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> Nvidia and Intellectual Ventures jointly acquired 500 patents from IPWireless. Article

> Verizon Wireless' Samsung Galaxy S III appears to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 chipset. Article

> Nvidia delayed slightly the delivery of chipsets with integrated LTE modems. Article

> Nokia is looking to boost revenues from patent licensing. Article

> Apple has dropped "4G" from some of its iPad advertisements. Article

> Sprint Nextel will deploy Amdocs' customer management product. Release

> T-Mobile USA is pushing out an Ice Cream Sandwich update to its Sensation 4G phones. Article

> LG has sold more than 1 million Optimus LTE phones in South Korea. Article

Mobile Content News

> Facebook's CEO said mobile is a priority for the company. Article

> Apple reportedly will move away from Google Maps with its iOS 6 upgrade. Article

> Yahoo faces an uncertain mobile future following the departure of its CEO. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> One of the big hurdles for operators preparing to introduce voice over LTE is ensuring they can provide legally mandated emergency 911 access over this IP-based voice service. Article

> AT&T Mobility's LTE network is fast, but overall data speeds on the company's mobile networks are not quick enough to dethrone Verizon Wireless as the data king, according to a new report from wireless testing company RootMetrics. Article

> An executive with C Spire Wireless said the operator had to delay the commercial launch of its LTE network because it could not acquire suitable devices for its 700 MHz band class. Article

European Wireless News

> The Dutch senate passed net neutrality fully into law, thus concluding a process that was sparked by OTT mobile apps such as WhatsApp. Article

> French mobile operator SFR, still reeling from the impact of Free Mobile's launch onto the market, now looks set to face some serious cost cutting as parent company Vivendi continues its efforts to develop a new strategy for the company. Article

> The European Parliament this week voted in favor of further caps on mobile roaming charges in a move that will be good for consumers' bills, including data, but will hit operators' revenues in the coming years. Article

And finally... Apple's next iPhone will reportedly feature a completely new design. Article