Republic Wireless tweaks service pricing; Via Licensing lands China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom in LTE patent pool

Quick news from around the Web.

@FierceWireless: RT@verge: ZTE promises first Tegra 4 LTE phone for mid-2013 launch in China. Article | [email protected]

> MVNO Republic Wireless announced it will sell the Motorola Defy XT for $99 with a no-contract $29 a month service plan, alongside its current $19 a month service plan with a $249 Motorola Defy XT. Release

> Nvidia is building a major new campus in Santa Clara, Calif. Article

> Patent-licensing firm Via Licensing announced China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom joined its LTE patent pool. Article

> LG announced its mid-range Optimus F series of phones. Article

> Apple supplier Foxconn is not hiring any more workers. Article

> The Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone is now being evaluated by the FCC. Article

> Japanese carrier Docomo said Nokia Siemens Networks and Panasonic will roll out its LTE Advanced network. Article

Mobile Content News

> How Puzzle & Dragons became the most lucrative mobile game ever. Editor's Corner

> Sony Corporation took the wraps off its long-awaited PlayStation 4 gaming console Wednesday, bowing to the mounting threat posed by mobile gaming by promising a second-screen app optimized for devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Ubiquisys' small cells are incorporating video optimization software from Cygnus Broadband to enhance the quality of video streaming. Article

> Base station hardware is bouncing back. Industry Voices

European Wireless News

> UK mobile operators are the winners in the LTE spectrum auction, paying a total of £2.34 billion (€2.68 billion), significantly below the government's expectation of £3.5 billion. Article

> EE, the UK's first LTE operator, said that subscribers to the new service are spending on average 10 per cent more each month. Article

And finally… Google is reportedly working to makes its Glasses stylish. Article

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