ALSO NOTED: Motorola debuts mobile Linux platform; Hitachi teams with Alvarion; and much more...

> Verizon Wireless named Anthony Melone senior vice president and chief technical officer. Melone succeeds Dick Lynch who was named chief technology officer of Verizon Communications. Release

> Motorola introduced MOTOMAGX, a next-generation mobile Linux platform that the company says will help deliver third-party applications on Motorola mobile devices. Release

> Hitachi Communication Technologies and Alvarion have agreed to develop a Broadband Mobile Wireless Access System using Mobile WiMAX technology. The system, which will combine the base station technology of Alvarion with the gateway technology of Hitachi, will be marketed in Japan and overseas. Article

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