MetroPCS takes Android to $129; Sony Ericsson intros 'Live with Walkman' phone

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> British Airways is testing the iPad for use in customer service. Article

> Verizon employees returned to work after a strike that lasted two weeks, but no agreement has been finalized. Article

> Verizon Wireless will reportedly take its 300 MB for $20 per month offering nationwide later this year. Article

> Sony Ericsson introduced its "Live with Walkman" Android phone. Article

> LG introduced the LG Optimus Sol phone. Article

> MetroPCS is selling the Samsung Admire Android phone for $129. Article

> Sequans entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with NetComm Limited for TD-LTE connectivity. Release

> The Samsung Conquer 4G is new selling through Sprint Nextel for $99 with a contract. Article

>Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging cell phone companies to deactivate stolen phones, not just the SIM cards. Article

> LightSquared appointed Terry Neal as its senior vice president of public relations and communications. Release

Mobile Content News

> Skype purchased group messaging solutions startup GroupMe. Article

> Verizon Wireless updated its V Cast Video service. Article

> Motricity founder and CEO Ryan Wuerch has left the company. Article

> Apple's iOS 5 will offer earthquake updates in Japan. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> A new survey from Infonetics Research indicates that three fourths of the world's operators plan to deploy HSPA+ before LTE. Article

> AT&T is moving deeper into the smart-grid market through a new partnership with Digi that will see the two companies jointly offer Digi X-Grid Solutions. Article

> State lawmakers are calling on the FCC to find a way for LightSquared to operate peacefully with the GPS community. Article

European Wireless News

> Hewlett-Packard demonstrates how not to launch smartphones. Commentary

> The next five years will see a range of factors drive the uptake of wearable wireless devices, according to a new report from ABI Research.  Article

> A federal German court rejected Telefónica's appeal to reclaim the €8.4 billion it paid for 3G spectrum in Germany's 2000 license auctions. Article

And finally... Lenovo: Apple can't dominate the tablet market forever. Article


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