Verizon-Alltel deal officially closes; Will China Mobile launch an Android phone?

> Verizon Wireless officially closed its deal to acquire Alltel, making it the largest wireless operator in the United States. Article

> China Mobile may be close to launching a phone running on Google's Android platform. The phone will run on China Mobile's new TD-SCDMA network. Article 

> Nokia announced that its E63 smartphone would finally be available in the United States later this month, unlocked for a price of $249. Article

> TV stations in 22 U.S. cities will begin broadcasting their signals in a format that cell phones will be able to access; the broadcasts will most likely be free, and would gives users access to local news, weather and traffic updates. Article

> Verizon Wireless said its V Cast and Rhapsody music services will spotlight full-track downloads of Pearl Jam's remastered and edited version of its 1991 debut, Ten. Article

And finally... Police in Montana pulled over a school bus driver who allegedly stopped at a liquor store and then, when students got on the bus, asked a student to hide the liquor purchases. Article

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