ALSO NOTED: Versatel and Tele2 hold off on merger; Motorola Ventures to invest up to $25 million in Israel; and much more...

> Dutch telecom company Versatel Telecom International and Tele2 of Sweden have put plans for a legal merger on hold amid shareholder opposition. Article (Wall Street Journal sub. req.)

> Some 81 percent of mobile phone users in Latin America were subscribed to prepaid plans at the end of the first quarter of 2006, according to Signals Telecoms Consulting. Article

> Motorola Ventures will invest up to $25 million in Israeli startups in 2006. Article

And Finally... The Chi-Mei UMA smartphone gets FCC approval. Article

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