Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

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

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CTIA chief: Common cell phone power supply port coming to U.S.

All U.S. cell phones will have a common USB interface by the start of 2012, CTIA Chairman Dan Hesse told a CTIA audience Tuesday.

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Sprint CEO: AT&T takeover would stifle innovation

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said Tuesday that the proposed $39 billion AT&T takeover of T-Mobile USA would "stifle innovation and put too much power in the hands of just two carriers."

T-Mobile USA announces new products sans AT&T

T-Mobile maintained its business-as-usual by unveiling several products at CTIA in Orlando, even as AT&T is attempting to merge with its fellow wireless carrier.


iPad 2 provokes anxiety in IT

IT executives expect their support requirements to increase significantly once workers begin using the iPad 2 on the job, Computerworld reports.

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iPads, Android tablets and smartphones join the military

Smartphones and tablets have a bright future in the U.S. military, according to two Pentagon contractors working on mobile apps that troops can use with their iPads, iPhones and Android devices.

Apple: Blaze study on iPhone 4 browser performance 'flawed'

Apple disputes a claim by Blaze Software that the Android-based Nexus S smartphone browses the Web 52 percent faster than the iPhone 4.

ThunderBolt goes on sale Thursday at Verizon for $250

The first LTE phone at Verizon Wireless, the ThunderBolt by HTC running Android 2.2, will be available Thursday for $250 with a two-year agreement.

Echo dual-screen smartphone coming April 17 from Sprint

The dual-screen Kyocera Echo, an Android smartphone, will sell for $200 with a two-year agreement starting April 17 exclusively from Sprint.

Verizon update preps Xoom for Flash Player

Verizon Wireless started pushing a Motorola Xoom software update that includes support for Flash Player 10.2.

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Android tops BlackBerry, iPhone for first time in comScore survey

Google's Android smartphones took the top spot in the U.S. for the first time, hitting 31.2 percent in the latest comScore survey of 30,000 subscribers.

Researcher: AT&T's iPhone 4 beats Verizon's on data downloads

The iPhone 4 on AT&T's network downloaded data twice as fast, on average, as the iPhone on Verizon Wireless, according to thousands of recent field tests in five U.S. cities conducted by Metrico Wireless, an independent mobile device performance evaluation company.

Verizon data caps coming, probably by mid-summer

Verizon Wireless will join AT&T in adopting data caps soon, the company's CEO says.

AT&T to sell Kindle 3G on March 6

AT&T will begin selling the new Kindle 3G e-reader on March 6 for $189 at its retail stores, the first time the carrier has sold a dedicated e-reader device.

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Survey: Mobile device etiquette keeps going down the drain

Etiquette by users of mobile devices keeps getting worse as use of the technology proliferates, a survey by Ipsos has found.

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Mobile execs: 2011 a 'pivotal year' for NFC payments

A panel of executives from RIM and carriers Orange and KT told an MWC audience that use of smartphone-based NFC technology should take off this year.