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Up-and-coming prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless seems to really be on a roll. On top the launch of Cricket-powered RadioShack Wireless last week, Cricket has also launched its own version of the HTC One V, which has now become the most powerful Android smartphone in its portfolio. That doesn’t seem to be enough for Cricket though, and another enticing Android mid-ranger is heading to the nation’s eighth largest carrier. We first spotted the ZTE Nova 4.0 V8000 back in May at the CTIA, and, just as we suspected, this will be a Cricket exclusive phone.

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Mobile broadband is on the rise, but with carriers trying to offer better and faster services, there is a resource that might go scarce soon: radio spectrum allocation. Most technologies today can support the network load through code-division, which lets data and voice packets share the same space. However, as the need for “ubiquitous mobile Internet coverage” arises, the FCC feels the need to be proactive in allocating for these resources as demand grows.

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It seems that the FFC and Department of Justice are very close to approving Verizon’s AWS spectrum acquisition. For those that haven’t been following, the AWS spectrum is being purchased from various cable companies for a sum of $3.9 billion. In order to get the AWS spectrum purchase approved, Verizon has had to agree to a couple of major provisions first. This includes divesting some of its spectrum to T-Mobile and even agreeing to sell off some of the 700MHz spectrum if the deal is fully approved.

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Now that we think we’ve unraveled everything there was to know about Motorola’s upcoming Droid Razr HD, we would have expected a bit of peace and quiet from Google’s subsidiary. Not a chance though, because yet another Moto phone has been spotted getting FCC certification.