Ting lets Sprint customers convert their devices; LG is working on a full HD smartphone

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> A federal judge is urging Samsung and Apple to settle their differences in the patent lawsuit that both companies are embroiled in. Article

> MVNO Ting has launched a beta test allowing consumers to convert their Sprint devices to Ting. Post

> Google is reportedly wrapping up the auction of its Motorola set-top box business. Article (sub. req.)

> LG is rumored to be working on an LTE smartphone for AT&T Mobility that has a full HD 1080p resolution display. Article

> Huawei confirmed that it will be launching a large-screen phablet to challenge Samsung's Galaxy Note II. Article

> China Mobile CEO Li Yue hinted that the iPhone may face hurdles unless the deal is favorable to the operator. Article

> Marvell Technology co-founder Weili Dai believes in Research in Motion and the Blackberry will survive and thrive. Article

> Huge demand for the LG-built Nexus 4 is making it hard for consumers to find, let alone purchase. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent is considering mortgaging its Internet-routing business to buy time to pay back some of its debt. Article

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> Japanese gaming giant GREE is reorganizing its U.S. operations, sunsetting its OpenFeint mobile social platform and laying off staff.  Article

> California's attorney general has filed the state's first-ever mobile application privacy lawsuit against Delta Airlines, alleging the airline failed to properly clarify what personal information it collects from consumers and what it does with that data. Article

> Samsung Electronics released its Premium Suite, a software update that expands features to its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone. Article

And finally… A village in India has banned cell phones for unmarried women, claiming the devices promote extramarital affairs. Article

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