Sprint settles patent claims; Best Buy to carry Nokia Booklet 3G

> Sprint Nextel and Big River Telephone Company settled litigation relating to patents for Voice over Packet communications systems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Release

> Best Buy will be the exclusive U.S. retail provider of Nokia's forthcoming netbook, the Booklet 3G. Article

> As silly as AT&T's net neutrality argument against Google is, there is merit in the big picture. Commentary

> Leap Wireless announced its Cricket PAYGo products will be sold through Target stores. Release

> Telefonica said it would begin trialing LTE in the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Argentina and Brazil. Vendors include Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks and ZTE. Article

> The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utility Service is open to suggestions on how to improve the broadband stimulus award process. Article

And finally... A survey commissioned by Skype found that 67.3 percent of those polled say that it is consumers who are best suited to decide which software applications should be allowed to run on a mobile handset. Article

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