Softbank frees iPad; Motorola Olympus possibly headed to AT&T by January

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> Japan's Softbank offers the iPad for free. Article

> Verizon's Ivan Seidenberg called FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Nov. 24 to discuss net neutrality. FCC filing

> The Motorola Olympus appears headed for AT&T Mobility in December or January. Article

> LG may be prepping the Android-powered Star. Article

> An HTC job posting could portend the vendor's efforts in e-ink and 3D. Article

> Nokia completed its $200 million deal to sell its modem business to Renesas. Article

> Qualcomm and Ericsson tested LTE TDD in 2.3 GHz in India. Article

> LG will shutter its business-solutions unit in a restructuring. Article (sub. req.)

> Microsoft is planning a "massive" update to Windows Phone 7 in January. Article

> Sony Ericsson hinted AT&T is dragging its feet on Android updates to the vendor's Xperia X10. Article

> Two T-Mobile USA contractors were arrested for entering a military base. Article

Mobile Content News

> A new, third-party tool will allow Windows Phone 7 users to install applications that do not come from Microsoft's app store. Article

> Impressions across the Millennial Media mobile advertising network increased 34 percent month-over-month in October. Article

> Industrialist Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Digital Publishing launched Project, a new digital lifestyle magazine optimized exclusively for Apple's iPad. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Apple's iOS 4.2 supports WebSockets. Article

> Microsoft issued the RTW version of its Visual Basic add-on for Windows Phone 7. Article

> Research In Motion overhauled its BlackBerry Maps client. Article

> Developers remain in the dark about the performance of Windows Phone 7 applications. Commentary

> Mobile game publisher Gameloft is partnering with Sprint Nextel to offer "Buy One, Get One Free" Android HD titles. Article

And finally... A Verizon Wireless ad for the Motorola Droid X features an iPhone screen shot. Article