Stories by Matt Hamblen

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.

BlackBerry posts second straight earnings gain

BlackBerry's turnaround continues, as the company reported a second straight quarter of profit on Friday, along with expectations of sustained profitability throughout the coming year.

Galaxy S6 price starts at $650 off-contract, 19% more for Edge

U.S. wireless carriers today announced off-contract prices ranging from $650 to $685 for the new 32 GB Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone and $100 to $129 more in premium pricing for its stylish cousin, the Edge, with both coming to buyers on April 10.

Galaxy S6 Edge: Is its distinctive style worth the premium price?

What will customers pay for style?

Verizon bumps up its 100G metro fiber-optic network

Verizon on Tuesday announced new technology to bolster its super-fast 100 Gbps fiber-optic network serving metro areas, but didn't reveal where the work will be done or other details.

Samsung will add Microsoft services and let users remove bloatware

Samsung both giveth and (allows users to) taketh away.

T-Mobile's new business pricing targets AT&T and Verizon

T-Mobile is aggressively going after business customers by offering the same kind of low-cost, simplified pricing and monthly service plans it has used to good effect with consumers.

Sprint launches turnkey wired, wireless service

Sprint today announced a turnkey wired and wireless communications service for small- and medium-sized companies that will cost $200 a month per worker.

FCC girds for legal attacks on net neutrality order

The Federal Communication Commission's 400-page official order on net neutrality, released Thursday, will undoubtedly elicit lawsuits on various fronts once it is officially published in the Federal Register.

MWC 2015: Galaxy S6 and Edge feature plums for workers and IT shops

BARCELONA: With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung is making a concerted effort to attract workers as potential buyers and to win the hearts of IT managers who have to wrangle with enterprise smartphone security and management.

Galaxy S6 pricing slips out: $US780 unlocked, at least in Spain

BARCELONA: More details have surfaced on Samsung's new Galaxy S6 smartphone, including an unlocked price of 699 euros (about $US780) for a 32 GB version, according to Samsung's website in Spain.

MWC 2015: hopes to reach 100 countries in a year, up from six now

BARCELONA:, which is already offering free Internet service in six countries, has ambitious plans to connect to 100 countries in the next year.

FCC a 'referee,' not a regulator, of the Internet, Wheeler says

BARCELONA -- FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday defended the commission's recent vote in support of net neutrality, saying it isn't regulation as some critics contend it is, but instead sets up the Federal Communication Commission as a kind of referee.

Zuckerberg tracks early success with

BARCELONA: Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has congratulated three Internet service providers for their success with early initiatives in six countries where much of the population has never been online.

Samsung's grand obsession with the iPhone

BARCELONA: Is Samsung obsessed with out-doing the Apple iPhone? Not exactly, but it's a fair question.