Nokia reportedly mulling HQ sale; Microsoft pegged to build own Windows Phone

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> Nokia's CEO said the company would have preferred to have been more successful with its first Lumia Windows Phone. Article

> Nokia is reportedly considering selling its Finland headquarters. Article

> Microsoft is reportedly planning to build its own Windows Phone. Article

> Crown Castle CEO Ben Moreland said the company's decision to buy the rights to 7,200 of T-Mobile USA's towers for $2.4 billion was an effort to boost Crown's tower presence in dense urban markets where carriers' capacity needs will be greatest in the years ahead. Article

> Apple is reportedly gearing up production of a smaller iPad. Article (sub. req.)

> Best Buy's founder is pushing forward with a $11 billion buyout of the company. Article

> Qualcomm teamed with Oracle for M2M applications. Release

> Google's Motorola Mobility dropped its latest complaint against Apple. Article

> Samsung is going after the foreman of the jury that fined it $1 billion in its case against Apple. Article

> A new report from Juniper Research found operators' roaming revenues will grow more than $80 billion by 2017, compared to over $46 billion this year. Release

> TracFone's Straight Talk released its new Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone. Post

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> Apple's iOS narrowed the gap on Google's market-leading Android mobile operating system in the weeks prior to the launch of the much-anticipated iPhone 5, according to a new report issued by digital research firm comScore. Article

> Research In Motion released version 2.1 of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet OS, promising improved support for applications originally created for Google's Android platform. Article

And finally… Nokia's latest ad targets "boring" iPhone colors. Article