AT&T deploys 3G in 850 MHz in D.C.; Leap-MetroPCS merger speculation intensifies

> AT&T Mobility said it switched on 3G HSPA technology in its 850 MHz spectrum in the Washington, D.C., area, which the carrier said would improve support and in-building coverage. Release

> Market chatter about a possible merger between Leap Wireless and MetroPCS has intensified. Article

> Nokia announced its acquisition of the privately held microsocial networking startup Plum. Article

> Sprint Nextel, a longtime supporter of Java, announced it also will introduce devices running Qualcomm's BREW platform, promising new features and services for both smartphones and feature phones. Article

And finally... A baby was born in Wisconsin on Sept. 9 at 9:09 a.m., weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces. Article