues Telecom reporting weaker profits. Article

> The first round of bids in the Italian LTE spectrum auction attracted offers amounting to €2.3 billion, according to the Italian Industry Ministry. Article

And finally... Apple reportedly lost one of its next-generation iPhones--again. Article

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