Nokia Siemens launches expanded unified base station; France Telecom's iPhone appeal dismissed

> Nokia Siemens Networks launched an expanded version of its unified Flexi base station which has a multi-radio function that supports not only UMTS and Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology, but also GSM, allowing it to support 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. Article   

> A French appeals court has tossed out France Telecom's bid to get back its exclusivity rights to Apple's iPhone 3G, upholding a December ruling by competition regulators that opened up the phone to other carriers. Article

> Verizon Wireless announced it will extend its partnership with hip-hop producer Timbaland to create exclusive content available for free to subscribers using Research In Motion's BlackBerry Storm. Article

> Research In Motion passed a symbolic barrier by selling its 50 millionth BlackBerry device. Article

And finally... Police in the City of London (London's financial district, and not to be confused with all of London) have launched an SMS service, which will allow people in the City to use their phones to contact police in non-emergency situations. Article