Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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

Carrier solutions for rural areas without adequate wireless service

There are still areas in the U.S. that have limited or no wireless telecommunications. How are the four major suppliers handling this?

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Why some U.S. homes and businesses still don't have cellular service

While large portions of the U.S. are looking forward to faster wireless broadband, some regions don't have even simple cell phone service. What is being done to help?

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Defense spokesman says DoD not dumping BlackBerry

A U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said Thursday that a report that suggests the defense agency is dumping BlackBerry devices was inaccurate, and that BlackBerry is still part of ongoing DoD mobile device deployment plans.

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What will T-Mobile announce next week?

The wireless carrier will probably formalize its plans to offer smartphones with no contract, possibly an iPhone, and announce new LTE service.

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U.S. Z10 sales start Friday, but Blackberry's future still far from certain

BlackBerry Z10 sales kick off Friday in the U.S., but it is still unclear how popular the smartphone and its Q10 cousin running BlackBerry 10 will be, amid a number of contradictory predictions and indicators.

Used Samsung Galaxy smartphone values in line with used iPhones

The Samsung Galaxy S smartphone series has attracted rabid fans, with older-generation models keeping a residual value that rivals that of older-generation Apple iPhones.

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BlackBerry extends Balance dual-personality features to Android, iOS devices

BlackBerry announces technology designed to securely separate work and personal data on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, as its Balance software does for new BlackBerry 10 devices.

Making BlackBerry cool again is a giant task

BlackBerry faces a herculean task in marketing the new Z10 smartphone to U.S. consumers.

Industrial sapphire might be your next smartphone display

Sapphire could someday be used in some smartphone displays instead of the toughened Gorilla Glass popular today

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ARM still drives design for smartphones—1 billion in 2013

ARM creates the intellectual property used in the designs used to run more than 95% of the smartphones in the world, but the company had only a small booth at the edge of Hall 6 at Mobile World Congress this week.

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Firefox OS should make Microsoft sharpen Windows Phone 8 sales plan

The emergence of the Firefox OS is just one more reason that Microsoft and BlackBerry will need to sharpen their marketing savvy to sell more smartphones in 2013.

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Samsung takes inspiration from Fort Knox for mobile security

Samsung Monday announced an improved version of its SAFE management and security system for popular Samsung-branded smartphones and tablets.

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BYOD gets attention at Mobile World Congress

Helping IT shops deal with the security and management of consumer smartphones and tablets in the workplace will be a big theme at Mobile World Congress this week.

New super-duper smartphone cameras likely won't help HTC and Nokia, analysts say

HTC and Nokia are separately expected to announce super-high-quality cameras in new smartphones expected to be unveiled the next week.

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You can get a BlackBerry Z10 now--for $999

If you can't wait to get the latest BlackBerry in the U.S., there's this costly path to instant gratification.