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CTIA Update: Day Two at CTIA

LAS VEGAS -- International CTIA WIRELESS 2010 -- It's Day Two of the big wireless industry event in the U.S. Here's our handy guide for what's been going on at the show and elsewhere:

  • Sprint goes supersonic. Well, the headline says it all: Sprint Launches 3G/4G Android Phone. Sprint's new supersmart phone is officially the belle of the ball here at CTIA.

  • Verizon preps LTE user trials. Verizon says it will start friendly user trials on its Long Term Evolution network in six markets this summer, reports Reuters.

  • Mobile data surpasses voice traffic. In case you didn’t realize it, there's a veritable data deluge on mobile networks. Now, there is more data than voice traffic on wireless networks, according to Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) research.

  • WiMax beats 3G. Clearwire LLC (Nasdaq: CLWR) and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) talked up faster download speeds for iPhone and iPad users on their 4G networks with their new Clear Spot and Overdrive WiFi/WiMax routers.

  • Deutsche Telekom plots iTunes rival. The German parent of T-Mobile is building a content store that would deliver any content to any device that would be available by the end of the year, according to a report in the Financial Times Deutschland.

Here are three things you should see at today's show:

Here's a sampling of all the other hot CTIA news so far:



— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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