ALSO NOTED: Great Call and Samsung form MVNO; Ask.com launches free mobile web-search service; and much more...

> Great Call and Samsung Electronics launched a new MVNO called Jitterbug, which will sell phones for "baby boomers and their parents," and will offer service plans starting at $10 per month and phones for around $150. Article

> Ask.com launched a free mobile web-search service. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> US Cellular said it will receive $117.4 million from the sale of its Midwest Wireless holdings to Alltel. Article

> Carphone Warehouse shares fell more than 16 percent today after Vodafone Group made a deal with a rival. Article

> Royal Philips Electronics is set to sell the remainder of its mobile phone manufacturing operations to China Electronics Corporation (CEC). Article

> Adobe Systems has acquired vector graphics technology from Actimagine. Article

> Intel enables modular approach to WiMAX telecom build out. Article

And Finally... Japanese mobile giant NTT DoCoMo announced plans to introduce a phone that automatically locks itself if stolen or left behind. Article

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