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> AT&T's CEO said the FCC needs to speed up spectrum transfers. Article

> Leap Wireless suspended sales of its Huawei Mercury Android phone due to a software glitch. Article

> Research In Motion discontinued its 16 GB BlackBerry PlayBook. Article

> Kwon Oh Hyun is Samsung's new CEO. Article

> HTC has reportedly been shut out of Windows 8. Article

> Sierra Wireless unveiled a super-thin LTE module. Release

> Sandvine said project delays will drag on its revenues. Article

> ZTE's $942 million bond issue was approved. Article

Mobile Content News

> Facebook unveiled a more streamlined operator billing process for mobile web applications, trimming the payments flow from as many as seven steps down to two. Article

> Google is on track to generate around $4.5 billion in mobile revenues in 2012, with archrival Apple contributing about 40 percent of that total, according to Piper Jaffray Analyst Gene Munster. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Verizon is pursing the telematics opportunity. Editor's Corner

> West Central Wireless, a subsidiary of the Central Texas Telephone Cooperative, is offering to let other rural operators piggyback services on its planned LTE network. Article

European Wireless News

> KPN rejected Telefónica's offer to acquire its German subsidiary E-Plus for undervaluing the asset, according to a report from Dow Jones Newswires. Article

> América Móvil has acquired a 4.1 percent stake in Telekom Austria in a move that will see its second deal in Europe after acquiring a minority stake in KPN. Article

And finally… A wireless tattoo that can detect bacteria? Article

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