ALSO NOTED: WiMAX like ISDN? iPhones drive traffic to Google; and much more...

> IT-Wireless editor Curtis Franklin writes on Xohm: A Sprint official recently said that people looking for a cellular-like "unlimited data" option were going to be disappointed. He also indicated that the model for subsidizing hardware (you know, the "sign up for a year and we'll give you the phone" model) was going to change. What I hear from this is that they're going to make customers pay more up front, then meter the use. I have one thing to say about that: ISDN. Article

> iPhones drive traffic to Google. Article

> Verizon Wireless collects more than 1 million old phones in 2007. Article

And Finally... Gizmodo writer banned from CES for life after prank. Blog claims "Our prank pays homage to the notion of independence and independent reporting. And no matter how much access the companies give us, we won't ever stop being irreverent. That's what this prank was about and what the press should understand." Article