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700 MHz auction: Clearwire won't bid; VZW will

Clearwire filed a document with the SEC stating that it will not bid in the upcoming 700 MHz auction in January, but the company did not give a reason for the decision to abstain. Potential bidders

Orange: 20% of iPhones sold unlocked

France Telecom subsidiary Orange has announced that about 20 percent of the iPhones it has sold to customers have

ALSO NOTED: iPhone distro deal in China?; Sonim's tough phone; and much more...

> Rumor: Apple signed a deal with D.Phone in China for distribution of the iPhone. Article > Samsung aims for 15

ALSO NOTED: Apple sued over iPhone voicemail; Mobile carbon tracking; and more...

> Apple said it had 200 patents for the iPhone, but some companies seem to think they have similar ones. Article > A British

ALSO NOTED: Apple-Google for auction bid? BIC takes on fuel cells for cell phones; and more...

> One columnist speculates that AT&T disclosed its planned 3G iPhone to get back at Apple for supposedly teaming up with Google for the 700 MHz auction. Hmm.

SPOTLIGHT: Carphone Warehouse misleading iPhone buyers?

The BBC claims that Carphone Warehouse has been misleading customers about Apple's iPhone. Article

Orange sells unlocked iPhones for $964 apiece

France's Orange announced that it will sell unlocked iPhones for about $964, much less than the $1500 that T-Mobile Germany is charging for the unlocked devices. iPhone buyers that also sign up for a

Metric: Device acquisition up 40% in U.S.

According to a recent report from M:Metrics, 12 percent of U.S. mobile users who bought a new phone last year did so in December, which marks a 40 percent uptick in device sales during that month.

Apple files touch-control patents

Within weeks of the iPhone's summertime release, Apple filed a series of patents for sensor layouts, mobile sensors and compliant conductors, together indicating the computing giant is working on a

France Telecom to sell 100K iPhones in 2007

France Telecom's Orange subsidiary plans to sell a little less than 100,000 iPhones in 2007 and also plans to offer an unlocked version of the handset for a price that is well below T-Mobile