AT&T debuts the Pantech Ease; HTC Incredible shortages continue

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> The Pantech Ease, a quick-messaging phone with a touchscreen, will be available to AT&T customers via the carrier's online store or in AT&T stores nationwide beginning June 20. Release

>  Three venture capitalists say the FCC should create formal net neutrality rules to encourage investment and innovation in Web content and applications.  Article

> Component shortages continue to hinder Verizon Wireless' HTC Droid Incredible smartphone. IntoMobile says the device won't be available from Verizon's online store until July 12 at the earliest.  Article

Mobile Content News

> The Federal Trade Commission will investigate whether Apple's iAd mobile advertising network unfairly restricts rivals like Google from extending their own mobile marketing efforts across the iPhone platform. Article

> Apple is set to introduce a new iPhone application enabling consumers to access its online storefront as well as schedule Genius Bar appointments at the company's brick-and-mortar retail locations. Article

> Measurement firm Quantcast says Google's Android mobile operating system now accounts for 19.9 percent of mobile web consumption in the North American market. Article

Mobile Broadband News

> India's Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum raked in $8.22 billion after 16 days of bidding, with Qualcomm winning spectrum in four service areas.  Article

> Cablevision is revving up it advertising attacks on Verizon and AT&T in the New York City metro area to draw attention to its WiFi network. Article

> Chinese infrastructure supplier Huawei won a deal for HSPA+ and LTE with Italy's No. 2 operator, Wind. Article

European Wireless News 

> Despite being one of 15 MVNOs operating in Italy, PostMobile claims that it will become the country's fourth largest operator in three to five years, overtaking rival 3 Italia. Article

> O2 restructured its data pricing plans and withdrew its unlimited data offering. The company, which recently saw its London data network overwhelmed by data traffic, is likely to be the first of many within Europe to move to a tiered data plan for smartphone users. Article

And finally... Sausage king and country singer Jimmy Dean is dead at age 81. Article

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