Xiaomi, Alcatel intro new Android smartphones; Microsoft wins patent ruling against Motorola

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> Xiaomi said it will sell an Android-powered smart TV for $490. Article. The company also announced its new MI3, an Android smartphone with a 5-inch screen. Article

> Alcatel introduced the new Alpha, its latest smartphone in its Idol series. Article. The company also introduced the OneTouch Hero, which sports a 6-inch screen. Article

> A federal jury ruled in favor of Microsoft in the company's patent battle with Google's Motorola. Article

> U.S. Cellular announced launch details for the Moto X. Article

Mobile Content News

> Mozilla is promising free Geeksphone Keon preview phones to developers who port their HTML5 applications to its fledgling Firefox OS. Article

> Microsoft still hasn't solved its Windows Phone app dilemma. Editor's Corner

> Consumer adoption of Google's Android 4.1.x and 4.2.x, jointly nicknamed Jelly Bean, surpassed 45 percent in August 2013. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Spirent Communications announced that CEO Bill Burns is stepping down from his post immediately. Article

> Signals Research Group recorded a peak downlink data rate of 92.3 Mbps on Softbank's TD-LTE network in Japan. Article

> According to Ovum's Daryl Schoolar, some base station vendors are doing better than others. Industry Voices

European Wireless News

> Telecom Italia could face takeover bid this year, according to a new report. Article

> Some believe Microsoft purchase Nokia's phone business for "peanuts." Article

> Vodafone said it plans to use some of the $130 billion in proceeds from the sale of its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications to "turbo charge" its existing investment strategy in Europe. Article

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