Amazon/HTC smartphone could be aimed at Amazon Prime customers; LG's G Pad 8.3 hits U.S.

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> Amazon has reportedly been in talks with HTC since at least June to develop handsets for sale to users of the Amazon Prime service. Article

> LG Electronics' G Pad 8.3 is now available in the United States for $349.99. Article

> T-Mobile US is launching three budget-friendly new smartphones, including two from Alcatel One Touch. Article

> According to J.D. Power, overall satisfaction with smartphones is highest among AT&T Mobility customers. Release

> A new report from Good Technology shows Apple's iOS accounted for 72 percent of devices connecting to its server software and activated in the quarter, with Android-based hardware making up most of the rest. Article

> Telespree launched new turnkey solutions for select M2M verticals. Release

> Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 Zoom appears bound for AT&T. Article

> Investor Warren Buffett thinks Apple's share buyback should stay as it is. Article

> A potential explanation of problems with the iPhone 5s's accelerometer has been revealed. Article

> Facebook's ad profit 1,790 percent more on iPhone than Android, according to a study by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads. Article
 
> Canonical released Ubuntu 13.10 for Phones and PCs. Article

> Leap Wireless' Cricket is launching the LTE-capable ZTE Source smartphone for $220. Release

Wireless Tech News

> Not quite one year after a group of operators set the wheels in motion for implementation of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in telecom networks, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has released the initial five specs for this radically different approach to networking. Article

> ARM Holdings has been quietly shifting way from mere gadgets and getting deeper into the network, and several announcements this week exemplify how far the company and its technology have come. Article

> Researchers at New York's University at Buffalo say they have developed an IP-compatible protocol stack that will enable deployment of deep-sea modems and creation of an underwater Internet accessible via laptops, smartphones and other wireless devices. Article

European Wireless News

> América Móvil said it withdrew its €7.2 billion ($9.74 billion) bid to buy Dutch operator KPN because it determined it would be impossible to meet its goal of expanding its stake to more than 50 percent. Article. Yet KPN said it could resume takeover talks with América Móvil. Article

>  Telefónica Digital and Rhapsody International said they have entered into a "wide-ranging strategic agreement" that will see the Spanish operator take a stake in the streaming music specialist and offer Rhapsody's Napster music services to its users across the globe. Article

> Huawei is investing $200 million in a new R&D center in the UK as part of a wider $2 billion investment in the country, as the Chinese vendor continues to expand its operations in Europe. Article

> The European Union said  Samsung has offered to stop patent lawsuits in Europe. Article

> Alcatel is reportedly close to a deal with a major French telco. Article

And finally... A Spanish startup wants to add augmented reality and other wireless technology to regular glasses. Article

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