HTC's Merge now available to Verizon retailers; Nokia troubles force Digia's job cuts

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@FierceWireless: Enterprises not thrilled with Wi-Fi offload strategies. Article | [email protected]

> Comcast, Sprint Nextel and Clearwire announced the expansion of WiMAX in the Bay Area. Release

> Verizon Wireless issued a software update for the HTC ThunderBolt. Article

> The U.S. government filed a lawsuit to stop VeriFone's acquisition of Hypercom. Article

> Sprint Nextel's Boost Mobile launched three new iDEN phones from Motorola, despite Sprint's plan to eventually shut down its iDEN network. Release

> After a short delay, T-Mobile USA's rumored Wi-Fi calling offering is reportedly going to be available tomorrow. Article

> HTC's Merge is now available to Verizon Wireless' retail partners--but Verizon won't sell the gadget in its own stores. Article

> Ericsson offered a cautious outlook. Article

> Mavenir announced Voice over LTE products. Release

> Digia said it cut 190 jobs due to Nokia's restructuring. Article

> Sprint Nextel joined the Ceres Network. Release

> U.S. Cellular's LG Apex received Google's Froyo update. Article

Mobile Content News

> Netflix released an app for select Android phones. Article

> Forbes outlines the reasons publishers are agreeing to Apple's subscription policies. Article

> Twitter will collaborate with Japanese operator giant NTT DoCoMo to develop new applications. Article

> Only 16.7 million U.S. wireless subscribers checked in at local destinations via mobile device in March, according to new data issued by digital research firm comScore. Article

And finally... Microsoft's Skype retail boxes. Article

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