NSN exec sees consolidation in move to LTE; T-Mobile responds to Sidekick data outage

> Nokia Siemens Networks' CTO Stephan Scholz said he thought that because of the high cost of LTE deployments there would likely be more tie-ups between operators as they move toward LTE. Article (sub. req.)

> T-Mobile USA is issuing a credit for one month of data services to the account of customers who subscribe to T-Mobile Sidekick data plans, following an outage that left many Sidekick users unable to access their email or the Web. Article

> What was it like at the first official day of the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment show in San Diego? Click through a photo tour to find out. Slideshow

> What are some of the hottest devices on the show floor in San Diego? Slideshow

> Yahoo touted the reach of its mobile homepage yesterday at the CTIA IT & Entertainment show. Article

> Steve Largent, the president and CEO of CTIA, said yesterday that mobile data revenues topped $19.4 billion in the first half of 2009, a 31 percent year-over-year increase. Article

> The new international version of Amazon's Kindle ereader can technically work in Canada, but the device is not available there. Article

> Reports are claiming that  Orascam Telecom has quietly begun considering the possibility of joining a consortium to bid for the fourth French 3G licence. Article

> A number of UK operators have started discussions with the major energy suppliers there about working with them on the country's smart metering program. Article

> Slacker Radio said it will integrate with Twitter, allowing users to automatically tweet their favorite songs from smartphones, PCs, Macs and other connected devices. Article

> NewBay Networks released its LifeCache Smart Address Book 2.0, which automatically syncs, merges and updated contacts from multiple source and stores the data in the cloud. Article

And finally... A high school math teacher in Ohio won the top prize in a pumpkin-growing contest with her 1,725-pound pumpkin. Article