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 > T-Mobile USA launched two new 4G Android3.2 tablets, the Huawei-made SpringBoard and Samsung GalaxyTab 10.1 Release

> Research In Motion unveiled an NFC-based solution, called BlackBerry Tag, that lets consumers share information by bumping their BlackBerry smartphones together.  Article

> Qualcomm's MSM 8960 S4 chip will include dual-core processors that are integrated with an LTE baseband chip. Article

> Altair Semiconductor teamed with ZTE to conduct a joint TD-LTE trial in Japan. Release

> Raco Wireless will provide M2M connectivity and SIM management for Teletrac's Fleet Director.  Release

> Motorola Solutions launched Motorola RhoElements, a web-based application framework designed to let businesses design and deploy web-based applications.  Release

Broadband Wireless News

> Investors are worried because Sprint Nextel said it would need to raise more money to build LTE. Article

> Towerstream and Boingo Wireless have entered into a wholesale deal that allows Boingo to manage Internet services across Towerstream's Manhattan Wi-Fi network. Article

> Verizon Wireless added its 12th rural operator to its LTE in Rural America program. Article

> Sprint's announcement that it will go-it-alone and deploy LTE may very well push Clearwire to the edge of the bankruptcy cliff. Commentary

European Wireless News

> The French government is providing €3 million to fund a trial of LTE services in the city of Brest. Article

> Everything Everywhere and BT Wholesale joined forces to launch the UK's first trial of LTE in 800MHz spectrum. Article

> A new LTE plan unveiled by Telefónica Germany is specifically aimed at attracting corporate users.  Article

> A small number of successful entrepreneurs are creating fear in the boardrooms of European telecoms operators.  Commentary

Mobile Content News

> eBay is poised to process around $4 billion in mobile-enabled sales in 2011. Article

> Mobile application downloads worldwide will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 56.6 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to a new report issued by Berg Insight. Article

> Keynote Systems acquired DeviceAnywhere, a mobile app testing and monitoring platform, for $60 million. Release

 And finally... A robot powered by a smartphone. Article

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