Amazon has patent for augmented reality glasses; Steve Ballmer takes big stake in Twitter

More wireless news from across the Web:

> The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an Amazon patent for a pair of augmented reality smart glasses. Re/code article

> LG Electronics said the Nexus 5X smartphone is now available for sale in the U.S, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, South Korea and Japan. PhoneScoop article

> Google is advertising the Nexus phone on TV. The Verge article

> Ericsson said it will help support Latin America's first test systems for 5G and IoT to be deployed in Brazil during 2016 together with América Móvil. Release

> Verizon Wireless unveiled a new variant of the LG Lancet that runs Android rather than Windows Phone. PhoneScoop article

> Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has taken a 4 percent stake in Twitter, making him the third-biggest individual shareholder in the company. Reuters article

> Integrated Device Technology teamed with Samsung Electronics to deliver wireless charging for its Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 smartphones, wireless charger and Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch charging pad. Release

Wireless Tech News

> The Wi-Fi Alliance and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) want the FCC to close its proceeding on Globalstar's proposal to offer services using terrestrial low power service (TLPS), saying the company has had plenty of time to engage in real, transparent testing as opposed to demonstrations. Article

> According to FirstNet's acting CTO Jeff Bratcher, the organization "would love" iPhones to support the network's Band 14 spectrum, but says implementing the technology is a "chicken and egg discussion." Article

European Wireless News

> Nokia Networks and du signed a memorandum of understanding covering 5G development and evolution as they carry out what the companies said is the first demonstration of the technology's potential in the Middle East region. Article

> Huawei announced it is making a pot of up to $1 billion (€883 million) available to developers over the next five years in a bid to boost development of innovative services it said will enable it to quickly respond to the business needs of its customers. Article

Cable News

> SCTE reported attendance of 8,600 for its 2015 Cable-Tec Expo, down more than 5 percent from the 9,100 attendees that showed up for the event in Denver last year. Article

> Arris says the U.S. Department of Justice has requested additional information about "certain optical transmission products," and Arris' proposed $2.1 billion purchase of Pace won't close until at least late December. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and other ILECs' special access pricing plans are facing a new FCC investigation over claims that these carriers are implementing unreasonable terms and conditions in their plans. Article

> Boston may be willing to bend over backwards to give Verizon anything it needs to wire up the city with FTTH, but that plea fell on deaf ears as the telco recently told the City Council it won't bring the service to any new areas. Article

And finally… T-Mobile CEO John Legere purchased an $18 million apartment in New York City. Article