Are MetroPCS and Leap vulnerable to competition?; Globalive will use Dragonwave for backhaul

> Executives of the wireless division of Nortel Networks are trying to generate interest in new orders even as the company nears being sold to Nokia Siemens Networks or a rival bidder. Article

> According to a survey of Boost Mobile customers, prepaid players MetroPCS and Leap Wireless are vulnerable to rivals offering complete nationwide coverage at a lower rate. Article (sub. req.)

> Verizon has tapped Kathleen Grillo to lead its federal regulatory team in Washington. Grillo will become senior vice president of federal regulatory affairs on Sept. 1, replacing Susanne Guyer, who announced her retirement earlier this week. Release

> At the Sun Valley media and technology conference organized by Allen & Co., much of the talk centered on how traditional media companies and investors are looking to invest in mobile content. Article

> Globalive Wireless Management will use DragonWave for wireless backhaul for its high-speed, packet-access play in Canada. Release

> Borqs, an open-source mobile application software provider, closed a $17.4 million Series B round of venture financing. Norwest Venture Partners led the round. Release

> After MJ, what now for mobile TV? Commentary

And finally... Google CEO Eric Schmidt was caught snapping a candid shot from a... wait for it... BlackBerry? Article