Nokia to cut 300 IT jobs; T-Mobile USA to expand availability of Nexus 4, Nexus 7

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> Sony hopes its mobile phone business will be a driver of profit. Article

> Nokia will cut 300 IT jobs and outsource another 800. Article

> The Department of Justice said it will not release information on how the government uses GPS tracking technology. Article

> Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) plans to introduce legislation intended to help consumers better understand the details of wireless service contracts. Article

> Sprint Nextel will expand its LTE network to another 28 markets. Article

> Softbank sold its eAccess stake to Samsung and Nokia Siemens Networks. Article

> T-Mobile USA will expand the availability of its Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices. Article

> Asus said it is interested in making Windows Phone devices. Article

> Sprint Nextel will offer an insurance program for the iPhone. Article

> According to ABI Research, Apple's market share will peak at 22 percent in 2013, and will remain flat through 2018. Article

Mobile Content News

> Microsoft is introducing HelpBridge, a free application to help users connect with friends and family in the event of a natural disaster or other crisis. Article

> iPhone users can now buy music directly from Amazon. Article

> Netflix's approach to "Arrested Development" could usher in a new future for mobile video. Editor's Corner

Broadband Wireless News

> United Airlines unveiled onboard satellite-based Wi-Fi Internet connectivity on its first international widebody aircraft. Article

> Outdoor small cells may be the answer to many mobile carriers' operational prayers as they seek to enhance capacity and coverage, but questions about the devices' return on investment threaten to slow progress, according to a fresh study from Infonetics Research. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone Spain could slash around 1,000 jobs as it attempts to restructure the company in the face of mounting competition from Spanish rivals, according to media reports. Article

> Suggestions that Europe's largest operators were thinking of merging their networks have been quashed by France Telecom Orange's CEO Stéphane Richard. Article

And finally… Iron Man will carry phones from TCL in his next movie. Article


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