Aruba buys WiFi mesh company; Droid Eris getting Android 2.1 soon?

Quick news from around the Web:

@FierceWireless: Carving up the prepaid market. Commentary | Follow @FierceWireless

> Aruba Networks said it will buy Azalea Networks for its outdoor WiFi mesh technology in a cash and stock deal valued at $40.5 million. Article

> Verizon Wireless has begun hinting that the HTC Droid Eris will get an Android 2.1 update soon. Article

> NTT DoCoMo dropped plans to offer Apple's iPad after rival Softbank inked an exclusive deal for the device in Japan. Article

Mobile Content News

> WPP head calls for a "close look" at Google/AdMob deal. Article

> Sprint Nextel will issue Android 2.1 for its Moment and Hero handsets sometime in the second quarter. Article

> Gravity Mobile's MusicID app goes global. Article

> Myxer: Females download twice as much mobile content. Article

Broadband News

> FCC study says fixed broadband wireless is the most economical for a majority of unconnected homes. Article

> Ericsson CEO looks to capitalize on M2M. Article

> Indian 3G auction hits $2.65 billion. Article

European News

> Cracks are appearing in Alcatel-Lucent's continued optimism. Commentary

> To stop data download abuse, Vodafone introduces out-of-bundle charges. Article

> Nokia launches massive Ovi Maps campaign. Article

> LTE will support 50-100 billion connected devices, claims Vodafone-backed expert. Article

And finally... A product for the future? The iWatch. Article

Sponsored by SNS Telecom

Shared & Unlicensed Spectrum in the 5G Era

Learn how shared and unlicensed spectrum will transform cellular communications in the 5G era. Featuring enabling technologies, key trends, business models, applications, spectrum availability, case studies and 5G NR/LTE equipment forecasts.