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T-Mobile USA unleashes its $149.99 Sidekick 2008 today, its answer to the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and the first upgrade of the series since Microsoft purchased Danger, the device’s software designer. A hit with teens because of its advanced messaging features, Sidekick lets users customize the exterior through painted-on “shells,” retains the swiveling screen, offers expanded Bluetooth capabilities, a 2-megapixel camera and a 400 x 240 2.6-inch WQVGA screen. MobileBurn (7/30) , PC Magazine (7/29) , Pocket-lint.co.uk (7/30)

LG will become the first cell phone manufacturer to embed Dolby Mobile technology into its hardware on a global scale, the companies announced. LG said it would begin developing high-end multimedia handsets with Dolby Mobile’s features, with plans to release them by year-end. Pocket-lint.co.uk (7/30)

Service revenue from wireless-broadband technologies will reach $784 billion worldwide by 2015 as 2.1 billion people will have access to these services, according to a report from Analysys Mason. The firm said that during this time period, the HSPA and HSPA+ broadband technologies will retain a market share of 54% despite the development of LTE and WiMAX alternatives. cellular-news (U.K.) (7/30)

Verizon Wireless has added to its push-to-talk capabilities with the introduction of two phones that mark the company’s first foray into mixing VoIP with CDMA 1x EV-DO Rev. A technologies. The Motorola-built PTT solution — equipped on Motorola’s Adventure V750 model and the G’zOne Boulder — features quicker call setup and increased call capacity amid other upgrades, Verizon Wireless said. TWICE (7/29)

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