Verizon launches Samsung LTE hotspot; Sprint's Hesse nets $9.1M

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> Verizon Wireless will sell the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot for $99 after a rebate. Article

> Sprint Nextel's Dan Hesse raked in $9.1 million last year. Article

> RealNetworks CEO Bob Kimball resigned. Article

> CTIA announced Jaime Hjort joined as its director of government affairs. Release

> Alvarion announced a network deal with the city of Houston. Release

> RadioShack will sell Apple's iPad 2. Article (sub. req.)

> AT&T Mobility will offer the Amazon Android app store. Article

> Broadcom is targeting the mobile backhaul market. Release

> ZTE will deliver LTE infrastructure equipment to operator Hi3G, which plans to build LTE TDD/FDD dual-mode networks in Sweden and Denmark. Release

Mobile Content News

> Digital retail giant Amazon.com unveiled Amazon Cloud Drive, a new solution enabling consumers to securely store music in the cloud. Article

> The NBA is partnering with Cellfish Media to introduce a range of hoops-themed solutions enabling fans to interact with their favorite teams on the go. Article

> The attorneys general for Delaware and Maryland are petitioning Apple and Google to ban smartphone applications that alert motorists to the locations of drunken driving checkpoints. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Research In Motion is embracing Android with its PlayBook tablet, but at what cost? Commentary

> Microsoft will partner with Telefonica S.A to expand the international operator's BlueVia developer platform to the .NET framework. Article

> Mobile application audience insight provider Flurry introduced its Game Acceleration Program. Article

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