LTE handsets won't be here until 2011 at the earliest; Russians don't want to shell out for the iPhone

> Some mobile operators may be planning to deploy initial Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks next year, but handsets that support the mobile broadband technology are unlikely to be available in the mass market before 2011 at the earliest, according to analysts. Article

> The WiMAX Forum announced four new members to its board of directors, from Clearwire, Comcast, Huawei and ITRI. Article

> Russian consumers have failed completely to grasp why they should pay an exorbitant fee for the pleasure of using Apple's iPhone handset, albeit that it has achieved iconic status is Western Europe and the US. Article

> Acme Packet announced new interworking functions for its Net-Net SBC family and the creation of a femtocell ecosystem with other hardware vendors. Article

> Some iPhone and iPod Touch users who've upgraded to the latest 2.2.1 firmware are reporting problems connecting to WiFi, though in some instances, going outside or sticking the handset in a freezer is providing relief. Article

And Finally... Proxim Wireless announced that a new community in Missouri has been built using Proxim's wireless technology to provide the entire town the capability of broadband access, wireless VoIP, and video surveillance. Release

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