Samsung's Galaxy S II to arrive in the U.S. in August; Sprint intros new plans for business users

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@FierceWireless: RT @IntoMobile: Apple planning 'product transition' soon - You know, like a new iPhone. Article | [email protected]

> New research shows smartphone shipments reaching 1 billion annually by 2016. Release

> By 2016, only about half of consumers' usage of mobile handsets will be dedicated to voice or text-based communication, down from two thirds in 2011, according to the latest study from Analysys Mason. Release

> A European Union official said LightSquared's network could cause interference. Article

> Sprint Nextel announced its new Business Freedom Plans, which the carrier said provide pooling options and the best of Sprint's portfolio of devices, but waive the long-term contract. Release

> A new class action lawsuit is targeting LG's smartphones. Article

> Lenovo annoucned two Android tablets said it will build a Windows 7 tablet. Article

> A Samsung executive said the company's Galaxy S II will hit the U.S. market in August. Article

> A Research In Motion executive heading the company's PlayBook effort has reportedly defected to Samsung. Article

> The Canadian government said it won't block the sale of Nortel Networks' patents. Article

> Samsung but the brakes on the sale of Galaxy Tab cases that look a lot like the Smart Cover for the Apple iPad. Article

Mobile Content News

> Almost two years after Google first introduced its Latitude mobile friend finder application, archrival Apple has finally approved the solution for download via the App Store. Article

> Google introduced a new mobile version of its Google+ social media network optimized for Apple's iOS platform. Article

> PopCap will move into Europe through a deal with Sony Ericsson. Article

> Lookout Mobile Security is partnering with Verizon Wireless for the carrier's V Cast app store. Article

And finally... Nearly half of all college students have received sexually suggestive images via text message. Article