U.S. Cellular sells Desire; Intel nears purchase of Infineon wireless unit

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> Bloomberg reported that Intel is nearing its purchase of Infineon's wireless chip  business. Article

> Radio broadcasters are defending their proposal to insert FM chips into all cell phones. Article

> Investor Carl Icahn increased his stake in Motorola to 10.4 percent. Article (sub. req.)

> Apple severed ties with a longtime design partner after that company showed off a tablet design to other firms. Article

> Google said it recorded 1 million Gmail calls in the first 24 hours of the service's availability. Article

> U.S. Cellular is now selling the HTC Desire for $199.95 after a $70 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract. Release

Mobile Content News

> Firefox vendor Mozilla announced the "alpha" version of its browser for Android and Nokia N900 phones, Fennec, is now available. Post

> Vevo's new application for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch surpassed 1 million downloads in its first week of release. Article

> USA Today will dramatically overhaul its organizational structure as the publication shifts its emphasis away from its print roots to target digital media. Article

> Can Apple's iTunes plan succeed? Commentary

> Qualcomm posted a job opening for an iPhone application developer. Article

> Facebook said it has 44 million iPhone users, not 104 million. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> A survey sponsored by Cisco found that in-home WiFi is a key aspect of teens' education. Article

European Wireless News

> Energy drink vendor Red Bull said it will launch an MVNO in Germany. Article

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