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> Portugal Telecom is focusing its defense against Sonae's $12.7 billion hostile takeover on the price of the offer. Article

> Nortel Networks plans to unveil a $1.9 billion research and development spending plan shortly. Article

> Shipments of Bluetooth-enabled devices set a record quarter, bringing 2005 sales 244 percent higher than those of 2004. Article

> Orange said its existing small- to medium-sized business customers in the U.K. will be offered fixed-line telephone services in the office and receive a single bill for their mobile and landline services. Article

> Swiss company ImCoSys is expected to introduce a quad-band GSM smartphone running Linux. Article

> Report: Cell phones steal a significant amount of listening time from terrestrial radio. Article

> The DoD intends to move forward on plans to use active RFID technology to support collaborative military coalition operations with 24 countries. Article

> Alvarion gains traction in Africa. Article

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