Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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

TomTom opens portal for rapid location-based app development

Navigation technology provider TomTom announced developer tools and a platform for location-based services (LBS) in the cloud to help in the rapid creation of apps for finding locations that are used by truck fleets and other businesses.

Mobile workers' health threatened by spending weekends online

A new survey found 63 percent of mobile workers are spending at least six hours each weekend online -- and nearly one-third are online for up to 20 hours over the two days.

SAP goes big on Windows 8 with six new apps

Six mobile apps from SAP will deliver tools for business training, recruiting and sales.

Gartner: Smartphones and tablets growth exploding, especially in business

Gartner report that 1.2 billion smart devices will be purchased in 2013, breaking the 1 billion mark for the first time.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC tablet to be sold exclusively on AT&T

AT&T will sell two Samsung tablets starting Friday: the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for $499.99 and the ATIV Smart PC for $799.99.

Ballmer pitches Windows Phone 8 live tiles in video ad

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer touts the personalization features of Windows Phone 8 in a new 46-second video ad.

Windows 8/RT touch interface confuses, frustrates early users

Some early users of Microsoft's Surface RT tablet say they are confused or frustrated by the touch interface on the 10.6-in. display and are relying instead on the attachable keyboard with its more conventional track pad and arrow keys to input commands.

In search of the sub-$300 Windows RT tablet

Where are the sub-$300 Windows RT tablets? It's a question that might not be answered until Friday, when tablet makers finally put them on sale.

Mobile wallet adoption could get boost from upgraded payment terminals

Mobile payment systems could get a boost from a 2015 deadline that credit card companies are imposing on retailers to upgrade their point-of-sale terminals.

Sprint to sell Samsung Galaxy Note II for $300 starting Oct. 25

The Galaxy Note II will be the first quad-core smartphone to go on sale in the U.S.

AT&T to sell LG Optimus G Nov. 2 for $200

AT&T's version of the quad-core LG Optimus G will go on sale Nov. 2 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Pre-orders will start Tuesday, AT&T announced.

Mobile payments adoption in U.S. could take years

A panel of mobile wallet experts at MobileCon today predicted slow pathway to user adoption of technologies such as Near-Field Communication in the U.S.

Is LG making next Nexus smartphone?

The release is reportedly set for Oct. 29, the same date as Microsoft's plan for its Windows Phone launch

Verizon to reach 410 cities with LTE next week

Verizon Wireless said it will launch faster LTE wireless service in 21 cities on Oct. 18, reaching a total of 410 markets two months ahead of schedule.

Sprint's fall lineup includes Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Optimus G smartphone on LTE

Sprint will offer four new devices this fall for high-speed LTE networks, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet and the LG Optimus G smartphone.