AT&T is giving away femtocells; HP CEO talks up flexible display technology

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> AT&T said it is giving away some 3G Microcell femtocells to customers as part of a two market trial to determine the best way to introduce the product. Article

> Hewlett-Packard's Phil McKinney talked about the company's flexible display technology, which uses rugged Mylar-infused sheets at yesterday's Mobile Beat conference in San Francisco. Article

> Fierce 15 winner Spectrum Bridge has teamed with GE Energy to offer a data networking solution for mission critical apps. Release

> Online retailer Wirefly is hosting a pre-sale for the Samsung Vibrant, which is exclusively from T-Mobile. Release

 Mobile Developer News

> Roughly two weeks after Apple first introduced its iAd mobile advertising network, some developers are reporting impressive revenue spikes, but others question whether the initial results are sustainable over the long haul.  article

> Symbian Foundation released the Symbian^3 PDK 3.0.0, the first S^3 product development kit issued since the operating system achieved its Functionally Complete milestone in mid-June.  Article

> Google's App Inventor will yield some ridiculous applications, but it could also unleash game-changing apps that redefine what Android is and what it can be. Commentary.

Mobile Content News

> Microsoft announced some new additions to its forthcoming Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, promising tighter cloud-based integration between mobile devices and PCs. Article

> Application storefronts like Apple's App Store and Google's Android Market have cut the average app time-to-market by two thirds, according to a new study issued by market analysis and strategic advisory firm VisionMobile.  Article

> Jumptap launched Passport to Freedom, a new program promising application developers and publishers an alternative source of revenue separate from Apple and Google.  Article

 And finally... Pressured by budget cuts, some agriculture universities are selling their herds of cows to cut costs. Article