Nokia, Samsung to bid for Nortel patents; Sprint to sell Moto's XPRT, Titanium Android phones

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@FierceWireless: Neato: Article. It's an application for the iPhone that supposedly can track data usage and reduce data consumption. | [email protected]

> IDC said it will classify the iPad and other ARM-powered devices as PCs. Article

> PTA-FLA, a Florida wireless telecommunications company, alleges that it purchased $3.8 million worth of equipment from ZTE that turned out to be so faulty that it could not establish a fully functioning cellular network. Release

> Nokia, Samsung and others are teaming under the RPX banner to bid against Google for Nortel's patents. Article

> Sprint Nextel and Motorola unveiled the Android-powered XPRT and Titanium smartphones for enterprise users. Release

> U.S. Cellular will reportedly launch the dual-screen, Android-powered LG Genesis. Article

> The creator of Google Voice has launched a rival startup called Firespotter. Article

> Apple is reportedly preparing to offer over-the-air iPhone software updates. Article

Mobile Content News

> A new service reportedly helps publishers evade Apple's 30 percent commission. Article

> Apple and Hearst reached an agreement for magazines published to Apple's iPad. Article

> Jumptap completed a new round of funding totaling $25 million. Article

> What's next for mobile operators and mobile music? Commentary

Broadband Wireless News

> Nokia Siemens Networks introduced the Single RAN Advanced solution designed to connect existing Motorola GSM base stations to its Flexi Base Station Controller and provide a path to 3G and LTE technologies. Article

> Will Google win Nortel's patents? Commentary

European Wireless News

> The French government announced that the telecoms regulator Arcep will open the bidding process for LTE spectrum by the end of this month. Article

> Telekom Austria boosted its offer gain control of the Serbian operator, Telekom Srbija. Article

> ABI Research said that LTE subscriber numbers will reach 16 million by the end of 2011. Article

And finally... Microsoft said Windows Phone 7 users who updated their devices outside of the company's paradigm will not be able to continue receiving WP7 software updates. Post