Verizon to sell HTC Rhyme for $199; T-Mobile: We won't sell iPhone this year

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> tested AT&T Mobility's LTE network against Verizon Wireless' LTE network in Houston. Article

> Motorola is reportedly planning a 7-inch Android tablet. Article

> The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G PlayStation phone is on sale at AT&T for $49. Article

> J.P. Morgan predicts Apple will release an iPhone 4-plus and an iPhone 5. Article

> LG announced its Optimus Q Android phone. Article

> LightSquared said Wipro Technologies will handle the provision and activation, the real-time usage and credit management, and the rating and billing on its forthcoming LTE network. Release

> Verizon Wireless will sell the HTC Rhyme for $199 with a service contract. Article

> MetroPCS will reportedly launch the LG Bryce LTE-capable Android phone. Article

> TruConnect offers a MiFi that costs $4.99 per month and $0.039 per MB used. Article

> A top T-Mobile USA executive confirmed the carrier is not going to sell the iPhone this year. Article

Mobile Content News

> The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project asked texters in a survey how they prefer to be contacted on their cell phone and 31 percent said they preferred texts to talking on the phone, while 53 percent said they preferred a voice call to a text message. Post

> Hewlett-Packard introduced the HP SDP Storefront Portal solution. Article

> Mobile application monetization and distribution platform Tapjoy introduced a new mobile video advertising service. Article

> Google today confirmed the release of its Near Field Communications-based contactless payment program, Google Wallet. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Google said the next version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, will support screens of all sizes. Article

> Research In Motion will support subscription-based app services. Article

> How will the FTC's new digital privacy rules affect developers? Editor's Corner

And finally... If Apple made printers. Article