ALSO NOTED: M-payments trends; Usage-Cancer link? and much more...

> The NPD Group's latest report found that mobile phone sales to consumers in the U.S. reached 146 million units by the end of 2007 with total consumer sales of $11.5 billion, after rebates and promotions. Release

> The Wall Street Journal chronicles the mobile payments trend. Article (sub. req.)

> Another piece from the WSJ Asia that sums up the influence Apple and Google are beginning to exert in the wireless industry. Article (sub. req.)

And Finally... Another study links cancer to heavy mobile phone usage. Article