Verizon makes the Nokia Lumia 928 free; Cincinnati Bell to launch iPhone 5

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> The Nokia Lumia 928 is now free with two-year contract from Verizon Wireless. Article

> The rumored BlackBerry Z30 will reportedly support Qi wireless charging. Article

> Cincinnati Bell will start selling the iPhone 5 on Aug. 16. Article

> Telstra and Ericsson are testing LTE-Advanced network technology. Article

> BlackBerry officially launched its new 9720 smartphone, which features specifications and an operating system from two years ago. Article

> The city of London is no longer tracking users' cell phone via recycling bins. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google Play revenues surged 67 percent during the previous six months, far ahead of Apple's App Store at 15 percent, analytics firm Distimo reports. Article

> Groupon has acquired mobile discovery and gifting application Plumfare. Financial details were not disclosed. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Why Samsung's PR overture to Android developers backfired. Editor's Corner

> How are developers responding to Facebook's Mobile Games plans? Article

> According to Appthority, 83 percent of the top apps have security risks. Article

Telecom News

> The FCC approved an order that it says will reduce rates for interstate phone calls between prison inmates and their families, while ensuring rates are "just and reasonable." Article

> AT&T's Federal Government unit added another customer to its win column as it was awarded a $31 million contract to provide managed VPN services to 93 Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sites. Article

And finally… North Korea announced what it is calling a "native" Android smartphone. Article


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