Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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

Windows RT Tablets Could Cost $500 to $700

Windows RT tablets could cost $500 to $700 -- too high to make them viable in a market filled with less expensive tablets, according to an IDC analyst.


Sprint Begins Selling HTC Evo 4G

The LTE smartphone survives its immigration challenge and becomes available to customers this weekend; the LTE network requires a longer wait.

Mobile Payments Still Slow to Catch on in U.S.

Even if the next iPhone has a mobile wallet app and a Near Field Communication chip inside, don't expect contactless payments to suddenly explode in the U.S.


Big Jump in Mobile Payments Expected, but U.S. Will Miss Out

Mobile payments will reach $171 billion globally in 2012, and $617 billion in 2016, according to research firm Gartner.

With Motorola's Help, Google May Introduce Android to the Office

Samsung, the biggest maker of Android devices, is already trying to sell both tablets and smartphones for workplaces, while Lenovo is doing the same with tablets.

Android, iPhone, Dominate Smartphones Sales

Apple and Android devices make up 82% of those shipped to retailers in the first quarter of 2012, IDC reports.

Consumerization Trend Creates IT Worries, Worker Benefits

Fully 95% of 600 businesses surveyed by Cisco permit the use of employee-owned smartphones and tablets at the office and found productivity gains for workers.

Google (Lack of) Support Hampers Android, Analyst Says

Adoption of Android tablets and smartphones in business is "severely limited" because of the complexities of managing the various Android models, a Gartner report asserts.

Google to Sell Nexus Smartphones and Tablets Direct

Google is reportedly moving to more direct sales of its Android smartphones and tablets in an apparent move to wrest control away from wireless carriers that install their own services on Android gear or block Google apps like Google Wallet.


Is November Win 8 Tablet Release Too Late?

If Intel-based Windows 8 tablets launch in November, as one informed source expects, Microsoft would face a narrow window to play a role in the important holiday sales period.

Tablet Summer: What's Ahead

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are expected to launch new models in coming months -- Here's what the summer portends in new tablets.

AT&T Reportedly in Talks to Buy Leap Wireless

AT&T has recently been in talks to buy Leap Wireless, a carrier operating in 35 states with 6 million customers, according to Reuters.


Amex Cards to Work With Isis Mobile Wallet

American Express will allow its credit cards to use the Isis Mobile Wallet once the technology is deployed in Salt Lake City and Austin this summer.


BlackBerry 7 Smartphones Approved for DOD Use

Research in Motion's BlackBerry 7 smartphones have been approved for use by the Department of Defense, the company announced this week.

Tablet Outlook 2012: What's Expected from Apple, Google, Microsoft

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon expected to launch new models in coming months.