Sprint drops iPhone 4S to $149; Verizon sells Microsoft Office 365

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> Sprint Nextel reduced the price of Apple's iPhone 4S to $149. Article

> Nokia's first Windows Phone 8 handset reportedly leaked. Article

> Verizon Wireless is selling Microsoft Office 365 products. Release

> Although it has only received one text message, Verizon Wireless and Intrado said they will continue to operate a text-to-911 service in Durham, N.C. Release

> Apple and Google are reportedly bidding on patents from Kodak. Article (sub. req.)

> Sprint will launch HD voice by the end of the year. Article

> Rep. Dennis Kucinich introduced cell radiation warning label legislation. Article

> Apple's lawyers grilled Samsung executives at the companies' patent trial. Article (sub. req.)

Mobile Content News

> Olympics-related searches on smartphones and tablets increased 10 times worldwide during the first week of the 2012 games compared to the previous week, according to new data published by Google. Article

> Microsoft will limit the introduction of in-app purchasing to its forthcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system upgrade, declining to extend the feature to devices running the intermediate Windows Phone 7.8. Article

> ViVOtech has sold its Near Field Communications contactless reader business to smart card and credit card reader manufacturer ID Tech. Financial terms were not disclosed. Article

Mobile Developer News

> For mobile malware, this is only the beginning. Editor's Corner

> For mobile app developers, the demand for mobile cloud applications is growing and according to a new cloud development study from Evans Data Group. Article

And finally… Samsung's JK Shin in a just-released memo: "Do you know how difficult the Omnia is to use? When you compare the 2007 version of the iPhone with our current Omnia, can you honestly say the Omnia is better? If you compare the UX with the iPhone, it's a difference between Heaven and Earth." Article

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