A look at some of the big stories in mobile today:
iPhone 5, iPad 3: More reports leading us to expect both a new tablet and smartphone from Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) come September. Component makers are getting materials ready to start production for new models of the iPad and iPhone for shipments of the new products in the third quarter, writes the Taiwanese publication Digitimes. Sources tell it that “Apple is set to attack with another wave of new devices, before its competitors become strong.”
– Samsung/Apple: Samsung has dropped one of its countersuits against Apple in order to focus itself more on the patent litigation it is currently bringing against Apple in several other suits worldwide. The news comes as Apple has filed a motion for an injunction against certain Samsung devices, including Galaxy S 4G and the Galaxy Tab. Samsung had requested an injunction on Apple devices with the ITC last week. (via Bloomberg; Apple’s motion for an injunction)
– Nokia (NYSE: NOK) apps: Nokia’s deal with Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has given Nokia pride of place as the default mapping app in the Windows Phone OS, and now a Nokia exec has confirmed that the mapping technology, as well as other apps created by Nokia, are set to work on handsets made by other OEMs, not just Nokia itself. (via Pocket-Lint)
– Windows Phone: Meanwhile, Microsoft finally gets Foursquare in its Marketplace app store. Windows Phone Applist notes that Microsoft now has over 25,000 apps in total in its catalog, after a strong couple of weeks in which several other apps, including Angry Birds, joined the party.
– Lodsys: An update on the latest with the patent company Lodsys and a possible primer for developers needing to cope with it. (via Foss Patents)