Sprint launches new PTT Kyocera DuraXT phone; Sony teases new Xperia

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> Samsung said it won't buy Nokia. Article

> A tablet from Google was reportedly confirmed by an Asus executive. Article

> Sprint Nextel launched the Kyocera DuraXT with its Direct Connect service. Post

> Samsung's 50 GB promotion with Dropbox for Samsung's Galaxy S III won't be available in the United States. Article

> LG's quad-core Optimux 4X HD hit Europe. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks joined the Global TD-LTE Initiative. Release

> Sony is teasing a new Xperia phone. Article

> Sequans Communications said it reached 150 Mbps on LTE. Release

Mobile Content News

> Sprint is reportedly planning to launch its own Near Field Communications-based mobile wallet as soon as this summer, calling into question the operator's continuing support for Google Wallet. Article

> Apple reportedly is planning to add a tracking tool to its iOS software that lets developers track who is using their apps. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> The United Nations is pondering an Internet tax designed to make the largest Web content providers pay up for the privilege of serving non-U.S. customers. Article

> PMC-Sierra is making its initial foray into the macro base station market with Unitrx, a three-device chipset that can replace 14 traditional base station components. Article

> Sprint is a beneficiary of two new spectrum-sharing agreements with Mexico in that the operator will be allowed to deploy wireless service in 1.9 GHz spectrum along the border separating the United States and Mexico. Article

European Wireless News

> Alcatel-Lucent faced a raucous annual shareholder meeting Friday, with investors questioning the company's turnaround strategy, its cash position and the direction of CEO Ben Verwaayen. Article

> France Telecom and Iliad's Free Mobile reportedly have completed their negotiations for new SMS termination rates. Article

And finally… A 68-year-old grandmother is planning a 30-hour gaming marathon for charity. Article

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