Samsung sells 20M Galaxy S III smartphones; Spirent buys Metrico for $52M

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> Samsung Electronics said it has sold 20 million units of its Galaxy S III smartphone in 100 days. Release

> Spirent Communications is buying Metrico Wireless for $52 million. Release

> AT&T Mobility announced several new LTE markets. Article

> Apple's long rumored TV product is reportedly not coming this year after the company got bogged down in negotiations with media companies. Article

> Huawei issued a report pledging to never cooperate with spying or espionage. Article

> Samsung faces an antitrust probe in South Korea over possible abuse of its wireless technology patents. Article

> T-Mobile USA is launching the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G. Article

> Motorola Mobility's Droid Razr M coming to the United Kingdom with an Intel chipset. Article

> Sony Mobile Communications customers in China had their email addresses and names hacked. Article

> Sprint Nextel's Virgin Mobile prepaid brand will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Reverb. Release

> Sharp has mortgaged its iPhone display plant and other Japanese factories. Article

Mobile Content News

> Twitter officially released the latest version of its API, instituting strict new guidelines limiting how third-party clients leverage the microblogging platform and giving developers six months to comply with the changes. Article

> Grooveshark launched a new HTML5-based site enabling consumers to access its controversial streaming music catalog from any browser-enabled device, a move that circumvents the service's reliance on native applications. Article

> Android 4.1 Jelly Bean runs 1.2 percent of Android phones. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> What does it take to make rural wireless broadband service succeed? Are the words rural and broadband doomed to be an oxymoron? Editor's Corner

>  Being able to connect to the Internet while flying is desirable to 80 percent of U.S. travelers, and 66 percent want to be allowed to talk on their cell phone in-flight, according to airfare search engine Fly.com. Article

European Wireless News

>  Bouygues Telecom is in final negotiations to sell its wireless masts to Antin Infrastructure Partners in an effort to reduce its debt mountain, according to a Bloomberg report, which cited unnamed sources. Article

> Deutsche Telekom will overhaul its startup investment strategy as it looks to find new revenue streams to offset declining returns from its telephone business. Article

> After a strong first quarter, the Western European handset market slipped in the second quarter, caused by a weaker economic environment and the new product launches expected in the third quarter, according to IDC. Article

And finally... An anti-texting public service announcement takes it too far. Article

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