A look at some of the big stories in mobile today:
—Sony: Sony (NYSE: SNE) has yet to give specific details on when and where we will first see its first efforts in the tablet market, the Android-powered S1 and S2, but Engadget gets a leaked note with some info on the rollout in the UK.
—Yahoo: The search giant today launched AppSpot, an app that people can use to discover/download/rate other apps, and Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is hoping that its web reputation will give it a leg up in app search.
— Sprint: The mobile operator will launch higher data caps for its first WiMax tablet, the HTC View 4G, when it debuts on its network next week (via Fierce Wireless).
— LightSquared: The LTE network operator has received approval from its lenders to use its spectrum holdings as collateral in the network-renting agreement it is trying to iron out with Sprint–which could help LightSquared get its network up faster. (via WSJ)
— YuMe: The U.S.-based video advertising company YuMe is buying Appealing Media, a mobile ad startup based in the UK, as part of its European expansion.(via TechCrunch)