ALSO NOTED: Sprint Nextel on track for 2.5 GHz deployment; BenQ posts first-ever quarterly net loss; and much more...

> Sprint Nextel says its next-generation, mobile multimedia network to be deployed in the 2.5 GHz is still on track even though the company hasn't decided on a technology. Article

> BenQ posted its first-ever quarterly net loss because of restructuring costs tied to the Siemens mobile-phone business. Article (Wall Street Journal sub. req.)

> Canadian operator TELUS is deploying Musiwave's full-track music download service. Release

> Nigeria's largest private operator, Starcomms Nigeria, plans to deploy the country's first CDMA 1xEV-DO mobile broadband network. Article

> Orange France launched a High Speed Data Packet Access (HSDPA) network trial. Article

> Motorola's popular Razr made a limited appearance in Cingular and T-Mobile stores this week after the two carriers suspended sales because of a phone defect. Article

> Samsung Electronics said it demonstrated new wireless technologies for mobile phone connectivity, including ad hoc routing and ultrawideband (UWB). Article

And Finally... Nearly four-in-10 people think it's OK to talk on a mobile phone in the bathroom. Article

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