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SmartPhone Articles for January of 2012Below are the 93 SmartPhone articles for January of 2012
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. Samsung and Apple dominate the December list, just[...]
The Consumer Electronics Show starts next week in Las Vegas, and there will be quite a bit of smartphone-related news coming out of this giant tradeshow. Expect announcements related to[...]
There's growing evidence that AT&T will introduce at CES next week Nokia's first Windows Phone with support for 4G LTE. This model, the Lumia 900, is expected to have a[...]
Sprint customers who like their smartphones vente size should be interested to hear that this carrier may be picking up the Samsung Galaxy Note, a device that skirts the line[...]
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is one of the few smartphones available that can connect to AT&T's 4G LTE service. If that wasn't enough, it also packs a plethora[...]
Those who are eager to get their hands on the first Windows Phone from Nokia can already put in an order. T-Mobile will launch the Lumia 710 next week, but[...]
If a new report is correct, Research In Motion is putting all its eggs in one basket: it is supposedly working on just one model to run the upcoming BlackBerry[...]
Featuring a 720p screen and Android OS 4.0, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus sets a new high point for Android phones, as well as generating a lot of excitement! We take[...]
The most recent blog post from Brighthand's site editor covers today's unconfirmed report that there is only going to be a single BlackBerry smartphone released this year, and it will[...]
Buried deep in the latest beta of iOS 5.1 is code that strongly suggests Apple is getting ready to release smartphones and tablets with quad-core processors. This would significantly increase[...]
For those looking to kick-off the new year with a new phone, T-Mobile is throwing a one-weekend sale. Many devices will be available at a discount, including the HTC Amaze[...]
SoundHound is touted as letting you "name that tune," whether from a CD, the radio, or your own hummed rendition. Yet sponsored links (and potential privacy concerns) lurk within. Is[...]
Although AT&T has not officially announced that it's going to offer the Samsung Galaxy Note, evidence that this announcement is imminent has grown to the point where it's almost a[...]
The Epic 4G Touch was released by Sprint in the fall in a black casing. Now, that cutting-edge Android device is available in white.
Verizon's Motorola Droid RAZR and Motorola Droid X2 were both designed to appeal to a very similar market: those looking for a fast, sleek-looking Android phone. So is the RAZR[...]
With CES kicking off on Monday, a new report all but confirms that Nokia will introduce the Windows Phone-based Lumia 900 at the Las Vegas event tomorrow, as well as[...]
Huawei announced its Ascend P1 and P1S Android smartphones today at CES 2012, the latter being the "world's slimmest." We got our hands on some demo units, and here's what[...]
LG introduced its previously-rumored Verizon 4G LTE handset, the Spectrum, today at CES, and announced that it will be released in less than two weeks on January 19.
HTC introduced an LTE-equipped sibling to its Titan smartphone at CES today, giving it the clever moniker of the Titan II. This upcoming Windows Phone will have a very large[...]
The rumors are true; the Samsung Galaxy Note super-size Android smartphone will be coming exclusively to AT&T.
As had been widely expected, AT&T has just announced plans to offer the Nokia Lumia 900, which will be the first Windows Phone with support for 4G LTE. This is[...]
Among the biggest news coming out of CES was the unveiling of the Nokia Lumia 900, an upcoming Windows Phone that will support AT&T's 4G LTE network. This device[...]
At CES 2012, Verizon Wireless and Motorola are showing off what they claim will be the thinnest and most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone: The Droid 4. Like its predecessors,[...]
Windows Phone 7 is moving on up to AT&T's LTE network with the HTC Titan II, the first WP7 4G device. We got to spend some time with the massive[...]
The annual Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Las Vegas. The first day bright a range of smartphone announcements, as well as a number of events where companies[...]
While Verizon and Motorola introduced the fourth-generation Droid handset at CES earlier, the partners added another device to the Droid family: the RAZR MAXX, a smartphone nicknamed "the overachiever" thanks[...]
This was the first of Nokia’s new models running Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system to launch in the U.S. It’s an entry-level device intended to get this company a toehold[...]
Sprint has just pre-announced plans to offer the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which will be its first smartphone with 4G LTE. It also committed to the LG Vivid, which will also[...]
Following through on a promise made last month, T-Mobile began selling the Lumia 710 this morning, the first of Nokia's Windows Phones to debut in the U.S. Nokia's entry into[...]
The original Motorola Droid helped make Android the success it is today. Verizon is now prepping the fourth model in this series, raising the question, can this latest version live[...]
Yesterday was the second day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Brighthand editors and staff spent the day looking at new smartphones and accessories as fast as[...]
With Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all selling the Apple iPhone, T-Mobile is the last of the four largest carriers in the U.S. to not run the handest on its network.[...]
A Verizon Wireless executive, speaking at the CES tradeshow, has revealed that just about all of his company's smartphones released in the future will be able to run on the[...]
Motorola's most recently-announced high-end Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless, the Droid 4, may have just had its price leaked out.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show is wrapping up in Las Vegas. The Brighthand staff has been in the thick of things, and can't help but crown 4G LTE as the[...]
At the Nokia press conference at CES earlier this week, the company kept quiet about the release date of the Lumia 900. Now, however, Nokia has announced in its developer[...]
Several times in the past, Intel has shown off a prototype smartphone running an Atom processor and said the company was in discussions with handset makers, and then nothing ever[...]
Earlier this week, a T-Mobile executive made a statement that implied that the next-generation iPhone is going to support the AWS frequency bands that his company uses provide 3G and[...]
Motorola has accidentally revealed the launch date for the Droid RAZR MAXX -- so named because of its super-high-capacity battery. The wait for this high-end Android device apparently isn't going[...]
The Consumer Electronics Show is a week-long annual celebration of technology in all its forms. It's a venue where over a hundred thousand digerati show up to see the latest[...]
Sprint is in the process of switching from providing 4G service with WiMAX to the rival standarrd LTE. The company has passed an important milestone: it will release no more[...]
Just days after Nokia unveiled the Lumia 900 at CES 2012, reports are speculating that the smartphone is only exclusive to AT&T temporarily. Other carriers might pick this Windows Phone[...]
The Motorola Droid RAZR had just become Verizon's flagship smartphone when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released. Now, Verizon hosts two cutting-edge Android phones. See how they stack up head-to-head!
Ever since Microsoft bought Skype last spring, people have been wondering when a client for this VoIP service will be released for Windows Phone. According to a Skype exec, the[...]
If there was a tech company that wanted to put 2011 behind it, Research in Motion would have to be up there. Lost market share, lost stock value, increasingly loud[...]
According to HTC, Sprint will be disabling the application Carrier IQ from its devices starting this month. Some have accused this controversial app of being spyware.
A rumor reported earlier this morning that RIM was hoping to be purchased by Samsung. However, a spokesman for the company said that they are not interested in buying the[...]
This is a 4G LTE-enabled smartphone from Verizon. It has a large LCD display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and other high-end features. Review: LG Spectrum Review: Cutting-Edge Features for a[...]
The BlackBerry Curve 9370 is an entry-level smartphone that’s available from Verizon. It uses the traditional RIM design: a bar shape with a thumb-size keyboard fixed below a small display.[...]
AT&T is re-configuring its data plans for smartphone users. Next week, new customers will have to pay more for data service, but they'll also get more capacity.
Verizon launched its latest 4G-enabled smartphone this morning, the LG Spectrum. This Android has a range of other high-end features, like a 4.5-inch True HD Screen, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor,[...]
The BlackBerry Curve 9370, which was announced earlier this month at CES 2012, is now available for Verizon Wireless customers.
Verizon Wireless is hosting a sale on the HTC ThunderBolt for a short time. Once this carrier's flagship 4G model, it has a range of high-end features, including a generously-sized[...]
Sprint announced the release of new system software for some of its Android models: the Samsung Epic 4G, HTC EVO Design 4G, and the HTC EVO 4G.
The super-slim Motorola Droid RAZR debuted in November at $300 with a two-year contract. A new version of this Android smartphone with less storage capacity will soon be available at[...]
The most recent blog post from Brighthand's site editor discusses how inexpensive it is to upgrade the microSD card that is in many smartphones, and why it's worth doing.
If you're new to the smartphone world, you may not know which way to go. Do you want an iPhone, which seems to be the "it" device that everyone wants,[...]
The regional wireless phone company U.S. Cellular is having a sale -- for a short time, all of its smartphones will be $100 off their regular cost, bringing the price[...]
Time Warner Cable has introduced TWC TV for iPhone, a free app for its customers that allows them to watch live TV from within their home, change channels, and manage[...]
The two men who founded and led Research in Motion are no longer its co-CEOs -- Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have been replaced by Thorsten Heins. This move comes[...]
AT&T has reconfigured its data plans so that they cost more, but also offer more capacity. This makes them a better deal for those who use a lot of wireless[...]
In a conference call this morning, the new CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones will have an Android player, allowing them to run third-party software created[...]
This inexpensive Android phone boasts some advanced features, most notably 4G LTE. It also has a fairly large display and a dual-core processor. Review
Verizon has just made it official: the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX is going to hit store shelves this week. As its name suggests, this is going to be an alternate[...]
At CES 2012, Sony unveiled the Xperia Ion LTE, the first Sony phone to run on 4G LTE networks. While Sony and AT&T have yet to officially release the price[...]
The newest AT&T 4G LTE smartphone, the Pantech Burst, is now available. It has an entry-level price, but boasts some advanced features - in addition to 4G, it has a[...]
During the last three months of 2011, Apple sold just over 37 million iPhones, a record number and more than double the number sold in the same quarter a year[...]
Research in Motion may be planning to introduce two phones running its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system by the end of this year. This is double the number mentioned in[...]
The Plantronics Marque M155 is marketed as a Bluetooth headset for smartphones with a number of extra features for iPhone and Android users. But does it live up to expectations?[...]
The Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone is still months away from its release, but a rumor has already popped up regarding the impending UK release of the Nokia Lumia 910.
Apple enjoyed stellar sales in the last quarter of 2011. Not only were more iPhone units sold than in any previous three month period, a market research firm says this[...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note's unusually large display has drawn attention from those who want a cross-over smartphone/tablet. A few weeks ago, AT&T promised to offer this device - but it[...]
If the rumors hold true, then AT&T is looking to make a big splash in the smartphone markets during Q1 with the release of the Nokia Lumia 900.
This model has the same specs as the original Droid RAZR, but has nearly twice the battery life at the price of being just slightly thicker. It’s still quite slim,[...]
Sprint has begun sending out an update for the system software running on the Samsung Epic 4G Touch. Among some minor changes, this removes the Carrier IQ app that some[...]
Those who waited for the release of the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX can finally own this Verizon 4G LTE smartphone with a very big battery but a very slim design.
Nokia has revealed the results of its most recent financial quarter. Although there was plenty of bad news -- the company had another ?quarterly loss -- it was able to[...]
The most recent blog post from Brighthand's site editor gives his thoughts on when Apple should release its next-generation smartphone, and why it should be this summer.
The Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX, which was released yesterday, is being sold by Verizon for $300 with contract. Those who are looking for a cheaper price need look no further[...]
Although it didn't do too badly, HTC did not have a stellar 2011. A company executive says the plan for 2012 is to concentrate its efforts on developing a smaller[...]
Each year, there are two massive electronics shows: CES in Las Vegas and IFA in Berlin. This raises the question, which of these two is better? Brighthand's European coorespondent compares[...]
AT&T is apparently looking to make a big splash this year by releasing a number of cutting-edge smartphones. On the list is the HTC Titan II, an upcoming Windows Phone[...]
For iPhone and Android owners, Square Inc. offers a quick, simple, affordable way to take credit card payments. It's a handy solution if you're running a small business, or even[...]
Verizon is asking $300 with contract for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but Amazon.com is selling Google's new flagship smartphone at one third of its usual price. This deal isn't available[...]
Many Verizon subscribers may be deciding between the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola Droid Bionic. To make this process easier, we compare them head to head, to see the[...]
The most recent blog post from Brighthand's site editor gives his thoughts on the over-abundance of smartphone models from device makers like HTC, Motorola, and Samsung.
AT&T has just announced the release date and price for the Samsung Galaxy Note, a device that has drawn the attention of those who want a cross-over smartphone/tablet. It's going[...]
Today, Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy S Advance that will be available for customers around the world starting in February. The list of countries getting this Android smartphone[...]
According to information leaking out of Verizon, this carrier has started training its employees on how to handle shared data plans. This is a much-requested option that would allow subscribers[...]
MacWorld/iWorld just wrapped up in San Francisco, and Brighthand's reporter on the spot brings us his thoughts on the most interesting software and accessories that were on display at this[...]
What are some top tricks and tips for getting the most from Siri, the natural language search engine on Apple's iPhone 4S? In a session at MacWorld 2012, a Siri[...]
Samsung officially announced today that the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note will be upgraded to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) by the end of the first quarter.[...]
An upcoming Android OS 4.0 smartphone, codenamed the HTC Ville, was featured in a leaked video earlier today. It is expected to be officially announced at the Mobile World Congress[...]