Sprint to sell Photon WiMAX Android smartphone for $199, AT&T to cheapen Amazon Kindle 3G

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> Bob Dawson is retiring as CEO of SouthernLINC Wireless Oct. 1. He will be replaced by Don Horsley.  Release

> Boost Mobile will sell the BlackBerry 9670 Style for $199. Article

> Apple paid compensation to a South Korean iPhone user over location-tracking concerns. Article

> HTC promoted Jason Mackenzie to the newly-created position of president for global sales and marketing. Release

> A judge declined to fast-track a legal battle between Apple and Samsung. Article

> A new study found no link between cell phone use and brain tumors. Article

> Sprint Nextel will begin selling the Motorola Photon 4G WiMAX Android smartphone for $199 with a contract starting July 31. Release

> AT&T Mobility will sell the ad-supported Amazon Kindle 3G for $139. Article

> Leap Wireless' Cricket subsidiary said it will sell the Kyocera Luno for $59. Release

> Verizon Wireless by next week will cover 100 markets with LTE. Article

> Mobile measurement and analytics firms Umber Systems and Ground Truth merged. Release

Mobile Content News

> Twitter updated its Android app to support push notifications. Post

> Spotify's digital music platform is finally live in the U.S. Article

> Can branded apps make a comeback? Commentary

> PayPal jumped into the Near Field Communication game with a new peer-to-peer mobile payment service that will initially work on Android phones. Article

> Nuance updated its speech recognition offering, Dragon Go, for the iPhone. Article

> Amobee named Trevor Healy as its new CEO. Release

> Umber Systems and Ground Truth, a Fierce 15 winner, announced a merger. Release

> Hulu said its Hulu Plus service is expanding to more Android phones. Post

Broadband Wireless News

> When asked if they plan on picking up a 4G-equipped smartphone this year, 34 percent of iPhone owners and 24 percent of BlackBerry owners said they already had a 4G device. Article

European Wireless News

> A comprehensive survey of European consumers indicates that 40 percent opt to purchase their Internet, phone and TV services as a bundle. Article

> A report from European mobile industry heavyweights will ask the EU to allow operators to charge content providers for delivery of the content. Article

> Bouygues Telecom, France's third largest operator, is joining the Partners Programme run by Telefónica, the giant Spanish telecoms provider. Article

And finally... Police are getting facial recognition technology through the iPhone. Article

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