Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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

This Nevada man does not have your lost cellphone

A resident of North Las Vegas, Nev., says owners of lost cell phones repeatedly show up at his house demanding phones that they tracked via software to his location.

UBS: 1 million Surface RT tablets sold in last quarter

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet sold 1 million units in the fourth quarter, according to a UBS analyst. That was fewer tablets than an analyst for the bank was expecting.

Post-holiday Android tablet Web traffic grows, iPad share shrinks

Web traffic on Android tablets from various vendors grew substantially after the Christmas holiday, cutting the iPad's share by more than 7 percent, according to Chitika Insights. But the iPad continues to outdistance the competition overall, accounting for nearly 79 percent of all Web page impressions.

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Many young adults ditch laptops for smartphones

Smartphones are more important to young adults in the U.S. and three other countries than laptops, desktops or tablets, according to a survey of 1800 18- to 30-year-old users in 18 countries.

'BYOD' struggle continues for IT admins in 2013

IT leaders are finally integrating smartphones and tablets into the workplace, but the new year will bring more challenges for separating work and play in the office.

Verizon upgrades Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean OS

Verizon Wireless Thursday announced that it will start upgrading Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones on its network to Android 4.1 operating system Friday.

Drumbeat of of AT&T LTE launches goes on

AT&T is putting the pedal to the metal on its LTE deployments, saying Thursday it has added seven more markets to its list, atop of the four market launches it had announced three days earlier.


Last chapter for e-readers?

Analysts are sounding a proverbial death knell for the devices, which have declined 36 percent in 2012

Microsoft's Surface RT gets tiny share of tablet Web traffic

Sales of the Microsoft Surface RT tablet are hard to measure, but one study indicates the new device is generating a tiny portion of Web traffic—less than 1%.

Microsoft to expand retail locations for Surface RT sales

Microsoft on Tuesday said the Surface RT tablet will be available at more retailers later this month and at additional Microsoft stores that will grow beyond temporary holiday stores into permanent outlets.

Apple and Samsung are now top mobile device makers

Apple and Samsung have emerged as the global kings of smartphones, tablets and PCs even though the two vendors have very different product and pricing strategies, IDC said Monday.

IDC raises forecast for tablet shipments

The proliferation of Android tablets of various sizes, the trend toward lower prices, and the launch of the Apple iPad mini have convinced research firm IDC to bump up its global market forecast for the tablet market.

AT&T adds six more LTE cities

AT&T said Monday it has upped its LTE wireless network reach to 109 markets, by adding six cities in Puerto Rico as well as Albuquerque, N.M., Reading, Pa., and Salt Lake City

RIM releases Mobile Fusion upgrade

Research in Motion updated its mobile management software designed to prepare users for next year's BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 release.

Businesses buying iPhones 'in droves'

Apple iPhones and Android smartphones will replace BlackBerry as the most popular handsets that workers use, according to IDC research.