Samsung to produce its own baseband for LTE, WiMAX; Orange to drop BlackBerry Bold?

> Samsung said it was developing its own baseband silicon for both LTE and WiMAX technologies in order to lower costs and decrease exposure to royalty fees. Article

> Orange UK may drop Research In Motion's BlackBerry Bold, with return rates on the rise and customer complaints increasing. Article

> China's Cabinet, after months of saying it would, officially agreed to approve 3G licenses for the country, granting licenses for TD-CDMA, W-CDMA and CDMA2000 technologies. Article

> The mobile banking group Monilink has said that mobile banking will replace Internet money management within five years. Article

And finally... Two sushi-bar owners in Tokyo paid more than $100,000 for a 282-pound premium tuna, the highest such bid in nearly a decade. Article

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