Apple is accepting iPhone 4 pre-orders; Samsung debuts two bada OS devices

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> Apple early today began taking pre-orders for its new iPhone 4, and quickly ran into difficulties handling the traffic. Article

>  To boost capacity, Nokia Siemens Networks integrated its microwave backhaul system with cell site and aggregation routers from Cisco.  Article (sub. req.)

> Samsung introduced two new devices using its bada operating system, the Wave 2 (S5250) and Wave 2 Pro (S5330) Qwerty slider.  Article

> Motorola expanded its portfolio of WiMAX devices and customer premises equipment. Release

> Skype is now available on three Sony Ericsson smartphones based on the Symbian platform. Release

Mobile Content News

> Namco Networks America's Final Fantasy was the bestselling mobile game across the Verizon Wireless network during the first six months of 2010. Article

> In-Stat reports that productivity tools like mapping, business and enterprise solutions now generate 59 percent of all smartphone software revenues. Article

> Mobile search engine Taptu named former Yahoo Mobile Europe managing director Mitch Lazar as its new president and COO. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Microsoft is reportedly offering successful iPhone game developers cash incentives to port their applications to its forthcoming Windows Phone 7 platform.  Article

> AT&T Mobility's recent decision to retire move to a usage-based data pricing model could benefit Research In Motion and its BlackBerry smartphone portfolio, according to an analyst note published Monday by Susquehanna Financial's Jeff Fidacaro.  Article

> Microsoft's Windows Phone Markeplace storefront will introduce a private beta channel enabling developers to distribute their applications to a defined set of users selected to trial the software.  Article

And finally... A six- foot statue of Jesus, nicknamed "Touchdown Jesus," because of its raised arms, was struck by lightning.  Article


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