Xperia Z could head to T-Mobile; Qualcomm launches branding campaign

Quick news from around the Web.

@FierceWireless: Apple wows market with record $17 billion bond deal. Article | [email protected]

> U.S. Cellular is expanding into Sam's Club stores. Release

> The Sony Xperia Z appears bound for T-Mobile USA. Article

> While admitting that "as technologists, we're probably underestimating what the future will bring," Verizon CTO Tony Melone said the company is set on a path of using four specific platforms--wireless, a global IP backbone, FiOS and data centers--to plot the best course it can for its own future. Article

> Sprint Nextel said it is on track to shut down its iDEN starting June 30. Release

> The HTC M4 appears to be a miniature One with a 4.3-inch screen. Article

> Qualcomm is launching a branding campaign. Article

> Nuance's sales missed analysts' estimates. Article

> AT&T Mobility is on track to cover 270 million POPs with LTE this year. Article

> AT&T is offering $100 for device trade-ins. Article

> Spanish tennis player David Ferrer Tweeted his affection for the Samsung Galaxy S4--from his iPhone. Article

> Telular is to be acquired by Avista Capital Partners. Release

> Around 40 percent of online U.S. adults indicating they own a tablet, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Release

Mobile Content News

> and Supercell are pioneering a new type of app powerhouse. Editor's Corner

> Twitter is rolling out an updated version of its Vine video sharing application, adding front-facing camera support as well as mentions. Article

> Apple's is accelerating efforts to integrate its iOS software and services into in-car infotainment systems. Article

Cable News

> Comcast said it lost 60,000 basic video subscribers in the first quarter, while it gained 433,000 high-speed Internet and 211,000 voice customers. Article

And finally… Qualcomm is offering $10 million to whoever can create a real, Star Trek-style tricorder. Page