Stories by Matt Hamblen

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 deep-dive: Almost a laptop replacement

Samsung's big Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet offers a desktop or laptop computer experience -- almost.

Gear Fit: Samsung strikes again with its 'build one of any device' plan

Samsung was already on the path to global domination of the smartphone and tablet market when it unveiled another truckload of devices last week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

MWC: Smart highways and driverless cars coming in 2030 - for real?

Crowds at Mobile World Congress clamoured to see in-car infotainment systems that will soon be connected to the Internet via wireless networks around the globe.

Samsung beefs up Knox mobile management software

One day after announcing the Galaxy S5 smartphone with a security-focused fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced that second-generation Knox software for enterprise-level security and management of Samsung devices will ship sometime in the second quarter.

Lenovo builds global brand as it preps U.S. smartphone entry

China-based Lenovo is on a roll, with the goal of becoming a globally recognized brand in nearly all shapes and sizes of computing hardware, including laptops, servers and smartphones.

Nokia's X phone line: What will Microsoft do with it?

Will Microsoft hold on to Nokia's three new X phones on Android once the deal to buy Nokia is final in the coming weeks? Three analysts attending the Mobile World Congress gave three different perspectives.

Lessons from Nokia's bow to Android should resonate with smaller OS providers

Nokia's three new Android smartphones -- the X, X+ and XL -- could prove to be the biggest lesson for the smartphone industry at the 2014 Mobile World Congress.

Sony's $130 SmartBand to combine fitness, entertainment, life experiences

Sony made its mark in entertainment technology and is taking that tradition to wearables with its new SmartBand wrist-wearable device.

Sony launches two new Android smartphones and the Xperia Z2 tablet

Sony today announced a slim, light and waterproof Android-based Xperia Z2 tablet and two new Xperia smartphones at the launch of Mobile World Congress here.

Sony's $130 SmartBand to combine fitness, entertainment, life experiences

Sony has made its mark in entertainment technology and is now taking that tradition to wearables with its new SmartBand wrist-wearable device.

Sony launches two new Android smartphones and the Xperia Z2 tablet

Sony today announced a slim, light and waterproof Android-based Xperia Z2 tablet and two new Xperia smartphones at the launch of Mobile World Congress here.

Mozilla shows $25 Firefox OS-based smartphone running Spreadtrum chips

Mozilla and China-based chip maker Spreadtrum Sunday unveiled a chipset designed for $25 smartphones running the open source Firefox operating system.

Tizen, not Android, to run Samsung's next Gear smartwatch

Samsung will unveil its second-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch this week, this one running the open source Tizen operating system, not the Android software that runs the first-generation model, according to reports.

Verizon jumps into price war with 'More Everything' plan

Verizon Wireless jumped into a growing price war with other national carriers on Thursday by announcing a "More Everything" plan that doubles the data allowance for some customers, including small businesses.

Nokia Lumia Icon on sale Feb. 20 exclusively at Verizon

Verizon Wireless will sell the Nokia Lumia Icon smartphone starting Feb. 20 for $199.99 and a two-year contract.

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