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Palm reinstates iTunes syncing for Pre

ITProPortal reports that the quiet war between Palm and Apple continues on as the former has released an update to its webOS operating system that allows the Pre to sync with iTunes 9.0.1, a feature that Apple had silently squeezed out.

Nokia joins wireless power standards group

Nokia – the world’s largest handset vendor – has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the industry group charged with developing an international wireless power standard for  rechargeable electronic devices such as mobile phones.

iSuppli: Windows Mobile to retake second spot

A report from iSuppli notes that while Windows Mobile is expected to fall to the No. 3 position among worldwide smartphone operating systems in 2009, appearing on 27.7 million smartphones, that number is expected to climb to 67.9 million smartphones by 2013, boosting Windows back into the No. 2 spot by 2012.

Adviser recommends EU court upholds roaming caps

A Wall Street Journal report notes that a legal adviser to Europe’s highest court today recommended the court uphold a Europe-wide law forcing mobile operators to cut the rates they charge for using a mobile phone abroad.

TDC in deal to sell Invitel for EUR700M

The Financial Times reports that TDC, the Danish telecoms group, has taken an important step towards a planned share sale by its private-equity owners next year by agreeing to sell Invitel.

Report: Symbian to maintain OS dominance

A new report from Juniper Research finds that recent concern over the future health of the Symbian platform may be ill-judged, with the analyst firm predicting that it will remain the dominant mobile operating system (OS) for the next five years.

NSN upgrades Hutch Austria

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has won a deal to upgrade 3 Austria’s network.

Vectone signs UK MVNO deal

Cellular News reports that European MVNO Vectone Mobile is partnering with T-Mobile UK to extend its services to the UK market with the launch of a low-cost prepay service.

Telefonica to trial LTE in six countries

Telefonica yesterday announced plans to trial LTE technology in six countries across Europe and Latin America, as the operator giant mulls its commercial next-generation network plans. The chosen countries are Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic and the UK, whilst the six vendors picked for the trials are Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks and ZTE.