October 2007 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for October 2007. 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 October of 2007

Below are the 93 SmartPhone articles for October of 2007

Third-Generation Nokia Internet Tablet Getting Close?

All signs say that the launch the successor to the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet is drawing close, and there's even some evidence of what this device will look like.

RIM Announces BlackBerry Pearl 8130 for CDMA Networks

Research in Motion has taken the wraps off a version of the popular BlackBerry Pearl created for telcos like Sprint and Verizon. This will be the first in this series[...]

Emblaze Mobile Could Make the First Smartphone Running ALP

Israel-based Emblaze Mobile might be the first to introduce a device running ALP, the Linux-based operating system that will be one of the replacements for the Palm OS. The company[...]

Palm Takes a Loss for the Quarter

Palm, Inc. has released the results of its most recent financial quarter. Just as the company had warned investors recently, it did not earn a profit, and doesn't expect to[...]

Smartphones with Palm OS II Definitely Coming Next Year

Palm Inc.'s CEO said today that his company expects to release before the end of next year devices running the Linux-based operating system it currently has in development.

Asus Updating R2E with HSDPA

Asus has released the details on a new Ultra Mobile PC it will release later this month. This will be an updated version of the R2 that, among other changes,[...]

HTC Juno May Be Coming to T-Mobile as the Shadow

T-Mobile USA will soon introduce a new Windows Mobile smartphone it's calling the Shadow, according to unconfirmed reports. This model will supposedly be a version of the HTC Juno, and[...]

Most Popular Smartphones and PDAs of September 2007

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the handhelds and smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. This month's list contains a number[...]

Asus Improving the Eee PC’s Software Suite

Asus has delayed the release of the Eee PC to give it time to add additional software to this Linux-based sub-notebook.

A Look at the HTC Touch Dual

The HTC Touch has been on the market in Europe and Asia for several months, where its selling very well. Even though this smartphone has yet to officially launch in[...]

Verizon Promises BlackBerry Pearl for Holiday Season

Earlier this week, Research in Motion took the wraps off a version of the popular BlackBerry Pearl for telcos that use the CDMA standard. Today, Verizon Wireless committed to releasing[...]

Nokia’s NAVTEQ Buy Adds Navigation, LBS

Nokia's announcement this week that it will acquire navigation system maker NAVTEQ could be a big step toward bringing navigation and location-based services (LBS) capabilities into the enterprise, some experts[...]

AT&T Tilt Launching Tomorrow *UPDATED*

AT&T will launch a new high-end Windows Mobile smartphone tomorrow, the AT&T Tilt. This device will offer a built-in keyboard, 3G support, and a 3 MP camera, and a GPS[...]

First Glimpse of the Palm Treo 500p for AT&T

Sprint will start offering the Palm Centro in a week or so, but so far Palm, Inc. has been very quiet about what other telcos will be carrying versions of[...]

Epocrates for BlackBerries Coming Soon

Epocrates, one of the most popular medical reference applications for mobile devices, will soon be available for BlackBerry smartphones.

AT&T Tilt

The AT&T Tilt is a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone with an innovative shape. When its screen is slid aside to expose the QWERTY keyboard, it flips up at an angle,[...]

Mobile Tech News — Astraware Fall Sale; Updates for Adobe Flash Lite, Extreme Agenda, and Pocket Mechanic Pro

Astraware Announces Fall Sale Adobe Flash Lite 3 Available.. but Not to the Public Extreme Agenda 3.0 Released Pocket Mechanic Professional Updated

Sony Introduces Updated Ebook Reader

Sony has taken the wraps off the second version of its device dedicated to reading ebooks. The new model will offer a number of improvements over its predecessor, including a[...]

The Latest on the HTC Shift

Early this year, HTC -- a company best known for making smartphones -- announced its first Ultra Mobile PC. The HTC Shift has not yet been released, but its developer[...]

RIM’s Quarterly Revenue Doubled Year Over Year

RIM,maker of the BlackBerry line of smartphones, has just reported that during its most recent financial quarter, the revenue was over twice what the company took in during the same[...]

SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry in Development

With the growing multimedia capabilities of BlackBerry platform, there have been many requests to Sling Media for a version of its SlingPlayer Mobile application for RIM's smartphones. In respose, the[...]

Remote Access Still Faces Hurdles of Security, Disaster Recovery

Remote access has become commonplace, and many IT managers are more comfortable with allowing staff to work remotely, but a recent survey sponsored by SonicWall found that when staff go[...]

Verizon’s Smartphone Roadmap for this Fall Leaked

According to a document that has leaked out of Verizon, this wireless carrier will launch several new smartphones in the coming weeks in a variety of operating systems, shapes, and[...]

Apple May Market Third-Party Apps for the iPhone

Apple has alienated many of its customers by strictly limiting the types of third-party software that can run on the iPhone, which includes blocking the use of native applications. But,[...]

Mobile Tech News — 8 GB Memory Stick Micro, Opera Mobile 8.65, Nokia N76 Update

SanDisk Readies 8 GB Cards for Mobile Phones Opera Mobile 8.65 for Windows Mobile Now Out of Beta Nokia N76 Firmware Update Adds Active Search [...]

FCC Documents Show Samsung Prepping Possible BlackJack Replacement

An FCC filing shows that Samsung is preparing a possible successor to the popular BlackJack smartphone, though details are slim. *UPDATED*

Apple iPod touch (Gen 1) Review

Kevin O'Brien brings us a review of iPod touch, a device that's not just a widescreen media player but a full handheld computer.

T-Mobile Parent Company Looking At More Acquisitions

Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile, is interested in acquiring more small carriers, in the U.S. as well as Europe.

Samsung SGH-i617 “BlackJack II” Exposed

One day after FCC documents revealed the impending release of a new Samsung smartphone, full photos have been made available of the upcoming "BlackJack II" for AT&T.

Sprint Launching Next Generation BlackBerry Pearl in November

Sprint today announced plans to introduce the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 next month. This will be an updated version of the smartphone that launched last year, and will for the first[...]

E-TEN Bringing Out a Smartphone with VGA Screen and a Keyboard

There are Windows Mobile devices with VGA screens and there are smartphones with sliding keyboards, but no one has combined these two... until now.

Fujitsu LifeBook U810 First Impressions Review

The Fujitsu LifeBook U810 is a UMPC that has attracted a great deal of attention for its very small size and ability to function in both tablet and laptop modes.[...]

Wall Street May Force Sprint to Curtail WiMax Plans

Some investors and analysts are urging Sprint to slow down its plans to roll out a 4G wireless network service, or even sell off the related assets.

Get Any Mobile Device Recycled for Free

Just about everyone says they believe in recycling, but Palm, Inc. is putting its money where its mouth is. This company will cover the cost of recycling any phone or[...]

Google Phone Not A Phone, But an Operating System?

According to a new report, the allegedly in-development Google Phone isn't a phone at all, but a mobile operating system designed to compete with Microsoft's Windows Mobile offering.

It’s Not Evil, It’s Just Human Error

A recent report indicating Apple might be relenting on its ban of third-party iPhone applications to the point of setting up a store to sell approved software has caused some[...]

Mobile Tech News — Astraware Boardgames, Jaiku Purchased By Google, Treo 500v in Singapore

Astraware Boardgames Brings Classic Board Games to Mobiles Jaiku Purchased By Google Treo 500v Coming to Singapore

Mozilla Gets Serious About Mobile Firefox

There is good new for Firefox fans; Mozilla has promised to devote much more time and resources to a version of its web browser for smartphones.

The Good, The Bad, and the Just Plain Annoying

It's not unusual for customers dealing with their wireless carriers to get bad service, but in his latest editorial Adama Brown recounts an especially bad example, which causes him to[...]

Sprint Confirms Palm Centro Launch on Sunday

When the Palm Centro was unveiled a couple of weeks ago, Sprint promised that this smartphone would have its worldwide debut on October 14. The telcom has just announced that[...]

Asus’ Eee PC Drawing Close to Release

Asus has promised that the much-anticipated Eee PC will hit the U.S. market before the end of this month.

Palm Centro

The Centro is one of the smallest and lightest smartphones Palm has ever offered. Nevertheless, it still includes a full QWERTY keyboard and a 320 by 320 pixel touchscreen. It[...]

Palm Centro for Sprint Review

Antoine Wright says the pricing and timing of the Palm Centro's introduction makes it a compelling buy in view of other devices in its price range.

Microsoft Patents New Interface For Mobile Devices

New details about Microsoft's future plans for its mobile operating system may be revealed by a patent just granted to it.

A Sign the iPAQ 110 Is Getting Close to Release

HP has not yet revealed when its new line of iPAQs will will be released, but there's good evidence that at least one of them will be on the market[...]

Motorola Buying 50% of UIQ

Motorola has announced plans to acquire half of the company that owns the rights to UIQ, a clear sign that it intends to put more emphasis on this mobile platform.

Researchers Develop Mobile Device Controlled by Touching its Back, Not the Screen

Fingertip-controlled mobile devices are all the rage in the wake of the iPhone's release, but these have a drawback: in order to tap on the display, it's necessary for the[...]

AT&T Tilt Review

Brighthand's Ed Hardy brings us this review of AT&T's latest high-end Windows Mobile smartphone, the AT&T Tilt. This includes a video overview.

Mobile Tech News — Taptu’s New Mobile Search Engine, Webkit for Windows Mobile, HTC Touch in Canada

Taptu Launches New Mobile Search Wake3 Announces WebKit for Windows Mobile HTC Touch P3050 and HTC S640 Launched in Canada by Telus

BlackBerry Curve 8310

The BlackBerry 8310 is a new model in RIM’s Curve series of smartphones that adds GPS capabilities. Like the other devices in the 8300 series it offers multimedia capabilities, including[...]

HTC Touch Coming to Sprint Next Month

Sprint has just announced that it will begin offering the Touch by HTC in less than three weeks, which will make it the first U.S. carrier to offer this Windows[...]

BlackBerry Curve with GPS Now Available through AT&T

AT&T Wireless is now offering the BlackBerry Curve 8310, a new version of this consumer-oriented smartphone with a built-in GPS receiver.

Apple Commits to Native Third-Party Applications for iPhone and iPod touch

After months of trying to block users for installing native third-party applications on the Apple iPhone and iPod touch, Apple has just given in. It has promised to release the[...]

Nokia N810 Internet Tablet Will Sport Keyboard, GPS Receiver

Nokia has taken the wraps off the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, an updated version of this traditional handheld with integrated GPS capabilities and slide-out keyboard.

Asus Reveals Pricing for the Eee PC Mini Laptop

After months of anticipation and intense consumer interest, Asus has announced that its low-priced Eee PC ultra-portable notebook will be available for purchase in the United States "within a few[...]

Microsoft Reorganizes Mobile Division, Focuses On Windows Live Services

Microsoft has recently reorganized its mobile technology division, putting a greater degree of emphasis on marketing and exposure for its "Windows Live" online services.

Fujitsu LifeBook U810 Mini Tablet PC Review

The Fujitsu LifeBook U810 is a convertible laptop so small that it can easily be carried round in a purse. According to Tiffany Boggs it makes a great travel[...]

Samsung SCH-i760

The Samsung SCH-i760 is a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone with both a built-in keyboard and a numberpad. For those looking for a mobile device with 3G, the i760 can connect[...]

StyleTap CrossPlatform Will Let Symbian Smartphones Run Palm OS Applications

StyleTap Inc. has announced plans to release StyleTap CrossPlatform for Symbian OS, which will allow smartphones running this operating system to run applications written for the Palm OS.

Mobile Tech News — Spb Pocket Plus 4.0 Released, Google Mobile Applications Updates, LobsterTunes Wins Award

Spb Pocket Plus 4.0 Released Google Mobile Applications Updates LobsterTunes Named Winner of the Treo Windows Mobile Challenge

Verizon Launches the Samsung i760

The long-awaited Samsung SCH-i760 is finally available from Verizon Wireless. This is a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone with both a built-in keyboard and a numberpad.

Mobile Tech News — dbExplorer 3.0, SanDisk 8 GB SDHC Card, OtterBox iPhone Cases

PhatWare Releases Pocket dbExplorer 3.0 SanDisk Announces 8-Gigabite SanDisk Extreme III SDHC OtterBox Releases iPhone Defender Series Cases

Nokia’s Quarterly Profit Up 85%

Nokia has reported the results of a strong financial quarter. Its total number of devices shipped and profits were up substantially.

Verizon Version of the HTC Vox May Be Drawing Close

Verizon Wireless has announced plans to release a smartphone it is calling the SMT5800, which is reportedly a version of the HTC Vox, a Windows Mobile device with both a[...]

Nokia N81 8GB

The Nokia N81 8GB offers features for those who want both a mobile music player and a portable gaming console. This Symbian/S60 smartphone can connect to both the Nokia Music[...]

Nokia N81 Entertainment-Oriented Smartphone with 8 GB of Storage Now Shipping

The Nokia N81 offers features for those who want both a mobile music player and a portable gaming console.

HP iPAQ 110 and 210 Models Delayed Until Next Year

Despite saying that two traditional handhelds would be released before the end of this year, HP's official site now reflects availability slated for 2008.

Over 15% of iPhones Bought To Be Unlocked

Apple, Inc. says it has sold 1.4 million iPhones since the device launched this summer. It has also said a significant percentage of these were sold to people who unlocked[...]

AT&T Unveils Samsung BlackJack II

Not long ago, FCC documents indicated that Samsung was preparing another smartphone for likely release on AT&T. Now, that information is confirmed, and the world has its first official look[...]

i-mate Bringing Four “Ultimate” Models to North America

i-mate has officially set availability dates for some of its extremely high-end "Ultimate" line of Pocket PC phones, the Ultimate 6150 and 8150, as well as revealing two new models[...]

HP Confirms iPAQ 210 Delay, But iPAQ 110 Is on Track

Earlier this week, there was strong evidence that HP had pushed the release of two traditional handhelds back until next year. A company spokesperson has confirmed that one model has[...]

Samsung BlackJack II First Thoughts Preview

Yesterday, Samsung and AT&T took the wraps off the BlackJack II, and Brighthand's Ed Hardy has some some first thoughts on this device -- with a bit of video --[...]

Possible Treo 800w Photo Revealed

An image purported to be a rendering of Palm's next high-end Windows Mobile based smartphone, known as the Treo 800w, has appeared on the Web.

Google Unveils IMAP for Its Gmail Service

Today, Google has begun to roll out IMAP support as a free service to all Gmail users.

T-Mobile Sidekick LX

Possibly a better name for the Sidekick LX would be the “Sidekick 4”, as this is the follow-up to the Sidekick 3 as the flagship model in this product line.[...]

Mobile Tech News — Dashwire Web-Based Mobile Device Manager, Palm’s New GPS Solution, Treo 750 in Ecuador

Dashwire Web-Based Mobile Device Manager Released Palm Releasing New GPS Navigator and Garmin Software for Its Smartphones Treo 750 Introduced in Ecuador

T-Mobile Now Offering Sidekick LX

The new flagship model of the Sidekick line is now available. After first unveiling it late last month, T-Mobile USA now has the Sidekick LX on sale.

Palm OS II Officially Bumped Back to 2009

Palm, Inc.'s new chairman, Jon Rubinstein, has admitted that his company is 18 months away from launching smartphones running a new Linux-based operating system.

Opera Link Connects Mobile and Desktop Web Browsers

While mobile web usage is growing, an issue that seems to constantly pop up is how to synchronize shared content between mobile web browsers and their desktop counterparts. Opera Software[...]

Sprint Still Committed to WiMax… at Least for Now

Despite pressure from some of its shareholders, Sprint says its plan to introduce WiMax service next year in going ahead.

Was Palm Right After All?

i-mate is reportedly coming out with a device that has a certain amount in common with the Palm Foleo, and this has Antoine Wright thinking maybe Palm was on the[...]

Mobile Tech News — 8 GB microSDHC and M2 Cards, Astraware Solitaire Halloween Edition, Phone Guardian 2.0

SanDisk Releases 8 GB microSDHC and M2 Flash Memory Cards Astraware Solitaire Halloween Edition Released Phone Guardian v.2.0 for Symbian S60 Released

T-Mobile Shadow Slider Smartphone Unveiled

T-Mobile USA has announced plans to introduce the Shadow, a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone with a sliding numberpad that will debut at $150.

Unlocked Treo 750 Operating System Upgrade Finally Available

After a long wait, users of Treo 750 units without carrier branding can now get the free upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 promised to them by Palm, Inc. in March.

Asus Eee PC 701 4G Review

Many of those who were interested in the Palm Foleo before it was canceled have turned their attention to the Asus Eee PC, a similarly inexpensive Linux-based laptop. Jerry[...]

Palm Treo 500v/500w

The Treo 500w is Palm’s first model without a touchscreen. It still, however, includes a full keyboard. It runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6 Standard, the version of this operating system[...]

Pantech Duo

The Pantech Duo is a 3G smartphone with a slightly unusual design: it includes both a sliding keyboard and a sliding numberpad. This windows Mobile 6 Standard device sports a[...]

AT&T Adds to Its Stable of Windows Mobile Smartphones

AT&T is now offering the Pantech duo. This 3G smartphone -- which includes both a full QWERTY keyboard and a numberpad -- is the seventh Windows Mobile device in this[...]

Google’s Mobile Phone Announcement Getting Close *UPDATED*

Google will reportedly unveil the details of its foray into smartphones early next month. Exactly what the Internet giant's offering will be remains a matter of rumor and speculation.

HP iPAQ 110 Classic Handheld

The iPAQ 110 has a slim shape that’s just 0.54 inches thick. Despite its slender build, this Windows Mobile device packs a 624 MHz processor, Wi-Fi b/g, and Bluetooth. It[...]

T-Mobile Shadow

T-Mobile USA is offering the Shadow, a low-cost Windows Mobile 6 smartphone. It has a sliding keyboard that uses a system that includes 20 keys, most of which will handle[...]

Free Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade for AT&T 8525 Released

HTC, the company that created and manufactured the AT&T 8525, has breathed new life into this aging smartphone by releasing a Windows Mobile 6 Professional upgrade for it.

Nokia N810 First Thoughts

A new model in Nokia's Internet Tablet series will be on the market soon, and Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief has some first thoughts on the N810 after spending a bit of time[...]