AT&T will sell LG's Thrill; nTelos expands Android handset lineup

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>  AT&T will sell LG's Thrill 3D smartphone beginning this summer. Release

>  U.S. Cellular is selling the Motorola XOOM tablet for $599.99. Release

>  Sprint is giving customers a $250 credit toward a new device when they return their old or unused cell phones to Sprint between June 26 and August 20. Plus they will also be entered to win one of six Vespa scooters.  Release

> ST-Ericsson will launch a cost savings plan that it says will save it  $120 million by  the end of 2012.  The plan may impact about 500 jobs globally. Article

> General Dynamics will provide about 300 smartphones to senior Air Force officials.  Article

> nTelos Wireless is expanding its handset line-up with the addition of the Android-powered HTC Merge and the Windows Phone 7 HTC 7 Pro.  Release

Mobile Content News

> Is Banjo the new check-in app for people that don't like to check-in? Commentary

> A new forecast from BIA/Kelsey said that U.S. mobile advertising spending will increase from $790 million in 2010 to $4 billion in 2015. Article

>  The app economy is growing fast, and app developers are in hot demand, but that doesn't mean that all developers are getting rich.  Commentary

>  Hulu Plus is now optimized for six Android devices and the company plans to expand to additional Android phones and devices in the months ahead.  Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Many WiMAX operators are trying to discern when and how they should make the switch to LTE. Article

> The NetAmerica Alliance added two new members, Peoples Telephone Cooperative of Quitman, Texas, and Gilmer, Texas-based Etex Telephone Cooperative. Article

> Research firm Informa's femtocell market status report shows that more than 2.3 million 3G femtocells have been deployed globally compared with 1.6 million 3G macrocells.  Article

>  A study from Meraki indicates the average iPad consumes about 400 percent more Wi-Fi data--or 200 megabytes per month--than the average Android, iPod and iPhone device. Article

 European Wireless News

> The outgoing CEO of 3UK told a government committee that his company could be forced to exit the UK mobile market because of the way the LTE auction is structured.  Article

> Nokia finalized its deal with Accenture to have the consulting company take control of Symbian. Article

> O2 Health, the healthcare division ofTelefónica-owned O2 UK, will launch its first consumer-facing mobile app later this year. Article

> Industry Voices columnist Keith Mallinson writes that while data price plans costing around $20 will persist monthly data volumes will grow and operating revenue yields and prices, when expressed in dollars per gigabyte, will fall dramatically.  Column

And finally... Nokia CEO Stephen Elop shows off the first Nokia Windows phone, code-named Sea Ray.  Article