ZTE, Archos, Ericsson promise CES announcements; Moto G headed to Verizon, Boost Mobile

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@FierceWireless: HTC One II to come with a switchable lens camera? Article[email protected]

> The Moto G is headed to Verizon Wireless for $99 (article) and Sprint's Boost Mobile for $129. Release

> China Mobile is expected to report its first profit decline since 1999 due to its 4G network buildout, and its new deal with Apple for the iPhone is also expected to drag on the carrier's future profit. Article

> LG could release its G Flex for AT&T and T-Mobile. Article

> ZTE said it will show off a range of new products at the upcoming CES show, including the including the Grand S II flagship smartphone "with cutting edge voice control technology," a mobile hotspot with a built-in projector, a new smart watch and a phablet "with dual screen functionality," the company said. Release

> Ericsson said it will demonstrate "Living Life in the Networked Society" at next week's CES show. Release

> Snapchat said it will release a new version of its app that will let its users opt out of a "find friends" feature, a move that could be intended to address security concerns. Article

> Archos promised to release a $200 smartphone at next week's CES show. Article

> Fiksu said mobile app marketing costs grew from $1.30 in 2012 to $1.62 in 2013. Article

> Ford said it will expand its Sync AppLink system to 3.4 million additional cars through a software update. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T brought proposals to the FCC to begin testing its TDM-to-IP transition and to set a timeline to make these changes throughout its 4,700 wire centers. Article

> Equinix and CenturyLink's Savvis subsidiary have become the two dominant U.S. colocation providers, according to a new Synergy Research Group report. Article

Cable News

> CenturyLink added out-of-home viewing to its Prism TV app. Article

> Charter Communications said the feed for a CBS affiliate in Hartford, Conn., was restored Wednesday afternoon, hours after it blacked out the feed as a result of a contract dispute. Article

And finally… Ford plans to slap a solar panel charger on the roof of a new prototype car. Article

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