WiFi-enabled handset shipments to double by 2010; Orange and HP to co-distribute and market notebooks

> Shipments of WiFi-enabled mobile handsets will double by the end of 2010, compared with January 2008, according to a new ABI Research study. ABI expects the trend to continue through 2013. ­Article

> ­Orange has signed a partnership with Hewlett Packard to co-distribute and market a range of consumer notebooks and HP Minis with mobile and/or fixed broadband access. Article

> Rumor Mill: AT&T looking for 2G exit strategy. Article

> 2G femtocell developer says WiFi is cheaper for in building high-speed data. Article

> Huawei Technologies has announced it is cooperating with Intel to build a WiMAX interoperability testing laboratory in Beijing. Article

> Nortel said it has successfully completed the first end-to-end video streaming session using a Time Division Duplex (TDD)-based LTE network, working with commercial grade LTE base-station and device prototypes in China. Article

> Fujitsu Network Communications introduced an LTE base station for the North American market. Article

> Qualcomm announced a new chipset for low-end smartphones, and new additions to its HSPA+ chipset portfolio designed to enhance the user experience with improved processing power and multimedia functionality. Article

And Finally... The Metro Ethernet Forum launched an Implementation Agreement, which lays out how to apply existing MEF specifications and industry standards to meet the increasing demands for mobile data and other high bandwidth applications. Article