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During its earnings reports today, AT&T posted numbers that easily beat Wall Street’s expectations. Yes, profits were down, but we’re in a down economy, and there’s simply no denying that things would have been much, much worse without the iPhone. (http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/04/22/proof-that-att-needs-to-extend-that-iphone-deal/ 4/22)


In its latest hardware upgrade, U.S. Cellular will market the Windows Mobile-based HTC Touch Pro smartphone for $250 under a two-year contract. The handset includes a 3.2-megapixel camera, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi and EV-DO Rev. A technology. CNET/PhoneScoop (4/21) , MobileBurn (4/21)

HTC Touch Pro for U.S. Cellular(Credit: HTC)


Amanda Congdon, who emerged as the face of indie Internet darling Rocketboom before going on to digital initiatives at ABC and HBO, is resurfacing at Flo TV, the live mobile TV service from Qualcomm. Her series, “Sometimes Daily,” serves up quirky commentaries. (Iwantmedia 4/22, http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3icbbfbd34476c8990e504d0475d03c894 4/21)


As a mobile-DTV group makes progress toward approving a final standard and broadcasters launch free-to-air mobile programming, wireless providers said they hoped to turn the threat into an opportunity by forming partnerships for a premium-content platform. MobiTV, Sprint Nextel, Sinclair Broadcast Group and PBS demonstrated such a service this week, dubbed MixTV, that would add on-demand video subscriptions to the free broadcast content. Telephony Online (4/21) , TVNewsday (4/21)

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