Sprint details 100 LTE market launches; Verizon keeps Motorola Razr brand

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> Sprint Nextel detailed more than 100 markets in which it will launch LTE in the "coming months," including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. Release

> Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD with LTE lacks FCC approval for sale. Article

> Verizon Wireless will be the exclusive carrier for the Motorola Razr brand for the time being. Article

> Nokia is reportedly planning a 4-inch low-end Windows Phone 8 device dubbed "Flame" (article) as well as the mid-range "Zeal" phone (article).

> ZTE denied reports that it won a contract from China Mobile for TD-LTE handsets. Article

> HTC's Desire 4G LTE may come to Verizon. Article

> Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note II may be coming to AT&T Mobility, Bell Mobility, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA and Verizon. Article

> U.S. Cellular confirmed to FierceWireless it will launch the LG Splendor for $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Article

Mobile Content News

> Amazon will enable consumers to pay a one-time $15 fee to block advertisements on its new Kindle Fire tablets. Article

>  Amobee is rolling out Pulse Create, a new platform enabling agencies and publishers to build their own rich media and 3D mobile ad campaigns. Article

> Livewire Mobile will power digital music services for Sprint Nextel and MetroPCS, managing sales of full-track downloads, ringtones and ringbacks for both operators. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> As part of its $4 billion network modernization project, T-Mobile USA will deploy Tekelec's Diameter signaling router in the upcoming buildout of its LTE network. Article

>  Shared data plans may be too early to market, as many consumers are scratching their heads over the plans' fees and most leading U.S. carriers' subscribers still prefer unlimited data, according to fresh research from Parks Associates. Article

European Wireless News

> T-Mobile UK's decision to launch a mobile VoIP trial via its CleverConnect application is notable in how the company is attempting to position the service to attract more customers. Editor's Corner

> Three UK is open to becoming a customer of the mobile payments joint venture launched by its rivals, on the condition that it would join on the same terms as the three founding operators. Article

> Five companies have bid in the Dutch LTE spectrum auction. Article

And finally... Charge your phone in a purse. Article

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