BlackBerry Storm available for $99; LiMo Foundation updates platform

> Research In Motion's BlackBerry Storm is selling for $99.99 on with a two-year contract from Verizon Wireless. Artcle

> The LiMo Foundation announced that all technologies specified for the R2 release of its mobile Linux platform have been contributed on time, and said NTT DoCoMo, Orange, SK Telecom, Telefónica, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, KTF, SFR, Softbank Mobile and Telecom Italia will deliver Linux-based phones in 2009. Article

> Samsung updated its TouchWiz UI, giving it more haptic features, 3D effects and downloadable widgets. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent hyped its "enhanced wireless DSL" offerings, saying it is coming to market with a combined platform solution that includes WiMAX and LTE, but it has significantly decreased its WiMAX investment for 2009. Article

> Nokia may be poised to return to growth in the second quarter of 2009, as inventory clearing finishes and new 3G and 3.5G handsets make their way to market. Article

> Broadcom announced a new combo chip that it says will enable more integrated LBS functions. Release

> France Telecom's loss of exclusivity rights to Apple's iPhone 3G is expected to cost the carrier $261 million in lost sales and airtime revenues. Article

>Wavesat announced it raised $14.4 million from a group of venture capital firms to grow the company's 4G chipset efforts. Article

And finally... A flash mob organized on Facebook and inspired by a T-Mobile commercial shut down Liverpool Street Station in London. Article, Video of the Original Ad