Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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


Mobile devices will mob the Internet, researchers forecast

Mobile data traffic is expected to grow by 61 percent annually into 2018, and wearables will increasingly play a role, Cisco researchers estimate.


Bluetooth, NFC groups partner to promote interoperability

Short-distance wireless groups supporting NFC and Bluetooth have agreed to jointly create greater interoperability between the complementary technologies.


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Free Wi-Fi awaits Eagles fans

Philadelphia Eagles fans attending Sunday's home opener at Lincoln Financial Field will be able to access a new free Wi-Fi network to watch game video, visit social networks or even order food.


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Wi-fi video traffic jam hastened by Instagram, Vine

Cisco started warning wireless carriers and consumers years ago about the coming barrage of video traffic over networks, and it has arrived with the promise of more congestion to come.

Starbucks teams up with Google for faster Wi-Fi in its U.S. stores

Starbucks also plans to expand its mobile wireless charging to its shops in San Francisco.

Now that LTE speeds for data are here, what's next?

In the continuing war between Verizon and AT&T, the battle has come down to LTE network size vs. LTE network speed. But new LTE technology isn't far over the horizon.


Samsung confirms limited supply of Galaxy S4, cites 'overwhelming global demand'

Overwhelming global demand may limit initial supplies of the Galaxy S4 smartphone, Samsung said Wednesday, while both Sprint and T-Mobile USA confirmed there would be delays for them in receiving the phones.

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.

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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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.

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.


Can new smartphones rekindle the BlackBerry fire?

'Not dead yet' could well be the new BlackBerry marketing theme, two new BlackBerry 10 smartphones are expected to be announced Wednesday.


Drumbeat of of AT&T LTE launches goes on

AT&T is putting the pedal to the metal on its LTE deployments, saying Thursday it has added seven more markets to its list, atop of the four market launches it had announced three days earlier.

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.


Sprint still sees demand for phones with Qwerty keyboard

Sprint said it plans to sell the LG Mach smartphone over 4G LTE this fall, adding a second slider-style smartphone with a physical Qwerty keyboard.