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AMNews: Verizon Ends Unlimited Data Plan, Skype Video Calls on Facebook, Apple Wants 25 Million iPhone 5 Sales in 2011

Verizon Wireless might be pre-empting the launch of the iPhone 5 and the iCloud infrastructure that accompanies it by eliminating the unlimited Smartphone data offers completely. The fact that the iPhone 5 was widely believed to be launched in June 2011 could have prompted AT&T to abandon the unlimited data ship first followed by T-Mobile and now Verizon Wireless.

European users of the HTC Sensation may be about to get a massive firmware update as a 370MB file has appeared online last week and is ready for download. The file, which is available here, is identified as the RUU Europe 1.35.401.1 and has been confirmed to be an official one.

Two of the biggest names in online communication, Skype and Facebook, have announced that the world's largest social network will now allow its users to make video calls to their friends from within Facebook itself. It is the first time that Skype is offering a web-based service and the launch today could hint at a standalone (or white labelled) service at some point in the future.

UK communications minister Ed Vaizey has criticised BT for opposing the Digital Economy Act instead of coming up with ways to curb piracy. Vaizey said that it would good for everyone if BT focused on dishing out a new music service to battle piracy instead of fighting government legislation.

Forget our story published earlier yesterday about the 15 million iPhone 5 that Apple wants Pegatron to build as now, none other than the Wall Street Journal is claiming that Apple told its suppliers that it expects to sell 25 million iPhone 5 before the end of the year.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.