Nortel to auction patents; T-Mobile launches trivia contest

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> Nortel Networks will auction off its patent portfolio today. Article

> T-Mobile USA introduced a free, SMS-based mobile trivia game with a grand prize of $4,000 (or "4Gs"). Release

> GTC Semiconductor revealed it worked with LG on the LTE-enabled Revolution for Verizon Wireless. Release

> The Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile is available for pre-order at Best Buy for $300. Article

Mobile Content News

Foursquare has completed a new $50 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Article

> Near Field Communication software firm ViVOtech closed a Series C financing round extension totaling $24 million. Article

> Cable network E! Entertainment Television is the latest addition to the Sprint ID app bundle program. Article

Broadband Wireless News

Bytemobile's latest quarterly report indicates that video now generates 40 percent to 60 percent of mobile data traffic. Article

The Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Broadband Alliance joined forces to tackle Wi-Fi hotspot roaming and authentication. Article

European Wireless News

> Iliad plans to disrupt the French cell phone market by offering customers free femtocells when it launches its Free Mobile service early next year. Article

> Danish mobile operators formed a joint venture to create a common platform for m-payments. Article

> Hard-pressed Spanish mobile operators will see the price war in the country intensify, according to the the CEO of Yoigo. Article

> HTC opened a new European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Article

And finally... Will mobile phones be powered via keyboard typing? Article