HTC unveils gold HTC One; Apple selling unlocked versions of iPhone 5s

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@FierceWireless: RT@AllthingsD. Eric Schmidt's Easy, Four-Step Guide to Switching From iPhone to Android -by @MikeIsaac. Article | [email protected]

> The FCC clarified on Friday that it will be up to airlines, and not the FCC, to allow cell phone calls on airplanes if they FCC gives the technical go-ahead. Article

> Google is working to improve the quality of camera apps on Android. Article

> Huawei is recruiting more Western executives and rolling out a long-term incentive program to attract foreign workers. Article

> HTC unveiled a gold version of the HTC One. Article

> The European Union is expected to approve Microsoft's proposed $7.30 billion takeover of Nokia's mobile phone. Article

> A hedge fund manager says that Apple is not going to become the next Motorola or BlackBerry. Article

> Apple made the unlocked iPhone 5s available online. Article

> RedBox Instant is available on Nokia's Lumia Windows Phones from Verizon Wireless. Article

> Qualcomm acknowledged that U.S. restrictions on Chinese companies and concerns about NSA surveillance are impacting its business in China.  Article (sub. req.)

> Alcatel-Lucent, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and the Nevada Department of Transportation, conducted a six-month trial of an LTE public safety network in  Las Vegas. Release

Wireless Tech News

> The Internet of Things will likely turn our residences into power-hungry energy suckers. Commentary

> Startup Iotera says it is developing a low-power, long-range wireless tracking technology that relies upon unlicensed spectrum over a range exceeding eight miles. Article

> Analysts predict heady days ahead for sales of LTE radio access network (RAN) equipment, including small cells. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone CEO said he would be open to a buyer if they were interested enough. Article

> Analysys Mason reports that mobile in-market consolidation (mergers or acquisitions between two mobile players in the same country) is gaining momentum in Western Europe. Commentary

> Vodafone is rolling out its Near Feld Communications-based mobile wallet service in Europe, and said this is the first European mobile payment service to be based on the open-standard GlobalPayment platform. Article

And finally… Waze unveiled a new feature where celebrities can give you driving directions. Article

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