Nokia purchases OS firm Smarterphone; 2012 could be big for Windows Phone

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@FierceWireless: Apple paying Taiwan's Elan $5 million to settle multitouch patent dispute. Article | [email protected]

> The LTE-capable Huawei M290 appears bound for MetroPCS. Article

> The LG Spectrum could be released Jan. 19. Article

> Symbian remains the world's most widely deployed mobile operating system. Article

> Research In Motion will show off its PlayBook 2.0 software at the Consumer Electronics Show next week. Article

> Nokia has reportedly purchased Smarterphone, which makes an operating system for feature phones that makes them behave like smartphones. Article

> LightSquared inked a wholesale deal with The ISP Store. Release

> The CDMA Development Group (CDG) announced it counted 614 million CDMA2000 subscribers in the first half of 2011. Release

> Boost Mobile is selling the Samsung Replenish. Article

> AT&T Mobility could show off a Windows 8 LTE tablet at next week's CES show. Article

> Corning will introduce Gorilla Glass 2 at next week's CES show. Article

> Samsung failed to win a ban on the iPhone 4S in Italy. Article

> Zachary Katz is the new chief of staff for the FCC. Article

> LG will support Google TV. Article

> This year will be huge for Windows Phone, according to one investment banking forecast. Article

Mobile Content News

> Millennial Media hired banking firms for its planned IPO. Article

> iPhone 4S users appear to need twice as much data as iPhone 4 users. Article

> Infinity Blade games for mobile have generated $30 million. Article

And finally... What the iPhone 5 might look like. Article


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