Samsung outs 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2, U.S. agency ditches BlackBerrys for iPhones

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> AT&T Mobility confirmed it will raise its device upgrade fee to $36. Article

> A Research In Motion director said the company wouldn't hand over leadership to outside "morons." Article

> Samsung announced a 7-inch Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 2, running Android version Ice Cream Sandwich. Article

> More photos of the LG Miracle have surfaced. Article

> The U.S. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to replace BlackBerrys with iPhones. Article

> HTC said it will upgrade a range of its phones to Android version Ice Cream Sandwich. Article

> Vodafone is considering a bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide. Article

> ZTE's Tania Windows Phone is getting a price cut int he UK. Article

> Texas Instruments introduced its WiLink 8.0 product family. Release

Mobile Content News

> Mobile commerce solutions firm Modiv Media is rolling out Modiv Social, enabling retailers to offer shoppers a digital wallet experience. Article

> Mobile software development platform provider appMobi unveiled playMobi, an HTML5-based game development, deployment and monetization SDK. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> In preparation for a $300 million reverse auction scheduled for September, the FCC released an interactive map that reveals massive gaps in U.S. mobile broadband coverage. Article

> LTE is quickly becoming an important contributor to Sequans Communications' revenue stream, as the chipmaker's WiMAX business falters due to Sprint's shift away from that technology. Article

> Having failed to find a buyer for the company, InterDigital is making a big drive to steer its spectrum management technology into the nascent white spaces arena. Article

European Wireless News

> We should have seen Free Mobile's impact coming. Editor's Corner

> A consumer lobbying group is calling upon the European Parliament to take forceful action against what it labels as "excessive data roaming charges." Article

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