Verizon reportedly preparing HTC DLX; AT&T to boost pension fund

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> AT&T plans to boost its pension fund with a $9.5 billion equity stake. Article

> A judge ordered Apple to make public the financial data ot revealed in its patent trial with Samsung Electronics. Article

> Several iPhone users sued Apple over AT&T Mobility's practice of locking the device to its network. Article

> Verizon Wireless is reportedly planning to sell the HTC DLX. Article

> Research In Motion plans to aid a mobile payments offering in Canada EnStream LP, a joint venture of Bell, Rogers and Telus. Release

> Sequent said it purchased the remaining parts of NFC vendor ViVOtech. Article

Mobile Content News

> Isis launched in Austin and Salt Lake City. Article

> PayPal is now selling its PayPal Here credit card reader at 1,800 AT&T Mobility stores across the country. The partnership represents PayPal Here's first U.S. retail deal. Article

> Google's Motorola Mobility unit has identified 13 different smartphones that will not upgrade to Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. Consumers who purchased one of those devices will receive a $100 rebate when they trade up to a select new Motorola model. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Mobile operators are increasingly using deep-packet inspection for more than mere traffic management and are expanding DPI technology to enable value-added services, tiered services and sophisticated pricing models, said market research firm Infonetics. Article

> The forthcoming WebRTC (real-time communication) spec will enable real-time audio and video calls via Web browsers, and Ericsson is hoping to move development forward with the release of Bowser. Article

> AT&T's plan to announce its rural strategy next month is prompting widespread speculation that wireless broadband, in the form of LTE, will be part of the operator's overhauled service plan. Article

European Wireless News

> Is coverage an operator or smartphone issue? Editor's Corner

> The IPO of Telefónica's O2 Germany unit is already oversubscribed after only three days into the marketing process, according to a Bloomberg report. Article

> The four major UK operators have formed a joint venture to accelerate the launch of LTE services by pushing for the removal of TV channels from the 800 MHz band. Article

And finally… Nokia's facehugger. Article