HTC reportedly preparing to release One M9; Verizon to sell Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

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> HTC appears to be preparing to release the new One M9 flagship Android smartphone. Article

> Verizon Wireless is deploying small cells in San Francisco. Article

> LG announced four new mid-range Android smartphones, the Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy. Article

> Verizon Wireless will sell the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. Article

> T-Mobile teased the "six appeal" of Samsung's forthcoming smartphone, widely expected to be the Galaxy S6. Article

> A report from Verizon's enterprise business shows that Internet of Things products are gaining momentum in the enterprise market. Release

> America Movil, which owns TracFone Wireless, appears to have launched a new MVNO powered by Verizon Wireless called Total Wireless. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Some of the industry's biggest vendors clearly will be showcasing their wares with an eye toward 5G when they exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, next week. Article

> Millimeter wave technology pioneer SiBeam released its new SB6501 and SB6510 UltraGig.ad network processor and RF transceiver chipset, expanding on the company's indoor gigabit solutions. Article

Telecom News

> FairPoint Communications announcedthat after three days of voting, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have ratified tentative agreements with the telco. Article

Cable News

> Blackouts with networks including Fox News dinged Dish Network's subscriber base in the fourth quarter, with the satellite service losing 63,000 customers during the three-month period ending Dec. 31. Dish ended 2014 with 13.97 million pay-TV customers, down around 79,000 from where it ended 2013. Article

> The steady decline of Cable One's pay-TV business continued in the fourth quarter, with the MSO hemorrhaging another 25,000 video subscribers. Article

European Wireless News

> Apple detailed plans to heat Danish homes as part of a €1.7 billion ($1.9 billion) investment in two new European data centers. Article

> Orange agreed to increase its stake in Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (ECMS), which operates under the Mobinil brand, to 99 per cent from around 94 per cent for a total cost of €209.6 million ($240 million). Article

And finally… Drones are now spying on cell phone signals. Article

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