Google's Nexus S available through AT&T via Best Buy; Verizon's Xperia Play goes for $99

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> It appears that Verizon Communications COO Lowell McAdam may have changed his tune about why Verizon Wireless did not sell the original Apple iPhone when it launched in 2007. Article

> TruePosition sued Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Qualcomm. Article

> Best Buy will sell an AT&T Mobility-supported Nexus S for $99 with a contract. Release

> T-Mobile USA workers in Connecticut voted for unionization. Article

> Taqua, which supplies convergence switching and small cell deployment solutions, announced it acquired Tatara Systems. Release

> Sprint Nextel joined Sony, Dell and others in an electronics recycling effort headed by President Obama. Article

> Verizon Wireless' Xperia Play by Sony Ericsson is now going for $99. Article

> AT&T Mobility will start selling the Samsung Nexus S on July 24 for $99.99 with a two-year contract. Release

> Apple commanded 61 percent of the global tablet market in the second quarter, according to new research. Release

> Sprint Nextel said it is considering family data plans. Article

Mobile Content News

> CNN's apps passed the 10 million download mark. Article

> Hewlett-Packard announced a new movie, music and TV show download service. Post

> In just nine months, Tango has attracted more than 18 million users to its free mobile video calling service. Article

> Zynga has been slapped by a counter-lawsuit by Brazilian social gaming giant Vostu. Article

> Fandango reported that 20 percent of ticket sales this summer originated via the company's mobile applications and revamped mobile website. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> The Global mobile Suppliers Association said operators are swiftly upgrading to 42 Mbps dual-carrier HSPA+ technology. Article

> How serious is Google about buying InterDigital? Commentary

> ABI Research is now tracking 28 commercial LTE networks. Article

European Wireless News

> KPN Mobile, the Netherlands' largest operator, will implement significant price increases to its mobile data tariffs in a reaction to the government's approval of strong net neutrality laws. Article

> Everything Everywhere CEO Tom Alexander resigned a little more than a year after he was appointed to lead the new company formed by the merger of Orange UK and T-Mobile UK. Article

> A U.K. parliamentary committee condemned Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone for failing to alert subscribers that their handsets could have been hacked by rogue journalists working for News International, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Article

And finally... A fake Apple Store in China is so real it even fooled employees. Article