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Exent debuts Android subscription games service

Exent announced the launch of GameTanium Mobile, which it described as “the first and only all-you-can-eat subscription service for mobile devices offering unlimited game play of the hottest games on Android.”

HTC to use all means possible to defend Apple case

HTC said it is “highly confident” it has a strong case for the appeals process of the US International Trade Commission, after an ITC judge ruled that the company had infringed two patents held by Apple. In a statement, Grace Lei, General Counsel of HTC, said that the company is “fully prepared to defend ourselves using all means possible.”

Fandango sees 20% ticket sales from apps

US movie website Fandango said that nearly 20 percent of its sales during the summer film season have come from mobile apps.

Report: Patent worries drive developers out of US

Media Guardian warned that international app developers are removing their products from sale in the US versions of Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market, due to fears they will be taken to court by companies owning patents.

AT&T plans developer events; trumpets network APIs

AT&T is to hold a series of one-day “Hackathons,” intended to enable coders to “come together to learn about new technologies, collaborate and create innovative mobile applications.” As part of the programme, it is working with Apigee to provide developers with access to AT&T network-based services, including location, messaging, payment and speech.

Report: Apple intros bulk-buy apps for US enterprises

CNET said that Apple has “quietly” introduced a volume purchase programme for US businesses, enabling them to buy iOS applications in bulk, while also providing tools to distribute apps and track who has completed an installation.

Flurry: Android developer support on the slide

Research from app analytics firm Flurry found that developer support for Android decreased during the second quarter of 2011, with developers switching their attentions to Apple’s iOS for both the iPhone and the iPad.

NSN highlights T-Mobile USA upgrade deal

Nokia Siemens Networks said it had “upgraded portions of T-Mobile USA’s 4G (HSPA+) network,” which delivers peak download speeds of 42Mbit/s.

Motorola launches thin QWERTY slider in Canada

Motorola Mobility announced the introduction of its XT860 handset with Bell Canada, describing the smartphone as “the world’s thinnest QWERTY slider.”

Motorola teams with Spotify for US launch

Motorola Mobility inked an exclusive partnership with digital music company Spotify, to support the launch of its services in the US.