Nokia files for battery charging patent; China Unicom may introduce WiFi-equipped iPhone

> Nokia has filed for a patent for a technology that would charge phone batteries via kinetic energy. Article

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> China Unicom is working with Apple to introduce iPhones equipped with WiFi after government regulations forced the companies late last year to disable the capability. Article

> Rural wireless broadband operator KeyOn Communications announced that all 11 of its applications for broadband stimulus funds were rejected by the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service. Article

> O2 UK has appointed an ex-GlaxoSmithKline exec to head its new mobile healthcare division. Article

> Belgian cable company Telenet has started the country's first trial of LTE. Article

> Orange has launched a widget-based service that will allow its feature phone users to access popular widgets from leading content providers. Article

And finally... Apple CEO Steve Jobs attended the Academy Awards last night, and his company's iPad popped up in a number of commercials during the awards ceremony. Article