Solavei offers $50 to new customers through June; Huawei: Ascend P6 is world's thinnest smartphone

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@FierceWireless: RT@gigaom: Is Samsung really launching an LTE-Advanced Galaxy? More like semi-advanced. Article | [email protected]

> FCC Chairman nominee Tom Wheeler said his business experience would help him if he is approved by the Senate to be the chief of the agency. Article

> C Spire Wireless said its customers will be able to access over 12 million high-quality Wi-Fi hotspots through the carrier's deal for Devicescape's Curated Virtual Network. Release

> AT&T Mobility reiterated its opposition to a 700 MHz interoperability mandate. Post

> Apple removed the "industrial" part of Jony Ive's title. Article

> MVNO Solavei is offering $50 to new customers through the end of June. Post

> BlackBerry issued a "critical" security update for its Z10 phone. Article

> A group of former HTC employees founded a startup called Kazam in order to build new smartphones for the European market that focus on " stunning design, robust hardware, and intuitive technology." Article

> The new HTC Desire 200 features a built-in ad blocker. Article

> Bluegrass Cellular will use Exalt Communications for mobile network backhaul. Release

> LG sold 1 million Optimus G Pro phones in South Korea. Article

> TCL launched a 5-inch 1080p Idol X (S950) smartphone. Article

> Huawei said its new Ascend P6 Android smartphone is the world's thinnest. Article

> According to Berg Insight, handset makers shipped a total of 40 million units worldwide in 2012 that featured quad-core application processors. Release

Mobile Content News

> Amazon is expanding its Kindle FreeTime Unlimited digital media service, adding family-friendly offerings from content partners including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. and Electronic Arts. Article

> A&E Networks will launch full-episode streaming TV apps for Android. Article

> Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is updating its Bing voice recognition and search software, promising Windows Phone users significant improvements in both speed and accuracy. Article

Mobile Developer News

> When should developers stop rewarding app users and start punishing them? Editor's Corner

> Developers are pondering Waze's future after Google agreed to acquire the company. Article

> Around 67 percent of all app developers aren't breaking even, according to a new report. Article

And finally… AT&T introduced solar-powered phone charging stations in New York City. Article


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