AT&T to sell LTE-enabled Microsoft Surface 3; Chrysler exec joins Apple

More wireless news from across the Web:

> A survey conducted by Alcatel-Lucent of 5,500 smartphone consumers in the U.S, UK, Japan and Brazil found that more than 30 percent of U.S. consumers expect that the ability to experience VoLTE-enabled high-definition voice will lead them to make more or longer calls. Release

> AT&T said it will become the first U.S. carrier to offer the LTE-enabled version of Microsoft's Surface tablet, and that starting July 24 customers can purchase the Surface 3 for $0 down and $30 per month with an AT&T Tablet Installment plan. AT&T blog post

> Ex-Chrysler Group executive Doug Betts has joined Apple. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> Apple's next iPhone, believed to be called the iPhone 6S, will reportedly cut the 16 GB storage option and start at 32 GB for the base model. Business Insider article

> MetroPCS said customers who activate a new line on a $40 or higher service plan will receive an extra 1GB of LTE data per month on top of their data bucket and will keep that extra 1 GB as long as the customer remains with MetroPCS. PhoneScoop article

> Facebook, Google, Dell, HP, eBay and others filed a petition to a federal appeals court, asking the court to review its decision ordering Samsung to turn over profits from a handful of Apple patent infringements. Inside Sources article

> Microsoft is set to report its second quarterly loss in three decades as a publicly traded company, thanks in large part to a $7.6 billion hit to the value of the Nokia hardware unit it acquired in 2014. Seattle Times article

Mobile Developer News

> There may be a few indie developers who are so optimistic about their prospects that they shoot for the moon, but FierceDeveloper Editor Shane Schick doubts even the most bullish ever seriously think much about app constellations. Editor's Corner

> App Developer Association's OpenX, Millennial Media and more walk through idea generation, feature selection and monetization--the business skills app developers need now. Article

Cable News

> Graham Media said five of its stations in Texas, Florida and Detroit are set to go dark on Dish Network, signaling the latest negotiation breakdown for broadcast retransmission licensing. Article

> Comcast Wholesale will offer Rovi's video programming guide for digital terminal adapters (DTAs) to its HITS affiliate MSOs, enabling consumers with ages-old analog TV tech to experience a next-generation program guide. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon reported that while it continued to see an uptick in customers purchasing its 75 Mbps Quantum speed tiers, overall FiOS growth slowed during the second quarter of 2015. Article
 
> PEG Bandwidth has acquired W.L. Gore & Associates' 48-mile fiber network, a deal that will deepen its network reach in Delaware and Maryland to address a mix of enterprise and service provider wholesale opportunities. Article

And finally... Is the mobile web browsing experience simply terrible? Article

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