Stories by Matt Hamblen

Online sales of Dell Streak could begin Wednesday

Online sales of the Dell Streak wireless tablet, with a five-inch screen that many say makes it look like an Android smartphone, could begin as soon as tomorrow, according to online speculation.

Droid X is now hard to get, just like Droid Incredible and Evo before it

Shortages of Android-based HTC Evo and HTC Droid Incredible smartphones were expected to spur sales of the Motorola Droid X, which first went on sale July 15.

AT&T to be 'premier' Windows Phone 7 vendor

Say all you want about whether Windows Phone 7 (WP7) will succeed, but AT&T continues to back the platform wholeheartedly after endorsing it -- and Microsoft 's mobile efforts -- repeatedly over the last year.

No Dell Streak sale in July, spokesman says

The 5-inch Dell Streak tablet won't go on sale by the end of July, a spokesman said late Tuesday. That announcement came after Dell earlier in the day mistakenly posted an online message on its Web site that customers could return to the site Wednesday to purchase the device.

Sprint expands NextMail voice messaging to all its devices

Sprint Nextel today said that its NextMail voice messaging service is now available on all of the devices the carrier sells.

New Nook for Android e-reader tool supports Android 1.6 and higher

Barnes & Noble Thursday launched Nook for Android, a version of its free e-reading app for devices running Android 1.6 or higher, which include smartphones such as the Droid X.

5 makers for Windows Phone 7 now official

Microsoft has officially divulged names of at least five manufacturers for its coming Windows Phone 7 devices, with Asus recently added to a list of four revealed at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference on July 13.

Motorola, Verizon make quick fix on Droid X display problems

Verizon Wireless and Motorola today said fewer than one-tenth of 1% of the new Droid X <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/75/Smartphones">smartphones</a> that have been sold have experienced a "flickering" or "banding" on the display, and that Motorola has resolved the problem.

AT&T adds mobile services for business, government users

AT&amp;T Tuesday announced that it's offering three new mobile services, including text messaging and encrypted mobile voice products, aimed at business and government users.

HP seeks PalmPad trademark; Is a WebOS-based iPad killer on the way?

Hewlett Packard is seeking to trademark the name "PalmPad" for computer hardware and mobile devices, providing a solid indication that a tablet computer based on HP's purchase of Palm and its WebOS is under development.

Windows Live to integrate WP7 phones, PCs, Xbox in the cloud

Microsoft officials today described how upcoming Windows Phone 7 smartphones will perform within a network of Windows 7 PCs and Xbox gaming consoles through a new Windows Live cloud platform to make the mobile experience easier and more powerful for workers and consumers.

Droid X goes on sale Thursday amid flurry of ad promotions

The Droid X smartphone. The Droid X smartphone ships on Thursday, following an unusual pre-sales publicity campaign designed to entice the savvy tech crowd that might also include some in the iPhone 4 camp as well.

Microsoft releases WP7 tools beta; preview phones coming next week

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is coming later this year and today Microsoft released a beta version of developer tools to enable software makers to build applications and games for WP7 devices.

FaceTime video chat may be added to next-gen iPod Touch

Evidence is mounting that there's more FaceTime video chat coming in handheld devices, with reports surfacing today that the next iPod Touch, due this year, will include a front-facing camera.

AT&T offers businesses a smartphone credit-card payment service

AT&amp;T on Wednesday announced a service for small- and medium-size businesses that want to use smartphones to accept credit and debit card transactions from customers. The service is based on technology from payment device manufacturer Apriva of Scottsdale, Ariz.

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