Apple Shares Shake on Trademark Battle, Sprint and HealthSpot Team Up, Verizon Ready for iPad 4G

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL): Apple accused China’s Proview Technology of failing to honor a promise to transfer the iPad trademark to Apple, according to China Daily. Apple said that it had bought the trademark from Proview in ten different countries.

Meanwhile, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook unveiled a new version of the Macintosh operating system called “Mountain Lion” that incorporates many features from the software that powers Apple’s popular mobile devices, the iPad and iPhone which use the software called iOS, reports the Wall Street Journal. Included are Apple’s messaging service, notifications app, gaming center, sharing features and integration with the company’s online service iCloud.

Also, Worldwide smartphone sales jumped to 149M units in Q4, a 47% increase over the previous year according to Gartner, another boost for Apple’s iphone sales strength.

Sprint (NYSE:S): Sprint announced a new agreement with HealthSpot to embed wireless connectivity for the HealthSpot Care4 Station. Together Sprint and HealthSpot will deliver a true integration of telemedicine and primary care, allowing patients access to high-quality, convenient and affordable medical care in the community or workplace.

Verizon (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Wireless and AT&T (NYSE:T) will sell a version of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad that runs on their newest fourth-generation wireless networks, sources say. An announcement from Apple could come in early March.

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