ZTE's ZMax 2 phone coming to AT&T's GoPhone for $150; Apple releases watchOS 2 for Apple Watch

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Tech giants such as Google and upstarts like Shopify are rapidly expanding their presence in and around BlackBerry's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. Reuters article

> T-Mobile US launched its 700 MHz LTE network in Fresno, Calif. TMoNews article

> Xiaomi unveiled two prepaid wireless plans to mark its debut as an MVNO competing against China's national carriers. Reuters article

> Apple released its watchOS 2 for the Apple Watch after a short delay. Page

> ZTE announced the ZMax 2, a follow-up to its big-screened phone from early this year, and said the phone will be sold by AT&T's GoPhone prepaid service starting Sept. 25 for $150. PhoneScoop article

> Starbucks has expanded the availability of its mobile ordering feature to all 7,400 company-owned stores around the U.S. PhoneScoop article

> Chinese smartphone brand Coolpad said T-Mobile will launch the Coolpad Rogue Android smartphone starting Sept. 30 for just $50. Release

Mobile Developer News

> EA is one of the largest publishers in the market, presumably with at least some resources available to maintain its back catalogue of mobile games in some form. If a firm like that won't preserve some of its best-loved work, how likely are smaller developers to do so? Editor's Corner

> iOS 9 will likely be three days faster in attracting half of all Apple device users to upgrade compared with previous versions, according to Crittericism. The mobile app performance testing firm created a forecast for the platform's adoption based on more than 26 billion app loads. Article

Cable News

> Five weeks after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed ending so-called broadcast exclusivity rules, Bill Lake, chief of the agency's Media Bureau, posted emphatic support for that idea on the FCC's blog. Article

> NBCUniversal Content Distribution announced an important product addition to the long-building TV Everywhere initiative with the launch of a new dedicated Roku channel. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon Wireless and Time Warner Cable customers in central North Carolina were left without service for nearly seven hours on Monday after a construction accident cut a fiber cable in Raleigh. Article

> Frontier has taken another step forward in its home automation drive, announcing support for Nest's full suite of security products including Nest Cam and Nest Protect for qualifying broadband customers. Article

And finally… A Texas man pleaded guilty to defrauding people out of $4.5 million in a Ponzi scheme involving the virtual currency bitcoin. Article

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