Verizon launches WiFi/EV-DO device; AT&T, Qwest ink WiFi deal

> Verizon Wireless launched a new portable WiFi/EV-DO device called MiFi for $99 (with a $50 mail-in rebate). A $40 monthly subscription gives users 250MB of data, with 10 cents per megabyte overage charges. For $60, users get 5GB and pay 5 cents per megabyte in overage charges. Article

> AT&T and Qwest signed a deal for an undisclosed amount to give Qwest customers free, unlimited access to 17,000 WiFi hotspots, powered by AT&T WiFi. Release

> Putting aside speculation about the possible sale of T-Mobile UK, Deutsche Telekom's decision to combine some of its fixed line and mobile businesses will benefit the company. Commentary

> AT&T and Jasper Wireless announced a multi-year agreement to connect and support emerging consumer electronic and business devices on AT&T's wireless network. Release

> For the first time there are more cell phone-only households in the United States than landline-only households. Article

> Qualcomm said it is launching a venture capital competition to spur innovation in the wireless industry. Release

> Nokia is giving away 100 ideas to other Finnish firms in the hope that they will take off. Article

> Alvarion reported an increase in revenue from its WiMAX business but continued to post a net loss in the first quarter. Article

> Analysts are pricing T-Mobile UK, which has been rumored to be up for sale, at 3.2 billion British pounds. Article

> Ubiquisys, the 3G femtocell maker, has teamed up with software developer Intrinsyc to develop a handset interface for Google's Android OS that changes as a user changes location. Article

> Vodafone has announced its exclusive sales agreement with Yahoo will not be renewed after it ends next month. Article

And finally...  A cow escaped a New York City slaughterhouse and wandered around Queens for an hour before it was captured and brought to an animal care control center. Article

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