Verizon launching HTC Droid Incredible; RIM paying $200M for QNX

> Verizon Wireless will launch the HTC Droid Incredible on April 29 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Release
> Research In Motion will pay $200 million in cash for QNX Software, which makes wireless technology that connects mobile phones to cars. Article

> LG joined the Linux Foundation. Release

> Dell inked a smartphone partnership with Telefonica. Article

> Beceem and software developer M-Skylink introduced a "retail ready" reference design platform the companies said will enable vendors to quickly develop USB-based WiMAX modems. Article

> Clearwire saw a stock boost yesterday thanks to comments from Jefferies & Co that initiated coverage of the operator with a "buy" rating. Article

> A Vodafone advertisement claiming its 3G network offers the best quality of service has provoked a storm of protest from rival operator O2. Article

> Tele2 announced the launch of a fixed-line substitution service offering home telephone and Internet access services via its cellular network and femtocell devices. Article

And finally... Israel has been confiscating iPads that have been brought into the country because the gadget's WiFi technology does not comply with Israeli standards. Article