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Mobile Miscellany: week of October 10, 2011

Brad Molen

This week was packed with news on the mobile front, so it was easy to miss a few stories here and there. Here's some of the other stuff that happened in the wide world of wireless for the week of October 10, 2011:
  • US Cellular launched the BlackBerry Curve 9350 this week, and is now available for free (after rebate) with new activations, and $50 with upgrades. [Unwired View]
  • That wasn't the only smartphone added to US Cellular's lineup this week: the HTC Hero S has also finally made it into loving hands. [US Cellular]
  • O2 unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Ace, a Gingerbread device with an 800MHz CPU and 5MP camera, in purple this week. [EuroDroid]
  • MetroPCS debuted a couple new basic feature phones, the Kyocera Presto and LG Beacon. The former is a candybar with the standard numberpad, while the latter is a 2.8-inch touch screen device with a full slide-out QWERTY. The two phones retail for $30 and $70, respectively. [CNet]
  • Research in Motion may be planning to launch an all-white BlackBerry Bold 9900, according to a few shots taken in Dubai. [Electronista]
  • Motorola Mobility is sponsoring the NFL internationally in the UK, and is launching an extensive marketing campaign to highlight it. [Motorola]
  • We've heard about the LG myTouch and myTouch Q a few times so far, but this is the first time we've seen the two devices in the wild. [TmoNews]
  • Nokia's announced the winner and runners-up of its ringtone contest. Sadly, the Great Marvelous didn't make the cut. [SlashGear]
  • Samsung announced a new group messaging service called "ChatON." Sammy's definitely not the first to come out with a group messaging service, but it does offer the functionality across the board -- iOS, Android and Windows are all present and accounted for. [TheNextWeb]

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