Sprint to sell Blackberry Tour July 12; Telefonica bidding on T-Mobile UK now, too?

> Sprint Nextel will sell Research In Motion's BlackBerry Tour beginning July 12 (the same day as Verizon Wireless) for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate (the same price as Verizon Wireless). Article

> Telefonica has emerged as a potential bidder for T-Mobile UK, alongside Vodafone. Article

> What are some of the major elements of the broadband stimulus grant guidelines? Commentary

> TerreStar Networks launched its communications satellite--the world's largest commercial satellite--and plans on offering phones that run on both satellite and cellular service via a roaming agreement with AT&T. Article (sub. req.)

> Carphone Warehouse regained Vodafone's UK business. Article

> Virgin Mobile France is still undecided about whether it will enter the bidding for the fourth French 3G mobile phone licence. Article

> The launch of the Amazon Kindle in Germany is on hold due to disagreements among Amazon and two operators, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Article

> The UK is now planning one large 4G spectrum auction in 2010. Article

> Piper Jaffray commenced coverage of Alvarion with an underweight rating, but set a cautious tone for the WiMAX market. Article

> Orange UK will become Blyk's first partner as it transitions from being a direct-to-consumer MVNO model to partnering with mainline operators. Article

And finally... A judge in Montana ruled in a lawsuit that had been left hanging for 24 years. Article


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