Verizon drops LTE-capable LG Lucid for $79; Sprint's Dan Hesse gets $12M

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> Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse scored nearly $12 million in compensation last year. Article

> Sprint will cancel its Picture Mail service April 30. Article

> Google said it is in talks with other carriers beyond Sprint for its Google Voice service. Article

> Sony announced a reorganization to focus on digital imaging, mobile and gaming. Article

> Google appears to be pushing ahead with its Chromebook laptops. Article

> HTC purchased a 20 percent stake in SyncTV. Article

> Newfield Wireless announced that Carolina West Wireless acquired its TrueCall network visualization and optimization software. Release

> TracFone's Straight Talk service added an unlimited international messaging offering to its Android smartphones. Article

> According to Berg Insight, shipments of NFC-enabled handsets reached 30 million units in 2011. Post

> Apple has been charged with misleading the public in Australia by advertising its new iPad tablet as supporting 4G there. Article (sub. req.)

> Sprint is offering the HTC Evo 3D for free with a service contract. Page

> Verizon Wireless launched the LG Lucid LTE Android phone for $79 with a service contract. Article

> Clearwire is offering rebates for some of its devices. Post

> On Track Innovations filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against T-Mobile USA over NFC technology. Article

> The value of LightSquared continues to fall. Post

> Around a third of iPhone 4S users make use of Apple's Siri service daily. Article

Mobile Content News

> TeleNav is offering free HTML5 navigation to developers. Article

> BilltoMobile has teamed with Discover to offer mobile carrier billing to Discover's e-commerce retailers that want to generate incremental revenue. Article

> Startup Color, which raised $41 million in funding, counts just 30,000 daily users. Article

> Angry Birds maker Rovio purchase Finnish mobile gaming operation Futuremark Games Studio. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Apple reportedly has begun rejecting iOS applications that limit unique device identifiers [UDIDs] in iPhones and iPads. Article

> Are developers giving up on Android? Editor's Corner

And finally... Is it an Android phone or a condom? Article