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ATT to start LTE roll out by mid-year, and finish by end of 2013

LAS VEGAS -- AT&T will launch LTE smartphones, networks and other devices in mid-2011, and expects to complete a nationwide LTE deployment by the end of 2013, AT&T Mobility President Ralph de la Vega announced Wednesday at the AT&T Developer Summit here.

Cisco launches Videoscape TV platform

Cisco this week unveiled a TV platform it said will let service providers combine digital TV and online content with other communications applications, including social networking tools.

Intel's Atom chip: Can it take on ARM?

Intel will make a big splash at the Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 6 with its Atom chips featured inside a variety of tablet computers and netbooks, but the chips are not expected to appear in smartphones until the last half of 2011.

Verizon needs Apple's iPhone badly, analyst says

Verizon Wireless smartphone retail sales data show that Verizon needs the Apple iPhone badly, according to a research note entitled Verizon Strikes Out in Smartphones by a financial analyst at Asymco.

Verizon's first LTE smartphone an iPhone?

Verizon Wireless's first LTE smartphone will be Apple's iPhone, according to an anonymous source who told MacDaily News the device had been spotted at a company training session.

Smartphone wars: Analyst sees threat from WP7

A prominent Wall Street analyst declared Friday that Windows Phone 7 has seen a "successful launch" and that Microsoft will heavily market the new platform further, leading to a possible pitched battle against Android smartphones that would leave the iPhone on top.

Hot e-reader sales will continue into 2011, Gartner says

Global sales of e-readers like Amazon.com's Kindle will reach 6.6 million devices by the end of 2010, and then jump 68 per cent to 11 million devices in 2011 as it battles popular media tablets such as Apple's iPad, Gartner said Wednesday.

Google hopeful that Android will run Nokia smartphones

A Google executive said this week that he's hopeful that Nokia will decide to adopt the Android platform after new leadership at the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturer finishes a new evaluation of smartphone options.

Kindle for the Web demos at Chrome event

Amazon.com on Tuesday demonstrated its update of Kindle for the Web which will appear "in the coming months," allowing the full reading and annotation of Kindle books from a Web browser on any device and giving third party booksellers the ability to embed a widget on their sites to sell Kindle books.

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