Samsung's Android phone passes through FCC; Nokia, Intel in OS partnership

> Samsung's first Android phone, the I7500, has been approved by the FCC using the 1700 MHz band, the same band T-Mobile USA is running its 3G network in. Article

> Nokia and Intel announced a partnership for a new, Linux-based OS called oFono. Article

> Wal-Mart will carry the Palm Pre, according to the Wall Street Journal, disputing blog reports that Best Buy would have an exclusive deal for the phone. Article (sub. req.)

> Vodafone will drop roaming costs for three months beginning June 1; if the promotion is successful, the carrier hinted it may extend the offer. Article

> Motorola clarified its position on WiMAX and LTE research and development plans. Article

> Reports are beginning to circulate that operators BT, T-Mobile UK and 3 have had informal discussions about some form of partnership that might involve common branding, costs and revenues. Article

> Telephony's informal poll of chipset makers reveals handset manufacturers will be hard-pressed to release LTE handsets by 2010. Article

And finally... A principal at a Utah middle school has been forced to apologize for making a 14-year-old male student stop wearing a kilt. Article