Qualcomm inks femtocell agreement; Motorola Grasp at U.S. Cellular

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> Femtocell vendor ip.access signed a femtocell technology development agreement with Qualcomm. Article

> Verizon Wireless is reportedly poised to launch a mobile recovery service. Article

> ZTE won a contract in India. Article

> The environmentally friendly Motorola Grasp is on its way to U.S. Cellular. Article

> Sprint Nextel said it will sell the BlackBerry Curve 3G. Article

Mobile Content News

> Verizon Wireless quietly introduced V Cast Media Manager, a cloud-based media storage solution. Article

> Motorola acquired location-based software and technologies developer Aloqa. Article

> Google is reportedly pitching record labels on a solution that would include both a la carte downloads as well as a subscription service boasting a cloud-based locker. Article

> Among the 82 percent of U.S. adults with mobile phones, 43 percent carry devices boasting mobile applications. Article

> Smartphone owners in the U.S. topped 53.4 million during the three-month period ending in July. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Cable operators Time Warner and Cablevision agreed to spend $10 million to offer WiFi service in 32 New York area parks. Article

> Skyhook Wireless is suing Google for infringing on patents associated with its location-finding technology based on WiFi access points. Article

> The Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service issued 43 new broadband stimulus awards totaling $518 million. Article

European Wireless News

> Blyk received a fresh injection of funding from an investment consortium headed by Nexit Ventures. Article

> Orange agreed to promote Ovi Store content alongside its own Application Shop on Nokia devices from 2011 in the U.K. and France. Article

> Telefonica's Movistar unveiled a femtocell product that is available to consumers and business subscribers for a monthly rental fee of €9. Article

> The majority of handset software testing is being conducted on smartphones, according to research from DeviceAnywhere. Article

> Vodafone's CEO Vittorio Colao detailed what he now sees as priorities for the company, and what assistance he wants from vendors to achieve these goals. Article

And finally... Nokia's new CEO: "Developers, developers, developers." Article

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