News of Note—Verizon and AT&T announce new cores, HTC reports a loss, Foxconn buys Belkin and more

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HTC reported a major loss in the fourth quarter. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re following today:

> Apple announced a new iPad for schools, seeking to challenge Google’s position in the market with its own Chromebooks. CNET article

> Verizon and AT&T, through its FirstNet deal, each announced a core network devoted to public-safety users. Verizon release | FirstNet release

> HTC reported a major loss in the fourth quarter. Mobile World Live article

> Foxconn announced an agreement to purchase Belkin, which owns the Linksys, Wemo and Phyn brands, for $866 million in cash. Phone Scoop article

> Huawei has revealed its new P20 Pro smartphone. The Verge article

> Ericsson announced Xavier Dedullen is its new SVP, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Group Function Legal Affairs & Compliance. The action is part of a handful of executive management moves by the company. Release

> Juniper Research predicted the connected clothing sector will grow to $1 billion by 2020. Release