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> A financial analyst suggested Verizon Wireless would pay to ensure Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA don't get the iPhone next year. Article

> AT&T Mobility received the lowest scores among nationwide wireless carriers in Consumer Reports' latest survey. Article

> MTN Ghana sold 51 percent of its towers to American Tower Corporation. Article

> Sprint Nextel won a partial reversal of DBSD's bankruptcy reorganization approval. Article

> Wells Fargo is testing a mobile payment offering with Visa. Article

> Research In Motion said its forthcoming PlayBook tablet will at some point support 4G connections. Article

Mobile Content News

> Research In Motion opened its BlackBerry App World vendor portal to applications optimized for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Article

> Mobile advertising startup MoPub announced the close of a seed round led by venture firms Accel Partners and Harrison Metal Capital. Article

> Location-based social mapping service Loopt launched version 4.0 of its mobile application. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Google issued its Android 2.3 mobile operating system update, which arrives via the new Nexus S smartphone. Article

> PapayaMobile introduced its Global Game Developer Contest in conjunction with the Chinese-language release of its SDK and Game Engine runtime solution. Article

> Research In Motion released v0.9.1 of its BlackBerry Tablet OS software development kit beta for Adobe AIR. Article

> Microsoft reportedly is pushing its first Windows Phone 7 update to registered developers. Article

And finally... A man has to have his tongue reattached after his wife bit him during a kiss. Article