T-Mobile, Samsung intro new phones; Spectrum Bridge, Google team on smart grid

Quick news from around the Web

@FierceWireless: Verizon CEO blasts FCC's ‘unimaginative' Internet proposal. Article (sub. req.) | Follow @FierceWireless

> T-Mobile USA and Samsung announced a lineup of new Qwerty phones, including the Samsung Gravity 3, the Samsung Gravity T and the Samsung :) (pronounced "smiley"). Article

> Apple is adding more patents to its infringement claims against HTC. Article

> Car audio and electronics firm Clarion and Nokia announced they will collaborate on Terminal Mode, a technology the companies said will allow mobile devices to work with car infotainment systems. Release

> LG is betting on the success of its latest Android phone, the Optimus Q. Article (sub. req.)

> The Nokia N8 will be the vendor's final Nseries device to run Symbian; subsequent Nseries gadgets will sport the company's MeeGo platform. Article

> AT&T Mobility completed the nationwide rollout of its femtocell offering. Article

> Apple sold its three millionth iPad, 80 days after introducing the device. Release

> Motorola said $399.8 million of debt was tendered in a Dutch auction. Article (sub. req.)

> Spectrum Bridge, Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative & Telecommunications and Google announced that Plumas-Sierra County, Calif., launched a smart grid wireless network trial using TV white spaces spectrum. Release

Mobile Content News

> Only 19 percent of Apple's App Store application downloads so far have been paid for; the other 81 percent of the App Store's downloads were free. Article

> Digital entertainment services firm RealNetworks announced plans to reorganize its business and operational structure, eliminating 85 jobs. Article

> Google announced its web-based Google Voice communications management platform is now available to all U.S. consumers. Article

> Apple has revised its consumer privacy policy to authorize the collection and sharing of "precise location data" from devices like the iPhone and iPad. Article

Developer News

> More than half the 2,733 developers surveyed by Appcelerator, which provides development tools, believe Android has the best long-term potential among mobile platforms. Article

And finally... Honk if you love Jesus, text while driving if you want to meet Him. Facebook

Suggested Articles

AT&T is surprisingly spending less on capex in 2020 than it did in 2019. And the other big carriers haven't predicted big capex boosts for 5G.

CWA over the weekend struck a new tentative contract agreement with AT&T covering more than 8,000 workers.

McKinsey estimates by 2030 high-band 5G roll outs will cover 25% of the global population, costing $700 billion to $900 billion.