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Report: HTC to privately demo a smart watch at MWC

Smartphone maker HTC plans to privately demonstrate the first of its three planned wearable devices next week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, according to a  Bloomberg  report.

Verizon, Microsoft, Intel, AT&T execs make list of Rising Stars in Wireless

In today's spotlight, FierceWireless profiles several up-and-coming executives in the industry. Its 2014 "Rising Stars in Wireless" report includes executives from Verizon, AT&T, Microsoft, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Microsoft, Intel and Qualcomm.

Report: Qualcomm, Apple battled for top spots in smartphone, tablet chips in 2013

Qualcomm and Apple competed fiercely for the top spots among chipset makers for smartphones and tablets in 2013, according to new reports from research firm Strategy Analytics. However, Qualcomm maintained its strong lead among baseband chip suppliers thanks to its dominant position in the LTE market, the research firm found.

MediaTek combines LTE modem with latest octa-core chip, aims for low-end smartphone market

Chipset vendor MediaTek is aiming to bring LTE to smartphones that cost less than $200 on an unsubsidized basis, using a new chip it hopes will finally let it crack more into Western markets.

Alliance for Wireless Power, Power Matters Alliance team for wireless charging

Two of the three leading groups promoting wireless charging standards have agreed to work together, potentially hastening consolidation in the market and the move toward a single, unifying standard.

IHS: Tablet processor chip market to surge 23 per cent in 2014

Global shipments in 2014 of tablet processors will reach an estimated 299.7 million units, up 23 per cent from 243.1 million units last year, latest forecasts say.

Verizon talking to TV manufacturers about supporting LTE Multicast programming

In addition to developing new mobile devices capable of delivering live video using LTE Multicast technology, Verizon Wireless is talking to consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers about integrating LTE Multicast with connected TV devices, a top Verizon executive said Wednesday.

Qualcomm buys 2,400 mobile patents from HP

Qualcomm purchased a trove of mobile-related patents from Hewlett-Packard and its Palm subsidiary to bulk up its mobile patent portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Huawei touts 'ultra-flash' CSFB for faster call set-up times

Huawei said testing of what it calls "ultra-fast" circuit-switched fallback (CSFB) technology proved that the approach can shorten voice call set-up times by more than 50 percent for LTE networks and is even faster than traditional circuit-switched call setup times.

Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2013

How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the fourth-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...