Mobile Miscellany: week of October 15th, 2012

Zachary Lutz
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Mobile Miscellany: week of October 15th, 2012

If you didn't get enough in mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, we received further evidence of an imminent replacement for the Galaxy Nexus and the Optimus 4X HD found a new home in Canada. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore the "best of the rest" for this week of October 15th, 2012.

Bell Mobility declares 'end of life' for the Galaxy Nexus

Mobile Miscellany week of October 15th, 2012

All eyes are on Google and its Android event that's currently set for October 29th. While we've already seen a number of good indications that the Galaxy Nexus is on its way out, Bell Mobility took away any doubt this week, as the Canadian carrier has given an end-of-life status to Google's venerable smartphone. [MobileSyrup]

FCC approves AT&T's proposal for LTE within WCS spectrum

The writing has been on the wall for nearly a month, but this week, the FCC unanimously approved the joint proposal of AT&T and Sirius XM that would authorize deployment of LTE service within a 20MHz portion of the 2.3GHz (WCS) band. A final order must be issued before everything becomes official, but given the FCC's support, this is more of a technicality than a hurdle. WCS has historically been used for satellite radio, and AT&T's mobile broadband deployment -- currently set for three years from now --will be a first for the spectrum. [AT&T]

LG Optimus 4X HD arrives at Wind Mobile

Mobile Miscellany week of October 15th, 2012

Quad-core processing has arrived at Wind Mobile with the Optimus 4X HD. For $199 on a three-year contract, the phone offers a 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3, a 4.7-inch HD (1,280 x 720) IPS display, an 8MP rear camera and 16GB of internal storage. Those who'd prefer foregoing the contract will find the Optimus 4X HD for $549 outright from Wind. [MobileSyrup]

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