Rogers will launch LTE in Q3; Qualcomm acquires assets of Rapid Bridge

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> Canada's Rogers Communications will launch LTE in Ottawa in third quarter of 2011. Article

> BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said it will roll-out its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet device in 16 countries outside of North America over the next month.  Article

> Cox Wireless is expanding its service to Roanoke and Northern Virginia. The company plans to launch wireless service in more than 50 percent of its footprint by year-end.  Release

> Qualcomm agreed to acquire the assets of Rapid Bridge, a San Diego-based inventor of advanced techniques for the design and development of semiconductor products. Release

> Leap Wireless' Cricket Communications is offering the Samsung Chrono feature phone for $49.99.  Release

> Motorola is moving away from calling its proprietary user interface MotoBLUR due to public feedback. Article

> Huawei released a sneak peek video of its new tablet, the MediaPad.  Article

> Dell will release its Streak 10 Pro tablet in China.  Article

> Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that Apple's iPhone helped create Google's Android. Article

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> Apple filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by patent holding company Lodsys, which alleges that iOS developers are violating its intellectual property rights. Article

> IDC predicts that the global smartphone market will grow 55 percent year-over-year in 2011, as subscribers swap their feature phones for more cutting-edge devices. Article

> WildTangent will team with T-Mobile USA to introduce a new service enabling Android smartphone and tablet owners to sample titles by renting premium editions at a fraction of the suggested retail price and/or downloading free, ad-subsidized versions.  Article

And finally ... A secret airline industry report found 75 incidents of possible electronic interference from 2003 to 2009 that airline pilots and other crew members believe were linked to mobile phones and other electronic devices. Article

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