C Spire will launch the HTC One; Sprint to sell the Samsung Ativ S Neo

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> China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua said that the company is still in a "deliberation process" with Apple about the possibility of selling the iPhone. Article

> HTC was reportedly prototyping a color customization project for Sprint. The project involved HTC's 8XT Windows Phone device. Article

> Tomorrow Sprint is expected to start selling the Samsung Ativ S Neo smartphone.  Article

> C Spire Wireless will launch the 4G LTE HTC One touchscreen smartphone today .  Release

> Analysts say BlackBerry will be lucky to get a takeout price of $12 or $13 per share.  Article

Mobile Content News

> Amazon is rolling out a refreshed version of the Kindle Fire tablet's Silk browser, promising a faster, more responsive user experience. Article

> Google is distributing patches for an Android cryptography flaw that renders Bitcoin wallets vulnerable to theft. Article

> Is HTC giving up on Windows Phone? Editor's Corner

Broadband Wireless News

> The 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is gaining momentum as service providers demand inclusion of the technology in the network products they buy according to a Qualcomm executive. Article

> Time Warner Cable recently said that it is now delivering backhaul service to more than 10,000 cell towers. Article

> Recycling bins outfitted with Wi-Fi in London's financial district have had their smartphone-tracking capabilities shut down.  Article

> Three of the seven Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grantees will not get to deploy LTE over FirstNet spectrum. Article

> ZTE is preparing TDD/FDD LTE multimode base station system on chips (SoCs) based upon the CEVA-XC programmable digital signal processor (DSP). Article

European Wireless News

> Carlos Slim is facing strong resistance to his €7.2 billion ($9.6 billion) bid for the rest of KPN. Article

> Fitch Ratings says Nokia's performance over the past 12 months has been better than expected. Article

> The European Commission questioned fee changes proposed by Italy's regulator that Telecom Italia said would cost it €110 million in lost revenue a year.  Article

> Telefónica's O2 UK has been selected as the preferred connectivity provider for a smart meter programme in the UK, with its share of the contract valued at £1.5 billion. Article

And finally… A new WeatherSignal app turns your smartphone into a weather station. Article

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