Verizon launches HTC Ozone; Is the BlackBerry brand coming to China?

> Verizon Wireless launched the HTC Ozone, its version of the HTC Snap, which will be available in Verizon stores July 13 for $49.99 with a two-year contract and after a $70 mail-in rebate. Release

> China Telecom said it is in "preliminary contacts" with Research in Motion to bring the company's BlackBerry devices to China. Article (sub. req.)

> Nokia Siemens Networks gained relevancy in the North American market virtually overnight with its decision to acquire most of Nortel Networks' wireless assets for $650 million. Commentary

> Vodafone said it will launch a commercial femtocell service in Europe as early as July 1. Article

> Apple's iPhone 3G S has a bill of materials of $178.96, according to iSuppli. Article

> European carriers could benefit significantly from being allowed to provide 3G services in the 900Mhz band, according to a study conducted by the GSA. Article

> The Femto Forum launched an initiative to drive the development of femtocell applications. Article

> Netbook owners are more likely to feel disappointed with their purchase than people who buy more expensive laptops, according to new research from the NPD Group. Article

And finally... Wallabies in Australia that have been munching on legally grown opium poppy have started hopping around in circles while "high," and are ruining the crops.  Article

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