Sprint to sell Sonim XP Strike; LTE smartphone shipments to hit 275M units in 2013

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> Sprint Nextel said it will deploy LTE to 150 markets "in the coming months." Article

> Sprint said it will sell the Direct Connect-capable Sonim XP Strike phone for $129.99 with a contract. Article

> Dish Network will offer $1 billion of 10-year bonds, possible to fund spectrum purchases. Article

> Microsoft and HTC are working together more closely. Article

> According to research firm Strategy Analytics, global LTE smartphone shipments will reach 275 million units in 2013. Release

> Samsung is expected to account for 29 percent of worldwide cellphone shipments, up from 24 percent in 2011, according to the IHS iSuppli Mobile and Wireless Communications Service. Release

> VoIP provider Rebtel now counts 20 million users. Article

> A number of wireless carriers in the UK plan to sell Research In Motion's planned BlackBerry 10 phones. Article

> Nokia is reportedly planning a Windows RT Tablet. Article

> Verizon stores are carrying Microsoft Surface devices. Article

> A judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission sided with Apple over Google on a phone patent. Article

> Apple and Google appear poised to benefit from Kodak's sale of its patents. Article

> T-Mobile USA is pushing the "portico" update to its HTC Windows Phone 8X device. Article

> AT&T is currently testing a portable room-monitoring device that could help prevent asthma attacks. Post

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> Apple has removed the popular AppShopper price tracker tool from its App Store, citing a new rule restricting iOS applications from promoting apps other than the developer's own. Article

> Facebook is overhauling its new mobile app install ads program, enabling iOS 6 device users to initiate downloads from Apple's App Store without disrupting the Facebook experience. Article

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