Matt Hamblen

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

BlackBerry's new Classic smartphone has a physical keyboard, sells for $449

T-Mobile’s new Data Stash plan doesn’t let workers share data

T-Mobile’s new Data Stash plan doesn’t let workers share data

T-Mobile today unveiled a monthly data rollover plan for consumers and business customers called "Data Stash," but the plan still won't allow workers to share their data with others in a work group.

Sprint pleased by early response to its half-off deal

Sprint pleased by early response to its half-off deal

Six days into its new "Cut Your Bill in Half" offer, Sprint was enthusiastic about the offer's early reaction from new customers, but didn't offer any details.

Open authentication spec from FIDO Alliance moves beyond passwords

Open authentication spec from FIDO Alliance moves beyond passwords

An open industry alliance that includes many of the world's biggest vendors released specs Tuesday that promise to secure online communications without passwords.

Users will soon opt first for smartphones and tablets, not laptops and PCs

Users will soon opt first for smartphones and tablets, not laptops and PCs

There’s a persistent debate going on in the IT industry over whether smartphones and tablets will replace laptops and desktops in coming years, especially in the workplace.

Most workers in developed countries worry about tech of the future

Most workers in developed countries worry about tech of the future

Workers believe that smartphones, tablets and other computing devices have made them more productive, but they have a nagging worry about the increasing role of technology in their lives.

With Amazon's Fire phone, persistence is key

With Amazon's Fire phone, persistence is key

Amazon, one of the world's most powerful online retailers, has focused considerable marketing attention on its first-ever Fire smartphone, which by all accounts got a skimpy customer response after it launched in August.

Is Sprint's new half-off deal a desperation move?

Is Sprint's new half-off deal a desperation move?

Sprint donned its boxing gloves with an extravagant offer to cut monthly wireless rate plans in half for new customers who switch to Sprint from either Verizon Wireless or AT&T.

Smartphone growth to slow, IDC says

Smartphone growth to slow, IDC says

IDC predicted 1.4 billion smartphones will ship to retailers next year, a 12% increase over 2014 -- but a much more laggardly pace than in previous years.

AT&T backs off threat to halt its fiber rollout

AT&T backs off threat to halt its fiber rollout

AT&T now plans to continue its plans to expand fiber optic networks to 100 cities, backtracking on comments by AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson after President Obama voiced support for net neutrality last month.

Amazon’s Fire sale: Phone is now just $199 unlocked

Amazon’s Fire sale: Phone is now just $199 unlocked

Amazon has cut the price for its unlocked Fire smartphone, on sale for just four months, by 69%.

Microsoft Band customers get scrooged even before holidays start

Microsoft Band customers get scrooged even before holidays start

Three days after saying stock of its new Band smart wristband would be replenished throughout the coming holidays, Microsoft changed course.

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