Vodafone says no LTE before 2012; Qualcomm, Freescale work on Chrome OS

> Vodafone's group R&D director stifled speculation of the carrier deploying LTE before 2012. Article

> Airvana won a 3G femtocell agreement with Sprint. Article

> A series of new Apple patents has surfaced, this time indicating the iPhone could soon offer object identification tools, improved messaging and pre-populated media content. Article

> European Commissioner Viviane Reding contends that European nations should accelerate their transition from analog television broadcasting to digital and institute a secure framework for mobile payments. Article

> A number of technology companies, including Qualcomm, Freescale, Texas Instruments and others, are working with the Google Chrome OS team to design and build devices. Article

> Greg Ballard, long-time president and CEO of mobile games publisher Glu Mobile, announced plans to resign. Article

> NTIA is relying on volunteers to evaluate broadband grant proposals. Commentary

And finally... It will cost you a pretty penny to buy every iPhone app available. Article