Straight Talk to sell iPhone 5s; Motorola's Project Ara prototype is 'amost ready'

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@FierceWireless: Thin margins: A 'teardown' of $199 Moto G device estimates Google pays $123 for components. Article I [email protected]

> Straight Talk Wireless and NET10 Wireless start selling the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c on Dec. 13.  Release

> Motorola Mobile CEO Dennise Woodside revealed that it Project Ara modular smartphone prototype is "almost ready." Article

> Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Co., says car companies need to be more like tech companies. Article

> China Mobile plans to take preorders for Apple's iPhones starting on Thursday. Article

> Verizon Communications scheduled a shareholder meeting on Jan. 28 to vote on its $130 billion acquisition of Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless. Article

> AT&T plans to introduce dual-phone number and dual-billing capabilities to its Toggle app during the first quarter of next year. Article

> Google is said to be working on a "Nexus TV" device that will run Android, stream video from services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, and play a selection of video games.  Article

> Google is planning to extend screencasting capabilities in Chromecast to allow Android devices to mirror the screen to TVs. Article

> Ontario's Economic Development Minister said that the government will not intervene if the company is broken up and sold in pieces. Article

> Apple paid its outside law firm approximately $60 million in fees for the patent lawsuit it waged against Samsung Electronics. Article

European Wireless News

> TeliaSonera, Telenor and Telco Data have all won spectrum for LTE services in Norway's recently completed auction of blocks in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands. Article

> The global market for location platforms is set to grow steadily in the next few years, mainly driven by the emerging indoor location segment, according to a new report from research firm Berg Insight. Article

> 3 UK CEO David Dyson said the UK could operate with just three mobile networks under the right circumstances. Article

Wireless Tech News

> The public can comment on an FCC plan to loosen a number of siting restrictions, which, among other things, could promote the construction and rollout of small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS). Article

>The massive Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.,  will soon have a new DAS built by Mobilitie.  Article

And finally… Sony patents a "smart wig" concept that will be fitted with sensors that could potentially warn someone when they about to get bumped in the head.  Article

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