ALSO NOTED: Pantech launches own-branded handset in Canada; WiFi ready in Mountainview; and much more...

> Pantech Group, South Korea's second largest mobile phone maker, said it has launched its own-branded handset for the first time in Canada. Article

> The WiFi network Google built for Mountain View became generally available on Wednesday. Article

> China Mobile's first-half net profit rose 26 percent. Article

> Brightpoint says that it has revised its estimate to increase the number of units which it expects to handle in 2006. The handset distributor now expects to handle between 55 million and 60 million units for the year. Article

And Finally... Indonesia uses cell phones to combat bird flu. Article (WSJ sub. req.)