Stories by Matt Hamblen

Not all about Apple Watch; 3 hot smartphones went on sale Friday

Samsung and HTC separately launched sales on Friday of three new smartphones that have garnered positive reviews and, by various accounts, some solid initial customer interest.

Sprint opens stores within 1,435 RadioShack locations

Sprint on Friday will open retail operations in 1,435 RadioShack stores that were recently acquired by General Wireless as a result of a RadioShack bankruptcy action.

A smartphone bloatware iconoclast speaks out

Meet Jesse Nunez, an avid opponent of bloatware on smartphones.

Samsung says pre-installed apps on Galaxy S6, Edge can't be uninstalled, just hidden

Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Edge smartphones, which arrive in stores Friday, have received mostly positive reviews from critics, largely for superior styling and their metal and glass construction.

Comcast to launch 2 Gbps fiber service starting in Atlanta in May

If anybody doubted there's growing -- perhaps unprecedented -- competition in the business of fiber-optic Internet service to the home, look at what cable giant Comcast announced Thursday.

Apple Watch won't boost Apple Pay payments by much

The Apple Watch supports Apple Pay, but it's unlikely that the smartwatch, coming April 24, will significantly boost the number of mobile payments made by U.S. customers.

All the news that's fit to squish -- on a smartwatch

It was probably inevitable: The New York Times announced Tuesday it will produce one-sentence stories and other content on various topics for the Apple Watch, the day the device first goes on sale on April 24.

Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation. LTE Advanced has the potential of delivering 100 Mbps wireless download speeds.

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.