Sprint confirms Motorola Photon Q; AT&T expands LTE markets

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> Sprint Nextel confirmed it will launch the business-centric Motorola Photon Q. Article

> AT&T Mobility added several new LTE markets. Article

> Clearwire appointed former U.S. senator Slade Gorton to its board. Release

> The Apple-Amazon battle is heating up. Article (sub. req.)

> Crown Castle will extend its leases with T-Mobile USA on 7,300 cell sites. Release

> The jury in the Apple-Samsung patent trial will hear that Samsung failed to preserve certain evidence that may have been damaging. Article

Mobile Content News

> Apple has issued an updated version of its new Podcasts application designed to resolve numerous user complaints with the original release, which launched a month ago. Article

> Payvia introduced a new digital payments platform enabling consumers to purchase digital goods and services using their mobile phone and charge the transaction to their monthly Sprint or T-Mobile bill. Article

> Flurry has acquired Trestle, which provides cloud-based infrastructure support to mobile application developers. Financial terms were not disclosed. Article

> The New York Times dropped its official BlackBerry application. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Mobile data traffic is going to start leveling off, with 2015 being the last year that volume will grow by more than 50 percent annually, according to a new report from ABI Research. Article

> Many factors could derail the slowdown in data volume growth. Editor's Corner

> This week's announcement from Marvell Semiconductor and Wilocity that they are collaborating on 60 GHz Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) chips means four companies are now involved in the race to ship chips compatible with the emerging 802.11ad standard within the next year. Article

European Wireless News

> The UK will auction LTE spectrum by the end of the year with the expectation that operators will launch commercial service in 2013. Article

> Everything Everywhere's success in signing up more customers for long-term smartphone contracts boosted its second-quarter services revenues and helped to deliver stable profit margins. Article

> Facebook will soon open its first engineering office outside of the United States with a new facility in London with a focus on mobile products. Article

And finally... A study found Britons have an average of 50 mobile contacts but have only memorized two of them. Article