ALSO NOTED: Recycled handsets drive emerging market boom; Sotto Wireless launches; and much more...

> Alcatel, Samsung team up to build S-band, TV-ready handsets. Article

> The Republican National Committee is making use of text updates for the upcoming election. Article

> Thumbplay pulls in $15 million more in VC. Release

> Sotto Wireless launches with a SMB deals for bundled services. Release

> Recycled handsets are driving the wireless boom in emerging markets, according to a recent report. Article

> Japan is funding research to develop tech that will change spoken words on cell phones into text messages for the hearing impaired. Article 

And Finally... According to a recent poll, "cell-phone only" users are not having a dramatic effect on election-related poll results.  That demographic skews young, and young people in the U.S. don't vote, apparently. Of course, this is according to a poll, which makes the whole thing a real head-scratcher. Article


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