Orange France loses iPhone 3G exclusivity; More Moto handset photos leak

> Orange France lost its exclusive rights to sell Apple's iPhone 3G after France's competition watchdog ordered the carrier to stop blocking sales of the iPhone to customers who want to use rival operators. Article

> More leaked photos of Motorola's phones for Verizon Wireless that are supposed to launch in 2009 have popped up on the blog Boy Genius Report. Slideshow

> AT&T Mobility workers will have to pay a higher share of their healthcare costs beginning in 2012. Article

> The mobile advertising agency AdMob has found in its November Metrics report that iPhone usage is boosting WiFi requests in the United States and the U.K. Article

> The 3GPP has completed most of the specifications for standardization of Long-Term Evolution technology, meaning a release of the path forward for 4G technology is on track for March 2009. Article

> Both Vodafone and Orange are pushing ahead with a plan to offer their customers widget access to their mobile web. Article

> A study by mBlox has found that customers in Europe may wind up paying as much as 10 euros to download a mobile music track. Article

And finally... A New York City traffic cop gave a ticket to a 60-year-old retired teacher who was dressed up as Santa Claus and giving out presents because his SUV was double-parked next to his horse-drawn carriage. Article

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