Sony Ericsson to return to profitability; HTC launching Touch Pro 2 in U.S.

> Sony Ericsson said that it expected to return to profitability by the second half of 2009 and become one of the world's top three handset makers by 2011. Article

> HTC will launch the Touch Pro 2 in the United States this summer, an HTC spokeswoman confirmed, but has not made any announcement about a carrier partnership. Article

> As Apple's App Store approaches 30,000 applications, the need for a more personalized and intuitive download experience will grow. Commentary

> Nokia lost a legal battle to avoid going to the U.S. International Trade Commission to defend itself against a patent-infringement lawsuit by InterDigital. Article (sub. req.)

> Alltel blocked calls last week to a Florida unemployment hot line, but the problem appears to have been solved. Article

> Palm has backed away from comments made by Elevation partners founding partner Roger McNamee that the Palm Pre would be far superior to Apple's iPhone. Article

And finally... An owl in Bangor, Maine, has apparently been attacking cross-country skiers; there have been eight attacks over the last three weeks. Article