Samsung will launch Clearwire WiMAX handheld; Alltel launches music-centric Moto phone

> Samsung revealed that it would soon be launching its first handheld WiMAX device operating on Clearwire's mobile WiMAX network, but did not say when the device would launch. Article

> Alltel launched a music-centric clamshell Motorola phone, the VE465, for $50 with a two-year service agreement and an instant rebate. Release

> Vendor financing is making a comeback in Europe, with ZTE in negotiations with European operators for potentially significant deals. Commentary

> Mobile broadband will shift to a pay-per-use pricing model, according to Richard Warmsley, T-Mobile's UK head of mobile Internet and entertainment. Article

> Dell's Japanese arm has become an MVNO is packaging its notebook PCs with built-in HSPA cards. Article

> UBS has raised its rating on Nokia to "buy," up from "neutral" a year ago, perhaps signalling the bottom of the handset market. Article

> Orange may be close to inking a deal with Apple to be the first European operator to sell Apple laptops bundled with a 3G dongle. Article

And finally... A malfunction at an Ohio water filtration plant temporarily turned some customers' tap water pink.  Article