Verizon launches ZTE USB modem; China Unicom buys 5M iPhones?

> Verizon Wireless launched a new global USB modem from ZTE USA, the AD3700, for $79.99 with a two-year mobile broadband agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Release

> China Unicom has reportedly paid $1.46 billion to buy 5 million iPhone units from Apple. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent said it appointed Ken Wirth to replace Mary Chan as the president of the company's 4G/LTE networks unit. Release

> Ubiquisys raised $11 million from existing investors ahead of what it anticipates to be a rush of large-scale femtocell deployments later this year. Article

> Vodafone Germany announced it will conduct LTE trials using Huawei equipment starting this summer. Article

> The UK retailer Marks & Spenser's is allowing customers to to use their camera phones to scan QR codes on a small number of items. Article

> Palm is waging a public relations campaign to assuage consumer privacy concerns after complaints emerged that the Palm Pre regularly transmits location and behavioral information back to the manufacturer. Article

> What are the top free Android applications? Slideshow

And finally... An AT&T executive in New England will rappel down a building as part of a fundraiser for the Daniel Webster Boy Scout Council. Release

Suggested Articles

Google reports "very strong" demand for CBRS General Authorized Access (GAA), the portion that doesn't require licenses.

In what Nokia’s touted as a world-first, mobile operator Elisa deployed the vendor’s 5G liquid cooling base station technology in Finland.

COVID-19 is being cited as a reason to both support and delay a vote on 5G infrastructure rules.