Samsung announces Galaxy S4 mini; Apple reportedly switching to Pegatron

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@FierceWireless: #Sprint MVNO iTalk acquires calling card vendor ITG as it rolls out mobile broadband service. Article | [email protected]

> Samsung announced the new Galaxy S4 mini. Post

> Verizon Wireless will sell the BlackBerry Q10 for $200 with a contract. Article

> Apple is reportedly shifting production from Foxconn to Pegatron. Article

> Alcatel's One Touch Idol is now available in the United States unlocked for $300. Article

>  MediaTek announced its new quad-core application processor, the MT8125, for "fast growing global tablet markets." Release

> Apple released a version of its 16 GB iPod touch without a rear-facing camera. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google is rolling out overhauled versions of its Gmail application for Android and Apple's rival iOS, promising users greater organizational control over their inbox. Article

> Glu Mobile is extending its fledgling real-money mobile gaming efforts to the U.S. market, collaborating with cash and virtual currency platform Skillz to integrate skill-based cash tournaments into select Android titles. Article

> Facebook has ended negotiations to acquire crowdsourced location services firm Waze, AllThingsD reports. Article

> Shazam is extending its media discovery platform to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> King Street Wireless, which is U.S. Cellular's spectrum partner, reiterated calls for the FCC to mandate interoperability in the 700 MHz band, noting that without such a directive the companies won't be able to offer an iPhone that works over the companies' 700 MHz spectrum. Article

> Global mobile data traffic as a percentage of overall Internet traffic will likely accelerate at a rate of 1.5 times its current trajectory. Much of that traffic will likely come from people wanting to share content--photos, video and more--via their mobile devices, including wearable computing devices. Article

> iTalk announced it purchased ITG, a Texas-based provider of international calling cards, with the goal of expanding the sale of its Sprint Nextel-powered mobile data service. Article

European Wireless News

> Telefónica Germany CEO René Schuster said an imminent merger with rival operator E-Plus is not on the cards, adding that the operator is perfectly capable of winning further market share on its own. Article

> Deutsche Telekom is planning to strengthen its position in Eastern Europe and has already targeted a potential acquisition target in Poland, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report. Article

And finally… Microsoft will bring the Start button back to Windows. Article

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