C Spire customers to get emergency alerts; HTC may be cooking up new One variants

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> Startup Kymeta is commercializing technology that it says will allow it to deliver broadband communications anywhere in the world using a new, small satellite antenna. Article (sub. req.)

> Apple will reportedly keep using Samsung Electronics for next-generation iPhone chips. Article

> C Spire customers will begin receiving Wireless Emergency Alerts. Article

> Microsoft and BlackBerry cut the prices of their Surface and Z10 devices, respectively. Article

> Microsoft is reportedly working on a smartwatch made of "translucent aluminum." Article

> Wi-Lan lost a U.S. patent-infringement trial against Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications. Article

> HTC will reportedly make a 6-inch version of its One smartphone. Article. A smaller One may also be in the works. Article

> ZTE's Geek could become the world's first smartphone using Nvidia's Tegra 4 chipset. Article

> LG Electronics' Optimus G Pro is set to debut in 40 more countries this quarter. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google is rolling out a revamped version of its Play online digital storefront introducing support for applications optimized for the company's Google Glass wearable technology. Article

> Dish Network is opening its Hopper DVR platform to mobile software developers, a move to fuel the creation of alternative remote control and second-screen services optimized for smartphones and tablets. Article

> A recent Evans Data survey reveals that 31 percent of developers are supporting NFC in some form today and 45 percent plan to support NFC within the next year. Article

Mobile Developer News

> As app stores grow ever larger and iterating across mobile platforms becomes a bigger headache, maybe developers should start thinking less about cross-platform and more about the "right" platform. Editor's Corner

> Nokia Lumia 1020: A snapshot of developers' reactions. Article

And finally… Apple will investigate the death of Chinese woman who was electrocuted to death when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging. Article