Stories by Matt Hamblen

Sprint sees record low customer loss rate, but drops to 4th place behind T-Mobile

Sprint announced on Tuesday its lowest rate of postpaid customer losses in its history, even as the company officially dropped a notch to fourth place, behind T-Mobile, among U.S. wireless carriers.

AT&T launches wireless data and TV services on one bill

Wireless video to smartphones and tablets took another step on Monday with AT&T's announcement of a single nationwide package of pay TV and wireless services on a single bill.

Samsung devices caught between Apple and Chinese smartphones

Samsung faces competition from Apple iPhones on the high end and Chinese smartphones on the low end.

Focus turns to mobile Windows 10 and Lumia flagships

Now that Windows 10 is out, focus is turning to Windows 10 Mobile running on Windows Phones, with flagship Lumia models expected in the fall.

Newcomer Cyanogen looks to disrupt Android and iOS

Several versions of the Android OS for smartphones have appeared on the global stage in recent years. One version, Cyanogen OS, has gathered publicity as well as prominent investors --including Twitter, Qualcomm and Foxconn -- that could give it some staying power.

Motorola launches 3 new Android phones with 'amazing value'

Motorola announced three new Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) phones on Tuesday, including a high-end model that will be sold this fall in the U.S. as the Moto X Style Pure Edition, starting at the low price of $400 unlocked.

IDC cuts forecast for mobile management software sales

Sales of mobile management software will grow at a slower pace over the next few years but will still top $2.9 billion in 2019, according to IDC's latest forecast.

The BYOD debate is not over

While a recent U.S.-based poll of 375 IT professionals showed the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) fad is fading, there's new evidence showing that BYOD still has plenty of life.

The bring-your-own-device fad is fading

US companies are moving away from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend that kicked off in earnest five years ago and had workers using their personal smartphones and tablets for work duties, according to a new study.

Cheap chip card readers are on the way for merchants

U.S. banks are steadily shipping more secure chip-embedded credit and debit cards to consumers, but industry attention is also focused on whether merchants have installed updated payment terminals to accept the new cards.

There's a silver lining in the Cloudy tablet forecast: Workplace tablets

With global tablet sales flat, or even falling in some cases, there is a bright spot for hardware manufacturers: Company purchases of tablets for workers in jobs such as retail sales or field work.

T-Mobile touts first continental phone plan for North America

T-Mobile on Thursday announced that there would be no added charges for its U.S.-based Simple Choice customers when they call, text or use data to Mexico and Canada or when traveling there.

T-Mobile looks to unseat Sprint as third-largest U.S. carrier

T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Thursday shared preliminary results showing that 2.1 million customers were added in the second quarter of 2015.

There's even an app for dogs and cats scared of fireworks

Fireworks and other loud noises account for nearly 20% of missing pets, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Sprint drops 600 Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry

Sprint this week quickly reversed plans to impose a 600 Kbps limit on streaming video as part of a promotion called "All-In" that charges $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.