Apple's Schiller: NFC is solution in search of problem; Huawei not planning Android rival

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@FierceWireless: RT@verge: iPhone 5 hands-on pictures, video, and impressions. Article | [email protected]

> FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the agency will initiate formal steps to implement the key recommendations of the PCAST report, including small cell use in  in the 3.5 GHz band. Release

> Sprint Nextel said its network is incompatible with the iPhone 5's version of HD Voice. Article

> Huawei said it is not building a rival to Google's Android. Article

> Apple's Phil Schiller said NFC technology is a solution in search of a problem. Article

> Apple will offer a Lightning-to-USB adapter. Article

> The FCC has published final rules allocating spectrum for monitors that can free patients from their hospital beds. Article

> AT&T Mobility reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in benefit negotiations for more than 40,000 employees. Article

Mobile Content News

> Microsoft is phasing out the Windows Phone Marketplace brand in favor of Windows Phone Store in advance of its forthcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system update. Article

> Zynga is expanding its first-ever mobile role-playing games Montopia and Ayakashi: Ghost Guild to the Western market. The two free-to-play titles were initially introduced exclusively to Japanese consumers in early 2012. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> If you've never heard of LTE, thanks to the iPhone 5 you will now. Editor's Corner

> Mobile Citizen announced that its WiMAX-based low-cost mobile Internet program for nonprofit organizations is now available in more than 50 cities. Article

European Wireless News

> PPF, one of the largest private equity firms in Central and Eastern Europe, filed a bid with the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTU), the national regulator, to take part in the country's upcoming auction of 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum. Article

> According to unnamed sources quoted by Bloomberg, the board of Verizon Wireless--a joint venture between Verizon Communications and the Vodafone--has no plans to discuss a potential dividend in a meeting scheduled for Sept. 19. Article

And finally… Despite Apple's pledge of secrecy, there were no surprises at its event. Article

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