TracFone's Straight Talk adds support for AT&T LTE; Nokia Lumia 1520 could be headed to Verizon

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@FierceWireless: RT@phonescoop: Sprint Launches LTE in 34 New Markets. Article[email protected]

> América Móvil's U.S. MVNO TracFone Wireless said its Straight Talk brand will now add support for AT&T Mobility's LTE network. Article

> AT&T is catching up to Verizon Wireless in terms of LTE network reliability, according to RootMetrics. Article

> Sprint is offering $100 discounts on Apple's new iPhones and other smartphones to customers who port their number over to Sprint from another carrier. Article

> Intel reportedly acquired natural language processing startup Indisys. Article

> A variant for Verizon Wireless of Nokia's rumored Lumia 1520 smartphone leaked in China. Article

> China Unicom has taken more than 100,000 registrations so far for Apple's newest iPhones. Article

> Apple's retail stores will reportedly show off the iPhone 5s' new Touch ID fingerprint scanning feature using a demo app. Article

> Nearly two years after launch, Apple's Siri seems set to exit "beta" with iOS 7. Article

Mobile Content News

> Jolla's open-source Sailfish mobile operating system is now compatible with applications and hardware optimized for Google's Android. Article

> With Apple poised to release its overhauled iOS 7 mobile operating system to consumers on Sept. 18, company staffers are already testing iterative platform updates, 9to5Mac reports. Article

> Application downloads and in-app purchases from Microsoft's Windows Phone Store have eclipsed 9 million per day worldwide, said Todd Brix, senior director of the company's Windows Phone Apps Team. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> AT&T said its investments in distributed antenna systems have paid off. Article

> Leipzig, Germany-based ipoque said its deep packet inspection (DPI) software library can be used to help mobile operators classify Internet traffic at the application level, in turn enabling them to provide delay-sensitive apps--such as mobile video and VoIP--with all necessary bandwidth across Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE networks, simultaneously. Article

> Solutions for aggregating wireless bandwidth continue catching on as users demand higher broadband speeds and more reliable connections. As part of that trend, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia recently deployed Mushroom Networks' Broadband Bonding technology for use by staff and visitors. Article

European Wireless News

> After warning recently that it could quit the deal, América Móvil said now it remains in discussions with KPN about potentially acquiring the company. Article

> Vodafone is expected to continue its shopping spree after securing Kabel Deutschland. Article

> Belgacom said it was hacked, and reports indicate the National Security Agency or the UK spy agency or GCHQ may be the culprit. Article

> The European Union's antitrust chief said it is close to closing investigations into whether Samsung Electronics and Google's Motorola Mobility abused standard-essential patents. Article

And finally… Nokia introduced two phones that cost $29. Article