Today’s news starts with something rather serious.  As you all may have heard, planes destined for the United States were stopped today when explosive materials were found on board.  The good news, of course, is that it was found in Newark, long before the threat actually reached the United States.  We should chalk this up as a victory for those working for our security, a job well done.

Apparently, a company known as Ncell has built a cell tower at the highest elevation in the world.  No, it’s not at the top of mount everest, but it is at an elevation of 17,000 feet.  That is nothing to scoff at.  Although it does beg the question, why can’t I get cell service out at my parents house, it’s only at an elevation of 1,000 feet.  That’s it, I’m calling Verizon Wireless and filing a formal complaint.

Apple has become the 4th largest distributor of cell phones in the world for the fourth quarter.  This news reflecting the 14.1 million Apple iPhone sold to customer worldwide.  The demand for smartphones with broader capabilities is continuing to grow substantially.

Lastly, for those of you who want to purchase a Nintendo Wii this holiday season, but were looking for a price drop, the chief of Nintendo says it’s likely not to happen.  What we can look forward to though, are more Nintendo Wii bundles like the Super Mario Brothers 25th Anniversary edition hitting the shelves.  Looks like we’re just going to have to get a deal on a bundle instead.

Verizon iPad Requires Separate MiFi Adapter for Mobile Broadband:
http://www.lockergnome.com/pcmichiana/2010/10/29/verizon-ipad-requires-separate-mifi-adapter-for-mobile-broadband/

DHS boosting US aviation security in wake of scare:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSWAT01471420101029

Mount Everest Gets 3G Service:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371750,00.asp

Verizon intros tiered data plans, tests unlimited calls to mobile:
http://www.intomobile.com/2010/10/29/verizon-tiered-data-unlimited/

Sprint CEO Attributes Increased MiFi Sales to iPad:
http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/sprint_ceo_attributes_increased_mifi_sales_to_ipad/

Apple passes RIM, now number four cell phone maker globally:
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/10/apple-passes-rim-now-number-four-cell-phone-maker-globally.ars

Nintendo chief: No Wii price cut this holiday:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/10/nintendo-chief-no-wii-price-cut-this-holiday/1