Mobile Lowdown 6-29-11: China iPhone; Android Phishing; Apple/LG; BT

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

China Mobile/iPhone: A report alleges that China Mobile and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) have signed a deal for the iPhone 4 to debut with the operator at the end of October, which could give a boost to the device in its second year of sales. (via CapitalVue)

Android Phishing: A design flaw has been discovered in Android that can be used to phish for data and send annoying pop-up ads to devices. (via cnet)

Apple LG patent: Yet another patent lawsuit, this one apparently concerning a bit of technology that Apple uses for fast-booting in OS X. Now owned by Operating System Solutions, LLC, the patent formerly belonged to LG (SEO: 066570). (via Patently Apple)

BT: A Competition Appeal Tribunal ruling in the UK has determined that the landline operator to charge mobile operators higher rates to connect so-called “non-geographic” numbers, such as toll-free calls. For users, that is likely to mean higher calling charges. (via FT)

inmobi/Sprout: Mobile advertising network inmobi has acquired Sprout to extend its capabilities to deliver rich media ads via the HTML5 platform. The price is believed to be between $20 million and $50 million. (release)

Android/GetJar: Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has poached the independent app store GetJar’s outspoken CMO Patrick Mork to lead its efforts in mobile applications. (via Patrick Mork)

Rdio/Telus: The streaming music company has inked a deal with the Canadian mobile operator to power its music service. (via Telus)

NSN: Up to 1,500 jobs are going as the Nokia/Siemens joint venture Nokia (NYSE: NOK) Siemens Networks begins to integrate Motorola’s network unit, which it acquired in April for $1.8 billion. (via Reuters)

Telecom Italia/3 Italia: The big incumbent mobile operator in Italy is eyeing up Hutchison’s Three Italia, according to reports. (via Bloomberg)