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

Barnes & Noble to provide e-reader app for iPad

Bookseller Barnes & Noble announced it will have an iPad version of its B&N eReader app ready on April 3.

Verizon-AT&T battle over LTE heats up

The simmering marketing battle between Verizon Wireless and AT&T over whose LTE network is first and best promises to explode in the coming months.

Rivals aim to slow mobile gains by Apple, Google

Of the three IT powerhouses that last week unveiled new mobile operating systems, Microsoft faces the most difficult task.

AT&T and Verizon race for 4G deployment

AT&T today announced equipment suppliers for its coming high-speed wireless LTE network and signaled the start of an aggressive battle against rival Verizon.

Cisco adding iPhone app for voice-over-Wi-Fi

Cisco plans to add voice-over-Wi-Fi capabilities to its existing iPhone app by April, part of a continuing effort to expand its unified communications technology into the mobile space.

Smartphone shipments hit new record in fourth quarter

Smartphone devices continued to ship at record levels in last year's fourth quarter, reaching 54.5 million, or 39 percent more than last year, according to IDC. Apple now ships the third most smartphones, trailing only Nokia and Research in Motion.

iPad's wireless performance tied to AT&T's boosting its 3G network

Though AT&T says it will be ready to handle demand for the iPad's wireless connectivity, analysts wonder how well the wireless provider will manage the most demand applications run on Apple's forthcoming tablet.

iPad for the enterprise? Maybe

If Apple's new iPad is going to make its way into large business settings, IT managers will first need to to do some careful evaluations.

Why Apple stuck with AT&T for iPad

Apple's decision to use AT&T as the iPad's 3G network provider is likely to raise tough questions from users who've criticized the carrier's iPhone service.

AT&T sees soaring use of Wi-Fi -- just in time for an Apple tablet

Wi-Fi connections via AT&T more than quadrupled last year, hitting 85.5 million connections mostly made via smartphones from 20,000 hot spots.

Analysts: Apple Tablet not necessarily on Verizon Wireless

Don't assume Verizon is on board with Apple's rumored tablet, two industry sources warned.

Critics: AT&T, Verizon price cuts set stage for higher data rates

The recent decision by AT&T and Verizon to cut the prices of their unlimited nationwide voice calling plans, could set the stage for eventual hikes in...

Google, T-Mobile respond to Nexus One customer complaints

Google and T-Mobile USA responded to hundreds of online complaints about the Nexus One smartphone and confusing customer support for the device.

Quick hands-on with Que and Skiff e-book readers

First impressions of the new e-book readers from Plastic Logic and Skiff.

CES 2010 projects post-recession optimism

Consumer electronics sales may be projected to be flat in 2010, but that's not stopping vendors of smartphones, LCD TVs, and a wide range of other products from descending upon Las Vegas for this week's CES show.