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

Samsung's SAFE for Galaxy S III Aims to Help IT Embrace Android

Samsung to help enterprise IT feel confident about allowing the coming Galaxy S III smartphone on the job.

Nook Passes Fire in Web Traffic in June

The Barnes &Noble Nook tablet's Web traffic overtook that of the Kindle Fire for the first time in early June.

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Controversial 'Share Everything' Data Plan Defended by Verizon

Verizon defends its new 'Share Everything' data plan that would require unlimited data plan customers to pay the full unsubsized iPhone price of $649 to keep their existing plan, among other things.

Unlimited Data Customers 'Freaked Out' by New Verizon Shared Data Plans

The new Verizon Wireless Share Everything plan unveiled Tuesday shocked and angered many longtime Verizon customers, including those with unlimited data plans.

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Leaked Windows Phone 8 Screenshots Show Skype Integration

The pressure is on Microsoft to expand its young phone OS and its influence with app developers.

FAQ: Verizon's New Share Everything Plans

There are a lot of details in Verizon's new Share Everything data, voice and text sharing plans, some of which are mentioned in footnotes on Verizon's Web site.

FaceTime via Cellular: Will It Work, and Can You Afford It?

Apple hasn't defined how much bandwidth a typical video call will take, so "there is no good way to know what it will cost users," an analyst says.

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Mass. Teen Gets Year in Jail for Fatal Texting Crash

A judge in Massachusetts ordered a teen driver to one year in a county correctional center for texting while driving that led to a fatal crash.

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Drop the 'Windows' Name for Tablets and Smartphones, Says Analyst

Microsoft needs to drop the Windows name from its new consumer products, such as Windows RT tablets and smartphones, an industry analyst says.

HTC One X Available in AT&T Stores on Sunday

The phone will go on sale after a two-week delay caused by a U.S. Customs review of shipments.

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Windows Phone Projected to Overtake iPhone by 2016

IDC says the iPhone's growth will moderate because the popular device will have saturated many markets around the world.

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Windows RT Tablets Could Cost $500 to $700

Windows RT tablets could cost $500 to $700 -- too high to make them viable in a market filled with less expensive tablets, according to an IDC analyst.

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Sprint Begins Selling HTC Evo 4G

The LTE smartphone survives its immigration challenge and becomes available to customers this weekend; the LTE network requires a longer wait.

Mobile Payments Still Slow to Catch on in U.S.

Even if the next iPhone has a mobile wallet app and a Near Field Communication chip inside, don't expect contactless payments to suddenly explode in the U.S.

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Big Jump in Mobile Payments Expected, but U.S. Will Miss Out

Mobile payments will reach $171 billion globally in 2012, and $617 billion in 2016, according to research firm Gartner.