Verizon offers some free LTE phones; ION voices support for Dish's LTE plans

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> Dish Networks' Charlie Ergen continued to push FCC officials to approve the company's plans to build an LTE Advanced network. Filing

> An ARM executive said he doesn't expect competition from Intel. Article

> ION Media Networks voiced support for Dish Networks plans. Filing

> LG introduced a new wireless charger. Release

> Standard & Poor's cut Nokia's debt rating to one step above junk status. Article

> A German judge said the court won't consider two lawsuits in the legal battle between Samsung and Apple. Article

> Verizon Wireless is offering some customers in its "south" region free LTE smartphones, if they agree to a new, two-year contract. Article

> Based on comments from smartphone and tablet components supplier Laird, demand for the products will continue unabated. Article

> Verizon Wireless explained its stance on locked bootloaders in phones and how it relates to the stipulations company's open-access C-Block 700 MHz licenses. Article

> Apple is reportedly negotiating for a subscription TV service it will launch by the holidays. Article

Mobile Content News

> A new report from research firm Nielsen found that tablet and handset users in Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy are more likely than their American counterparts to make a purchase online after viewing an ad on a connected device. Article

> Beleaguered mobile services firm Motricity continues to see its revenue decline as the company attempts to regain its footing by streamlining its operations and focusing its business on the mobile advertising and marketing space. Article

And finally... A text messaging autocorrect error led to a school being closed. Article