Senate sets hearing on Verizon's cable deals; ARM expands into base stations

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> A Senate committee on antitrust will hold a hearing into Verizon Wireless' deals with cable companies on March 21. Article

> Microprocessors from ARM Holdings are making their way into chips for base stations, including those of Texas Instruments. Article

> Sprint Nextel announced the availability of an application that will allow the blind or visually impaired to use Android smartphones. Article

> Here's a roundup of iPad 3 rumors. Article

Mobile Content News

> It's been clear this week at Mobile World Congress that the future of the music industry is in mobile. Editor's Corner

> Millennial Media transitioned its new mMedia self-service mobile advertising solution from private beta to full release, giving app developers, franchises and small businesses the tools to roll out mobile campaigns. Article

> With Google Wallet support set to expand to the forthcoming LG Viper later this year, Google said U.S. consumers can expect the tap-and-pay system to roll out across a host of additional devices in the months ahead, with the solution coming to at least 10 Sprint phones this year. Article

> Nokia is teaming with The Weather Channel to introduce new meteorological features available exclusively across Lumia-branded smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone software. Article

> Facebook is expanding its advertising efforts to the mobile platform, a move intended to create a new revenue stream before the social networking giant goes public this spring. Article

> Verizon explained why it supports OEMs locking bootloaders. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Nokia Siemens Networks says small cells and its optical are keys to an expansion in the U.S. market. Article

> Wanted: Mobile broadband vendors that can do it all. Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann said joint investments in fiber backhaul are necessary to remain competitive in Europe. Article

> Apple won an injunction against Motorola in Germany. Article

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