New iPhone 5 pictures surface; Motorola plans Sept. 5 event

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> More iPhone 5 pictures leaked ahead of an official announcement. Article

> Motorola Mobility scheduled a press event with Verizon Wireless for Sept. 5., the same say as Nokia and Microsoft's event. Article

> Sprint Nextel is using a promotion that doles out $400 in-store credit to get families to switch from other carriers. Article

> Best Buy named Hubert Joly as its new CEO. Article (sub. req.)

> Apple crossed the $600 billion market capitalization mark. Article

> C Spire Wireless' Scout 3.0 added movie recommendations. Article

> LG Electronics announced the global availability of the Optimus Vu. Release

> Hewlett-Packard created a new mobility group. Article

Mobile Content News

> Apple responded to a security flaw that renders SMS services across iOS devices vulnerable to attack, suggesting that its over-the-top iMessage solution presents a safer alternative than conventional messaging tools. Article

> AT&T Mobility is expanding its Mobile Device Management suite to the small business segment, offering mom-and-pops access to the same cloud-based services and applications it supplies to larger enterprise customers. Article

> Jolla revealed that its forthcoming smartphones based on Nokia's abandoned MeeGo smartphone platform will run applications optimized for Google's Android operating system. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Seeking to establish a beachhead in converged LTE FDD and TDD end-user devices, ZTE took the wraps off of a multi-standard USB modem and a Wi-Fi hotspot device. Article

> Harris County, Texas, will not only go ahead and operate its new public-safety 700 MHz LTE network under to a recent FCC ruling, but it is moving ahead on a plan to more than double the number of sites serving the network. Article

European Wireless News

> The feud between VimpelCom's shareholders over the Russian mobile operator's strategy has been put on pause for now, after Russia's Alfa Group and Telenor of Norway acquired almost equal voting shares in the company. Article

> Hutchison Whampoa has expressed frustration with what it calls the "painfully slow" progress being made by the European Commission in coming to a decision over the company's planned €1.3 billion acquisition of Orange Austria. Article

> Tele2 Russia announced a deal with Citrix ByteMobile. Release

And finally... India bans mass texting to stem panic. Article