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

Verizon Passes on Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone will be introduced on other major carriers next week, but Verizon talks up its existing Android selection.

RIM Announces Three New BlackBerry Curve Smartphones

The BlackBerry Curve 9350, Curve 9360 and Curve 9370 should be available in Canada in August and from carriers in other countries in September.

Verizon Wireless Bringing 4G LTE to 25 More Cities on Sept. 15

Verizon Wireless named 25 more cities, mainly in Illinois and other Midwestern states, that will get its 4G LTE service on Sept. 15.

Verizon Makes Its Satellite Dishes Available as Standard Service

Verizon announced it is turning its 19 years of responding to hurricanes and disasters with ground-based mobile satellite technology into a standard service for a variety of businesses and governments.

iPhone Leads Smartphone, but Samsung Still Gains

The top five rankings could change amid aggressive competition, IDC notes.

After Google Rant on Android Patents, Microsoft Tweets: 'Really?'

In an escalation of Android patent battles, Microsoft said it urged Google's legal team to join Microsoft in buying up hundreds of Nortel patents, but Google refused.

Amex, Verizon Wireless to Offer Mobile Payment

Verizon Wireless and American Express will integrate the Serve online payment system over mobile phones and tablets in coming months, the two companies announced Monday.

Workers Want to Choose Their Mobile Devices, Survey Finds

Employees enjoy using work-related mobile apps, especially on smartphones and tablets that they choose themselves, according to a new survey.

Windows Phone OS Mango Sent to Manufacturers, Carriers

Mango, the latest version of the Windows Phone mobile operating system, was released to manufacturers Tuesday.

App Store, Android Market Spur Explosive App Download Growth

Researcher In-Stat projects some 48 billion mobile application downloads by 2015 as the explosive growth continues.

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RIM Layoffs Won't Right Ship, Analysts Say

Several observers say RIM continues to face problems from aggressive smartphone and tablet competitors such as Apple and Google.

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Cisco Should Cut 5,000 Jobs, Analyst Says

Networking giant Cisco needs to cut 5,000 jobs, nearly 7% of its total workforce, according to one Wall Street analyst.

3G Tablet Sales 'Very Slow,' Analyst Says

Sales of 3G cellular-equipped tablets have largely been a bust because consumers don't want to pay wireless carriers for another data plan

Watch for a Million Amazon Tablets This Year

Amazon is expected to ship up to 1.2 million of its mystery tablets in the third quarter, pushing it fast into the top tier of tablet suppliers.

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Verizon Expected to Dump Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon Wireless is switching its smartphone customers to a tiered pricing schedule.

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