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> Chip maker AMD will support MeeGo. Release

> Verizon Wireless said it will sell the LG Vortex for $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a two-year service contract. Release

> According to new research figures, the smartphone market is cutting into the market for personal navigation devices. Article

> Sony Ericsson appears poised to support Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform. Article

> Clearwire's WiMAX arrived in Sacramento, Calif. Release

> LightSquared's satellite is off the ground. Release

> Dell is working to upgrade its Streak device to Android 2.2. Article

> Google teased the next release of its Android platform. Article

> Motorola looks to be planning a January split. Article

Mobile Content News

> Apple will expand its iAd service to Europe. Article

> According to new research, 36 percent of U.S. online consumers plan to turn to their mobile phones for shopping-related activities this year. Article

> Apple released iTunes 10.1. Article

> Motricity dissolved a wireless data services partnership with T-Mobile USA. Article

> Netflix is headed to Android gadgets next year. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Infonetics forecasts the worldwide LTE infrastructure market to grow approximately 10 times from 2010 to 2014, to $11.5 billion. Article

> Credit-default swaps on Sprint Nextel's debt have climbed 70.5 basis points to 376.6 since Clearwire disclosed its need for additional funds. Article

European Wireless News

> French MVNOs are asking for a more competitive market. Article

> Nokia's Stephen Elop told his management to look outside the company for innovation. Article

> The joint venture between T-Mobile UK and 3UK, signed in 2007, is now complete. Article

> France Telecom Orange is now actively searching within Europe for other network sharing opportunities. Article

> Analysts are predicting a tough year for Telefónica. Article

> Data is now at the core of Vodafone's strategy. Commentary

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