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> A VP for Hewlett-Packard's webOS platform has left the company. Article

> Sony's top executive hinted the next iPhone will sport an 8-megapixel camera. Article

> Sprint Nextel reduced the price of the Samsung GalaxyTab to $200. Article

> HTC will pay $75 million to ADC Telecommunications for patent licenses. Article

> Sony will reportedly release an Android tablet this summer. Article

Mobile Content News

> Media and entertainment provider Cablevision Systems introduced its Optimum App for iPad. Article

> Sony Ericsson introduced its PlayStation-certified Xperia Play smartphone in markets including the U.K., Germany, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Article

> U.K. quad-play service provider Virgin Media will leverage mobile content solutions provider Motricity's mCore MobileCast technology to deliver real-time, relevant media across a range of smartphones. Article

> Qualcomm is partnering with tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, to offer fans Augmented Reality-based mobile gaming experiences during the franchise's upcoming playoffs run. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has approved the next-generation WiMAX standard known as 802.16m. Article

> A new report from Juniper Research estimates the amount of mobile data traffic generated by smartphones and tablets will exceed 14,000 petabytes by 2015. Article

European Wireless News

> The plan to provide travellers on London's Underground tube network with mobile coverage in time for next year's Olympics has fallen apart. Article

> Smartphone owners in the U.K. are spending £581 million a year via downloaded apps. Article

> Telefónica has moved to the next stage with its NFC assessment by announcing plans to involve 12,500 employees across Europe in a large scale trial of contactless services. Article

> Vodafone has ended its fractious Indian joint venture with the Essar Group by paying $5 billion to acquire the 33 percent held by Essar. Article

And finally... CNN marks the anniversary of the first cell phone call. Article

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