Sprint to launch LTE in 20 more markets; Broadcom teams with Hyundai to power connected cars

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> Apple is reportedly thinking about reducing its dependency upon Samsung for chipsets. Article

> Sprint Nextel released the names of 20 markets that will have access to its LTE 4G network in the coming month. Article

> Amazon is reportedly interested in acquiring Texas Instruments' mobile chipset unit. Article

> ZTE said it expects to report a loss for the third quarter, sending its shares down. Article

> Nokia has completed its sale of luxury phone brand Vertu to investment firm EQT VI. Article

> Ford and Chevrolet are incorporating navigation into their connected car solutions. Article

> Broadcom and Hyundai Motor inked a joint development agreement to power next generation connected car. Release

Mobile Content News

> Some mobile location-based services platforms may be adding legalized gambling to their portfolio of services as soon as next year. Article

> LG Electronics announced plans to update a number of devices in its Optimus smartphone line to run Google's  Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. Article

> Jolla, the Finnish startup building the open-source Sailfish mobile operating system, is reshuffling its executive team, elevating COO Marc Dillon to CEO.  Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Two-thirds of small cell base stations will be deployed in bands above 2.2 GHz by 2016, compared to fewer than 40 percent in 2013, according to the latest research report by Maravedis-Rethink. Industry Voices.

> The spectrum crisis will be a focal point for a new interdisciplinary center at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Article

> Japan's Softbank is making a a $20.1 billion gamble in a wide-reaching effort to become an LTE powerhouse in the United States as well as its home county of Japan. Article

European Wireless News

> Europe's Tier 1 machine-to-machine service providers are looking for ways to confront the expected commoditization of M2M connectivity.  Article

> Telefónica received a €4.3 billion cash dividend from its O2 Germany subsidiary only weeks before starting a campaign to launch an initial public offering for the unit.  Article.

> Alcatel-Lucent's relationship with French mobile operators is being challenged as competitors secure valuable infrastructure upgrade contracts in the vendor's home market. Article

> Motorola Mobility has stopped sales of its Android smartphones and tablets in Germany after failing to overturn patent-infringement judgments won by Microsoft and Apple. Article

And finally…  A new mobile app, called "Impressions" lets strangers weigh in on your relationship woes. Article

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