Vodafone jumps on UK iPhone bandwagon; CNN offers $1.99 iPhone app

> One day after France Telecom's Orange unit said it would sell Apple's iPhone in the UK once O2's exclusivity on the device runs out, Vodafone announced that it, too, would offer the smartphone, beginning in early 2010. Article

> More than 2 billion applications have been downloaded from Apple's App Store, but what's truly important is whether they have staying power with consumers. Commentary

> CNN announced a premium news app for the iPhone that costs $1.99 and will feature live breaking news video, push notification and localization and personalization tools, among other features. Article

> Navteq said the prize pool for its 2010 Global LBS Challenge is now valued at $8.2 million in cash, licenses, services and handsets following the addition of three global sponsors: deCarta, DeviceAnywhere and Tanla. Article

> Google has ordered a prolific Android developer to cease and desist distribution of its CyanogenMod custom Android ROM. Article

And finally... Foreign airlines are ahead of the United States when it comes to allowing cell phone use on planes. Article