Sprint, Palm slam Apple in new ad; phone makers back standardized chargers

> Major mobile phone vendors have backed a European Union proposal to standardize phone chargers. Article

> Vodafone is considering a bid for T-Mobile UK. Article

> In the wake of the iPhone 3GS' release, what were the App Store's top 10 applications for the iPhone and iPod touch? Slideshow

> Has the moment for contact-less mobile payment finally arrived? Commentary

> T-Mobile International and Orange remain wary of femtocells, despite the announcement by Vodafone that it would launch a commercial femtocell service starting this week. Article

> The National Telecommunications and Information Administration won't require the "buy American" stipulations it had originally planned for companies getting federal broadband stimulus money. Article

> Nearly half of Americans would cut out their mobile data service altogether if they had to cut household spending, according to new research from Strategy Analytics. Article

> Rumors are circulating that T-Mobile Germany will lose its exclusive iPhone distribution rights. Article

And finally... Sprint Nextel and Palm have taken direct aim at Apple and the iPhone in a new advertisement. Article