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> Pictures of T-Mobile USA's forthcoming G2 device seem to be popping up on the Internet. Article

> AT&T said it completed the sale of certain wireless assets of Centennial Communications Corp. to Verizon Wireless. Release

> Wall Street analyst Shaw Wu said Apple and Verizon Wireless are still in negotiations over a potential Verizon iPhone. Article

> Hewlett-Packard launched a bidding war with Dell over data storage firm 3PAR. Article

> Apple patented a method to disable jailbroken iPhones. Article

> ZTE scored a deal with Hungary's Telenor. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google unveiled new AdSense ad formats designed for Apple's iPad device. Post

> Verizon Wireless enterprise customers who use LiveCast Media's live mobile video streaming solution can now streamline their payment processes with simplified billing. Release

> Google acquired visual search solutions provider Like.com. Article

> Nokia closed its Messaging for Social Networks application beta trial. Article

> Appolicious introduced new websites enabling consumers to identify recommended Android smartphone software as well as branded Yahoo apps. Article

> MTV Networks' Greg Clayman is exiting his post to lead media kingpin News Corp.'s forthcoming digital newspaper initiative. Article

> Cross-platform mobile app store and content marketplace PocketGear announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Qualcomm has transferred its leadership in 3G chips to LTE, but research firm iSuppli notes that major competitors aren't far behind. Article

> The WiMAX Forum and its member operators and vendors descended on India last week touting the technology's economies of scale. Article

> Fixed-wireless companies Airband Communications and Sparkplug Communications announced a merger. Article

European Wireless News

> The CFO of Telekom Austria said the carrier's HSPA+ network is sufficient for data. Article

> Vodafone and Softbank led an $18 million round of funding in Playspan, a micropayments developer. Article

> The new MVNO Now Mobile said it intends to export its model of targeting higher value prepay customers to Europe. Article

> Analysts are eyeing Vodafone's stake in China Mobile. Article

> The U.K. government is moving quickly on a massive smart metering project. Article

> The U.K. energy regulator Ofgem and the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change questioned whether cellular networks are suitable for smart metering projects. Article

And finally... LG: Our tablet will be better than the iPad. Article

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