ALSO NOTED: Virgin Mobile USA's vault; China Netcom directors resign; and much more...

> Virgin Mobile USA launches contact "vault" as a backup service. Release

> China Netcom directors resign. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> Powerful earthquake disrupts Japan's telecommunications networks. Article

> Using data collected from mobile phone companies--especially tracking people via calls made and cell towers used to route those calls--is becoming increasingly important for criminal prosecutors. Article

> Sprint launches two new Sanyo Katana handsets. Article | Release

And Finally... Man goes on tank rampage and knocks down six cell towers. Article