Full news stories today include the bow-out sale of HP TouchPad tablets, Sony Ericsson Live Walkman Android smartphone, MetroPCS Samsung Admire, Verizon 4G LTE expansion and. Verizon Video.
Here's the news that's too short to report:
- Sprint is actively ready with network engineers, backup generators and Cell Sites on Wheels (COWs) to restore power and service to cell sites in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have already been impacted by the hurricane Irene. They are ready when the storm hits the main land.
- Microsoft is actively recruiting webOS developers by offering devices, training and support.
- Skype announced that it will buy mobile group messaging services GroupMe.
- Quickoffice announced a partnership with Advanced Systems Research Technology Corporation (ASRTCorp) to be the sole mobile Office application embedded on their Vivlio tablets.
- LiveViewGPS, a leading GPS car tracking company, has compiled a list of the top items stolen from homes and home building sites, and it may surprise some that refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers top the list.
- The HP Pre 3 is being highly discounted in Europe and most likely will not be released in the U.S.
- CompanionLink Software offers two-way synchronization of contacts, calendar, tasks and memos between PC or web-based CRM databases and the new trio of BlackBerry smartphones the BlackBerry Bold 9930, BlackBerry Torch 9850, and BlackBerry Torch 9810