Mobile Lowdown 9-8-11: Apple/Samsung Japan; Microsoft Tablet; Mobile Stats


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

Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) meets with Samsung in court in Japan and requests an injunction on Smartphone Galaxy devices. Meanwhile Samsung get a key distribution win for its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country: promotion by NTT Docomo for its new superfast LTE service. (more here)

» Microsoft finally gears up to show off some tablets running its own OS, Windows 8, with Samsung reportedly earmarked as its lead partner. (via Reuters)

The Justice Department, AT&T (NYSE: T) and Deutsche Telekom need to file a joint plan by September 16 to schedule and manage its case. (via NYTimes)

» Proof that NFC may end up being about much more than simple mobile payments: three groups that focus on NFC-based marketing services — Tapit, Proxama and BlueBite, are joining forces. (via Techcrunch)

» Nokia’s OVI store has a higher average download rate per app than Apple’s App Store — or any of the other app storefronts, for that matter. (via Research2Guidance)

» Twitter’s mobile designer thinks that the status update in the new Facebook iPhone app designed yesterday looks too much like Twitter’s. (via Twitter)

» Foxconn is currently producing 150,000 iPhone units per day, according to a report. (via Digitimes)

» Mobile connections worldwide could pass six billion by year-end, predict the analysts at Wireless Intelligence. (via Mobile Business Briefing)

» Cricket says its mobile music service Muve now has 200,000 subscribers. It will also extending its service offering, from the current stripped-down featurephone to a new Android-based device bundled with an unlimited data plan for $65 per month. (via AP)

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