LG promises flexible OLED display phones this year; TWC to offer free Wi-Fi network

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> Verizon Wireless is researching cross-carrier HD Voice technology. Article

> Japanese banks will back SoftBank's bid for Sprint Nextel. Article (sub. req.)

> HTC said it plans to transition to a different microphone technology in order to avoid litigation with Nokia. Article

> Nokia scheduled a press event for May 14 where it promises to release new Lumia Windows Phone smarthones. Article

> LG said it will release a smartphone with a flexible OLED display this year. Article

> Samsung Experience stores are now rolling into Best Buy outlets. Release

> The release of Samsung's Galaxy S4 is being delayed slightly due to what the company said is stronger than expected demand. Article

> Cincinnati Bell said it will sell the HTC One. Release

> Microsoft sold 3 million Windows tablets in the first quarter, according to Strategy Analytics. Article

> IHS expects 10 million shipments of smart glasses from 2012 to 2016. Article

> InterDigital posted swelling revenues in the first quarter. Release

> Time Warner Cable plans a free Wi-Fi network in Austin to battle Google Fiber. Article

> Smart card maker Gemalto expects double-digit growth. Article

Mobile Content News

> Samsung Electronics will ship its Galaxy S4 smartphone without Knox, a Google Android-based security solution designed to make the manufacturer's phones more suitable for business users. Article

> Forgoing its signature secrecy, Apple confirmed it will unveil the next version of its iOS mobile operating system during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, kicking off in San Francisco on June 10. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> The fur is flying at FirstNet. Editor's Corner

> Verizon Wireless' LTE in Rural America program is extending its reach to Ketchikan, Alaska, via an agreement with KPU Telecommunications. Article

European Wireless News

> Etisalat reported flat first-quarter profit and weaker margins, as the Dubai-based company was widely reported to be on the brink of offering to buy Vivendi's stake in Maroc Telecom. Article

> France Telecom is putting its hopes into new LTE services as the fixed and mobile operator continues to suffer from the ongoing cutthroat competition in its home mobile market. Article

And finally… Apple CEO Tim Cook will raffle off a coffee date at Apple's campus for charity. Article