Matt Hamblen

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

Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

Expect anemic mobile phone growth in U.S. through 2018

Expect anemic mobile phone growth in U.S. through 2018

The overall mobile phone market in the U.S. will decline this year by 1% even as many emerging countries around the world see robust growth, an IDC analyst said Monday.

You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone

You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone

Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone will start at $649, unlocked, when pre-orders begin Oct. 29. The price is nearly double the $349 starting price charged for the Nexus 5 a year ago.

Apple Pay hits U.S. stores Monday -- assuming buyers can find anywhere to use it

Apple Pay hits U.S. stores Monday -- assuming buyers can find anywhere to use it

Apple Pay launches on Monday in the U.S., giving buyers new technology to make in-store and online payments using NFC-ready iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. But will enough stores participate?

Tablet sales growth slows dramatically

Tablet sales growth slows dramatically

Gartner and IDC have dramatically lowered their tablet shipment and sales estimates for 2014 and coming years.

Google partners up for $60M undersea fiber link between Florida and Brazil

Google partners up for $60M undersea fiber link between Florida and Brazil

Move shows company hopes to gain greater control over Internet access

Kansas City attracts tech to boost business

Kansas City attracts tech to boost business

Tech startups and accelerators are blossoming in the downtown area, with plans to attract even more fledgling firms and young residents.

Kansas City updates tech in bid to boost business
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Kansas City updates tech in bid to boost business

Cisco, Sprint and Google all "collide" in the city's plan to attract tech incubators, startups and young residents.

BlackBerry Passport sells out; CEO foresees profitability in 2015

BlackBerry Passport sells out; CEO foresees profitability in 2015

BlackBerry's new qwerty Passport smartphone quickly sold out just hours after going on sale online, with another 200,000 back orders waiting in line, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in an earnings call.

BlackBerry Passport deep-dive review: Qwerty meets quirky

BlackBerry Passport deep-dive review: Qwerty meets quirky

Qwerty fans will welcome the unit's keyboard, quad-core processor, big battery and voice assistant, but its square shape and hefty weight may give others pause.

BlackBerry goes for qwerty keyboard, again, with Passport smartphone

BlackBerry goes for qwerty keyboard, again, with Passport smartphone

BlackBerry announced its Passport smartphone today and bet large that there are users who will want a qwerty physical keyboard with a wider, square, 4.5-in. display.

Shut out on iPhone 6 Plus, buyers settle for smaller version

Shut out on iPhone 6 Plus, buyers settle for smaller version

Apple fans who stood in line for hours in hopes of buying the 5.5-in. iPhone 6 Plus were disappointed to find none in stock at both the AT&T and Verizon stores in this college town west of Washington, D.C.

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