ALSO NOTED: Nortel establishes excellence center in India; Qualcomm introduces single-chip solution for low-cost handsets; and

> Nortel says that it is establishing a Nortel Technology Excellence Center in Bangalore, India. Article

> Qualcomm announced the QSC1100 single-chip solution designed to drive down CDMA2000 handset prices for emerging markets. Release

> KDDI has launched the first strike in the name of mobile number portability wars with 12 new handsets and massive service campaigns. Article

> German mobile TV tests are declared successful. Article

> Web site chronicles mobile conversations overheard in New York. Article

And Finally... Lassi Etello from Finland won the International Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships with a throw of 89 meters. Article