Verizon debuts new group calling service; AT&T, Pantech release Pursuit

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> Verizon Wireless introduced a new conference calling service from Kodiak Networks that will be available for between $5 and $7 per month. Release

> AT&T and Pantech announced the release of the vendor's new "Pursuit" phone, which sports a touchscreen and Qwerty keyboard. Release

> Chinese mobile phone contract manufacturer Foxconn announced it will pay its Shenzhen employees more. Article

Mobile Content News

> Mobile Web usage in the U.S. builds steadily throughout the average day, peaking at 9 p.m. local time, according to a new study. Article

> Ford Motor Company announced the addition of Google Maps to its Send to Sync service. Article

> FarmVille, Guitar Hero and Netflix are among those headed to Apple's iPhone. Article

> Cross-platform applications storefront GetJar surpassed the 1 billion app download milestone. Article

Developer News

> Microsoft announced a series of updates to its Windows Phone Marketplace application storefront. Article

> Developers are worried that consumers may now be reluctant to download and use bandwidth-intensive applications following AT&T's move toward usage limits. Article

> Apple's iPhone OS now commands 28 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. Article

European Wireless News

> A European court ruled Vodafone and other European carriers will have to comply with an effort intended to cut international roaming rates for mobile subscribers. Article

> And finally... Microsoft shows off the power of its new offering with a screen shot from an iPhone. Post