Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung sells 5M Galaxy Note II 'phablets' in two months

The combination smartphone-tablet Samsung Galaxy Note II has proven more popular than analysts had expected.


AT&T's LTE service expands to 103 cities, ahead of schedule

AT&T said it is ahead of schedule for 4G LTE network deployments and has now reached 103 cities in the U.S.

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.