Verizon to test entry-level smartphone data plan; Sprint cancels plans for WiMAX PlayBook

> Verizon Wireless will introduce an entry-level, $20-per-month data plan with 300 MB as part of a back-to-school promotion in the Mid-Atlantic region, a spokeswoman confirmed. However, it's unclear if the data plan will last beyond the promotion or how widespread the offer will be. Article

> Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet suffered another blow as Sprint Nextel announced it cancelled plans to sell a WiMAX-enabled version of the device. However, RIM responded to the news by saying that it is focusing its resources on LTE devices and international markets. Article

> The Asia/Pacific region will have the most LTE subscribers in the world by the end of 2014, according to a recent report from Pyramid Research. Article

> LightSquared ratcheted up its battle with the GPS industry, accusing the GPS industry of not complying with GPS receiver filtering standards and being the cause of the interference concerns posed by LightSquared's wholesale LTE network. Article

> Indian telecom operator Aircel and Huawei conducted GSM/UMTS/LTE-TDD trial on Aircel's existing GSM/UMTS network in India. Article

And Finally... A Chicago-area home repairman was charged with felony theft  of a diamond ring after he allegedly tried to hide the evidence by swallowing it. Article

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