Samsung notes 4G chip shortage; Some Motorola phones may be blocked in U.S.

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> JK Shin, Samsung's mobile chief, said the company expects a 4G chipset shortage to continue into the early fourth quarter of this year. Article

> Some Motorola Mobility smartphones infringe on a Microsoft patent and will be stopped from being imported to the United States, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission. Article

> Research In Motion got FCC approval for an LTE PlayBook. Article

> The FCC and Congress are pressing the wireless industry to strike more voluntary agreements. Article

Mobile Content News

> The U.S. mobile data market increased to $18.7 billion in the first quarter of 2012, growing 6 percent quarter over quarter and 21 percent year over year despite the increasing popularity of over-the-top communication services, according to new data from Chetan Sharma Consulting. Article

> Facebook has acquired gifting application Karma, representing the social networking giant's first move as a publicly traded company. Financial details were not disclosed. Article

> Mitek Systems' imaging technology has now enabled $10 billion in mobile banking deposits, with transaction volumes increasing more than 143 percent since the end of 2011, the firm reports. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Sprint Nextel is using Verizon Wireless' words on unlimited 3G data plans against it, reminding mobile users that Sprint still offers unlimited data for all smartphone subscribers. Article

> Advertising support for free Wi-Fi service is a small but growing part of Boingo Wireless' business, which is also rapidly growing its legacy Wi-Fi network business as well as its DAS business. Article

> Ethertronics is entering the distributed antenna systems business with EtherDAS Indoor, a line of products designed for deployments in areas such as offices, arenas, airports and convention centers. Article

European Wireless News

> Is white space the next frontier for mobile operators? Commentary

> Mexico's Carlos Slim held talks with Telekom Austria shareholders over acquiring a stake in the operator, according to a report in an Austrian magazine that did not cite sources. Article

> Nokia is burning through its cash reserves at a rate that is unsustainable, causing heightened worries among industry analysts over the embattled company's ability to stay afloat. Article

> Ireland's High Court has dismissed Hutchison Whampoa's attempt to stop the financial restructuring of the bankrupt Eircom after the judge ruled there were numerous shortcomings in Hutchison's bid for the Irish operator. Article

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