Cellular South launches netbook; RadioShack's profit jumps 18%

> Cellular South announced the commercial availability of its netbook offering, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10, which it will sell for $199 with a two-year mobile data contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Release

> RadioShack reported an 18 percent rise in profits year-over-year in the second quarter as the consumer electronics and mobile retailer cut operating expenses. Article

> Confusion swirled around Best Buy's pricing for the Palm Pre this weekend after an in-store advertisement ran promoting the Pre for $99, as opposed to the current $199. John Bernier, a marketing manager at Best Buy, said the $99 pricing was an error. Article (sub. req.)

> Palm continued its iTunes sync tussle with Apple by re-activating the capability on its Pre device via a software upgrade. Apple previously had killed the feature through an iTunes upgrade. Article

> Nokia is offering cell phone dealers a commission for every Ovi Store application or service sold. Article

> Some industry groups are looking to make some last-minute changes to the NTIA's broadband stimulus grant rules. Article

> O2 Telefonica's European chief, Matthew Key, admitted he would be interested in bidding for T-Mobile UK. Article

> The ad-funded MVNO Blyk said it will look to pass its 200,000 UK users over to Orange. Article

And finally... A man in Oakland, Calif., impersonated a police officer and tried to pull over a real undercover cop, who arrested the man. Article

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