Samsung sells 5M Galaxy Note 2s in 2 months; Nokia adds Facebook button to Asha 205, 206

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> Microsoft promised to release more details on its Windows Phone 7.8 update in the "near future." Article

> Wireless carriers are gearing for a push-to-talk battle. Article (sub. req.)

> Courts around the country have been dealing with the tricky topic of cell phone tracking. Article

> Samsung said it sold 5 million units of its Galaxy Note 2 in the past two months. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent is reportedly in financing talks with Goldman Sachs. Article

> Nokia's imaging chief will quit the company. Article

> Nokia introduced a Facebook button on its new Asha 205 and 206. Article

> Google shut down some Motorola Mobility offices in Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere. Article

> Samsung said some of its Chinese suppliers violated overtime regulations. Article

> LG explained why there are no LTE functions in its Nexus 4. Article

> Huawei and ZTE said they will share source code with India. Article

Mobile Content News

> More than 50 mobile operators worldwide now enable subscribers to charge BlackBerry App World purchases directly to their monthly wireless bill, Research In Motion announced. Article

> Cumulative mobile application revenues are on pace to exceed $30 billion worldwide by the close of 2012, nearly double the total reached at year-end 2011, ABI Research reports. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Mobile customers are increasingly using their handsets for services beyond the basic calling and texting. Yet while more than half of U.S. mobile customers have accessed the Internet via their handset, only 29 percent have used their handset to check their bank accounts, according to a new report. Article

> Performance-driven or cost-driven? Now we have to decide. Industry Voices

European Wireless News

> Mobile users in the UK will have to pay careful attention to which mobile operator's services they subscribe to if they still want free Wi-Fi services on the London Underground next year. Article

> Faced with escalating costs of increasingly sophisticated smartphones, some European operators have been looking at alternative financing options that would relieve the cost burden of subsidies yet continue to make smartphones affordable for end users. Article

And finally… Money-destroying virus attacks Iran. Article