BlackBerry scoops up Android-focused domain names; Nokia unveils Eden-NET product for Self Organizing Networks

More wireless news from across the Web:

> BlackBerry fueled more speculation about its plans this week when it bought two Android-related domain names. Reuters article

> The National Association of Broadcasters asked the FCC to provide additional data about simulations the FCC has run about the relocation of TV stations following the broadcast spectrum incentive auction. Letter (PDF)

> Microsoft plans to start advertising Windows 10 but is striking a remarkably different tone than it has in the past for Windows launches. New York Times article

> Nokia unveiled its news Eden-NET product for Self Organizing Networks. Release

> Huawei acquired software assets from Irish software defined networking vendor Amartus. ZDNet article

> Samsung Display has started development on a mobile phone display that is more than four times sharper than today's quad-HD displays. PhoneScoop article

> Apple is buying some real estate in San Jose, Calif., its first push into the city in decades. San Jose Business Journal article

> Antitrust regulators at the Federal Trade Commission are reportedly looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law. Reuters article

> Nintendo has announced that its president and CEO, Satoru Iwata, died on Saturday. The Verge article

Wireless Tech News

> It would be a mistake to overlook what Sprint is doing with Wi-Fi to improve coverage, expand its service portfolio, enhance its competitive position and minimize its postpaid churn, which is higher than those of its three largest rivals. Industry Voices

> Everyone has a role to play in the 5G standards process, and for Ericsson that means spearheading 5G system development as coordinator of the new METIS-II EU project as it sets out to develop the overall 5G radio system design and roadmap recommendations. Article

> Japan's SoftBank Group is ramping up its R&D with a pair of initiatives aimed at improving network efficiencies with Chinese vendors ZTE and Huawei. Article

European Wireless News

> Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile are claiming an industry first after completing what they described as the first live field trial of a virtualized radio access network (vRAN) based on network functions virtualization (NFV) technology. Article

> IDC said smartphone shipments in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) increased 66 percent year-on-year to reach more than 36 million units in the first quarter of 2015, and is forecasting shipments of 155 million units in the region for the year as a while. Article

Cable News

> Comcast is planning to launch a $15-a-month OTT pay-TV service that blends streaming of the major broadcast networks and HBO, as well as access to the MSO's cloud DVR service and thousands of on-demand programs. However, the offering contains no major cable networks. Article

Telecom News

> Comcast has finally revealed that promotional pricing for Gigabit Pro 2 Gbps will be $159 a month for customers in a number of its Central Division markets where it will offer the service that sign a three-year contract. Article

And finally… Pharmaceutical giants like GlaxoSmithKline and Purdue Pharma want to use Apple's open source ResearchKit platform to get medical research data via the iPhone. Article

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