Sony Ericsson outs Xperia arc; MetroPCS nets 298,000 subs in Q4

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> Sony Ericsson announced its new Xperia arc Android 2.3 phone. Post

> Research In Motion unveiled a BlackBerry certification program for third-party accessory makers. Article

> Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile USA, was re-elected to serve as 2011 chairperson of the 4G Americas' Board of Governors. Release

> Microsoft said CDMA Windows Phone 7 devices will arrive in February. Article

> AT&T Mobility dropped the price of its iPhone 3GS to $49. Article

> The FCC is urging mobile developers to work on apps for net neutrality. Article

> HTC's fourth quarter net income jumped significantly on Android phone sales. Article

> Nvidia is eyeing the "superphone" category. Article

> AT&T is working to purchase 700 MHz spectrum from Windstream. Article

> MetroPCS added 298,000 net customers in the fourth quarter. Release

> Clearwire released a video showing the results of some of its LTE testing. Video

Mobile Content News

> Leap Wireless said it will delay the launch of its Muve Music all-you-can-eat service. Article

> Verizon Wireless and Appcelerator said they will enable Web developers to translate their JavaScript expertise into Android and BlackBerry applications. Article

> Samsung added CBS to its Media Hub content lineup. Article

> AT&T plans a branded mobile video service. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Maravedis showed that 3.7 million new BWA/WiMAX subscribers were added in the fourth quarter 2010. Article

> WiMAX provider Towerstream is getting into the WiFi hotzone game. Commentary

> Current Analysis analyst Peter Jarich discussed the forecast for 2011. Commentary

> China Mobile is reportedly to begin large-scale trials of TD-LTE  networks in six cities. Article

European Wireless News

> Nokia is thought to have shipped 3.5 to 4 million units of its flagship N8 smartphone. Article

> KPN has stated that the deal agreed between Belgium's Mobistar and Apple for exclusive distribution of the iPhone is illegal. Article

> United Kingdom mobile operators warned users that text messages will now be more expensive. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks hopes to complete the acquisition of Motorola's infrastructure business by the end of March. Article

> Consumers are shying away from subsidized iPads. Article

And finally... Steve Martin on CES. Post