TracFone's Straight Talk to sell Huawei Ascend Y Android smartphone; MetroPCS to launch Galaxy S III

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> MetroPCS said it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S III for $499. Release

> Sprint Nextel will sell Research In Motion's BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. Release

> The White House denied reports that it cleared Huawei for business in the United States. Article

> One analyst believes the iPad Mini will eat into sales of Apple's bigger iPad. Article

> The University of California, Irvine, Medical Center offers an innovative bring-your-own-device program. Hot Seat

> Alcatel-Lucent plans to cut up to 5,500 jobs. Article (sub. req.)

> Samsung's new Chromebook will sell for $329.99 with 3G. Article

> Booz Allen Hamilton will drop BlackBerry in favor of Android and iOS. Article

> TracFone's Straight Talk will offer the Verizon Wireless-powered Huawei Ascend Y Android smartphone for $99.88. Article

> Sony said it will cut jobs in its headquarters. Article

> T-Mobile USA will sell the Huawei Summit phone. Article

> C Spire Wireless said it will sell the 4G LTE USB hotspot from Franklin Wireless. Release

Mobile Content News

> Apple's acquisition of Color is a small talent acquisition. Article

> Sony Mobile has pledged to update all of its 2012 Xperia branded smartphones to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, but said the upgrade will not extend to Xperia models produced prior to this year. Article

> Spending on mobile advertising campaigns optimized for tablets is expected to increase 25 percent during the 2012 holiday season, surpassing spending on campaigns targeting smartphones for the first time, according to a new forecast from marketing agency M&C Saatchi. Article

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