Mobile Bits: Angry Birds; HTC Antennas; France 4G; Motorola/Apple Patents

"Angry Birds" game by Rovio on Android

Angry Birds: Developers Rovio are expecting to make $1 million per month in advertising from the free, ad-supported Android version of their mobile game, while also generating millions in revenue from app stores such as Apple’s where the app is ad-free, but sold for a fee. At the same time, the company has had an extra windfall from Palm: Angry Birds won a $100,000 prize for being the top paid app in the WebOS app store.

HTC: Antennagate Part II? The new HD7 is reportedly experiencing the same antenna-reception issues that plagued the iPhone 4 when it first came on the market. HTC has responded that it is “inevitable” that signal strength will weaken when covered entirely by a user’s palm. (via Computer Weekly)

France 4G: The regulator says the auction of 4G frequencies in the country is on track to be finished by the end of the summer, 2011, and that it hopes to raise some €2 billion ($2.7 billion) in the process. (via Reuters)

Apple/Motorola: Apple has added 12 more patents to its suit against Motorola (NYSE: MOT), which was originally constructed around intellectual property violations related to the iPhone and Motorola’s use of Android. This brings the total number of patent violations Apple is bringing against Motorola to 24, compared to the 18 that Motorola has claimed against Apple (NSDQ: AAPL). (via Electronista)


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