RIM announces two new BlackBerries; Global LTE subscribers top 6.25 million

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@FierceMobiCo: Apple's iTunes Match goes live with iTunes 10.5.1. Article | [email protected]

> Amazon started shipping the Kindle Fire on Monday, a day earlier than expected. Article

> Analyst firm Maravedis reports that the worldwide LTE industry reached 6.25 million subscribers at the end of Q3 2011. Release

> Juniper Research forecasts that eReader shipments will reach 67 million by 2016, nearly triple the 25 million devices the company expects to reach the market in 2011. Release

> T-Mobile USA is hosting a star-studded event in Los Angeles tomorrow evening. Is this a coincidence or related to Google's special Android event also happening in Los Angeles Nov. 16? Article

> Research In Motion announced two new BlackBerries, the Bold 9790 and Curve 9380. Both devices run the newer BlackBerry 7 operating system and include touch screens. Article

> Sierra Wireless launched what it claims is the industry's smallest M2M module. Release

> Verizon reportedly plans to sell the Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media edition under the names Droid Xyboard 10.1 and Droid Xyboard 8.2. Article

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> Nokia will partner with music intelligence platform The Echo Nest for MixRadio, a personalized streaming music service the manufacturer will pre-install on the Lumia 800 smartphone, one of its first two devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 operating system. Article

> Amazon.com is introducing a new version of its Price Check comparison shopping application optimized for Google's Android operating system, enabling consumers to contrast in-store retail prices with products available from Amazon and its 2 million online merchant partners. Article

> Research In Motion issued version 3.0 of its BlackBerry Traffic navigation app via the BlackBerry Beta Zone consumer trial program, adding a new turn-by-turn voice guidance option enabling hands-free navigation. Article

> AT&T Mobility will offer Amazon's Kindle Touch 3G for $149. Release

Mobile Developer News

> Development marketplace Verious is transitioning out of beta and teaming with Elance. Article

> Google released revision 7 of its Android NDK enabling developers to get started with the new native APIs available in the new Android 4.0, a.k.a. "Ice Cream Sandwich." Article

> MobiHand is evaluating its strategic options in the face of "significant financial strain" resulting from increased competition from Android Market and BlackBerry App World. Article

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