ALSO NOTED: Qualcomm buys mobile banking provider; Orange introduces solar-powered Bluetooth headset; and much more...

> Qualcomm announced that it is buying the mobile banking service provider, Firethorn Holdings for approximately US$210 million in cash. Article

> Orange has introduced what it calls the world's first solar-powered Bluetooth headset. Article

> Nokia is launching two new luxury phones in Europe. Images

> Disruptive Analysis predicts big growth for VoIP over 3G. Article

> The U.S. mobile subscriber base surpassed 250 million. Article

> Telenor has reduced its stake in Malaysian subsidiary DiGi.com in order to comply with the 49 percent equity ownership requirements. Article

And Finally... U.S.-based ActiveSymbols launched a beta version of its Eyealike website that allows users to quickly search for real people who resemble their favorite star across dating sites. Reportedly, the results can be underwhelming. Article

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