Samsung Galaxy S in line for WiFi Direct; OnStar heads to iPhone, Android

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> Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone appears to be the first in line for WiFi Direct technology. Article

> AT&T announced a new healthcare initiative. Release

> Carl Icahn upped his stake in Motorola. Article (sub. req.)

> AT&T will sell the Samsung Solstice II. Article

> Research firm ABI said Sprint Nextel will sell 3 million 4G smartphones this year. Article

> Chevy's OnStar app for smartphones is now available to iOS and Android devices. Article

> The Samsung Messenger III is now available through MetroPCS. Post

> The recent airline bombing attempt could snuff the nascent market for in-flight WiFi. Article

> Sierra Wireless recorded a third quarter profit. Article

> Scorecard Systems said Mobilicity in Canada deployed its Subscriber Analysis Application and Commission Manager offering. Release

Mobile Content News

> Facebook updated its mobile strategy and smartphone offerings. Article

> Skyfire pulled its Flash-capable iPhone app due to overwhelming demand. Article

> Google's Android operating system continues to upend the U.S. smartphone segment, growing 6.5 percent points during the third quarter. Article

European Wireless News

> The Italian wireless operator, Linkem, contracted Alvarion to expand its WiMAX network to provide wireless broadband coverage to six more regions. Article

> Analysts believe Ericsson's financial performance continues to outpace that of Nokia Siemens Networks in a number of key business areas. Article

> O2 Germany said it sold its entire stock of HTC HD7 handsets after selling around 80,000 within days of Windows Phone 7 becoming available. Article

> A Swiss research team is working on a way for nanotechnology to improve the efficiency and battery life of mobile phones and laptops ten-fold. Article

> TeliaSonera joined with four other firms to trial replacing hotel room keys with NFC-enabled handsets. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> It looks like Twitter is quickly becoming the future of customer care. Commentary

> The U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office concluded Google violated U.K. laws with its Street View WiFi collection practices. Article

> A Nokia Siemens Networks study points to a 40 percent increase in average monthly spend on mobile broadband services compared with 2009. Article

> A research organization plans to introduce what it calls a breakthrough in WiFi technology that will enable multiple users to upload content concurrently over their old analog TV antenna. Article

> What's with all the demo experience centers? Commentary

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