Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro to hit retailers soon; Apple is expected to deliver solid 3Q earnings

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@FierceMobiCo#Nokia launches NFC-enabled 'tangible' mobile games. Article | [email protected]

> Wall Street is confident that Apple, which reports its earnings later today, will deliver another solid quarter. Article

> Users of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5, or Mango, are complaining that their keyboards randomly disappear or fail to appear when needed. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks launched a Facebook app that operators can use to allow people to personally manage their fixed and mobile telecom services. Release

> Analysts are concerned that a global slowdown combined with tough competition could cloud Ericsson's third quarter earnings and outlook. Article

> The city of Charlotte, N.C., approved a contract with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy an LTE public-safety network in the dedicated public safety 700 MHz frequency spectrum. Article

> The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro will hit retailers globally sometime this month. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Apple's iOS 5 already powers one in three eligible Apple devices, according mobile application analytics firm Localytics. Commentary

> Research in Motion unveiled BlackBerry Analytics Service 1.0, enabling developers of Java-based BlackBerry smartphone apps to collect and analyze data. Article

> Mobile software development platform provider appMobi released its free PhoneGap Mobile App XDK toolset. Article

> Project builds targeting the HTML5 web standard increased to 1,175 during the third quarter of 2011, up 38 percent over the previous three-month period, according to Article

> The Mobile Marketing Association issued its MMA Mobile Application Privacy Policy guidelines. The comment period closes on Nov. 18. Article

Mobile Content News

> Twitter user signups have increased 3x in the week since Apple introduced its iOS 5 mobile operating system. Article

> Nokia is rolling out a series of so-called "tangible" casual games leveraging Near Field Communications technology. Article

 And finally... More Siri silliness.  Article