TracFone's Straight Talk offers SIM-only option; Samsung remains on top of U.S. handset market

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> Corning and Samsung teamed to build Lotus Glass for some of Samsung's smartphones. Article

> Samsung said it is confident that the European Union will rule in its favor in a review of its mobile patents. Article

> Apple continues to fight to get its products sold in Germany. Article

> Samsung remains the top handset maker in the U.S. market. Article

> After discontinuing its email service in the United States, Peek is raising money for an Asian expansion. Article

> Details continue to emerge about LightSquared reportedly bribing a U.S. senator. Article

> TracFone's Straight Talk said it will offer a SIM-only option. Article

> Investors are worried that investments in Sprint Nextel won't pay off for years. Article

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> Google Wallet is now available to some AT&T Mobility Android phones. Article

> A Vimeo app is now available for Windows Phone. Article

> The NFL is offering a Super Bowl app. Article

> Google's Android and Apple's iOS dominated the U.S. smartphone segment throughout 2011, ending the year with a combined 76.9 percent market share. Article

> Google unveiled a service dubbed "Bouncer" that scans the Android Market for malware. Article

> Android is reportedly more stable than iOS. Article

> The mobile websites of presidential candidates leave something to be desired. Article

> Research In Motion is offering free PlayBooks to Android developers. Article

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