ALSO NOTED: Orange plans to cut 2K in the UK;Qualcomm to pay another $205M for Flarion; and much more...

> Orange plans to cut 2,000 jobs in the U.K. as part of the operator's plans to merge with sister company Wanadoo. Article

> Qualcomm said it will pay another $205 million for its purchase of Flarion Technologies because of patents Flarion recently received for FLASH-OFDM technology. Article

> AOL said it will begin offering its service on Clearwire's WiMAX-like network. Article

> iSuppli says Samsung and Motorola significantly boosted their market share in the first quarter. Article

> Deutsche Telekom says it intends to "play an active role in the European consolidation process." Article

> Tropos is introducing a specification designed to optimize client devices for municipal WiFi networks called Tropos Metro Compliance Extensions. Article

> Motient revamps board ahead of annual meeting. Article

> Actix introduced an optimization solution for EV-DO Rev. A that enables wireless operators to diagnose and troubleshoot their services. Article

And Finally... South Korea unveils female android. Article