ALSO NOTED: DoCoMo's profits drop; Sierra's Q3 beats expectations; and much more...

> DoCoMo posts a 17 percent profit drop on lethargic phone sales and steep costs. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> Sierra Wireless' Q3 results beat expectations with $52.5 million in revenue, up from $27.5 million for the same quarter last year. Release

> Sun Microsystems reports a smaller than expected loss and a 17 percent increase in sales. The beginning of the end of Sun's financial woes? Article

> PE firms offer to acquire the Huawei, 3Com JV called H-3C. The ubiquitous "people familiar with the deal" say the bid has reached a figure between $1.5 billion and $2 billion. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> Apple's MacBook Pros are shipping with dormant 802.11n wireless cards, according to reports circling the Internet. Blog

> Jupiter Research says mobile marketing will more than double between 2006 to 2011, from $1.4 billion to $2.9 billion. Summary

> Navteq's Q3 looks on the up-and-up with Q3 revenue rising 16 percent over last year's. Article

And Finally... Finnish regulators say carriers should slash interconnection fees. Article

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