Stephen LawsonSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Sprint unveils $49.99 Android LG Optimus

Sprint Nextel pushed falling Android smartphone prices even lower on Wednesday, introducing the LG Optimus S for $49.99.

Motorola launches Droid Pro in Android flurry

Motorola introduced the Droid Pro, an Android smartphone aimed at the BlackBerry market, on Tuesday in San Francisco.

Cricket launching no-contract $149 Android phone

U.S. pay-in-advance carrier Cricket will sell the Ascend smartphone from Huawei, based on Android 2.1, for $149.

Qualcomm suspends sale of FLO TV devices

Qualcomm has suspended sales of devices for its mobile TV service, FLO TV, as it considers options for its national network.

Sprint quietly sells 3G femtocell, Verizon set to follow

Sprint has begun offering a 3G EV-DO femtocell and Verizon plans to follow in the coming months.

AT&T, Verizon cashing in outside of phones

AT&T and Verizon are making the most of their new data connections on non-phone devices and machine-to-machine systems.

AT&T now patching flaw that slowed iPhone 4

AT&T is patching software in its network to fix a bug that kept iPhone 4 users from getting the full upstream speed on their handsets.

AT&T Wi-Fi use soared 30 percent in second quarter

AT&T subscribers are piling on to the carrier's public Wi-Fi hotspots, racking up more than 68 million connections in the second quarter, AT&T says.

Google now selling its last shipment of Nexus Ones

Google said it has received its last shipment of Nexus One smartphones for sale on its website.

Mobile Facebook users hit 150 million

Facebook now has 150 million mobile users and plans to migrate all features found on PCs to phone platforms.

Apple policy would kick AdMob off iAds, Hamoui says

Google's AdMob business could not deliver ads on iAd if Apple enforced its rules, the AdMob chief said.

AT&T exec: Open mobile still on the way

The ideal mobile ecosystem is still one that's partly closed, such as the iPhone App Store, AT&T CTO John Donovan said Monday.

Android, Samsung gaining mobile share in U.S.

Android is gaining on all the top smartphone platforms in the U.S., nearly beating Microsoft, according to comScore.

AT&T reaches settlement of old billing claims

AT&T and lawyers representing class-action plaintiffs have reached a proposed settlement of lawsuits over billing by AT&T Wireless before 2004.

HP closes Palm deal, confirms WebOS tablet

HP finished its acquisition of Palm and confirmed it will use the company's WebOS in future tablets and netbooks.