Mobile Lowdown 8-22-11: Amazon; WebOS Future/TouchPad sales; Apple LTE; LG

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

» Amazon has been spotted trademarking the name and logo for Lab126, the division that makes the Kindle hardware. Another spot sees the registration of Kindle Scribe. Are the moves connected to a future tablet launch? (via GeekWire, Fusible)

» WebOS‘s future is in doubt, and one alternative that owner HP (NYSE: HPQ) is said to be considering — licensing — will be a huge challenge, if not impossible. Meanwhile, some discounts on the TouchPad remain, and it’s made it to the top of the electronics bestsellers list on (NSDQ: AMZN) ahead of the Kindle. (via Guardian; NY Times)

» Apple is testing LTE in iOS 5 and hiring engineers expert in the 4G technology. Not the first reports of this kind we’ve seen but this one details the code in a developer build of iOS 5. (via MacRumors)

» SonyEricsson is looking to leverage the Walkman brand in its newest Android device, the Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) Live with Walkman. Let’s hope the UI is a little less clunky than the name of the device. (via Sony Ericsson)

» Samsung could have another small advance against Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) in Europe: looks like Apple has been caught doctoring one more picture of a Samsung device, the Galaxy S, to make it smaller and look more like an iPhone, in its legal filings in The Netherlands. (via Tom’s Guide)

» Motorola Mobility‘s proposed acquisition by Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has left a big question mark over what happens next at Motorola (NYSE: MMI). (via NY Times)

» LG (SEO: 066570) says its newest device, the Optimus Sol, will be the cheapest 1 GHz Android smartphone on the market yet — although it has yet to specify what that price will be. It hits the shelves in September in Europe. (via LG)

» INQ, the mobile phone maker owned by Hutchison-Whampoa, is weighing up making devices on Windows Phone 7 — the company is currently an Android shop. (via GigaOm)