Samsung's bada now in Europe; HP to cut 9,000 jobs

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> Samsung's first bada phone hit Europe. Release

> Skype confirmed that it will begin charging for Skype-to-Skype calls on the Apple iPhone starting next year. Article

> Hewlett-Packard announced it will cut 9,000 jobs and take a $1 billion restructuring charge. Article

> iDEN carrier SouthernLINC announced it will offer prepaid unlimited calling, texting and push-to-talk service for $50. Release

> Motorola increased the severance package co-CEO Greg Brown could score if the company does not complete its split as planned. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks appointed Hossein Moiin as its new chief technology officer. Article

Mobile Content News

> Satellite radio service provider Sirius XM announced the launch of a free mobile application enabling users with Android smartphones. Article

> Location-based social mapping service Loopt announced the introduction of Loopt Star, a mobile rewards game giving consumers coupons, full-track downloads and related perks for checking in at real-world destinations. Article

> Skype 2.0 for iPhone with the ability to make calls over AT&T's 3G connection has finally gone live. Article

> Application storefronts must offer consumers a host of billing mechanisms to succeed according to a new study. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Nokia announced the availability of MeeGo 1.0 for netbooks, expanding the cross-platform capabilities of the fledgling Linux-based OS. Article

> Fifty-three percent of mobile developers are now creating applications for Apple's iPhone platform, with about half of those developers not currently building iPhone apps planning to do so in the next 12 months. Article

European Wireless News

> Where next for Vodafone? Commentary

> Telefónica O2 confirmed that Spain, the UK and the Czech Republic are likely to be first with commercial NFC payment services. Article

> Five leading German car manufacturers have joined with Nokia in a fresh attempt to devise a standard for integrating smartphones and their apps into vehicle dashboards. Article

Wireless Broadband News

> Network planning firm Aircom International is arguing that HSPA+ technology makes better short-term commercial sense for UMTS/HSPA operators as they contemplate their strategies for migrating to the next generation of mobile broadband networks. Article

> Google is facing more fallout from its admission that it unwittingly collected personal WiFi information on open networks through its Google Street View program. Article

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