Samsung Galaxy S IV tapped for April launch; Verizon to sell Ativ Odyssey for $49

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> Starting tomorrow, Verizon Wireless will sell the Samsung Ativ Odyssey Windows Phone 8 smartphone for $49 with a contract and after a rebate. Release

> Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs suggested colluding with Palm to prevent the companies from hiring employees away from each other, and also suggested that if Palm didn't agree Apple might file patent-infringement claims against it. Article

> Nokia is reportedly planning to bring its PureView camera technology to Windows Phone later this year. Article

> The Samsung Galaxy S IV will reportedly launch in April. Article

> The LG Optimus G Pro will launch in April. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent will reportedly refinance its debt to $2.65 billion. Article

> The Nokia Lumia 510 appears to be headed to the United Kingdom. Article

> Motorola Solutions' profit beat analyst estimates. Article

> Samsung is the world's biggest buyer of semiconductors, ahead of Apple. Article

> Consumer Cellular is headed to Sears. Article

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> Consumers across the globe spent more than $8 billion on premium mobile application downloads in 2012, an increase of 27 percent compared to 2011 figures. Article

> Apple has ousted photo-sharing startup 500px from its App Store, citing issues with objectionable content and potential child pornography violations. Article

> Microsoft released its Windows Phone SDK update for Windows Phone 7.8, which is designed to bridge the software gap between its legacy Windows Phone 7.5 and the recent Windows Phone 8. Article

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