Dialed In: 140: Bumpy road to 4G coverage

In this week's episode of Dialed In, CNET's cell phone podcast, the crew takes on 4G coverage, Windows Phone 7 leaks, and unlimited data plans.

If you're eagerly awaiting 4G coverage like we are in San Francisco, prepare to either apply some patience or settle into frustration. We discuss why the road to 4G speeds is long and riddled with potholes.

There's also talk of Virgin Mobile and Verizon's experiments with unlimited data plans, which is interesting in light of continuing talks among carriers about potential data caps. Finally, the crew chimes in on suspected hardware leaks of Windows 7 phones, and wonders if Microsoft can learn from RIM's mistakes with the BlackBerry Torch.

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Windows Phone 7 SDK coming September 16
Motorola tweaks Android timeline, details Froyo support
BlackBerry App World 2.0 is out of beta
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