T-Mobile begins Cliq sales; NSN unlikely to find a suitor?

> T-Mobile USA said the Motorola Cliq is now available to current customers. The phone will be available to everyone starting Nov. 2 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks is unlikely to attract any new financial investors, and its parent companies are looking to divest from the joint venture, according to a report in Financial Times Deutschland. Nokia declined to comment, and a Nokia Siemens spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Article

> Asustek's first Android phone is going to appear later this year, according to a DigiTimes report. Article

> The U.S. International Trade Commission upheld an earlier decision that favors Nokia over wireless technology firm InterDigital. Article

> Clearwire shares received a boost last week after Macquarie analyst Phil Cusick raised his rating on the mobile WiMAX operator to "outperform" from "neutral." Article

> Matthew Key, CEO of O2 Europe, admitted that data traffic from smartphones is causing significant "growing pains" for the company's networks. Article

> Freedom4, which is part owned by Intel Capital, said telecom regulator Ofcom has changed the company's license conditions, allowing Freedom4 to offer mobile WiMAX services across the U.K. Article

> Virgin Mobile France has agreed to buy the local MVNO operations of Sweden's Tele2 for $83.7 million. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent announced that its research arm, Bell Labs, has conducted live field tests of a new antenna technology aimed at increasing the data transmission speeds of LTE and 3G networks. Article

And finally... Alleging it was a hoax, authorities said they plan to charge the parents of the child in the "Balloon Boy" saga with several crimes, including conspiracy to commit a crime, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and attempting to influence a public servant. Article

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