The clamshell BlackBerry Style 9670 is headed to Sprint; MetroPCS inks deal with Bridgewater

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> Swype has arrived on Symbian^3. Article

> Research In Motion has begun again offering services in the United Arab Emirates. Article

> Sequans announced its SQN1280, which the company said is an all-in-one WiMAX system-in-package for makers of handsets, tablets, USB sticks and other gadgets. Release

> Sprint Nextel will sell the new flip-style BlackBerry Style 9670 for $99 with a service contract. Release

> Clearwire will use FiberLight's fiber network infrastructure in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Texas and Florida. Release

> MetroPCS is using Bridgewater's Home Subscriber Server and Policy Controller technologies for its LTE network. Release

Mobile Content News

> Sprint is poised to unveil a new mobile wallet solution. Article

> Independent nonprofit publisher Consumers Union unveiled Consumer Reports Mobile Shopper. Article

> On the Hot Seat: Sprint's Kevin McGinnis, director of open enablement. Article

> Rhapsody expanded to BlackBerry. Article

> More than 2 million Android smartphone users have downloaded the smash iPhone casual game Angry Birds. Article

> The Wholesale Applications Community added 32 new member organizations. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Maravedis: The number of worldwide WiMAX subscribers should reach 13 million by the end of the year. Commentary

> Ruckus Wireless announced a new line of carrier-grade products designed for mobile and broadband operators looking to offload heavy data traffic onto WiFi. Article

> New research from In-Stat indicates that free WiFi does influence end users' choice of venue. Article

> Windows Phone 7-based smartphones are unable to detect hidden WiFi networks. Article

European Wireless News

> MVNOs need to move with the times. Commentary

> The number of U.K. motorists who admit to taking calls and sending text messages while on the road tripled in a year. Article

> 3UK completed the first phase of its U.K.-wide 3G network upgrade program. Article

> Over 50 percent of U.K. mobile phone users have bought something via their phones. Article

> O2 UK is testing a location-based marketing effort. Article

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