T-Mobile to sell Alcatel OneTouch Fierce, OneTouch Evolve; iPhone 5s costs $199 to build

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@FierceWireless: Via @WSJ: Samsung to Launch Smartphone With Curved Screen. Article[email protected]

> According to ABI Research, TD-LTE has a lower total cost of ownership than LTE Post

> Verizon Wireless announced its "4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice," the first broadband router to combine voice and data connectivity over Verizon's networks. Post

> Samsung could spend as much as $4.5 billion on marketing in the fourth quarter. Article

> T-Mobile US said it will sell the OneTouch Fierce and the OneTouch Evolve Android smartphones from Alcatel. Article

> According to IHS, the iPhone 5s costs $199 to build and the iPhone 5c costs $173 to build. Article

> SoftBank reportedly sold more new iPhones than DoCoMo and KDDI in the phones' first weekend of availability. Article

> Samsung will counter Apple's gold iPhone 5s with a gold Galaxy S4. Article

> Samsung announced a new effort to encourage developers to build enterprise apps for its phones. Article

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> Twitter is expanding its new personalized recommendations feature to its mobile social networking applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Article

> Rovio Entertainment will begin airing the second season of its Angry Birds Toons animated series in 2014, concurrently premiering a new series spotlighting the publisher's Bad Piggies franchise and its popular Stella the pink bird character. Article

> Worldwide advertising spending will increase 2.8 percent annually to $517.1 billion in 2013, buoyed by increasing digital spend, research firm eMarketer reports. Article

And finally… Oracle CEO Larry Ellison skipped his keynote for the company's OpenWorld event to watch the America's Cup yachting race, in which his Oracle Team USA is competing. Article

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