Verizon unveils $300 Droid Charge from Samsung; T-Mobile hints at Gingerbread for LG G2X

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> Google faces a $5 million fine over Linux patents. Article

> Verizon Wireless said it will sell Samsung's LTE Droid Charge for around $300 with a service contract. Release

> Microsoft said the next version of Windows Phone will be 7.5, dubbed "Mango." Article

> T-Mobile USA said its LG G2X is getting the Gingerbread version of Android "sooner than you'd expect." Article

> Research In Motion is hoping for "balance" in security concerns in Russia. Article

Mobile Content News

> Digital marketing solutions provider ValueClick acquired brand-focused mobile advertising network Greystripe for $70 million in cash. Article

> Amazon.com continues to flesh out its Appstore for Android market strategy. Article

> Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) are calling on Apple to respond to reports that products running its iOS mobile operating system store user location data in a hidden file. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> A Buffalo, N.Y., man was wrongly arrested for downloading child pornography because he left his Wi-Fi router open. Article

> Security firm F-Secure claims the data collection is not new and is likely part of Apple's efforts to develop a Wi-Fi hotspot mapping database. Article

> Verizon Wireless has indicated its LTE expansion in 2011 will happen faster than previously announced. Article

> Analyst Monica Paolini looks at the real cost per bit. Commentary

European Wireless News

> Plans tabled by TeliaSonera to oust the chairman of Turkey's largest mobile operator, Turkcell, have failed, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report. Article

> U.K. owners of 3G-enabled tablets have been warned that using data roaming in Europe or elsewhere could be 1,000 times more expensive than similar use in their home market. Article

> An intricate plan has been hatched by Telekom Austria whereby it could gain control of Telekom Srbija by swapping its holding in VIP, a smaller Serbian mobile operator, with Deutsche Telekom. Article

And finally... A former Sprint Nextel employee will spend a year in jail for illegally selling cell phones on the side. Article

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