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Brightpoint's earnings surge on smartphones

Brightpoint Inc., a distributor of wireless phones, said Thursday that its earnings increased more than sixfold as the growing demand for smartphones meant that more higher-priced devices passed through Brightpoint's facilities. Full story

Navajo Nation partners on wireless venture

The Navajo Nation has formalized an agreement with a wholesale wireless provider to upgrade telecommunications services on the vast reservation where many residents lack even basic telephone service. Full story

AT&T Makes Smart Call in Acquiring T-Mobile

AT&T's big move over the weekend to acquire T-Mobile and become the country's largest wireless provider could offer clear benefits to current AT&T subscribers, an analyst said. Full story

Corrected: Wireless expert Parrot eyeing bolt-on takeovers

French wireless devices specialist Parrot <PARRO.PA> has now the financial leeway to make small-scale acquisitions and is looking for opportunities, its finance director told Reuters. Full story

Mobile airwaves seen key to U.S. competitiveness

Global competitiveness in the U.S. telecom and media sector will hinge on making more airwaves available to keep pace with the booming wireless market, government and industry officials agreed on Wednesday. Full story

With iPhone, Verizon looks to a bright 2011

   In addition to the iPhone, Verizon is unrolling an upgraded network, and a wide array of wireless devices. Wilson Rothman explains why this will be Verizon's year.

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  Study: WiFi may be harmful to plants

A Dutch study finds that over time, signals such as those used for WiFi and other forms of wireless communications may harm leaves of trees and plants. WNBC's Lynda Baquero reports.

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