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> Brightstar said it will get into the activation business via its new acquisition of OTBT. Release

> Credit Suisse predicts a Verizon iPhone will siphon 1.4 million customers from AT&T Mobility next year. Article

> Ericsson's CEO reaffirmed the company's commitment to its joint venture with Sony. Article (sub. req.)

> Samsung's Epic Android phone for Sprint Nextel will soon be able to access the vendor's new Media Hub service. Article

> Samsung's GalaxyTab tablet is headed up north. Article

> Martin King, the inventor of T9 input technology, has died. Article

> China Telecom will offer push-to-talk service over its CDMA network via equipment from Alcatel-Lucent. Article

Mobile Developer News

> How does a Best Buy retail store highlight mobile developers' retail problems? Commentary

> RIM will unveil a new mobile social applications platform that builds on the device maker's BlackBerry Push Service solution. Article

> Sprint launched its first 4G App Challenge. Article

> Apple issued its iOS 4.2 beta to registered iPhone, iPod touch and iPad developers. Article

> Nokia issued an enhanced Qt software development kit. Article

Mobile Content News

> Napster has arrived on the iPhone. Article

> What are the category champions among smartphone apps? Commentary

> TeleNav shares rose on its new Sprint Nextel deal. Article

> Microsoft will extend its Zune digital entertainment service to the international market this fall. Article

> Ngmoco will extend its We Rule game to Android. Article

> Mobile game publisher Gameloft announced that consumers have downloaded more than 20 million of its titles via Apple's App Store. Article

European Wireless News

> Orange unveiled the San Francisco, the first in a line of inexpensive Android phones. Article

And finally... "We are the iPhone of nightclubs." Article