Apple issues iPhone software update; Dell Thunder detailed

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> Apple issued a software update to its iPhone that patches a security hole. Article

> A recent patent filing from Palm hints at a mini computer with a detachable cell phone. Article

> India threatened to shut down BlackBerry service in the country if vendor Research In Motion doesn't address the government's security concerns by Aug. 31. Article

> Daring Fireball reports that a CDMA iPhone has entered engineering verification tests codenamed as the N92. Post

> An FCC proceeding could expand the amount of spectrum available to operators for wireless backhaul. Article

> Another Dell Android gadget? Engadget details the Thunder. Article

> FCC filings hint at a mini Android tablet from Archos. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google introduced a new version of its Gesture Search offering. Post

> iPhone games developer Ngmoco scored financial backing from Google Ventures. Article

> Microsoft is now forming its own in-house development studio to build games for Windows Phone 7 devices. Article

> Nearly 93 million users worldwide accessed microblogging platform Twitter in June 2010. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Will subscribers pay more for LTE? Commentary

> Silicon supplier Marvell teamed up with global automotive audio and infotainment provider Harman to enable auto makers to offer integrated WiFi connectivity. Article

> A report from Datamonitor's Business Insights division concludes that WiMAX and LTE will push tremendous growth in smartphones. Article

> Panasonic has chosen Netgear to enable access to online content via its Viera line of high-definition TVs. Article

> Dell'Oro predicts that revenues from femtocell deployments worldwide will generate $4 billion by 2014. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone and O2 could gain a strong marketing advantage having overturned a U.K. government cap on how much 800 MHz spectrum they can bid for. Article

> The German government has banned certain ministries from using BlackBerry. Article

> The Dutch telco KPN is in the process of deploying a CDMA450 network that will be used for M2M services. Article

> O2 Germany has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy a pilot LTE network in the eastern city of Halle. Article

> Disappointing news for German mobile operators--the services provided by their MVNOs are rated higher by consumers than those available from the main networks themselves. Article

And finally... Is this the R2D2-themed Droid 2, from Motorola for Verizon Wireless? Article


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