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> Microsoft released its Windows Phone 7 operating system to handset manufacturers. Article

> Users will need to purchase new devices to take advantage of T-Mobile USA's planned upgrade to 42 Mbps HSPA+ speeds. Article

> AT&T argues that new U.S. rules on the shipment of lithium ion batteries "could fundamentally change how every U.S. consumer electronics business, including the wireless industry, does business." Post

> Comcast will sell Novatel's MiFi device. Release

> Huawei announced its first Android phone, which it will sell across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Article

> Indonesian regulators are urging BlackBerry maker Research In Motion to block users' access to porn in the country. Article

> Google faces a lawsuit over 3G connection issues on its Nexus One smartphone. Article

> Ascom Network Testing and LG Electronics announced a licensing agreement over LTE technology. Release

> Apple detailed a range of announcements, including a new version of the company's iOS platform, an upgraded line of iPods, a new version of the company's iTunes program and a revamped Apple TV product that supports movie and TV show rentals. Article

> Cellular One of East Central Illinois scored a federal broadband stimulus award of $13 million. Release

> The Wireless Power Consortium launched its Qi 1.0 standard, which the group said enables consumer electronic brands and device manufacturers to bring interoperable wireless inductive charging devices to market. Release

> The Consumer Electronics Association announced TechZone, a venue within the association's upcoming CES 2011 trade show in Las Vegas, that will be devoted to mobile devices and technologies. Release

Mobile Content News

> Skyfire submitted its new browser to Apple's App Store, which the company said will allow iPhone users to view Flash content. Article

> Research firm Frost & Sullivan said the on-deck premium mobile content market is growing despite the proliferation of smartphones. Article

> Voice application firm Vlingo integrated its offerings with those of foursquare. Article

> Nokia is shuttering its Ovi Files service. Article

> Skype Mobile for Android can now work over 3G and WiFi, but only on Verizon Wireless devices. Article

> PCMag.com reports that Samsung will release its answer to Apple's iTunes on Sept. 16. Article

> ChaCha will power a new question service from NBC. Article

> Google's Android Market offers the largest collection of free applications. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Have we seen the last of M2Z? Commentary

> A new multi-dwelling WiFi installation in Provo, Utah, illustrates a new trend in which community WiFi applications are providing broadband Internet connections that are cheaper and easier to install than cable systems. Article

> Will the prepaid mobile broadband offerings from Clearwire and Virgin Mobile put the squeeze on AT&T? Article

> The FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that pertains to how wireless networks and specialized services should be handled under open access provisions envisioned by the commission. Article

European Wireless News

> The winds of change are blowing in the U.K. wireless market. Article

> On September 1st Orange became the first UK mobile operator to launch High Definition (HD) voice on its network. Article

> Russia's Yota switched on its first LTE network. Article

> Deutsche Telekom's first LTE base station is now up and running. Article

> Shipments of chips for short-range wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, NFC, UWB, 802.15.4 and Wi-Fi will grow 20 percent this year over last year. Article

And finally... "Android users are manly-scented, pork-eating, news-reading, bird lovers, while iPhone users are feminine-smelling, chicken-eating, entertainment-reading fish owners." Release

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