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

Verizon iPad-MiFi bundle lowers monthly data cost for heavy users

Verizon's new iPad-MiFi bundle will cost $10 less per month for 5GB of data compared with Verizon's current MiFi-only service

Windows Phone 7 launches Monday in crowded smartphone market

Microsoft will unveil devices running its new Windows Phone 7 operating system for the first time Monday at an event in New York that some experts predict will be a make-or-break product launch.

Mellmo tool expands business intelligence views from iPad, iPhone

Mellmo is set to update its business intelligence app for the iPad and iPhone on Monday.

RIM launches 7-inch PlayBook tablet

The 7-inch tablet unveiled by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Monday targets enterprise users and will run a new operating system developed by QNX Software.

Baron analysts using iPads over fast 802.11n network

Financial analysts at Baron Funds are using iPads to stay connected in the office, but setting up the Wi-Fi network the tablets needed wasn't easy.

Android apps on the Galaxy Tab may be 'a little ugly'

While all four major U.S. carriers will sell the Samsung Galaxy Tab running Froyo this fall, a Google executive already has said it won't work well with Android Market apps.

Verizon: No Froyo for Droid Eris

Verizon Wireless confirmed that the Android 2.2 update known as Froyo will not be provided for the Droid Eris smartphone, outraging some customers.

Nokia plans U.S.-centric phones

Nokia wants to 're-enter' the U.S. market and is developing smartphones for U.S. consumers, but the phone maker won't be building more CDMA-based phones.

Smartphones, other mobile devices boost social networks

Social networks and microblogging sites are getting a significant boost from the influx of new mobile devices from a variety of vendors.

BI firm takes iPads over laptops

Business intelligence tool maker MicroStrategy is deploying some 1,800 Apple iPads to execs and sales personnel after finding the device's total cost of ownership fell far below that of laptop computers.

Android leaps to No. 2 mobile OS in 2010

Market research firm Gartner says Android will edge out Research In Motion's BlackBerry and Apple's iOS for all of 2010 to become the second best-selling mobile operating system globally behind Nokia's Symbian.

T-Mobile unveils its G2, the successor to first Android phone

T-Mobile unveiled the G2 smartphone made by HTC. It is the successor to the first Android phone, the G1.

AT&T boasts of billions spent on network improvements

A letter sent to AT&T customers and a news release issued today about wireless network improvements are stoking speculation that the carrier is near the end of its exclusive deal for the iPhone

Windows Phone 7 released to manufacturers

Windows Phone 7 has been finalized and released to manufacturers, Microsoft announced Wednesday.

Borders continues e-reader price war

Borders announced that its Aluratek Libre eBook Pro will fall below the $100 mark when it goes on sale for $99.99.