ALSO NOTED: Obopay pulls in more funding; Ericsson eyes Africa for WiMAX; and much more...

> Qualcomm contributes to mobile payments company Obopay's recent $7 million strategic investment round, which follows the company's $10 million Series A round. Article

> WiBro, wireless Internet see slow uptake in South Korea. Article

> Last week we mentioned India but as it has been saying for some time, Ericsson also sees Africa as good market for WiMAX and other wireless technologies. Article

> Filtronic and Powerwave said they revised their sales terms and Powerwave will now pay $185 million in cash and 17.7 million in new Powerwave shares. Article

> BusinessWeek has a short Q&A with Sky Dayton about Helio and Boingo Wireless; not much there but a quick refresher on the entrepreneur's plans. Article

> Voice recognition technology for mobile phones is back in the limelight, this time for emailing over smartphones. Article

And Finally... Nokia's 8800 Sirocco Edition has to be the weirdest handset I've come across in recent memory: "Sensual by nature, intuitively beautiful by design" and Brian Eno, the ambient music pioneer, composed the phone's soundtrack (?). Release

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