Motorola acquires 4Home; Acer worries over smartphone component shortages

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> Nokia and HTC scored a victory in their patent battle with IPCom. Article

> Boingo said it renewed and extended its bilateral roaming agreement with T-Mobile USA. Release

> Veteran wireless communications industry journalist, analyst and consultant--and Fierce contributor--Andrew M. Seybold was awarded the Radio Club of America's prestigious Sarnoff Citation at the Club's annual dinner in New York City on Nov. 19. Release

> Nortel announced the sale of Guangdong Nortel Telecommunication Equipment in China. Release

> Microsoft's planned update to Windows Phone 7 won't be massive. Article

> Motorola announced it acquired connected home company 4Home. Article

> An Acer executive expressed concern about smartphone component shortages during the holiday season. Article

Mobile Content News

> Amazon.com's Kindle ereader remains the online retail giant's bestselling, most gifted and most wished for product. Article

> Smartphones running Apple's iOS and Google's Android are the most desired among U.S. consumers likely to upgrade their current mobile handset. Article

> Mobile development studio Bolt Creative will extend its blockbuster iPhone title Pocket God to the Android and Windows Phone 7 operating systems. Article

> Mobile content solutions provider Motricity will power Reliance Communications' new R World mobile data portal. Article

> Research In Motion updated its eBay mobile shopping application for BlackBerry smartphones. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Is LTE enough for Verizon Wireless? Commentary

> 2011 will be the year of mobile broadband. Article

European Wireless News

> Goldman Sachs research shows the iPhone is declining in popularity. Article

> TeliaSonera switched on LTE in Finland. Article

> Vodafone slashed the cost of mobile data charges for customers using their smartphones in Europe. Article

> Ericsson expects to double its revenues in the Middle East. Article

> Vodafone Germany took an early lead in the race to launch commercial LTE services after switching on its network earlier this week. Article

And finally... Nokia's N8 is a hit, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst. Article

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