Stories by Matt Hamblen

Nokia wants back into the mobile phone business?

Nokia sold off its mobile phone business to Microsoft last fall, but now one of Nokia's remaining business units is eyeing a return to the consumer mobile phone market next year.

Canadian banks play hard ball with Apple Pay's moving north

Apple Pay is poised to cross the border into Canada this fall, but some Canadian banks are reportedly concerned that Apple wants a bigger cut of each transaction than it takes in the U.S.

Some new Samsung Edge smartphone displays won't auto-rotate

Some new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone displays won't auto-rotate properly, according to early customers on user forums.

Jawbone to have AmEx payments in future fitness band

Fitness-band maker Jawbone and American Express plan to allow cardholders to buy goods using a future fitness band equipped with NFC, according to a report.

Nokia Alcatel-Lucent deal would make a complementary patent portfolio

The possible acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent of France by Finland-based Nokia would bring together complementary patent portfolios and increase their scale against larger global competitors, analysts said Tuesday.

Mobile insecurity at work? Blame highly paid dudes

The biggest smartphone security threats to companies caused by workers come from males under age 35 who earn more than $60,000 a year.

Not all about Apple Watch; 3 hot smartphones went on sale Friday

Samsung and HTC separately launched sales on Friday of three new smartphones that have garnered positive reviews and, by various accounts, some solid initial customer interest.

Sprint opens stores within 1,435 RadioShack locations

Sprint on Friday will open retail operations in 1,435 RadioShack stores that were recently acquired by General Wireless as a result of a RadioShack bankruptcy action.

A smartphone bloatware iconoclast speaks out

Meet Jesse Nunez, an avid opponent of bloatware on smartphones.

Samsung says pre-installed apps on Galaxy S6, Edge can't be uninstalled, just hidden

Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Edge smartphones, which arrive in stores Friday, have received mostly positive reviews from critics, largely for superior styling and their metal and glass construction.

Comcast to launch 2 Gbps fiber service starting in Atlanta in May

If anybody doubted there's growing -- perhaps unprecedented -- competition in the business of fiber-optic Internet service to the home, look at what cable giant Comcast announced Thursday.

Apple Watch won't boost Apple Pay payments by much

The Apple Watch supports Apple Pay, but it's unlikely that the smartwatch, coming April 24, will significantly boost the number of mobile payments made by U.S. customers.

All the news that's fit to squish -- on a smartwatch

It was probably inevitable: The New York Times announced Tuesday it will produce one-sentence stories and other content on various topics for the Apple Watch, the day the device first goes on sale on April 24.

Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation. LTE Advanced has the potential of delivering 100 Mbps wireless download speeds.

Smartwatch shipments to catapult by 500 per cent in 2015 on interest in Apple Watch

Smartwatch shipments will grow by 500% this year, fueled by the interest in the coming Apple Watch and its impact on other smartwatches already in the market, market research firm IDC said today.