ALSO NOTED: Symbol's 'rugged' enterprise handheld; Verizon Wireless selects WiderThan for VCast Music; and much more...

> Symbol Technologies unveiled its rugged MC70 Windows Mobile 5.0 PDA. The device is nearly indestructible and works as a voice device on cellular and 802.11a/b/g networks, while supporting Bluetooth technology, too. Article

> Verizon Wireless selects WiderThan as an application service provider for the new VCast Music service. Release

> Study: Managed services hold large and growing opportunity for carriers to off-load network operation tasks and for infrastructure vendors to secure new revenue streams. Release

> Old hat: 8 million Britons are unhappy with their carriers customer support. Article

And Finally... CNET posted a sizable gallery of gadgets coming out of CES. Gallery