Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-Up
Last week wasn’t boring at all! We learned some quite interesting things that are about to happen soon. It turned out that Verizon is in a hurry to launch its 4G LTE network in early 2010, while the Palm Pre is to become available with the carrier at the same time. Also, there were rumors pointing that Big Red will offer the Android-powered Motorola Shules in the last quarter of 2009. Add to this the buzz around the unannounced but much-rumored Samsung Rogue U960.

Sprint also threw a bomb, announcing it will acquire the pre-paid carrier Virgin Mobile USA for $483 million and the deal is expected to close in the 4th quarter of this year or in early 2010.

Outside the world of carriers, there were only a few interesting things that happened, such as the leak with the possible specs of the BlackBerry 9700. In addition, LG posted (finally) three images, showing the Next Chocolate (BL40) in all its glory. Here is what made headlines this week, sorted by dates, but don’t forget to check the bottom of the page since there you’ll find what’s coming next week.

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Coming next week...

As for the next week, AT&T announced it will launch the Samsung Solstice on August 2 and there are rumors pointing the carrier will also roll out the HTC Lancaster on 3rd and Nokia Snapper on 7th. T-Mobile is the other carrier that is officially expected to come up with a new offer – the BlackBerry Curve 8520 on August 5.


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