Verizon starts selling shared data plans; Nokia's Elop admits missteps

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> Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that over the past year and a half there are things Nokia could have done differently to more quickly react to changing market conditions. Article

> Verizon Wireless' shared data plans are now available. Article

> Samsung reportedly gave its Galaxy S III variants a last-minute RAM upgrade to be" future-proof" Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Article

> Nokia is bringing business capabilities to its Asha phones with Mail for Exchange. Release

> Sprint Nextel said its Samsung Galaxy S III will be available July 1. Article

> T-Mobile USA launched new business-focused mobile broadband plans. Release

> Sprint's Virgin Mobile brand will open its first retail stores to showcase its prepaid iPhone. Article

> Verizon added support for ooVoo's social video chat app on some of its LTE smartphones. Release

Mobile Content News

>  Google used its annual I/O developer conference to launch an overhauled Google Play multimedia storefront. Article

> Consumers who download apps to Apple's iPhone or iPad are 52 percent more loyal to their apps than users on smartphones and tablets running Google's Android, according to new data from mobile app analytics firm Localytics. Article

> MasterCard is partnering with location-based mobile marketing platform shopkick to offer consumer rewards and special offers at select retail locations across the United States. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> To satisfy mobile broadband demand, bring on the picocells with seamless software and integrated wireless backhaul! Industry Voices

> A handful of pilot projects are being eyeballed for launch over TV white-space spectrum in the first quarter of next year with an aim toward developing AIR.U, a broad plan for delivering broadband access to underserved college campuses and surrounding communities. Article

> Symmetricom is bringing its timing and synchronization solutions to the small cell market with the introduction of its SCr (residential) and SCe (enterprise) SoftClocks. Article

European Wireless News

> The Chinese government has forcefully dismissed allegations by the European Union that Huawei and ZTE have been engaging in dumping network equipment by selling into Europe at below cost prices. Article

>  Telefónica's O2 UK, Orange UK and Bouygues Telecom unveiled femtocell rollout plans, providing a boost to the technology's prospects for widescale uptake. Article

> Swedish mobile operators Telia, Tele2, Telenor and 3 Sweden launched a WyWallet mobile wallet service. Article

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