Controversial Zer01 Mobile severs ties with distributor; Ericsson CTO bashes WiMAX

> Zer01 Mobile, the MVNE that has been dogged with concerns about its service, said that because of a breach of contract it has cut its business ties with Buzzirk Mobile, which was supposed to distribute the company's service. Zer01 did not specify in what way the contract had been breached. Article

> In an interview with the blog GigaOM, Ericsson CTO Hakan Eriksson reiterated the Swedish vendor's support for LTE and and said WiMAX was not a true 4G technology. Article

> Qwest has decided not to apply for the first round of broadband stimulus grants because it believes that the current rules set by the government aren't financially sound. Article

> Verizon Wireless introduced the AD3700 mobile broadband USB modem that will work both domestically and abroad on EDGE and HSPA/WCDMA networks. Article

> A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has released an initial determination finding Nokia has not infringed on four 3G patents held by InterDigital. Article

> New research from Ovum in conjunction with DeviceMine found that 49 of 77 smartphone models released by top manufacturers within the same timeframe were WiFi-enabled, leading Ovum to conclude that consumers now expect WiFi to be included in smartphones. Article

And Finally... A 1,224-pound triple vanilla cupcake with pink frosting has set a record as the world's largest. Article