Nokia buries N-Gage; Verizon launching HTC Droid Eris Nov. 6?

> Nokia announced it will shut down its N-Gage mobile gaming effort. Article

> Verizon Wireless will launch its second Android phone, the HTC Droid Eris, on Nov. 6, according to the blog Engadget. A Verizon spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Article

> One bid doesn't make an auction for the fourth French 3G license. Commentary

> Juniper Networks said it will develop its own packet core solution for wireless networks. Article

> The European Union commissioner for information and media is encouraging all EU member nations to ramp up the pace of their digital TV transitions to make way for wireless broadband. Article

> The CEO of 3UK, Kevin Russell, claims that data now accounts for 94 percent of all traffic across the company's network. Article

> Vodafone launched its new 360 service focused on social networking, a high-stakes gamble. Article

And finally... A 222.5-pound meatball? Article