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

Android Sales Accelerate, RIM Keeps Dropping

Android users hit 43.7% of the U.S. market this summer, with iPhone use growing slightly and RIM slipping.

RIM Calls Report of PlayBook's Demise 'Pure Fiction'

Research in Motion said Thursday that it remains committed to the PlayBook tablet and the tablet market.

Cisco to Launch Free iPad/iPhone Video App

Cisco announced improvements to its video product line Thursday to make it easier for businesses to capture and share video, including a free app coming soon.

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Three Traits That Make The Kindle Fire Competitive

Low price, Amazon Silk browser and promising ecosystem of movies, apps and books make the Fire stand out in a crowd.

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Google Wallet Lets You Tap and Spend

Google is first-to-market with an NFC payment system in the U.S., and the company seems to understand that it will take a while for the technology to mature.

Google Wallet Update 'Slow'

The rollout continues to Nexus S smartphones, but Google offers no time frame for its completion.

BlackBerry Falls Behind Combined Android, iPhone Workplace Use

More workers use iPhone and Android smartphones combined than BlackBerry smartphones, says a survey.

iPad's Dominance in Tablets Will Last for Years, Gartner Says

The iPad will command 73.4 percent of global tablet sales in 2011 and will hold the majority of tablet sales until 2014, the research firm said.

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Verizon Sets HTC Rhyme's Price, Launch Date

HTC is emphasizing the Rhyme's design materials, curves and size, as well as its three colors: Clearwater, Hourglass and Plum.

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AT&T's LTE Network Debuts Today in 5 Cities

The battle with Verizon heats up as AT&T brings its faster LTE wireless service to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

Value of Intel-Google Partnership on Smartphones Remains to Be Seen

Intel promises a smartphone based on its Atom processor will hit the market in 2012, while Google plans to make future Android releases work on Intel's mobile chips.

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PayPal Unveils Mobile Payments for In-Store Shopping

PayPal has unveiled a mobile payment initiative for shoppers that doesn't require near-field communication (NFC) technology inside smartphones.

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Will Tablet Developers Rush to Windows 8?

How developers react in the coming weeks to Windows 8 preview technology is a key factor in how well Microsoft performs in its tablet future.

Samsung Reportedly Readies Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft developer conference may see a peek at the first Samsung tablet to run Windows, avoiding legal issues over Android.

Verizon Starts Droid 2 OS Upgrade to Gingerbread

Verizon Wireless Thursday began pushing the Android Gingerbread OS upgrade to users of the popular Droid 2 smartphone.