Sprint cuts jobs in Reston; Nokia to solve problems with XPress handset

> Sprint Nextel is cutting 93 jobs at its networking operations center in Reston, Va., as part of its plan to cut 8,000 jobs and save $1.2 billion annually. Article

>  Nokia is reportedly going to issue a firmware update to fix HSDPA connectivity issues that the North American version of its 5800 XPress Music handset was experiencing. Article

>The HTC Magic, the handset maker's second phone running on Google's Android operating system, has been spotted in black. Article

> Harris Stratex Networks snapped up WiMAX vendor Telsima for $12 million as part of its plan to push into emerging markets and new technologies. Article

> Nokia and Ericsson are reportedly interested in becoming MVNOs in India. Article

> France Telecom said that it had a three-year strategy for its mobile phone division, Orange, that will reduce costs and investments, while keeping the group's annual cashflow consistent with what it was in 2008. Article

And finally... Roman Catholic bishops in Italy are urging Catholics to give up texting for Lent. Article