Google's Nexus S goes on sale; Verizon notches $56M deal with Bridgewater

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> Google confirmed the Nexus S is now commercially available. Post

> Standard & Poor's said it will raise its rating on Motorola after Motorola's split next year. Article

> Huawei unveiled a new tablet gadget. Article

> Verizon Wireless inked a $56 million deal with Bridgewater Systems for mobile control solutions as well as maintenance and support services. Release

> Clearwire's shares fell after Sprint Nextel said it won't buy the company. Article

> T-Mobile USA and Cisco announced a WiFi calling offering for businesses. Article

> Google named a chief for its fiber broadband push, but said it will delay announcing the city it will work with to deploy a broadband network. Article

> U.S. Cellular announced a major holiday promotion, running Dec. 17 to Dec. 24, that includes making all of its phones, including its smartphones, free to subscribers signing two-year contracts. Release

Mobile Content News

> Microsoft revamped its Bing for Mobile search application for iPhone and Android smartphones. Article

> Comcast promised to offer streaming TV services via its Xfinity app. Article

> Google opened its do-it-yourself App Inventor (beta) software development tool to any user with a Google account. Article

> Internal troubles reportedly are slowing Google's efforts on the streaming music front. Article

> Microblogging juggernaut Twitter is now valued at $3.7 billion. Article

> eBay acquired Critical Path Software. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Clearwire's iSpot device has been hacked. Article

> Business users are poised to drive the LTE market. Commentary

> Next year could be the year femtocells find success. Article

> Canada's rural broadband operator Barrett Xplore signed a multimillion-dollar deal with DragonWave. Article

European Wireless News

> WiseHarbor Analyst Keith Mallinson looked into the business case for the BBC's iPlayer. Commentary

> The GSMA's mobile ad measurement system is falling under criticism. Article

> TeliaSonera said LTE is significantly modifying how its customers consume media services. Article

> 3UK said it will scrap its current limit of 1 GB a month. Article

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