Wireless industry nightmares, handset company losers and the top apps of October

Here's a rundown of some of the top features of the week from Fierce's wireless publications:

  • What strikes fear into the hearts of wireless executives? See our list of wireless industry nightmares, or scenarios that could plausibly come to pass within the next year and result in some very sleepless nights for some of the industry's top players.
  • Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) rise to the top of the smartphone market has been nothing short of astounding. But for every Apple there are at least a dozen companies that were unable to succeed in the mobile handset market. Here's a list of some of the biggest handset company flops over the past two decades.
  • Each month, FierceMobileContent looks at the best of the best, spotlighting the new apps that you need to download to your smartphone ASAP. Click here for the best new apps of October.

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