ALSO NOTED: 250M mobile connections in U.S.; Softbank's common platform; and much more...

> Softbank plans to create a common platform for new mobile phones coming to its network. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> Qualcomm announces a $3 billion stock repurchase plan. Release

> U.S. mobile market nears 250 million connections, which includes mobile subscribers and machine-to-machine. Weird metric. Article

And Finally... Sony's PSP will offer mobile VoIP in the U.K. Article