Stories by Matt Hamblen

iPad's 3G unlimited service: US$30 a month on AT&T

Apple's new iPad tablet provides Wi-Fi and adds 3G wireless on some models over AT&T's network in the U.S., at what many consider a bargain price for unlimited data of US$30 a month.

As wired business shrinks, Verizon expects 13,000 job cuts

Verizon Communications Inc. expects to reduce its workforce by another 13,000 in 2010, following the same trend it has carried out in each of the past two years.

Apple Tablet not necessarily on Verizon Wireless, analysts say.

An Apple tablet computer, expected to be introduced next week, will run on both AT&T and Verizon Wireless 3G networks, but two industry sources warned today to not assume Verizon is on board.

Text donations for Haiti earthquake overwhelm Red Cross

Text donations to Haiti earthquake relief may not constitute a miracle, but the American Red Cross says it is overwhelmed by the millions of US$10 gifts it has received via mobile phone texting.

Haiti text donations overwhelm Red Cross

Haiti earthquake relief donations made by text may not constitute a miracle, but the American Red Cross says it is overwhelmed by the millions of dollars it has received through $10 gifts sent via mobile phones.

Power harvester uses Wi-Fi to charge wireless devices

RCA showed a prototype of its Wi-Fi Hotspot Power Harvester called Airnergy that's designed to convert Wi-Fi radio signals into DC power for charging small wireless devices such as smartphones.

Google, T-Mobile respond to Nexus One customer complaints

Google and T-Mobile USA today reacted to hundreds of online complaints about the Nexus One smartphone and confusing customer support for the device, with a Google spokesperson characterizing the complaints as having come from a "small group of customers."

Google lists US$350 fee for early Nexus One returns

Nexus One mobile phone users, already outraged about inconsistent 3G coverage and confusing customer service, joined with bloggers today to gripe about a $350 equipment recovery fee Google is imposing on phones that are returned before 120 days and after the 14-day trial period.

Quick look: The LG GW990 and Intel's role in 'superphones'

The upcoming LG Electronics GW990 smartphone looks, and feels, like it could be a real hit when it finally gets to the market in the second half of the year.

Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi to provide video downloads

Aircell, the company offering the Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service on many airlines, will launch an in-flight video downloading service later this year.

First looks from CES: Google Nexus One and Motorola Backflip

Two new smartphones demonstrated at the CES show this week offer a glimpse into some of the fascinating features to come to Android devices.

Que e-reader unveiled for business professionals

Plastic Logic unveiled its long-promised Que e-reader for business professionals today at the International CES trade show.

Quick hands-on from CES: Que and Skiff e-readers

E-readers are making a big play at CES this year, and I got to hold and play briefly with two new ones: the Que from Plastic Logic and a preview version of the Skiff from Skiff LLC.

Cisco CEO on video technology: 'It's an art'

With a smile and a few handshakes for reporters, Cisco Systems Inc. CEO John Chambers launched into a 45 minute presentation at the CES show< on Wednesday describing the future of video over networks.

Nexus One another tactic in Google's ad-revenue strategy

Dash all the announcements of a fast new Google phone called Nexus One, because today the search company made conceivably bigger news with its creation of a Google-hosted Web store for purchasing its Android devices.