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

Jobs has lofty goal for opening FaceTime video standard

If Apple is serious about making its FaceTime video-chat feature an open standard, the company has a lot of work ahead of it.

Barnes & Noble offers free coffee to promote in-store e-reading

Barnes & Noble is offering in-store users of devices running its e-reader software a tall cup of coffee free of charge.

Is the iPhone ready for video chat?

Apple is expected to announce its fourth-generation iPhone hardware on Monday that will include a forward-facing camera that can be used for video chat.

Of smartphone owners, iPhone users are the most satisfied

The iPhone came out on top in terms of customer satisfaction compared with other smartphones, according to a new ChangeWave Research survey of 1,009 consumers who bought phones in the last six months.

AT&T adds Wi-Fi hot zone to relieve Times Square congestion

Months after admitting to excessive wireless congestion in Manhattan for its iPhone and other wireless customers, AT&T has launched a pilot Wi-Fi hot zone in bustling Times Square.

Nexus One online store's failure shows wireless carriers still rule

Google's decision to stop selling its Nexus One Android smartphone online might disappoint some customers hoping to limit the role of wireless carriers in the smartphone buying process.

iPad a hit on Wi-Fi and a rich medium for advertisers

Apple's iPad had a "tremendous" impact on Wi-Fi networks in airports, cafes and hotels in its first month, according to JiWire's measurements of network activity at 30,000 public hot spots in North America.

AT&T touts network improvements found in survey results

Gripe all you want about poor cellular service for the iPhone on AT&T, but the carrier says its wireless networks are improving.

'Perfect storm' of growth coming for smartphones in 2010

Smartphones such as the iPhone are in "high-growth mode" globally, IDC said Friday, with shipments by manufacturers growing nearly 57 percent in the first quarter of 2010.

Analysts: Palm purchase a risky move for HP

Analysts say an HP acquisition of Palm would face significant hurdles in competing with more established products for business and developers.

Nook e-reader goes on sale at Best Buy Sunday

The Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader will go on sale Sunday at 1,070 Best Buy stores and on the electronics retailer's Web site.

iPad security for the enterprise still subject to debate

Whether the iPad is secure enough for enterprise uses is debatable, based on a survey of several analysts and experts.

Whether IT is ready or not, enterprise iPad apps are coming

Apple iPad developers have jumped to quickly adapt enterprise applications for the new device, even as some analysts and IT managers say they don't find the iPad to be enterprise-ready.

iPad has a lot riding on AT&T

If the iPad is truly going to be "magical," as Apple claims it will be, a lot rides on AT&T's networks, especially its much-derided 3G performance for the...


Can the iPad make it as an e-textbook reader?

Apple's iPad, which arrives April 3, is already regarded as a high-end, color e-reader and multimedia device. But its potential as an e-textbook reader remains debatable.