Mobile Lowdown 7-8-11: iPod Touch; Baidu; RIM; Verizon; HTC/S3; Motorola


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A look at some of the big stories in mobile today:

iPod Touch: A new rumor suggests that the fifth-generation iPod Touch, scheduled for this fall, will have 3G connectivity. (via 9to5 Mac)

»  Baidu: As smartphones take off in China, Baidu (NSDQ: BIDU) is teaming up with Japanese telecom operator DoCoMo (NYSE: DCM) to distribute games and other mobile content there. (via WSJ)

»  RIM: In a rare update, RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) tweeted that it’s added over one million subscribers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in less than three weeks. (via Reuters)

»  Verizon: As of yesterday, Verizon’s unlimited data plan is no more. Verizon will text users as they approach their data limits; here’s how to track your own data use. (via CNET)

»  HTC: HTC shares drop steeply over concerns about its planned purchase of S3. (via Bloomberg)

»  Motorola: Motorola (NYSE: MMI) releases a new Droid 3 smartphone that claims to be the world’s thinnest. (via cellular-news)

»  Instacolor: This new app mashes up Instagram and Color for $0.99. (via TechCrunch)

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