Nokia's Elop set for $25.5M payday; Verizon will launch BlackBerry Z30

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@FierceWireless: RT@phonescoop: Republic Wireless to Sell Moto X for $299. Article [email protected]

> Stephen Elop, Nokia's former CEO, is set to get $25.5 million if Nokia completes the sale of its handset business to Microsoft, where Elop plans to return. Article

> Verizon Enterprise Solutions President John Stratton slammed Google, Microsoft and Yahoo for suing the National Security Agency so that they can reveal more public information about how they interact with the spy agency. Article

> Verizon Wireless said it will launch the BlackBerry Z30. Article

> HTC's rumored One Max will make the Samsung Galaxy Note look small. Article

> Nvidia hopes to help its Tegra 4 chipset gain ground via its $199 Tegra Note tablet reference design product. Article

> T-Mobile US brand MetroPCS charges customers a $3 fee to pay their bills in stores. Article

> Oracle skated to growth in its most recent quarter. Article

> The iPhone 5c could be cheaper in China for customers who are willing to sign a contract. Article

> The Motorola Mobility Moto X Developer Edition is now on sale for $649.99, and works with Verizon's and GSM networks. Article

>  A new Sprint MVNE, PC Management, will provide access to Sprint's CDMA and LTE networks for MVNOs. Page

> Sprint will expand its retail presence within Costco stores. Article

> The HTC Desire 601 is likely headed to Sprint or its Virgin Mobile prepaid brand. Article

> Wi-Fi and cellar service could come to New York City Subway trains. Article

> Google Glass is not expected to reach Europe for years. Article

> Google announced Calico, a new company focused on health. Article

> Hewlett-Packard is rolling out new Slate devices running Nvidia's Tegra 4 chipset. Post

Mobile Content News

> Apple CEO Tim Cook is shrugging off threats posed by the growth of mobile competitors like Google and Microsoft, dismissing both companies as imitators in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek. Article

> In tandem with the launch of its overhauled iOS 7 platform, Apple is increasing the size of iOS applications users may download via cellular networks. Article

>  BlackBerry announced its cross-platform Messenger chat applications for Google's Android and Apple's iOS will go live this weekend. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Network virtualization represents the concept du jour, the pot at the end of the rainbow, and lots of companies want in on the action. Editor's Corner

> Juniper Networks said it has shipping a commercial software-defined networking (SDN) controller called Contrail and an open-source version of the source code library called OpenContrail in an effort to foster widespread SDN adoption. Article

> Ericsson is actually the fifth-largest software company in the world, and that situates it nicely as mobile operators revamp their networks to accommodate new revenue streams generated by Internet innovators, said Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson. Article

European Wireless News

> Huawei won an LTE deal with Denmark's TDC away from rival Ericsson. Article

> The European Commission shouldn't change its approach to standards-essential patents. Industry Voices

> Virgin Mobile unveiled plans to offer LTE services in France after signing a "4G Full MVNO" contract with Bouygues Telecom to use the operator's LTE and 3G networks, although it's not clear how this arrangement will affect the MVNO's existing network deals with Orange France and SFR. Article

And finally... Check out a frozen cell tower. Post