Matt Hamblen

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

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

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.

Samsung needs more than a new top mobile guy

Samsung needs more than a new top mobile guy

Things are out of whack at Samsung, starting with the company's crown jewel, the Galaxy S5 smartphone, and a number of fairly drastic changes are in store.

The ups and downs of Microsoft Band

The ups and downs of Microsoft Band

Microsoft's Band, launched on Oct. 30, sold out within two weeks and has been hard to come by since then. That's left would-be buyers scratching their heads wondering what Microsoft is thinking?

Grocers, retailers gobble up Apple Pay in time for holidays

Grocers, retailers gobble up Apple Pay in time for holidays

U.S. consumers have eschewed in-store mobile payments for years, but Apple Pay is making headway in that area just a month after the service launched Oct. 20.

Smartwatch interest ticks up as Apple Watch fever rises

Smartwatch interest ticks up as Apple Watch fever rises

Interest in smartwatches has soared in recent months, even as it has stalled for smart glasses. Credit, or blame, the coming Apple Watch.

Why AT&T and Sprint just announced business conferencing services

Why AT&T and Sprint just announced business conferencing services

Two separate business conferencing services announcements from AT&T and Sprint on Tuesday highlight the radically changing business models at U.S. wireless carriers.

Mobile payments to tally just 1% of all U.S. consumer spending in 2019

Mobile payments to tally just 1% of all U.S. consumer spending in 2019

The emergence of Apple Pay has led some technology early adopters to predict that mobile payments will dominate U.S. consumer spending in the next decade. Yet to others, the idea that most Americans will use a mobile wallet in 2025,...

FCC seeks fiber-optic delay data from AT&T

FCC seeks fiber-optic delay data from AT&T

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday formally requested that AT&T provide all documents and data related to its planned fiber-optic cable buildouts nationwide.

AT&T sees delays on fiber rollouts of 'two to three years'

AT&T sees delays on fiber rollouts of 'two to three years'

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson today implied it could be two or three years before AT&T starts investing again in fiber optic network rollouts while it waits for net neutrality rules to be settled.

Who wins the net neutrality debate? Google, of course

Who wins the net neutrality debate? Google, of course

ISPs and carriers don't want to be regulated. Content providers don't want to be throttled. Welcome to the net neutrality debate, where either side could lose and one company looks like a winner no matter what happens,

BlackBerry bolsters its enterprise pitch

BlackBerry announced a renewed enterprise focus on Thursday, including a partnership with Samsung that provides secure mobile software for certain Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.

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