Verizon intros WP7 smartphone, HTC Trophy; LTE arrives in 9 new markets

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> An RBC Capital Markets analyst said Research In Motion has sold 250,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets. Article

> Verizon Wireless will sell its first Windows Phone device, the HTC Trophy, for $149 with a service contract. Release

> Verizon Wireless and Medco Health Solutions announced a new mobile application that can guide patients and their doctors to the lowest-cost prescription drug. Release

> Amazon is accepting trade-in cell phones. Article

> Verizon Wireless expanded its LTE network to nine new markets. Release

> XG Technologies said it expanded its cognitive radio trials. Article

> The FCC hired an antitrust lawyer to review AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile USA. Article 

> Boost Mobile will sell the Sanyo Innuendo by Kyocera. Release

> Google rejected Skyhook Wireless' allegations about its handling of Android location services. Article

Mobile Content News

> Qualcomm will bring its augmented reality software to the iPhone. Article

> Yahoo introduced a new version of its Messenger application optimized for Apple's iPad. Article

> Google addressed a security issue on its Android platform. Article

> According to a new consumer survey published by financial services giant MasterCard, 62 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers indicate they would be open to making purchases using their phones. Article

> Apple is inking agreements with major record labels for a cloud-based music streaming service. Article

> Comcast delivered its streaming video service to the iPhone. Article

> LinkedIn priced its initial public offering at $45 per share, the high end of its range. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> LightSquared will begin testing its planned LTE network in Las Vegas. Commentary

European Wireless News

> Analyst Keith Mallinson looks at the forecasting landscape for HSPA and LTE. Commentary

> Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and TeliaSonera have collectively called for vendors to fast-track LTE devices in the 1800 MHz band as a priority for LTE. Article

> Telefónica O2's UK network suffered a serious outage across its network in South East England. Article

And finally... Apple to support reps: Don't remove malware. Article