Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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

Samsung shares under pressure amid cooling Galaxy S4 demand

A decline in Samsung's stock follows analyst worries that a more affordable Galaxy S4 Mini or the rugged Galaxy S4 Activesmartphone will cut into GS4 sales.

No Chrome-Android merger, at least in the next year or two

Android's new boss hinted of an eventual merger of Chrome and Android but said the two will remain separate "for the short term."

Windows RT tablets already may be doomed, analysts say

Windows RT tablets grabbed just 0.4 percent of the tablet market in the first quarter, a dismal result that led some tech experts to urge Microsoft to scrap the platform that's in its six-month infancy.

Think tablets are popular? Shipments explode in Q1

Tablet shipments exploded by 142% in the first quarter of 2013 year-over-year as all Android tablets, including low-budget white box versions, dominated the market over Apple iOS tablets, IDC said.



'Dual personality' could morph into Jekyll and Hyde for Samsung and BlackBerry

BlackBerry and Samsung have separately launched security and management software with dual-personality features for their latest Z10 and Galaxy S4 smartphones, both designed to meet the demands of a growing BYOD marketplace.

Microsoft risks taking a 'niche' role in tablets, analysts say

Microsoft garnered just a "niche" in the global tablet market in the first quarter of 2013, following a period of user confusion after the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, analysts say.


For first time, quarterly smartphone sales top other mobile phones

Six years after the sale of the first iPhone and 14 years after the first BlackBerry email pager was unveiled, smartphone shipments have outnumbered sales of other types of mobile phones.



Samsung confirms limited supply of Galaxy S4, cites 'overwhelming global demand'

Overwhelming global demand may limit initial supplies of the Galaxy S4 smartphone, Samsung said Wednesday, while both Sprint and T-Mobile USA confirmed there would be delays for them in receiving the phones.


Samsung Galaxy S4 available on seven U.S. wireless carriers by end of April

Samsung announced Wednesday that its next-generation Galaxy S4 smartphone will be available by the end of April on seven major U.S. carriers, as well as seven retailers.


Massive citizen smartphone photo and video probe underway into Boston bombings

Following the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, investigators mounted a massive investigation that includes close scrutiny of digital photos and videos taken about the time of the blasts from citizen smartphones and area surveillance cameras.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs say no, no, no to smartphones at their concert

At a recent concert in New York, the art-punk trio called the Yeah Yeah Yeahs tried to keep smartphone-using fans at bay.


Will more smartphones support Facebook Home?

The HTC First smartphone will have native support for Facebook Home when it ships on AT&T April 12. Some analysts wonder how soon -- or whether -- native support for the app will be added to more smartphones.


Carrier solutions for rural areas without adequate wireless service

There are still areas in the U.S. that have limited or no wireless telecommunications. How are the four major suppliers handling this?


Why some U.S. homes and businesses still don't have cellular service

While large portions of the U.S. are looking forward to faster wireless broadband, some regions don't have even simple cell phone service. What is being done to help?


Defense spokesman says DoD not dumping BlackBerry

A U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said Thursday that a report that suggests the defense agency is dumping BlackBerry devices was inaccurate, and that BlackBerry is still part of ongoing DoD mobile device deployment plans.