Mobile Lowdown 8-31-11: Amazon Tablet; China iOS; Apple/Wikileaks; FilmOn

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

» Amazon could have two sizes of tablet in mind for a launch: a seven-inch model to come out this year; and a 10-inch design to be released in 2012. The company has also been looking at a redesign of its main site to make it more tablet-friendly. (via TNW)

» Not all developers love iOS, it seems: a recent iOS conference in China found that many developers saw it as high-risk investment, citing issues around discoverability and the approvals process. (via DoNews)

» More on Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and China, by way of Wikileaks: Apparently the cables released this week by Wikileaks have also revealed that the company has hired an expert in fake Viagra to combat counterfeiting. (via Sophos, Cult of Mac)

» Apple is looking at a way of diagnosing iOS devices over the web for its employees — a sign of a service that could get rolled out externally in the future? (via 9to5mac, Hardmac)

» GupShup, which runs an SMS-based social network in India, has raised $10 million in venture funding. (via Economic Times)

» FilmOn, the HD Internet-based video service, has launched a football channel showing premium matches and notes its live-TV app now number-one free app in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium. (via FilmOn)

» Sony (NYSE: SNE), Toshiba and Hitachi are merging their LDC operations, and taking $2.6 billion in funding from the Japanese government, to help boost competitiveness against South Korea and Taiwan. (via Reuters)

» Loopt, the check-in service to competes against the likes of Foursquare and Gowalla, has started to expand internationally. (via Loopt)

» PaymentOne has signed a carrier billing deal with Telefonica (NYSE: TEF), the second billing deal the mobile operator has announced this week. (via PaymentOne)