AT&T tweaks GoPhone pricing; Verizon Wireless intros handset trade-in offering

Quick news from around the Web

@FierceWireless: alleyinsider CHART OF THE DAY: Mobile Search Peaks At Night, Desktop Search Peaks In The Morning $GOOG by @fromedome Article | Follow @FierceWireless

> AT&T tweaked the pricing on its prepaid GoPhone plans. Article

> LightSquared announced an effort to provide up to 2,000 phones for American Indian and Alaskan Native communities. Article

> Research In Motion confirmed it will consider using its new QNX platform in future smartphones. Article

> LightSquared backer Phil Falcone urged investors to stop talking to the press. Article

> Google introduced a gallery of Android phones on its website. Post

> Clearwire and Sprint Nextel launched WiMAX services in Minneapolis and Pittsburg. Article

> Verizon Wireless introduced a new phone trade-in program. Article

> The White House set a deadline for a move to IPv6 Internet technology. Article

Mobile Content News

> Photobucket launched a new mobile storefront featuring devices including Android and BlackBerry smartphones preloaded with the Photobucket Mobile application. Article

> Sixty-six percent of all U.S. mobile subscribers now use their phones to exchange text messages, according to a new survey. Article

> Google introduced new "hyperlocal" mobile advertising features. Article

> Yahoo's senior vice president of audience and mobile for North America, David Ko, is leaving the digital services provider. Article

> Media-centric business software solutions and services provider Marketron acquired broadcast-based mobile advertising network mSnap. Article

> Is Amazon a threat? Commentary

European Wireless News

> A new study shows average download rates in the U.K. have shown little if any increase over the past 12 months. Article

> Everything Everywhere, the new JV of mobile operators Orange UK and T-Mobile UK, reported its second quarter revenue fell 4.8 percent. Article

> The French telecoms regulator, Arcep, found that 3G coverage in the 900 MHz band was less consistent compared with 3G offered in the 2.1 GHz band. Article

> YouTube now accounts for 13 percent of the total global mobile data bandwidth, according to new data collected by the Allot MobileTrends report. Article

> A Nokia executive said current mobile operating systems are flawed. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Intel and KT Corp. in South Korea are collaborating to expand WiBro to several new areas of South Korea. Article

> Is database management the future of spectrum allocations? Commentary

> Australian operator Telstra introduced a Web-based self-service platform that allows organizations to manage M2M products themselves. Article

And finally... Justin Bieber headphones. Article


Like this story? Subscribe to FierceWireless!

The Wireless industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. Our subscribers rely on FierceWireless as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on this increasingly competitive marketplace. Sign up today to get wireless news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.