Sprint to discount Samsung smartphones for Black Friday; AT&T offers new international rate plans

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@FierceWireless: RT@verge: LTE iPad mini and 4th-gen iPad now on sale at AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint stores. Article | [email protected]

> Sprint Nextel is discounting a range of Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S III, for Black Friday. Release

> Sony Mobile is planning to release a new flagship phone at the upcoming CES show. Article

> AT&T Mobility said it doubled its LTE coverage this year. Release

> RootMetrics detailed the nation's slowest cities in terms of wireless data speed. Post

> AT&T introduced new international rate plans. Article

> T-Mobile USA said it will soon start offering additional usage alerts. Post

> Qualcomm said it is now sampling its third-generation Gobi chipset. Post

> Qualcomm acquired certain assets of EPOS Development. Release

> Apple purchased 1,000 patents formerly held by Nortel Networks. Article

> Qualcomm said it expects double-digit growing during the next five years. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google is preparing a mapping app for Apple's iPhone. Article

> Coming off a less-than-ideal third quarter, mobile gaming firm Glu Mobile is slashing its staff and closing offices in order to restructure its resources and cut costs. Article

> Google launched Ingress, a mobile alternate reality game. Article

> Research In Motion is taking a regional approach to selling apps for its BlackBerry 10 platform. Article

And finally… Twinkie maker Hostess Brand will shut down. Article