Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for January 2008. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search
SmartPhone Articles for January of 2008Below are the 84 SmartPhone articles for January of 2008
The U.S. Department of Transportation has instituted new rules for carrying spare batteries on an airplane. Starting today, these must go in the traveler's carry-on baggage, not in their checked[...]
A Pink Palm Centro May Be Coming to Sprint Nokia Internet Tablet Named One of Amazon's Best of 2007 Astraware Kicks Off Annual Hogmanay Celebration with[...]
Celio Corp will soon unveil the Redfly Mobile Companion, a laptop-shaped device that greatly extends the capabilities of some smartphones. This upcoming product can be used to give a Windows[...]
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the handhelds and smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.
New information suggests that Asus may be planning a new version of its popular Eee PC sub-notebook for release this year that will feature a larger screen and internal WiMax.
Pointui is a new freeware user interface (UI) for Windows Mobile smartphones. It has been designed to fingertip-friendly, allowing the user to perform many common tasks with a single touch.
The latest N95 system software update brings a number of enhancements to speed up this high-end smartphone.
Samsung and AT&T are now offering the BlackJack II, and Brighthand's Ed Hardy has some preliminary thoughts on this Windows Mobile smartphone after using it for a few days.
Popular cross-platform synchronization software The Missing Sync by Mark/Space is now available for users of the Apple iPhone. This application makes it easier for users of other smartphones to switch[...]
Now is the time when people traditionally make predictions for the coming year, but only the bravest look back and discuss how they scored on the previous year's predictions.
Following up on a long tradition, this year the Brighthand staff has once again made some predictions for what's going to come down the mobile pike in the next twelve[...]
Unconfirmed reports give some of the highlights of a pair of smartphones Nokia supposedly has slated for launch in the second half of 2008.
A new way of building lithium-ion batteries discovered by researchers at Stanford may be able to increase mobile device battery life by an order of magnitude.
There have been rumors for some time that Palm, Inc. is in the processor of developing the Treo 800w, its first smartphone with Wi-Fi, but details have always been sketchy.[...]
The SMT5800 is a Windows Mobile 6 Standard smartphone with a QVGA screen and a numberpad on its front, in addlition to a slide-out, landscape-oriented, QWERTY keyboard. It is able[...]
A leaked roadmap for Vodafone's 2008 releases includes listings for new smartphones from Palm and Hewlett-Packard.
Confirming earlier rumors, Nokia said today it is going to release a version of the N95 8GB with support for the 3G wreless networks used in the U.S.
An internal Microsoft document provided to a Microsoft-oriented blog reveals extensive details, screenshots, and analysis of the new interface planned for the next major revision of Windows Mobile.
Manufacturers Asus and OQO yesterday demonstrated new versions of their Eee PC and Model 02 devices with built-in WiMAX, suitable for use on Sprint's "Xohm" network when it launches later[...]
Flash memory manufacturer SanDisk has begun to produce small quantities of a 12-gigabyte microSDHC card, which it is shipping to phone manufacturers for testing.
Verizon Wireless has released the SMT5800. This is a version of the HTC Vox/Libra, a Windows Mobile 6 Standard smartphone with both a keyboard and numberpad.
Mobile Tech News — Publishing Directly to Kindle, Handmark Buys Astraware, Express Translation Service
Amazon Kindle To Be Used in A Beta Book Publishing Test Handmark and Astraware Announce New Business Relationship Paragon Software Showcases Unveils SlovoEd Express Translation Service[...]
Antoine Wright continues his series of editorials talking about his experiences moving from a Palm OS smartphone to one running Symbian/S60. Today's recounts his difficulties wirelessly synchronizing Personal Information Management[...]
Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show, Sprint CTO Barry West announced that his company is on track to launch its WiMax service, called Xohm, around the end of April.
Alltel has launched the CDMA version of the popular HTC Touch Windows Mobile 6 smartphone.
Qualcomm has unveiled a prototype device that runs on their new Snapdragon chipset, which includes a 1 GHz processor core, as well as integrated support for 3G, GPS, WiFi, and[...]
After spending some time with a prototype of the Redfly Mobile Companion, Ed Hardy shares his initial thoughts on this a laptop-shaped device that greatly extends the capabilities of some[...]
The weeks before the Macworld show are always full of dubious rumors about what will be announced. What is supposedly a leaked transcript of Steve Jobs' keynote speech reveals the[...]
This week, Skype announced a version of its phone-like for the Sony Playstation Portable. However, that's as close as the PSP is going to get to becoming a smartphone[...]
Sony has taken the wraps off an updated version of its mylo mobile Internet device (MID). Like its predecessor, this can access the web and make Skype calls over Wi-Fi,[...]
A new photo of an upcoming smartphone from Palm Inc. -- code-named Drucker but likely to be marketed as the Treo 800w -- has now been seen for the first[...]
While dedicated hardware has yet to appear, some enthusiasts are already unofficially creating the first mobile devices running the new Android platform, by loading the Google-backed operating system onto existing[...]
One of Palm's vice presidents has promised that his company is on course to have the first model running a new Linux-based version of the Palm OS on the market[...]
With the Macworld tradeshow kicking off Tuesday, rumors of what will -- and won't -- be announced are flying thick and fast. According to one report, the Newton-like device Apple[...]
Palm Centro Now Available in Pink Pocket Informant 8 Released for Windows Mobile Fictionwise Acquires eReader Ebook Business Unit From Motricity Lygue Games Releases Bananas[...]
It's no secret that Nokia plans to release an Internet Tablet with WiMax in 2008, but so far the company hasn't said when this will happen. According to an unconfirmed[...]
Steve Jobs has used part of his Macworld Expo keynote address to unveil a pair of system software updates for the iPhone and iPod touch, as well as the iTunes[...]
The version of the Treo 680 without carrier branding has received a system software update with a number of enhancements, including official support for higher-capacity memory cards, power saving enhancements,[...]
Microsoft's Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference (MEDC) has been canceled. Instead, it will be merged into two other conferences for developers.
Two companies have shown off Ultra Mobile PCs expected to be released later this year. Asus is one of the leaders in this device category, but Toshiba is apparently prepping[...]
A beta version of the Palm Desktop with support for Windows Vista was released last summer, but now Palm has posted on its web site the full version of this[...]
The FCC has posted the final list of qualified bidders for the auction of 700 MHz spectrum, which starts on January 24. The final result of this auction will be[...]
According to a report out of Italy, Samsung may be prepping a Windows Mobile 6.1 device that mimics the look and some functions of the iPhone.
Nokia calls the N81 8GB a "multimedia computer" rather than a simple smartphone, and Antoine Wright has had a few days to see if this device lives up to the[...]
HP has begun shipping the iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld to retailers, which means this traditional handheld should go on sale any day now.
FlipStart Labs has dropped the cost of its miniature Windows laptop by more than half, bringing it into the price range of the average consumer.
Brighthand's Ed Hardy uses his latest editorial to take the makers of most mobile devices to task for the lame web browsers included with their devices.
Palm Updates VersaMail for Centro Full Screen Picture ID Program Available for Palm OS Smartphones Cute Keys v.1.0 for S60 Released
T-Mobile Europe has announced plans to offer an upgraded version of the HTC Advantage tablet/smartphone device.
Energizer has a solution for people who can never seem to find a power outlet when they need one. Kevin O'Brien has a review of this company's portable battery[...]
Sony Ericsson has announced the results of its most recent financial quarter, but the big news was that the company passed a major milestone last year: 100 million handsets.
Several major smartphone companies including Palm and i-mate have placed orders with HTC, resuming relationships that had been previously severed.
By all reports, the Asus Eee PC is selling well, but nevertheless there have been a few who have passed on this device because it lacks a touchscreen. These people[...]
AT&T is now offering a variety of data service plans for customers who are using Apple's iPhone. These cost less than the plans for consumers, at least until the end[...]
In a recent interview, Palm's Chief Financial Officer gave some new details on the Linux-based operating system his company is developing.
Microsoft has hired a new marketing vice president as part of a bid to make Windows Mobile a household name.
An enterprising developer has created an application that replicates Google Maps' My Location feature on Palm OS Treos.
A long-awaited operating system upgrade is has just been released for the Samsung BlackJack. This will bring this smartphone up the the latest version of Windows Mobile.
Palm has sent many of its customers a notice that they may benefit from a class action lawsuit that this company is attempting to settle.
Nokia Mobile Web Server 1.2 Beta Released Nokia N82 Gets Firmware Update Verizon Wireless Announces Developer Conference
Everyone knows how well Apple is doing with iPhone sales, but it far from the only company with a successful smartphone. HTC has announced that sales of its[...]
Polymer Vision has announced that its first device with a rollable display will hit the market by the middle of this year.
In another cost-cutting move by the cash-strapped smartphone maker, Palm Inc. is shutting down the line of retail stores that it has operated since 2002.
The iPAQ 210 is in the tradition of high-end models like the iPAQ hx4700 or Dell Axim X51v. It offers a 4-inch, VGA 4-inch touchscreen; a 624 MHz processor; and[...]
For those who have been eagerly awaiting HP latest high-end handheld, the big day has arrived; the iPAQ 210 is now available in stores.
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a kind of heads-up display that takes the approach of imprinting the screen on a contact lens-type of device that sits on[...]
Information has surfaced showing that Verizon is soon to become the third US carrier to offer a version of the increasingly popular HTC Touch smartphone.
Another set of rumors is circulating about Palm's next high-end Windows Mobile smartphone.
Skyfire is a newly announced web browser for mobile devices. Brighthand's Ed Hardy has been testing out a early beta of this application, and he calls it "far and away[...]
With absolutely no fanfare, Palm has hired a former high-level Apple executive as its Senior Vice President of Product Development.
Last fall, Sprint promised a system software update for the HTC Mogul with new features. This has not yet been officially released, but a beta version has leaked out.
Mobile Tech News — Stowaway Keyboard Discontinued, YouTube for Mobile Improvements, Nokia Acquires Trolltech
Stowaway Keyboard Line Discontinued YouTube for Mobile Now Offers a Greatly Expanded Selection of Videos Nokia Acquires Mobile Linux Developer Trolltech
Bolstered by the success of its Q series, Motorola now has a slight slight lead in the world market for Windows Mobile smartphones without touchscreens. However, HTC dominates the global[...]
When Palm Inc. shuts down its line of retail stores this month, the closure will not affect the Palm-branded kiosks in some major airports.
The version of the Nokia N95 8GB with support for the 3G wireless networks used in N. America has just passed an important milestone on its road to release.
In theory, everyone in the U.S. who has an iPhone is an AT&T customer, as this telecom has an exclusive contract with Apple. In reality, more than one-quarter of iPhones[...]
Google has fixed a bug that prevented most people with a Windows Mobile smartphone or handheld from using Gmail with IMAP.
According to unconfirmed reports, Dell will soon announce plans to release a smartphone. However, this supposedly won't run the operating system most people would expect.
The iPAQ 610 Business Navigator is HP’s first Pocket PC phone with a built-in numberpad, rather than a keyboard. Built into the numberpad is this model’s most innovative feature: the[...]
Sony’s second mobile Internet device (MID) is called the mylo COM-2. Like its predecessor, this can access the web and make Skype calls over Wi-Fi, and it also includes some[...]
Mobile Tech News — Updates Released for the Treo 755p, Kinoma Player, Astraware Solitaire and Casino, and FunContact
Palm and Sprint Release Small System Software Update for Treo 755p Kinoma Player Update Addresses YouTube Compatibility Astraware Updates Solitaire and Casino Games FunContact[...]
Garmin has taken the wraps off the nuvifone, its first phone with a strong emphasis on GPS and personal navigation.
One of the more significant auctions for wireless spectrum in recent memory has reached an important milestone: the price for one of the nationwide licenses has risen to the point[...]
In his latest editorial, Antoine Wright considers what might happen if software developers and device makers actually do what users are asking for and improve their browsers