Leap cuts down on churn; Vodafone, Orange pull plug on some smartphones

> Leap Wireless CEO Doug Hutcheson said the company reduced churn in the fourth quarter compared with the third, and added around 300,000 new subscribers in the quarter. Article

> Vodafone and Orange recently announced they will no longer offer two devices from Nokia and Sony Ericsson because of technical issues and high return rates. Article

> Does the Nexus One do it for you? Commentary

> Clearwire launched its first WiMAX network in Europe in Malaga, Spain, under the brand Instanet. Article

> Huawei said it plans to invest $500 million in research and development in India. Article (sub. req.)

> The Global Certification Forum said it is on schedule to release an LTE device certification plan before the end of 2010. Article

> In-flight service provider Aircell plans to launch an in-flight video downloading service later this year. Article

And finally... Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein said he doesn't worry about Apple's iPhone and has, in fact, never used one. Take that, Steve Jobs! Article

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