Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor

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

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 to hit stores Aug. 21 (with video)

Verizon preps super-fast 10Gbps broadband

Verizon preps super-fast 10Gbps broadband

Verizon engineers have finished testing a new fiber optic network capable of 10Gbps, or 10 times the speed of Google Fiber and some other rival networks.

FAQ: What you need to know about chip-embedded credit cards

FAQ: What you need to know about chip-embedded credit cards

The conversion process from older magnetic stripe cards to chip-embedded credit and debit cards has sped up in recent months because of an Oct. 1 deadline. That's the day when liability for credit card fraud will shift from banks to...

Rite Aid adds Apple Pay, Google Wallet for in-store payments

The company, and some others, are opting for an 'all of the above' approach for in-store payments: Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Android Pay and CurrentC.

HTC's nosedive blamed on scant smartphone innovation, fierce competition

HTC's nosedive blamed on scant smartphone innovation, fierce competition

The financial future of smartphone maker HTC appears dire, analysts say, even as the company has remained upbeat.

Target joins the beacon bandwagon with trial in 50 stores

Target joins the beacon bandwagon with trial in 50 stores

Target, the nation's second-largest discount chain, is testing beacon technology in 50 of its stores, joining a growing number of retailers that hope to attract customers with timely deals sent to their smartphones and smartwatches on...

Lumia 950 XL leaked images foreshadow Win10 Mobile’s future

Lumia 950 XL leaked images foreshadow Win10 Mobile’s future

The device, with a 5.7-in. display, will reportedly be announced in September or October alongside the Lumia 950, with a 5.2-in. display.

Hardware issue blamed for wireless and Internet outage in Southeast

Hardware issue blamed for wireless and Internet outage in Southeast

A cell phone and Internet outage Tuesday in several Southeastern states was caused by a hardware problem, AT&T reported.

Sprint sees record low customer loss rate, but drops to 4th place behind T-Mobile

Sprint sees record low customer loss rate, but drops to 4th place behind T-Mobile

Sprint announced on Tuesday its lowest rate of postpaid customer losses in its history, even as the company officially dropped a notch to fourth place, behind T-Mobile, among U.S. wireless carriers.

AT&T launches wireless data and TV services on one bill

AT&T launches wireless data and TV services on one bill

Wireless video to smartphones and tablets took another step on Monday with AT&T's announcement of a single nationwide package of pay TV and wireless services on a single bill.

Samsung devices caught between Apple and Chinese smartphones

Samsung devices caught between Apple and Chinese smartphones

Samsung faces competition from Apple iPhones on the high end and Chinese smartphones on the low end. The solution to the company's dilemma is complex. It isn't at all clear whether Samsung's next product announcement on Aug. 13 is...

Focus turns to Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia flagships

Focus turns to Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia flagships

Speculation is that a formal announcement will occur in September, with shipments starting in October.

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