Windows Phone 7 reportedly launching Oct. 11; Sony Ericsson moves into new Americas HQ

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> Officials in California are asking the federal government to consider postponing the award of a $50 million federal grant for Motorola to build an LTE network for public safety in the San Francisco Bay Area. Article

> Windows Phone 7 is reportedly launching Oct. 11. Article

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> Sony Ericsson opened its new Americas headquarters in Atlanta. Article

> Chipmakers' financial forecasts worry investors. Article

> Videotron is the latest competitor in the Canadian 3G game. Article

> A Microsoft Kin designer is headed to rival Yahoo. Article

> Cincinnati banned texting while driving. Article

> Verizon Wireless scored highest marks on J.D. Powers' newest rankings. Article

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> Google announced Google Voice widgets for its Android platform. Article

> Thirty U.S. broadcast television companies have banded together to form the Mobile500 Alliance. Article

> Google continues adding new features to its Google Maps for mobile service, unveiling Walking Navigation (Beta). Article

> The mGive Foundation announced it will launch the "text FIRE to 27722" mobile donation campaign to raise funds for the Boulder County Firefighters Association. Release

> Google revealed that its Android Market storefront now boasts over 80,000 applications, up 10,000 new apps since mid-July. Article

> North American mobile application profits will reach $2 billion by the end of 2010, according to Parks Associates. Article

> Google Voice could be approved by Apple for its iPhone App Store. Article

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