Verizon will honor accidental upgrades; Apple's iWatch may have bendable screen

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@FierceWireless  Upgrading to a new cell phone? A government shutdown means you could be waiting a while. Article[email protected]

> HTC is reportedly working with Qualcomm on altering a component in its HTC One and other phones to avoid a possible U.S. ban on imports of the devices. Article.  (sub. req.)

> Verizon Wireless accidentally allowed some customers with unlimited data plans to upgrade to new phones without requiring them to switch to a shared data plan. The company said it will honor those upgrades even though the glitch has been fixed. Article

> An FAA advisory committee has officially concluded passengers can safely use handheld electronic devices, including those connected to onboard Wi-Fi systems. Article  (sub. req.)

> IBM acquired Now Factory, a Dublin-based company that makes software used to analyze wireless network usage. Article

> Allot Communications said it received a multi-million dollar order from an unnamed U.S.-based cloud provider for its deep packet inspection-enabled Service Gateway solution. Release

> LG Electronics' next major smartphone, the LG Z, is reportedly currently in production and it will have a curved display. Article

> Apple's rumored iWatch may incorporate a plastic OLED screen that can bend. Article

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> Apple said that it is aware of a glitch affecting iMessage users who've upgraded their device to its revamped iOS 7 operating system. Article.

> Yahoo is acquiring Hitpost, the developer behind sports-themed mobile social applications including Sports Bet and Fantasy Football Polls. Article

> Nokia is revamping offline mapping across its HERE real-time location services platform, introducing incremental updates designed to reduce data consumption. Article

And finally… Scientists use lightning bolt to charge mobile phone. Article