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

iPad lures business users in law, medicine and other fields

Doctors, lawyers and businesspeople are using iPads to ease their workloads, but many observers say Apple's tablet isn't ready to replace laptops for functions such as writing long documents.

iPad quickly adopted as e-reader on Wattpad

The iPad quickly became an e-book reading platform in the second quarter, while BlackBerry smartphones declined, according to cloud-based e-book provider Wattpad.

Voice-enabled medical search iPhone app speeds inquiries

Doctors are finding new applications to provide shortcuts for their busy work days. That includes a new voice-enabled medical search app for the iPhone.

Chrome OS tablet from HTC reported to ship in November

An HTC tablet running Google's Chrome operating system will be sold by Verizon Wireless in late November, according to a source cited by the blog Downloadsquad.

Rivals seek to beat iPhone by offering two keyboards

Droid 2 is an example of the way major U.S. carriers are trying to broaden the appeal of smartphones by offering devices that have both touchscreens and physical keyboards.

Samsung Epic 4G smartphone to debut August 31

The Samsung Epic 4G will debut Aug. 31 for $250 after rebate and with a Sprint Nextel two-year agreement, the carrier announced.

Amazon may be eyeing other gadgets than Kindle

Amazon.com may be considering building prototypes of gadgets other than its Kindle e-reader, according to a New York Times report.

Sam's Club to add Wi-Fi for shoppers

Sam's Club locations nationwide will have Wi-Fi from AT&T by November that will provide customers with access to Web-based price comparisons via their smartphones.

Wi-Fi available on one in three U.S. planes

Wi-Fi service is offered on more than one third of the nation's passenger planes, making it no longer rare to see business travelers, and others, connecting to the Internet in mid-flight.

Customers line up early to buy the Droid X

Droid X, which may be the toughest smartphone yet to effectively challenge the iPhone, went on sale Thursday.

Droid X goes on sale Thursday amid flurry of ad promotions

The Droid X smartphone ships Thursday, after an unusual pre-sales publicity campaign designed to entice the savvy tech crowd that might also include some in the iPhone 4 camp.

Kin's death may signal mobile morbidity at Microsoft

The death of the Kin smartphone doesn't bode well for Microsoft's future in the mobile device business, analysts say.

Borders jumps into e-bookstore game

Borders has launched an e-book store with 1.5 million titles.

Sprint unveils Samsung Epic 4G smartphone

Sprint and Verizon Wireless Monday each introduced smartphones built by Samsung.

iPhone 4, iOS 4 offer deeper enterprise support

IT analysts continue to clamor for more enterprise-specific features in Apple's iPhone and the OS that runs on it.