Vodafone, Telefonica ink infrastructure deal; Ericsson denies leaving JV

> Vodafone and Telefonica announced that they would enter into a pan-European deal to share network infrastructure in the U.K., Spain, Germany and Ireland. Article

> Ericsson denied reports that it was leaving its joint venture Sony Ericsson, saying its position has not changed. Article (sub. req.)  

> The FCC approved an LTE device from LG Electronics. It is not a phone and it operates in the 1700 MHz band. Article

> France's second-largest ISP, Iliad, promised strong growth as it looks to receive a 3G license to compete with France Telecom. Article

> Verizon Wireless launched the Nokia Intrigue, a new thin flip phone, for $130 with a two-year service contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Article

> Alltel announced it was launching the LG Banter, a Qwerty messaging phone, for $20 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Release

> Cadillac will begin offering an in-car WiFi option for its CTS sport sedan beginning in April. Article

> Best Buy has pushed back the launch of its U.K. megastore by 12 months. Article

And finally... A 350-year-old statue, which was stolen from an Italian church nearly two decades ago, was found in the home of a North Carolina couple who did not know it had been taken from the church. Article