Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

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Microsoft: the Display Dock for the Lumia 950XL and 950 will cost $99

The device is roughly the size of a carton of cigarettes and has seven different ports.

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Longer lifespan for tablets, PCs, and phones means fewer sales, analyst warns

Consumers are holding on to their tablets, laptops and smartphones for longer periods, leading Gartner to predict a 1% contraction in shipments of all types of devices globally this year.

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Pics of Microsoft's alleged 'Lumia 950 XL' flagship phone leak to Web

The Lumia 950 XL phone, with a 5.7-in. display, will reportedly be announced in September or October alongside the Lumia 950, with a 5.2-in. display.

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The next Windows 10: focus turns to Windows 10 Mobile, Lumia flagships

Speculation is that a formal announcement of Windows 10 Mobile smartphones will occur in September, with shipments starting in October.

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T-Mobile says customers can roam in Canada, Mexico for free

T-Mobile on Thursday announced that there would be no added charges for its U.S.-based Simple Choice customers when they call, text or use data to Mexico and Canada or when traveling there.

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Sprint and T-Mobile defend unlocking policies following criticism

Sprint and T-Mobile separately defended their smartphone and tablet unlocking policies on Wednesday, after an independent researcher said they needed to be improved.

Samsung launches free'My Knox' app for securing its latest smartphones

Samsung on Thursday announced a free My Knox service that can synchronize email and contacts with a desktop computer, as well as two premium services for businesses.

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Amtrak explores trackside network to upgrade Wi-Fi service

Wi-Fi's not always available on trains during rush hour, and Amtrak wants to solve that problem.

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As wearables catch on, Amazon cashes in with new online store

Product reviews and comparisons so far mainly feature smartwatches, activity trackers and wearable cameras

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You heard right: Halo's Cortana AI actress lent her voice to Windows Phone's Cortana

But can Microsoft's digital assistant ever match the savvy of the Halo character by the same name?

Samsung preps second-generation Knox BYOD software

Move follows Galaxy S5 with fingerprint reader

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Sony's mobile strategy puts priority on wearable tech

Sony is on a quest to duplicate earlier successes like its storied Walkman, but its Xperia smartphones could face troubles cracking a crowded market.


Mobile devices will mob the Internet, researchers forecast

Mobile data traffic is expected to grow by 61 percent annually into 2018, and wearables will increasingly play a role, Cisco researchers estimate.


Global smartphone sales passed one billion in 2013

Smartphones priced at less than $150 helped fuel record year, analysts at IDC say.

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When the wearables arrive, the apps aren't far behind

Half of all interactions with apps will come from wearables by 2017, Gartner says.