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

Report: Windows Phone will pass iPhone by 2016

A recent report from IDC projects that shipments of Windows Phone will displace Apple iOS to become the second most popular smartphone by 2016. Android will retain the top spot.

Mobile payments still slow to catch on in U.S.

Even if the next iPhone has a mobile wallet app and a Near Field Communication chip inside, don't expect contactless payments to suddenly explode in the U.S...

Android in enterprises 'severely limited' by weak management support from Google

Market research firm Gartner says adoption of Android tablets and smartphones in large businesses has been "severely limited" because of the complexities of managing the various Android models and versions.

Verizon LTE expansion continues with 28 more cities

Verizon Wireless will add 28 more cities to its nationwide LTE network on Thursday, bringing the total to 258 markets.

AT&T's LTE network now in 32 cities

AT&T has added St. Louis, Mo., to its growing 4G LTE network, bringing the carrier's nationwide total to 32 cities.

New iPad could cause corporate network crunch

The new Apple iPad, which sports a higher-resolution screen, a 1080p HD camera and LTE network capability, will likely entice millions of buyers—but it could bog down corporate networks and give IT managers headaches.

NFC payment plans face detractors as tech comes to U.S.

Mobile payment technologies may be slow to spread, at least in the U.S., as polls show Americans are suspicious of NFC technology for security reasons, analysts say.

MWC: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sighted in Barcelona

In conjunction with this week's Mobile World Congress, Samsung began displaying outdoor billboards in Barcelona of a 10.1-in. Galaxy Note, featuring the digital pen seen in the smaller 5.3-in. version.

Wireless voting still has a long way to go

With the growth of smartphones and their use in U.S. presidential campaigns, could there come a day when Americans might vote wirelessly?

Google clamps down on its pre-paid Google Wallet card on smartphones

Google said it has temporarily disabled the provisioning of its prepaid Google Wallet cards used in some NFC-ready phones.

iPad takes wing at chicken restaurant

Pass the buffalo wings and the iPad.

Ebook library borrowing hits record pace

Holiday sales of new tablets and e-readers have catapulted ebook borrowing at many of the nation's libraries, raising the question of how libraries can keep up with the demand.

Ford's new Focus Electric to have companion iOS app

Ford's first all-electric passenger vehicle, the Focus Electric, will feature a smartphone app that can help drivers keep track of when the car is being charged remotely.

AT&T pushes ahead after T-Mobile bid

AT&T dropped its $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA in December, but the company demonstrated that it is still running on all cylinders at the AT&T Developer Summit.

Analyst: Kindle Fire second in tablet sales behind iPad

A market-research firm projects that Amazon's Kindle Fire will become the clear second-place tablet behind the iPad this quarter.