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> Intel completed its acquisition of Infineon's wireless solutions business. Release

> LG plans a 3D smartphone. Article

> Apple plans to bring its iPad to India. Article

> Verizon Wireless will begin taking iPhone 4 pre-orders on Thursday. Article

> The HTC Thunderbolt is rumored to be available on Feb. 14. Article

> Research In Motion suffered a BlackBerry outage this weekend. Article

> Wireless carriers are getting ready for the Super Bowl crush. Article

Mobile Content News

> Mobile content solutions provider Motricity will acquire mobile marketing software platform provider Adenyo for $100 million. Article

> Google plans to bring aboard dozens of software developers to build applications for smartphones and other connected mobile devices as its rivalry with Apple continues to escalate. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Connecticut's attorney general reached an agreement with Google over the search giant's refusal to cooperate with a civil investigative demand to hand over data it collected from unsecured WiFi networks in that state. Article

> O2 plans to deploy 13,000 WiFi hotspots during the next two years. Article

> Research firm Maravedis looks at the coexistence of LTE and WiMAX. Commentary

European Wireless News

> Ericsson is on a roll this year. Commentary

> O2 UK has awarded significant network upgrade contacts to Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks to improve voice and data capacity across the country. Article

> Orange UK and T-Mobile UK have announced that they will launch the UK's first mobile payment service by early summer. Article

> Mobile TeleSystems turned its attention to forming links with a European operator. Article

> Shipments of cellular modules for M2M use will reach over 100 million in 2015. Article

> Ubiquisys introduced a new femtocell for international travelers. Article

And finally... Netgear CEO blasts Apple's Steve Jobs. Article