T-Mobile's G2X will go for $200; Alltel bows 4 new Android phones

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> Gartner predicts Android will become the most popular operating system worldwide in 2012, with 49 percent of the smartphone market. Article

> Sales of camera phones are set to reach 1 billion this year. Article

> Canada's Telus said it will deploy a "4G+" LTE network in the AWS spectrum band starting next year. Release

> Research In Motion scheduled a launch of its PlayBook tablet April 14 in New York City. Post

> T-Mobile USA's G2X will sell for $200 starting April 15. Article

> Alltel Wireless added four new Android phones to its lineup: the LG Axis, Samsung Gem, HTC Merge and Motorola Milestone X. Release

> Ericsson sued ZTE in the United Kingdom. Article

> Samsung's Wi-Fi only GalaxyTab has been scheduled for April 10 for $349. Article

> nTelos Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent said they completed a test of LTE technology. Release

> Huawei has an agreement with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States for ongoing oversight of Huawei's operations in the United States. Article

> A Credit Suisse analyst believes Sprint Nextel will sign a network-sharing deal with LightSquared and Clearwire. Article

Mobile Content News

> Fifty-three percent of teens now listen to music on their mobile phone. Article

> Opera Software reports that Opera Mini now serves 100 million mobile subscribers in its own right, up from 50 million in February 2010. Article

> Mobile rich media and video advertising solutions provider GoldSpot Media closed a Series B venture financing round totaling $12.05 million. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Clearwire signed a wholesale deal with prepaid MVNO Locus Telecommunications. Article

> Sprint announced it will introduce a WiMAX-enabled MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot that comes pre-loaded with the MiFi operating system that includes widgets and application support. Article

European Wireless News

> Financial analysts have been surprised at the price Vodafone has managed to extract from the sale to Vivendi of its 44 percent holding in SFR. Article

> Free Mobile said it will offer service in France that cuts the cost of existing Internet subscription and unlimited mobile plans by half. Article

> Having spent 10 years achieving a turnaround in KPN's fortunes, CEO Ad Scheepbouwer highlighted possible expansion opportunities for the company that should appear in the next few years. Article

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