Verizon launching Skype app this week; Former Samsung chairman back at helm

> Verizon Wireless smartphone customers will be able to use Skype Mobile on their devices starting Thursday. Article

> MetroPCS is bringing LTE to Las Vegas in the second half of this year. Article

> The former chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee Kun Hee, has returned to the helm months after resigning amid criminal charges of tax evasion. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks announced it will launch a smartphone testing lab to get a better handle on how the gadgets interact with current 3G networks and what their impact will be on LTE networks. Article

> Verizon selected Camiant's Multimedia Policy Engine as the policy and charging rules function for Verizon's LTE network. Release

> China Telecom plans to offer Research In Motion's BlackBerry devices--and devices from Palm--later this summer. Article (sub. req.)

> HTC CEO Peter Chou said the company's first-quarter results will be better than expected. Article

> Ericsson said data traffic has surpassed voice traffic on wireless networks. Article

> Qualcomm said its Gobi modems will now support LTE. Article

> AT&T Mobility launched a new music application. Article

And finally... Two accused bank robbers called ahead to the bank, asking that the money be ready for them. Article

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