Mobile Miscellany: week of January 16, 2012

This week may not have been incredibly packed with news in the mobile world, but it was still 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 January 16, 2012:

Verizon adds LTE to more cities, expands coverage

In what's become essentially a regular monthly occurrence, Verizon Wireless added five more cities to its rapidly growing LTE coverage map on January 19th: Glens Falls and Utica, NY, Brownsville and McAllen, TX and Lawton, OK. Additionally, the next-gen service is expanding in Atlanta, Houston and Spokane. [PRNewsWire]

Samsung introduces the Star 3 and Star 3 Duos

Samsung has a couple new featurephones coming out around the end of the month, the Star 3 and Star 3 Duos. They both only operate on GSM / EDGE and offer 3-inch displays with 320 x 240 resolution, 3.2MP cameras, FM radio, WiFi and Bluetooth. The only difference between them is the dual-SIM capability found in the Duos. The first market to receive the phones is Russia, followed by Europe, Latin America, Africa, CIS, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. [Electronista]

Samsung Galaxy S II HD coming to the UK

In what may be great news for Great Britain, the Samsung Galaxy S II HD popped up on UK online retailer MobiCity for a short period of time. While its availability in that market still hasn't been announced by Samsung yet, this little slip-up on MobiCity's part was enough to instill confidence within our souls that we'll be seeing more of this device in the UK soon. The phone, much like its Korean counterpart, will likely feature a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Scorpion CPU, a 4.65-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED screen, a 1,850mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and Android 2.3 with TouchWiz. [MoDaCo]