Qualcomm invests in Sharp; Sprint tests text-to-911 service

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> Nokia agreed to sell and lease back its head office building in Espoo, Finland. The selling price was $222 million. Release

> A federal appeals court rejected Verizon Wireless' challenge to the FCC's data roaming rules. Article

> AT&T Mobility will offer personalized videos to help explain wireless bills. Post

> Broadcom introduced three new smartphone processors designed for Android phones. Article

> ZTE signed a $20 billion financing agreement with China Development Bank. Article

> A report from Informa Telecoms & Media said that 98 percent of mobile operator respondents believe small cells are essential for the future of their networks. Release

> Starting today Sprint Nextel customers in Vermont can send a text message to 911 as part of an initial four-month trial to test the potential of this technology. Release

> C Spire Wireless hired Credera to lead strategic and development efforts for a fully-integrated, CRM solution. Release

> Qualcomm invests $120 million in Sharp to develop and commercialize high-quality color, low-power MEMS displays. Release.  Article

> BICS has deployed Acme Packet's Diameter signaling controller solutions to support LTE data and voice roaming exchange services. Release

> Ericsson has filed a request with the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban U.S. imports of products made by Samsung. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks is expected to announce the closing of its German services unit tomorrow, after failing to renew a contract with Deutsche Telekom. Article

> LG Electronics is reportedly planning to lay off employees at its mobile phone unit in China, following the company's slowdown in new handset releases.  Article

Mobile Content News

> Facebook is expanding its standalone Messenger for Android application to support device owners without existing Facebook accounts. Article

> AT&T Mobility is now updating Samsung Electronics' flagship Galaxy S III smartphone to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. Article

> Verizon Wireless is shuttering its Verizon Video service on Dec. 15 in favor of Viewdini. Article

> WhatsApp denied it is in talks to sell its mobile messaging platform to Facebook. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Although paid apps are still the dominant model, a new study indicates that the freemium model is gaining popularity with mobile developers. Article

> Good-bye and good riddance to anonymous Android app reviewers. Commentary

And finally The Pope is going to start tweeting under the handle @pontifex. Article

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