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> The Qualcomm, Broadcom legal battle rages on. Article

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> Comverse to enable mobile data services for ESPN Mobile. Release

> Leap Wireless launches music preview and personalization services through WiderThan Americas. Article

> An Arizona high school abandons text books and wires and goes all wireless with laptops and WiFi. Blog

> Google SMS moves into beta. Website

And Finally... A mobile phone thief goes out of his way to get a 99-year jail sentence. Article