Sprint launches PTT Qwerty phone; U.S. Cellular getting onto the BlackBerry Tour?

> Sprint Nextel is launching what it is billing as the first slider phone that has push-to-talk capabilities, the Motorola Debut i856. It is selling the device for $100 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Release

> The merger between Orange UK and T-Mobile UK may be delayed because of a British government plan to cap the amount of spectrum companies can own, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper. Article

> A company Web page indicates U.S. Cellular may offer Research In Motion's BlackBerry Tour. Article

> What will become of Microsoft's Windows Mobile ambitions in Europe? Commentary

> Russian WiMAX carrier Yota said it will begin offering WiMAX devices that can make VoIP calls. Article

> Vodafone Germany is partnering with Alcatel-Lucent on a smart metering trial. Article

> The WiMAX Forum is finally making some noise around the next generation of mobile WiMAX, which is designed to be technically on par with LTE. Article

> Spotify has unveiled a milestone deal with TeliaSonera that will enable the users to access the music service using their PCs, TVs or mobile phones. Article

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