Articles By Matt Hamblen

Sprint said to be testing CDMA-based iPhone

Sprint is in advanced testing of an iPhone, possibly for sale this fall, that would run at first on a 3G wireless network rather than Sprint's faster WiMax, according to recent reports.Reports that

Published on: June 13th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Small iOS developers face patent dispute

A David vs. Goliath battle has emerged in a patent dispute between small independent iOS application developers and a Texas-based patent holding company called Lodsys. Many of the small developers are hoping for

Published on: May 18th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Visa bringing digital wallet service to Canada this fall

Visa's plan to launch a digital wallet system in the U.S. and Canada this fall is by far the largest and most ambitious of any similar initiative announced by credit card processors, banks

Published on: May 13th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

BlackBerry and Microsoft join forces on mobile search, maps

Microsoft's investment in putting its Bing search and maps in BlackBerry mobile devices by the fall holiday season pits Research in Motion and Microsoft against Google in a massive scramble for mobile search

Published on: May 4th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

RIM continues slide in eyes of mobile analysts

Another quarter ended with Research in Motion missing from IDC's ranking of Top 5 worldwide mobile phone makers as the Canadian manufacturer continues to face growing competition, much of it from lesser-known companies

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Matt Hamblen

iTunes could become next disaster relief donations tool

The success of efforts by charities in collecting $10 mobile texting donations to help Japanese and Haitian disaster relief efforts has non-profits considering whether to raise the amount to $25.Groups are also talking to Apple

Published on: March 25th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Clickatell offers to help SMB send mass SMS

Clickatell announced Monday a Short Message Service (SMS) for small businesses that costs only $25 a month for 1,000 messages, a drastic reduction in price compared to its earlier version, which cost more

Published on: February 28th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

BlackBerry Playbook faces ‘tweener’ marketing challenge

With dozens of new tablets hitting the market in 2011, Research in Motion (RIM) faces an uphill climb with its upcoming 7-in. PlayBook tablet, which will run its BlackBerry Tablet OS.RIM showed off

Published on: January 14th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Smartphone growth gangbusters in third quarter

The global smartphone market grew nearly 90 per cent in the third quarter, with enormous gains by Samsung and HTC, market research firm IDC reported Thursday.Vendors shipped 81 million smartphones, up 89.5 per

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Lawyers pick Apple’s forbidden iPad fruit

Apple's iPad tablet is being used by doctors, lawyers and business people to ease their workloads, but many believe the popular touchscreen device can't yet replace a laptop for functions such as writing

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Smartphone app would forewarn epilepsy patients of seizures

Engineers and medical experts have joined forces in Chicago to to create a small prototype device and complex software that can monitor brainwaves of people with epilepsy and then send them from a

Published on: August 20th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Windows Phone 7 shortcomings become hot topic

The list of features missing in Windows Phone 7 -- no multitasking of third-party applications, no copy-and-paste, no native Twitter client -- has dominated forums and early reviews of reference hardware phones put

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Kin demise bodes badly for Microsoft’s mobile future

As postmortems of the untimely death of Microsoft's Kin mobile phones continue to be written, some observers have started wondering aloud whether Microsoft has any future at all in the mobile technology business.The

Published on: July 8th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Vegas casino makes winning wager on technology

Station Casinos Inc. is struggling to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection -- an undertaking that's especially difficult because this area's 14 per cent unemployment rate is affecting its core customer base. But

Published on: July 7th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

New iPhone hardware to enable wireless 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, allowing real-time wireless videoconferencing.The expectation for video chat is

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Matt Hamblen