GSMA appoints Verizon's Lynch to board; Best Buy selling Clearwire laptops

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@FierceWireless: AT&T, Cisco, Comcast and Verizon join the Wireless Broadband Alliance, a group that promotes WiFi roaming. Article | Follow @FierceWireless

> Dick Lynch, executive vice president and CTO of Verizon, has been named to the GSMA's Board. Lynch's appointment follows Verizon gaining full membership to the GSMA in February. Release

> Best Buy will begin selling Clearwire embedded 4G mobile broadband laptops in its stores and online. Release

> The blog Android and Me scored a hands-on video demonstration comparing the original Motorola Droid to the rumored Motorola Droid 2. Article

> A U.S. Cellular posting reveals that the Samsung Acclaim will be available in stores July 9th. Article

Mobile Content News

> Palm announced that the vast majority of webOS applications available via the device maker's App Catalog storefront are available at half off now through July 9. Article

> dotMobi introduced its goMobi website creation tools for small businesses and software developers that the company said allows customers to more easily build and publish mobile websites. Article

> Shares of Motricity fell on Friday, the mobile content solutions provider's first day of trading on the Nasdaq Global Market. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> The Femto Forum and the WiMAX Forum have published the first standard to enable WiMAX femtocells. Article

> Sony's latest laptops, the Vaio Y and Z series, will feature Novatel Wireless' MiFi services, enabling the laptops to share a 3G connection with up to five other devices via a created WiFi hotspot. Article

European Wireless News

> Orange UK announced it will trial HD voice across several major U.K. cities prior to a nationwide rollout. Article

> Vodafone has launched a Twitter-based application that provides users with coverage updates for their location. Article

And finally... A new study shows that adults are more likely than teenagers to text while driving. Article

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