Verizon Wireless plans LTE-Advanced; HTC Rhyme photos are circulating

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@FierceMobiCo: #Microsoft takes on Apple's #iPad with Windows 8. Article | [email protected]

> The FCC will begin testing white spaces databases. Article

> Qualcomm said to expect clamshell style Windows 8 devices powered by its Snapdragon chipset. Article

> The AT&T Foundry innovation center in Silicon Valley is now open. Release

> Procter & Gamble's Duracell battery business is teaming up with Powermat. Article

> Broadcom could benefit from the iPhone 5. Article

> Verizon Wireless said LTE-Advanced is on its roadmap. Article

> Apple may be planning a TD-LTE iPhone for China. Article

> Semiconductor sales will decline this year, said Gartner. Article

> Photos of the HTC Rhyme appear to have leaked. Article

> The head of Research In Motion's BlackBerry Enterprise Server business has left the company. Article

Mobile Content News

> The PlayStation Suite SDK should be released in November. Article

> Nintendo isn't planning to build iOS games. Article

> Android helped Google in its battle for local search. Editor's Corner

> Digital music platforms MOG and Rdio both announced plans to introduce free versions of their streaming solutions. Article

> PayPal took the wraps off a series of new payment technologies. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> LightSquared again said it has solved GPS interference concerns. Editor's Corner

> Chinese vendor Huawei won two small infrastructure deals in the U.S.--one with United Wireless and the other with broadband provider SpeedConnect. Article

European Wireless News

> The iPhone 5 launch continues to swirl in Europe. Article

> Spanish operator Telefónica will use equipment from manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent for pilot networks based on LTE, the Franco-US vendor has confirmed. Article

> France Telecom Orange is rumored to be close to an agreement to buy Congo-China Telecom. Article

And finally... The Angry Birds game could be the cause of 1.5 billion in lost productivity. Article