Verizon retires data widget; Wireless History Foundation reveals 2012 inductees


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> Verizon Wireless is retiring its data widget for Android phones. Article

> The Wireless History Foundation revealed its 2012 inductees. Release

> A Pew study found that 45 percent of people still don't go online using their cell phones. Article

> HTC introduced HTC Connect, a certification program designed to get consumer electronics makers to build streaming audio and video devices that will work with HTC's devices. Article

> Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is reportedly considering taking the electronics retailer private. Article (sub. req.)

> Boost Mobile is introducing a BlackBerry Messenger unlimited plan for as low as $30 a month.  Release

> Canada's Rogers is cutting 375 jobs from its wireless and cable properties.  Article

> Telguard announced an upgrade incentive program for dealers that rewards them when they replace any 2G cellular alarm communicator with one of Telguard's 3G/4G network solution. Release

Mobile Content News

> Zynga unveiled a new platform intended to eliminate fragmentation and allow gamers to play Zynga games across different operating systems and portals such as  Android, iOS, Facebook, Google+ and the Web. Article

> Verizon is adding rewards-based loyalty program Viggle to devices running Android. Article

> Electronic Arts is poised to launch Strike Force, an HTML5-based 3D multiplayer title enabling gamers to compete across smartphones, tablets, gaming handhelds and other Web-enabled devices. Article

And finally...The U.S. Air Force Reserve has a wish list for a smartphone app that can help recruits adjust to basic training and military life. Article