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> Research In Motion released its PlayBook 2.0 operating system. Article (sub. req.)

> U.S. Cellular will sell the Samsung Galaxy S II for $229.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Release

> China Telecom will sell Apple's iPhone. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks said it will demonstrate HSPA+ Multiflow technology. Release

> Nokia appears to be preparing a Lumia 610 device. Article

> The International Trade Commission dismissed an HTC complaint against Apple. Article

> ZTE announced the Mimosa X, which sports the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and an Nvidia Icera modem chipset. Article

> F5 Networks announced it will acquire Traffix Systems. Release

> Those aged 24-34 are most likely to own a smartphone. Post

> Workers from Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA will meet about workers' rights. Article

> Republic Wireless is now offering number porting services. Post

> Verizon Wireless said it will purchase Plateau Wireless' Cellular, PCS and AWS spectrum, customers, and related GSM operations in the southeastern New Mexico market. Release

Mobile Content News

> Metaps secured $1.3 million of financing through a third-party allocation to two VCs. Release

> Social commerce giant Groupon has acquired Kima Labs, the startup behind mobile barcode reader application Barcode Hero and mobile payment solution TapBuy. Article

> Although U.S. adults now spend more time each day on mobile devices than they do with traditional print media, advertisers continue to allocate a disproportionate amount of their spending on newspapers and magazines. Article

Mobile Developer News

> How is Google holding back in-app revenue growth? Editor's Corner

> Mobile commerce solutions provider PaymentOne introduced its PayOne HTML5 API. Article

> Unity Technologies released version 3.5 of its Unity game development platform. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Huawei is promising to procure $6 billion worth of microchips and related technologies from U.S. manufacturers. Article

> Global mobile broadband traffic grew by 83 percent in the second half of 2011 with a CAGR of 234 percent during 2011, according to the latest global mobile broadband traffic report from mobile service optimization company Allot Communications. Article

European Wireless News

> The launch by U.K. banking giant Barclays of its "Pingit" mobile money transfer service could trigger other banks to launch m-payment services. Article

> With more than 80 over-the-top services being run by telecoms operators, a new study says that operators should stop worrying and grasp the opportunity. Article

> Deutsche Telekom is weighing its options to sell its 50 per cent holding in Everything Everywhere. Article

And finally... Google has been sued by a Safari user. Article


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