Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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

London Calling With RIM BlackBerry 10 Smartphone

Research in Motion's incipient BlackBerry 10 smartphone, code-named London, has a thin and long design, according a photo obtained by

'If I Die' Facebook App Sends Your Final Message

A new Facebook app might be perfect for the person who always wants to have the last word -- the really last word.

Windows Phone Predicted to Displace iPhone

Microsoft's OS could power 17% of the smartphones shipped in 2015, edging out Apple's iPhone for the second-place ranking behind Android, analyst says.

Verizon Adds LTE Service to 5 More Cities

Verizon's 4G service is now available in 195 markets, well ahead of other carriers.


Motorola Confirms Wi-Fi Android Upgrade for Xoom

The update gives U.S. users faster browsing and useful Data Manager tool, among other features.


Silver Gloves Said to Ease Cold-weather Touchscreen Use

The problem of using smartphone and tablet touchscreens has led to the creation specialized gloves that ease the task.


Do Mobile Devices Really Need Multi-Core Chips?

Today's mobile apps don't benefit from dual-core or quad-core processing power.

Safe Bet: Mobile Stays Hot in 2012, Among Other Predictions

Look for NFC in more phones, including the iPhone, and don't count RIM out yet.


AT&T's 4G Network Edges Verizon in Speed Test

Data downloads and Web browsing on new LTE-ready smartphones were slightly faster on AT&T's new 4G LTE network, according to a study by Metrico Wireless.

Starbucks Soars with Mobile Payment Program

More than 26 million transactions are logged in the biggest US mobile payment app, now expanding globally.

Google Wallet May become Battleground

Verizon is the first -- but perhaps not the sole -- carrier to decline Google's service as the jockeying for mobile real estate accelerates.

Will We All Soon Have 'Handles' Online?

Forget names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The era of the Internet handle is emerging, when we'll have a single nickname for everything.

Donations Go Mobile

Text-to-give efforts are expanding as charities make it easy to make contributions on the go.

PlayBook Sales Drop Hits RIM's Wallet

RIM's tablet is selling for about half its original price, forcing the vendor to take a $485 million charge on its third-quarter books.

Mobile Shopping Record Expected on Cyber Monday

Digital shopping will go mobile in a big way this 2011 holiday season, market researchers predict.