Spain's spectrum auction stumbles; Nortel's patents sold for $4.5B

> Spain's first auction of mobile spectrum licences only attracted €900 million of bids on its first day, 38 per cent below the minimum price. Article

> Nortel's valuable wireless patents have been acquired by Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft Research in Motion and Sony as part of consortium bid for $4.5 billion. Article

> Italy has set the starting price for its LTE spectrum tender at €3.1 billion. Article

> Betting via smartphones quadrupled during 2010, according to a leading bookmaker. Article

And finally... The $6,728 Android phone. Article