Verizon to charge $99 for LG Spectrum 2; Apple's Tim Cook boots Scott Forstall

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@FierceWireless: Investor Reaction to CEO Tim Cook's dramatic management upheaval at Apple will be delayed by Sandy. Article | [email protected]

> T-Mobile USA outlined its holiday handset and accessory lineup. Release

> In 2015, for the first time ever, there will be more U.S. consumers accessing the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs, according to IDC. Release

> A new survey showed that 26 percent of smartphone shoppers bought a different phone at the store than what they had planned to purchase. Release

> Strategy Analytics said it expects the market for cellular basebands to increase this year, despite gloomy predictions. Release

> Apple said that Scott Forstall, the company's senior vice president of iOS software, will leave the company as part of a shakeup of the iPhone maker's executive team. Article

> Verizon Wireless will sell the LG Spectrum 2 for $99 with a service contract. Article

> Steve Ballmer will appear in Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 ads. Article

Mobile Content News

> Gameloft will adapt a dozen of its most popular titles for Microsoft's Xbox platform to run on the software maker's new Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. Article

> Pandora is rolling out version 4.0 of its Internet radio application for Apple's iOS and Google's Android, establishing a uniform interface across the two mobile platforms. Article

> Google released version 4.2 of its Android mobile operating system, which integrates a host of new features as well as a smoother, more responsive user experience. Article

Mobile Developer News

> What are the top three benefits for  developers using Windows Phone 8? Editor's Corner

> What a difference three years make: According to an updated research report from Flurry, the number of consumers who continue to use mobile apps more than three months after they first install them has seen a 10 percent jump since 2009. Article

And finally… Conan O'Brien took a look at Apple's growing iPad lineup. Video

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