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> According to a new report by Juniper Research, only 300 million mobile subscribers worldwide will be using LTE by 2015. Article

> Verizon Wireless "in the coming months" will join Sprint Nextel in offering a data-capable femtocell. Article

> Sprint will launch WiMAX service in Boston next month. Article

> Virgin Mobile confirmed that tomorrow it will launch its $40 per month prepaid broadband plan. Article (sub. req.)

> Verizon's rollout of the Android 2.2 operating system to Motorola Droid phones has caused some difficulties, according to reports. Article

> AT&T will hire 100 workers in Washington, D.C., in a wireless expansion. Release

> Fitch downgraded its credit ratings on the parent company of U.S. Cellular. Article

> Jitterbug service provider GreatCall announced its new GreatCall Medication Reminder service for seniors taking prescriptions. Release

Mobile Content News

> Yahoo's former exec Sandeep Gupta has resurfaced as vice president of mobile engineering at Next Jump. Article

> Downloads via Apple's iTunes U educational multimedia catalog have topped the 300 million mark. Article

> Google added push notifications to its flagship mobile application for Apple's iPhone. Article

> Mobile Web browsing across Google's fast-growing Android smartphone operating system increased 400 percent among U.S. consumers between the first quarter and second quarter of 2010. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Microsoft released details and a timeline for developers targeting the company's forthcoming Windows Phone 7 platform. Post

European Wireless News

> Telecom Italia will test LTE with partner Nokia Siemens Networks. Article

And finally... Gizmodo's editor--the same who agreed to pay $5,000 for an iPhone 4 prototype left in a restaurant--left his own phone at a restaurant, but managed to retrieve it after a conscientious patron returned it to the establishment. Article

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