Cricket launches the Samsung Transfix; Are Verizon and Motorola planning to debut the Droid RAZR?

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>  Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility are hosting a press event Oct. 18 where they are expected to unveil a new tablet and possibly the rumored Droid Razr smartphone.  Article

>  Nokia appears to be planning to market its first Windows Phone device as the Nokia 800.  Article

>  Research in Motion restored BlackBerry services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, some 20 hours after users first reported problems.  Article

>  Verizon is expected to announce dual-persona software that allows users to separate their handsets into personal and business functions with partner VMware.  Article

> Apple will hold a company-wide celebration of the late Steve Jobs Oct. 19. Article

>  Leap Wireless subsidiary Cricket launched the Samsung Transfix Android smartphone.  Article

Mobile Developer News

>  Apple seeded the Gold Master pre-release version of its new iOS 5 operating system update to registered developers.  Article

>  Google and Samsung Electronics postponed an Oct. 11 media event expected to herald the official launch of Ice Cream Sandwich.  Article

>  Motorola Solutions launched RhoElements, a web-based application framework enabling developers to build applications targeting existing  Windows Mobile and Win-CE mobile computers. Article

Mobile Content News

>  Mobile payment solutions startup Square is now processing $2 billion in transactions each year. Article

>  Sling Media introduced a new version of its SlingPlayer streaming media application optimized for tablets running Google's Android. Article

And finally... The Wireless History Foundation held its annual Hall of Fame dinner last night in San Diego. Check out the photos here.   

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