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

Does the iPhone 5 need wireless LTE to succeed?

When Apple announces its next iPhone as expected on Wednesday, many analysts predict it will have faster LTE wireless capability along with other improvements.

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Patriots fans welcome Wi-Fi at stadium

The season opener will offer 802.11n Wi-Fi network connectivity so fans can chat and share photos and videos during the games in Gillette Stadium.

Taxpayers subsidizing Google fiber project

The Google Fiber broadband project in the Kansas City area will cost local taxpayers significant monies -- possibly millions of dollars.

Droid Razr M Expected at Motorola-Verizon Event

A September 5 announcement will reportedly be an Android-powered 4G LTE smartphone that supports NFC and boasts two cameras.

Kindle Fire Sold Out in Less Than a Year

The Kindle Fire has been snuffed out -- in a good way.

Samsung to Fight Apple's Effort to Ban Sales of Its Smartphone

Samsung said Tuesday it will "take all necessary measures" to keep its products on sale in the U.S.

Google Says Apple-Samsung Decision Isn't Related to Core Android

The jury's decision Friday in the landmark Samsung-Apple patent battle doesn't relate to the core of the Android mobile operating system, Google said in a brief statement Monday.

Sprint Kicks Off BYOD Managed Service

Sprint extended BYOD Management to its professional services portfolio on Monday, giving businesses a way to manage security and costs for workers who use consumer smartphones and tablets for work.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 is More Profitable Than iPad

A tear-down analysis reveals Samsung makes $56 more selling its Wi-Fi-only tablet than Apple gets by selling the iPad for the same price.

Are Shoppers Ready for Mobile Payments?

As major players sign on and the technology advances, mobile payments may become more common -- if the options don't confuse the buying public.

Mobile Users Prefer Wi-Fi Over Cellular for Price, Speed, and Reliability

Smartphone and tablet users prefer using Wi-Fi over cellular connections, and consider Wi-Fi cheaper, faster, easier to use, more reliable and, even, slightly more secure than cellular.

Acer Still Supports Windows RT

Despite some online skirmishing and being dropped from Microsoft's partner list, Acer says it still expects to ship Windows RT devices.

Mobile Web Browsing on iOS Devices Mushrooms as BlackBerry Declines

Web usage by iPhone and iPad owners has grown by 35% in North American over the past year, while browsing with BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook tablet has dropped by 25%.

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With Samsung and Apple Dominating Smartphones, Where's the Rest of the Field?

Some question whether Nokia, RIM, Motorola and others can grow, much less hold on.

Tablet Users Shop Online in Volume, Study Shows

Online shoppers are buying via via mobile devices at significantly higher rates every year, reports a Web merchandising firm.

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