Verizon to sell Pantech Perception for $99; Huawei lowers enterprise sales targets

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> T-Mobile USA named Drew Kelton to the newly created role of executive vice president of Business Markets. Release

> RadioShack missed its quarter estimates and the company's CEO is promising change. Article

> ARM Holdings' first-quarter sales beat analysts' estimates. Article

> Verizon Wireless spokesperson Torod Neptune responded to an online petition calling for the carrier to drop its service contracts: "Verizon Wireless has for years offered many different choices for customers, including contract plans or month-to-month plans that do not require a contract." Petition

> Although it continues to suffer in wireless, STMicroelectronics forecasted revenue growth. Article

> Alvarion appointed Assaf Katan as acting CEO. Release

> According to the Consumer Electronics Association, sales of tablet computers are driving growth in the industry--household penetration of tablets is up 17 percent year over year. Release

> Huawei reduced its sales goals for network equipment for enterprises. Article

> Verizon Wireless will sell the Pantech Perception LTE Android phone for $99 with a rebate and contract starting April 25. Post

> Google Now could hit Google's homepage. Article

> Texas Instruments continued its slow retreat from wireless. Article

> Sprint Nextel said it will introduce "Consultation Centers" in its retail stores to goose sales to business users. Release

> Sprint said its Sprint Data Link and Static IP networking services now operate over its 4G LTE network. Release

> Nokia was awarded an injunction against the HTC One. Article

Mobile Content News

> Kik Interactive raised $19.5 million in venture funding, but promised its OTT messaging app will remain free. Article

> Mozilla and OEM partner Geeksphone released the first developer preview phones running the open-source software development initiative's new Firefox OS, selling out in a matter of hours. Article

Mobile Developer News

> What is the Big Bang theory of app development? Editor's Corner

> Around 70 percent of smartphone users tapping into Facebook, according to a new study. Article

European Wireless News

> UK operator EE said it signed up 318,000 LTE customers during its first five months of offering the service, but the company still reported a decline both in its overall subscriber base and service revenue in the first quarter of the year. Article

And finally… T-Mobile USA's latest ad features Frankenstein. Article