News of Note—Microsoft’s ‘pocketable’ Surface, Apple’s mapping app and more

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Microsoft detailed a secret “pocketable” Surface device in a leaked email. (Pixabay)

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> A California man was charged on Friday with threatening to kill the family of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. New York Times article

> Microsoft detailed a secret “pocketable” Surface device in a leaked email. The Verge article

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

> Apple is rebuilding the mapping application on its iPhones from the ground up, but TomTom will continue to be a data provider for Apple’s maps app. Reuters story

> New research points to continued weakness in the security of the LTE standard. Ars Technica article

> Senet announced network server enhancements for its LoRaWAN platform, which the company said now offers “connectivity readiness” in over 80 countries. Release

> Samsung and Cisco said they tested 5G with Orange in Romania. Release

> Sequans Communications announced that it has executed an agreement with Japan’s NTT DoCoMo to accelerate the development of NB-IoT devices and applications. Release

> Dell is going public again after a five-year stint as a privately held company. CNET article