Sprint, Verizon launch BlackBerry Tour; Huawei snaps up former Nortel exec

> Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless both launched during the weekend Research In Motion's BlackBerry Tour for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Article

> Huawei tapped former Nortel Networks executive Tim Watkins to be the vice president of Huawei Western Europe. Watkins was formerly Nortel's North EMEA president. Article

> Wireless device distributor Brightpoint said it expects second quarter adjusted profit to meet or beat market expectations, but said its revenue would come in below expectations. Article

> Is the future bright for femtocells in Europe? Commentary

> Comcast's decision to bundle its own offerings with Clearwire's WiMAX service will put pressure on AT&T and Verizon, according to Strategy Analytics. Article

> Alvarion and MLL Telecom have concluded that the U.K. is ready for widespread rollouts of mobile WiMAX technology. Article

> O2 is one of the poorest providers of 3G coverage, according to the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom. Article

> Caribbean operator Digicel will offer WiMAX services to residents in Jamaica within a year, according to BNamericas. Article

And finally... A Staten Island teenager fell into an uncovered sewer manhole while she was texting. Her family now wants to sue. Article


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