T-Mobile hints that Microsoft Lumia 640 is coming soon; Sprint experiences major network outage in Chicago

Quick news from around the Web:

> Sprint and AT&T Mobility announced their pricing for the Samsugn Gaalxy S6 and S6 Edge. Article U.S. Cellular also announced its pricing for the devices. Release

> HTC announced its U.S. sales plans for its new One M9 smartphone. Release

> Startup Cohere, which has a patented wireless modulation scheme, raised $35 million in Series C funding. Article

> Sprint experienced a major network outage in the Chicago area yesterday. Service has been restored. Article

 > Apple reportedly plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China. Article

> A British board established to monitor Huawei said the company poses no threat to Britain's national security. Article

> Microsoft is planning to launch a successor to the Surface 2 soon, but it won't be a Windows RT-based device. Article

> T-Mobile recently added the Microsoft Lumia 640 to its website and described the device as "coming soon." Article

> A U.S. jury found Motorola liable for infringing on a patent from Intellectual Ventures, a patent-holding company. Article

Wireless Tech News

> The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) backed up its previous assertions that terrestrial low power service (TLPS) interferes with Bluetooth with a series of more detailed reports filed with the FCC. Article

> South Korea's remote northwestern Baengnyeongdo Island is getting LTE-A broadband connections thanks to KT, which demonstrated the technology on the island last week. Article

Cable News

> With the FCC once again suspending its regulatory review process, Comcast once more pushed back the expected close of its proposed $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable. Article

> Silicon Valley startup Wurl has announced that its 1Guide streaming-media platform for pay-TV set-tops has been deployed by WOW on cable systems in Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Illinois and Michigan as part of the MSO's "Streamland" service. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon retirees group BellTel launched a reform campaign by introducing a proposal that would require "golden parachute" severance payments be approved by shareholders. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs unit has launched a new consulting division that will focus on advising the IT and broader communications networking industry for network challenges that will emerge by 2020. Article

And finally… Kyocera debuted a phone-recycling program that will provide calling services to deployed military personnel. Article

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