News of Note—John Legere’s penthouse, Verizon’s 5G call, Essential sales and more

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Qualcomm will likely attempt to close its acquisition of NXP as soon as it can to forestall a takeover attempt by Broadcom. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re following today:

> LG said it will soon offer new artificial intelligence capabilities to its V30 smartphone. PhoneScoop article

> Nokia-branded Android phones outsold those from Google, HTC and others over the holidays, according to one analyst. Verge article

> According to one estimate, Essential sold 90,000 smartphones during the company's first six months in the industry. Verge article

> At the ongoing Winter Olympics, companies including KT and Huawei are showing off 5G technology. That included the installation of 5G-linked cameras to bobsleds that will stream live video from the point of view of the pilots. Bloomberg article

> Qualcomm will likely attempt to close its acquisition of NXP as soon as it can to forestall a takeover attempt by Broadcom. Wall Street Journal article

> T-Mobile CEO John Legere is selling his New York penthouse for $22 million. Geekwire article

> Verizon, Nokia and Qualcomm said they completed a call using 5G New Radio technology. Release

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