Samsung's Galaxy Note heads to the Super Bowl; NSN to cut 4,100 jobs

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> Tellabs announced a slowdown in year-over-year revenues. Release (PDF)

> Leap Wireless' Cricket will sell Brightstar's eSecuritel device protection program to its subscribers across 35 states. Release

> Flash Networks reported that smartphone operating system updates can consume a significant amount of operators' network bandwidth. Release

> Samsung will support its new Galaxy Note smartphone with an ad during the Super Bowl. Release

> Canalys reported that Apple is now the world's biggest maker of computers. Article

> In a new report, Research In Motion found that the same person should not be both CEO and chairman. Article

> The European Union said it will investigate Samsung's patents as part of that company's legal battle with Apple. Article (sub. req.)

> Chip technology company ARM Holdings reported a solid fourth quarter. Article

> Another webOS executive has left Hewlett-Packard. Article

> Apple named a European as its new head of retail. Release

> Nokia Siemens Networks will cut 4,100 jobs in Germany and Finland. Article

> Kyocera announced the DuraPlus for Sprint Nextel. Article

Mobile Content News

> Sprint released an official app for its iPhone subscribers. Article

> T-Mobile USA will sell payment solutions startup Square's signature credit card reader at select retail locations. Article

> Downloads from Apple's App Store reached an all-time high in December 2011 according to mobile user acquisition platform Fiksu. Article

> Verizon Wireless announced a discounted subscription to a handful of apps. Article

Mobile Developer News

> What developers can expect from Windows Phone Tango. Editor's Corner

> Google is urging developers to abandon their reliance on the Android operating system's dedicated Menu button, instead migrating their applications to the ActionBar introduced in Android 3.0, a.k.a. Honeycomb. Article

> A new version of the Motorola Razr features an unlocked bootloader. Article

And finally... Apple's Siri made an appearance on the Flaming Lips' new song. Article

Bonus And finally... This one came in late, but we couldn't let it pass. Check out Research In Motion's new marketing effort, the Bold superhero team. Just wow. Article

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