Mobile Lowdown 7-7-11: Patents; iRumors; Appstore; iPad Hack; Dell; Nexus S


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A look at some of the big stories in mobile today:

Patents roundup: As expected, Canadian authorities are starting their due diligence on the $4.5 billion Nortel patent sale to see if it needs further regulatory inquiry. Meawhile, a closer look at Microsoft’s patent royalty collecting ways.

Next-gen iPhone/iPads: One rumor of an iPad with better resolution; and another on the next iPhone being thinner, equipped with a better camera and a new way of charging. (via BGR; 9to5 Mac)

Appstore: A win and a loss for Amazon’s Appstore effort. A judge has denied Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) an injunction on Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) using the term. But does it matter? One developer, Apparatus, has pulled his app from the Appstore, complaing of the problems plaguing the operation. “Amazon Appstore is a disaster,” he concludes. (via Reuters; Apparatus)

iPad Hack: A second indictment in the case of two people who hacked into AT&T (NYSE: T) servers to get personal data on 120,000 iPad users. (via Reuters)

Dell: The newest tech brand to throw its weight into cloud services, apparently, with the launch of Stage. Like Apple’s iCloud, Stage will let users snap pictures and videos with their Dell devices and upload them to a cloud-based storage and will have a music playing function. The news comes on the same day that Amazon has updated its own Cloud Drive Cloud Player services, with unlimited music storage for MP3s purchased from Amazon and support of the iPad (via PC Mag; Amazon)

Nexus S 4G: Rumors that the Google/Samsung device is getting updated on Monday, July 11, with a possible intro of Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Wallet coming soon after. (via This Is My Next)

Foursquare: Shock! Horror! The location-sharing app has updated its Android app with a new feature before bestowing that honor on the iOS version of the app. (via VentureBeat)

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