In 4G Race, Verizon Pulls Ahead With Pricey Speed

Verizon Wireless’s new 4G network is “wicked fast” but potentially costly, writes Walt.

Qualcomm to Give FloTV Users Money Back

Looking to move on from its painful foray into mobile television, Qualcomm says it will offer rebates to those who bought its FloTV mobile TV units. It had previously announced it would shut down the service in March.

Droid X Drops July 15

If you haven’t already, it’s probably best to resign yourself to Apple and its new iPhone 4 sucking all the air out of the news cycle this week. That said, there is another big mobile device launch today: Verizon’s introduction of Motorola’s Droid X.

Intel and FTC in Antitrust Settlement Talks

Intel and the Federal Trade Commission may end up settling their differences out of court. In a statement issued late Monday, the chip maker said the two parties have filed a joint motion to suspend administrative trial proceedings while they negotiate a settlement of the FTC’s suit, which accused Intel of “a deliberate campaign to hamstring competitive threats to its monopoly.”

Sprint 4G Phone Hits New Speeds, but Battery Lags

The EVO 4G has a front-facing camera for video chatting, can serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot and offers the highest consistent downstream data speeds around—until the battery runs out.

Palm Pre Plus Priced to Not Move at AT&T

How will Palm’s Pre Plus fare against Apple’s iPhone on the latter’s home turf? We’ll soon out. AT&T said today that it will begin peddling the Palm Pre Plus on May 16. Price: $150 after contract and mail-in rebate, which seems a bit high given the device’s bargain-basement pricing on other networks.

Good Luck Competing on the iPhone’s Home Turf, Palm

After plunging last week to their lowest level in more than a year, Palm’s shares have come back slightly on news of the company’s distribution deal with AT&T. Investors, it seems, are hoping the deal will revive Palm’s flagging smartphone sales and ease the nasty inventory problem that has developed over the past few months. But analysts aren’t so sure.

Exercise in Futility? Palm Pre Plus, Pixi Plus Headed to AT&T

Palm’s partnership with Verizon hasn’t done much to bolster flagging sales of the company’s smartphones. Perhaps they will fare a bit better with AT&T. Against the backdrop of the CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas, Palm this morning said AT&T is adding the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus to its handset lineup.

In Mobile Gymnastics, the Motorola Backflip Scores a 6

The Motorola Backflip smart phone has a unique design: Its QWERTY keyboard is on the back of the device, so the screen appears to be doing a “back flip” when it opens up for use.

AT&T Gets Its Android On

AT&T has finally added an Android smartphone to its lineup–the Motorola Backflip. The first of five Android smartphones AT&T has promised to deliver in 2010, the Backflip will arrive at market in March at a price of $99–after a $100 mail-in rebate and a commitment to two-years of AT&T data and voice service.

Netflix Coming to the PS3

Pixi or Pre? $99 Will Get You Either.

Sprint CFO: What iPhone?

Palm Pre Ready for Launch