Virgin delays prepaid broadband plan; Sprint tests California emergency alerts

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@FierceWireless: Virgin Mobile has a computer system glitch and will be delaying the launch of their $40 unlimited prepaid mobile broadband plan for a day or so. | Follow @FierceWireless

> Sprint Nextel and the California Emergency Management Agency announced they will test a mobile phone emergency alert service in San Diego County in the fall. Release

> Motorola's Android-powered Charm is now available at T-Mobile USA. Article

> AT&T Mobility will sell the Sony Ericsson Vivaz for $79.99 with a two-year contract starting Sept. 5. Release

> An HSPA+ phone, likely T-Mobile's G2, passed through the FCC. Article

> Regional, contract-free operator Revol Wireless announced new self-activation and account management functions via a deal with vendor Telespree. Release

> South Africa's Telkom said its pan-African alliance with AT&T has brought in little new business to date. Article

Mobile Content News

> Consumers Union is calling on federal regulators to take measures guaranteeing that existing consumer protections are applied to new mobile payment solutions. Article

> Motorola purchased Web app developer 280 North for a rumored $20 million. Article

> Internet kiosk maker StreetSpace files suit against a host of mobile advertising kingpins. Article

> Qualcomm is getting into the applications development business. Article

> Apple is reportedly in talks with broadcast television networks ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC to offer 99-cent TV episode rentals. Article

> Research In Motion acquired mobile software platform provider Cellmania. Article

European Wireless News

> TeliaSonera said it will expand LTE to 218 Swedish cities next year. Article

> Huawei will launch its Android 2.2-powered U8150 phone next month. Article

And finally... The number of visitors to mobile dating sites increased by 92 percent from the first week in June to the last week in July. Release