Clearwire hints at Atlanta launch; Verizon pulling Hub from stores

> Clearwire's coverage maps now indicate that the Atlanta metro area has mobile WiMAX service. Article

> Verizon Wireless is pulling its Hub home calling device from its retail stores in the coming weeks to make room for netbooks. Article (sub. req.)

> Garmin has again delayed the launch of its Nuvifone smartphone, this time until the second half of the 2009. Article

> Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann said his company will remain in the U.K. with its T-Mobile subsidiary. Article

> Companies advertising grant-application and network buildout help are coming out of the woodwork to see if they can get some of the $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus money. Commentary

> Statements from the EU aimed at decreasing the cost of mobile calls drove shares of Vodafone down by nearly 5 percent. Article

> Virgin Mobile France and cable operator Numericable joined forces for a bid on the fourth French 3G license. Article

And finally... A new survey by market strategy consultancy iGR found that just over 42 percent of respondents use their cell phones to make calls while in bathrooms, and an equal proportion use their phones to send text messages while in restrooms. Release

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