ALSO NOTED: Verizon to provide directory assistance to Dobson Cellular; Samsung launches UMA phone; and much more...

> Verizon Communications will provide directory services to Dobson Cellular customers. Article

> More investor skepticism comes to light over Alcatel/Lucent merger. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> Samsung has this week launched what it claims to be the world's first Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) WiFi handset--the SGH-P200--in Italy. Article (telecoms.com sub. req.)

> NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that they will launch a High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) service on August 31. Release

> Finland's telecoms regulator, FICORA, has granted wireless broadband licenses to 29 companies in Finland over 2006. Article

And Finally... Cell phones are enlisted to help count calories. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

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