Samsung unveils $99 Gear VR headset; AT&T adds support for new wearables

More wireless news from across the Web:

> The FCC levied a $1.18 million fine against Sprint for its inability to properly handle emergency calls made through its wireless Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service. PhoneScoop article

> Samsung Electronics said its new Gear VR virtual reality headset will be priced at $99 and work with the full slate of 2015 Samsung Galaxy phones: Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 and S6 Edge. Wall Street Journal article

> AT&T Mobility announced support for new wearable devices from BASIS and Garmin. Post

> Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson's new company Enjoy will dispatch trained experts to hand-deliver the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to consumers' homes and spend an hour setting up the device and showing them how to use it. The service will be free of charge, courtesy of a partnership with AT&T. Re/code article

> Google said its voice-powered Google Now is now better at listening to and understanding voices. PhoneScoop article

> Samsung wants to get bigger and is targeting an expansion in logic chips as part of its effort to add to its leading position in memory. Bloomberg article

> Intel has reportedly for months been working with Apple to provide the fast wireless modem chip for some 2016 iPhones, and the work reportedly is continuing. VentureBeat article

> Apple said the WeChat messaging app and car-hailing app DiDi Taxi were among the 25 most popular apps that were found to be infected with malicious software. Reuters article

> Airbus Group has asked aviation officials and regulators on both sides of the Atlantic to draft joint standards that could eventually allow pilots to use wireless technology to help fly planes. Wall Street Journal article

European Wireless News

> Ofcom has reached a decision on how much UK mobile operators should pay for spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands, ending a process that has dragged on since 2010 and also raising fears that consumer mobile prices will be increased as a result. Article

> Greece-based operator OTE said it will bring its fixed, mobile and Internet services under the Cosmote brand in the coming months to provide a united commercial front on the market. Article

Cable News

> AT&T is facing the looming possibility of dual blackouts on Oct. 1 involving nearly 100 stations as retransmission contracts involving its U-verse service and Tribune Media, as well as DirecTV and Media General, are set to expire. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon has told the FCC in a new filing that the commission should not revoke regulatory forbearance on Ethernet-based services because businesses and wholesale CLEC customers have a larger pool of sources to get these services. Article

> Consolidated Communications is taking a larger bite out of the cloud services market with a series of new cloud offerings that it will initially offer to businesses that reside in its Sacramento, Calif., and Dallas metro markets. Article

And finally… The state of Michigan said it is suing Hewlett-Packard, charging the company with failing to deliver on a $49 million contract after 10 years. Article

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