October 2010 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for October 2010. 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 2010

Below are the 91 SmartPhone articles for October of 2010

Nokia N8

The Nokia N8 has a focus on recording and playing video, and sports a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. Video plays on a 3.5-inch, 640 x 360, OLED[...]

AT&T To Be the Exclusive Provider of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Models

Microsoft is holding an event in just over a week in which it will formally unveil the first devices running Microsoft Windows Phone 7. All the models being announced are[...]

Samsung Commits to Windows Phone 7, Drops Support for Symbian

Samsung made two announcements today. In the first, this company promises to release smartphones running Microsoft Windows Phone 7. The second officially announces the end of Samsung's involvement with the[...]

Samsung Epic 4G System Software Update To Increase Upload Speeds

Sprint is close to sending out an updated version of the system software on the Samsung Epic 4G that will increase the speed at which it uploads data. However, the[...]

AT&T Getting the BlackBerry Curve 3G and BlackBerry Pearl 3G

AT&T will soon begin offering two of the latest smartphones from Research in Motion. The BlackBerry Curve 3G will be out in time for the holidays, while the BlackBerry Pearl[...]

Newly-Announced T-Mobile myTouch to Offer Large Screen, HSDA+

T-Mobile has just taken the wraps off a smartphone whose 3.8-inch display will be larger than any of this carrier's other Android OS-based models. The T-Mobile myTouch will also support[...]

AT&T and T-Mobile To Unveil Windows Phone 7 Models Next Week

Microsoft has announced an event in New York City next Monday at which the first devices running Microsoft Windows Phone 7 will be announced. AT&T will be the star of[...]

Most Popular Smartphones of September 2010

At the beginning of each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. Most of the most[...]

Brighthand Panel at CTIA To Focus on Mobile and Video Marketing

TechnologyGuide and Brighthand will host a mobile media presentation and panel on mobile marketing this week at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2010 event in San Francisco.

Skype App Now Available for Most Android OS Users

Since it was released in the spring, the Android OS version of Skype has only been available for Verizon Wireless customers. A version for far more devices running Google's operating[...]

HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z Preview

The Desire HD is going to be a tablet with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, while the Desire Z will be a slider with a smaller display. Dragan Petric brings us his[...]

AT&T Prepping Three Android OS Smartphones from Motorola

AT&T has just announced plans to introduce three additional smartphones running Google's Android OS by the end of this year. The Motorola Flipout, Flipside, and Bravo will have much in[...]

Motorola Droid Pro Hands-on Preview

The Motorola Droid Pro was officially unveiled last night, and Brighthand's Site Editor was there to try it out. He brings us his first impressions of this upcoming business-oriented Android[...]

Verizon CEO Promises Six Smartphones and Tablets with 4G by Mid 2011

Verizon has just announced that it will have six mobile devices with 4G service on the market by the middle of next year. This carrier also revealed the areas where[...]

Scan2PDF for Android OS Review

Scan2PDF is an image utility for Google's Android OS which takes captured images and makes them PDFs for emailing. Antoine Wright brings us a review.

Sprint and T-Mobile Prepping Android OS-based LG Optimus Models

T-Mobile has announced that it's going to be offering the LG Optimus T, while Sprint is getting the Optimus S. Both are versions of an inexpensive Android OS-based device created[...]

Motorola Droid 2 Global Accidentally Confirmed by Motorola

Rumors of a worldphone version of the Motorola Droid 2 have been circulating for some time, and now Motorola itself has inadvertently confirmed them. This upcoming Android OS smartphone briefly[...]

Brighthand’s CTIA Coverage from the Tradeshow Floor

The fall CTIA tradeshow is going on now in San Francisco, and Brighthand is reporting from the phone-centric tradeshow. A large number of smartphones have been announced, including the Motorola[...]

NYT: Verizon Getting the Apple iPhone Soon

The latest major news source to report that the iPhone is heading for Verizon Wireless is the New York Times. The end of Apple's exclusive agreement with AT&T to offer[...]

Samsung Transform

Samsung Transform

The Samsung Transform is a mid-range slider with a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard. It runs Google’s Android OS and comes with a collection of communication and entertainment[...]

Sprint Launches Android OS-based Samsung Transform, Sanyo Zio

Sprint introduced two new mid-range smartphones today, both of which run Google's mobile operating system. The Samsung Transform is a slider with a landscape-oriented keyboard, while the Sanyo Zio has[...]

CTIA Tradeshow Brought a Range of Android OS Smartphones

The fall CTIA tradeshow has wrapped up in San Francisco. This year was unusually busy, with a large number of new smartphones announced. With the exception of the Motorola Droid[...]

HTC Surround Coming to AT&T with Windows Phone 7

The HTC Surround has just been officially unveiled by AT&T Wireless' Ralph de la Vega. This will be one of the first crop of Windows Phone 7 models, and is[...]

LG Quantum to Offer Windows Phone 7, Sliding Keyboard

The first models running Windows Phone 7 are being unveiled today, and those who are interested in a large keyboard should check out the LG Quantum. This high-end model is[...]

AT&T Getting Samsung Focus with Microsoft’s New Mobile OS

AT&T has unveiled its first round of smartphones running the new Windows Phone 7. The Samsung Focus is the model in this lineup that puts the greatest emphasis on its[...]

HTC HD7 Windows Phone Bringing a 4.3-inch Display to T-Mobile

T-Mobile is going to be the exclusive U.S. provider of what is likely the most anticipated Windows Phone 7 model, the HTC HD7. This very high-end smartphone is going to[...]

Dell Venue Pro To Sport Windows Phone 7, 4.1-inch Touchscreen

Dell's first model running Microsoft Windows Phone 7 is going to be a slider with a large AM-OLED display. The Dell Venue Pro is going to sport a range of[...]

HTC, Samsung, LG, Dell Unveil First Crop of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Models

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the MC at an event in NYC today where the wraps came off five smartphones running his company's latest operating system. These high-end smartphones are[...]

T-Mobile G2 Available at a Discount for New T-Mobile Customers

The regular price for the T-Mobile G2 is $200 with contract, but those who are willing to switch to T-Mobile can get this Android OS smartphone for half that. The[...]

Verizon’s HTC Merge Could Still Be a Month Away from Release

Several unconfirmed reports have indicated that Verizon Wireless is going to offer the HTC Merge, a high-end slider smartphone running Google's Android OS. The release date for this model has[...]

Palm Pre 2 Details and Image Leak Out

A European wireless carrier has jumped the gun by announcing many of the details of the Palm Pre 2. This device, which will apparently be the next smartphone running HP's[...]

Apple iOS 4.2 Moving Closer to Release

Apple has released to developers a beta of iOS 4.2, the next version of its mobile operating system. This is going to bring support for printing and other features to[...]

Windows Phone 7 Will Sync with Mac OS X

In a reversal of a long-held policy, Microsoft has promised to release software that will allow devices running its new Windows Phone 7 operating system to synchronize with desktops and[...]

Motorola Droid 2 Available at Deep Discounts

Those who are willing to buy the Motorola Droid 2 online can get this Android OS-based smartphone at much less than the regular price. The Droid 2 has a large,[...]

Dell Streak Tablet Phone To Get Android OS 2.2 in the Near Future

The Dell Streak debuted with Android OS 1.6, but Dell has committed to releasing Android OS 2.2 for it before too much longer. This upgrade will bring a significant collection[...]

FXware Currency Guide and Currency App for Android OS Review/Comparison

Antoine Wright takes a look at two applications named Currency in the Android Market, and compares these free offerings. Each will give you various international exchange rates, but they offer[...]

T-Mobile Putting a 5 GB Cap on Data Transfers

T-Mobile USA is going to start strongly encouraging its customers that use the most bandwidth to use less. This move will not affect average users, but those who use over[...]

Motorola Flipside Hands On Preview

The Motorola Flipside is one of the low-cost consumer-oriented Android OS smartphones recently unveiled by AT&T. It was on display at the CTIA in San Francisco last week, where Brighthand's[...]

Android OS 2.2 Upgrade for Samsung Epic 4G, Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate Coming Very Soon

Samsung has just announced that it is starting to send out an Android OS 2.2 upgrade to all the models in its Galaxy S series. This will bring a number[...]

Palm Pre 2 Almost Certainly Headed for Verizon

Information leaking out of Verizon Wireless indicates that this carrier is going to release the Palm Pre 2 in the near future. As its name suggests, this is expected to[...]

Apple iOS Keeps Beating Rival Android OS Among Businesses

While some other studies show the Android OS leaping ahead of Apple's iOS on an overall basis, one new survey finds that Apple continues to hold a strong edge in[...]

Verizon Starts Trade-In Program for Used Cell Phones

Verizon has started a new program aimed at letting customers dispose of a phone in an environmentally sound way while also benefiting community programs and giving credit toward a new[...]

Nokia N8 First-Look Review

The Nokia N8 is a new Symbian^3 smartphone that packs a 12 megapixel camera and several other enhancements over previous Nokia models. It is positioned to vault its maker back[...]

Verizon iPhone Could Launch Later than Expected

There have been numerous reports, albeit unconfirmed, that Verizon Wireless is going to introduce a version of the Apple iPhone in January. One market analyst, however, believes it will actually[...]

BlackBerry Style 9670 Clamshell Phone Coming To Sprint in Two Weeks

The BlackBerry Style will be RIM's first smartphone with a clamshell design and a QWERTY keyboard. This model, which will run BlackBerry OS 6.0, is going to debut exclusively from[...]

Verizon Prepping Four Android OS Worldphones

A listing of current and upcoming worldphones has leaked out of Verizon, showing that this carrier will soon be introducing four new models with Google's Android OS that can make[...]

TabletPCReview.com Reviews the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Brighthand's sister site TabletPCReview.com has just published an extensive review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a highly-anticipated tablet computer running Google's Android OS. This device will have a 7-inch touchscreen,[...]

Next Android OS Version May Offer Built-in Video Conferencing

Google is expected to release a new version of its Android OS in the near future. No details have been announced yet, but an unofficial source indicates that this version,[...]

Android OS-based Motorola Flipout Brings an Unusual Design to AT&T

AT&T has begun offering the Motorola Flipout, a consumer-oriented Android OS smartphone with an innovative design. This inexpensive model has a display that rotates to one side to reveal a[...]

Verizon Could Start Offering Tiered Data Plans Next Week

Verizon Wireless will soon start offering its smartphone customers who don't use much data the option to sign up for a less expensive service plan, according to information leaking out[...]

HP Unveils the Palm Pre 2

HP has just taken the wraps off the Palm Pre 2, which will be the first smartphone running webOS 2.0. This is going to be a moderately updated version of[...]

Kingston Ships Fast but Pricey 32 GB microSDHC Phone Card

For users who like to store lots of music, video and photos on to their smartphones, Kingston has started shipment of a new 32 GB microSDHC card, making it the[...]

iPhone Users Can Now Video Conference with Macs over FaceTime

Apple has just released a beta of FaceTime for Mac, which for the first time allows Apple iPhone and iPod touch users to video chat with desktop and laptop users[...]

Astrid Task Manager for Android OS Review

Astrid is an expansive and easy to use task manager for Google Android devices. Antoine RJ Wright brings us a review of this handy and free application.

Motorola Defy To Launch Early Next Month

T-Mobile has just announced plans to put the Motorola Defy on sale on November 3. This Android OS smartphone has been designed to be scratch resistant and dust proof, and[...]

Nokia N9 Delayed, Pushing Back the Debut of the MeeGo OS

Nokia admitted today that it has been forced to delay the launch its first smartphone running the MeeGo OS. The Nokia N9 is expected to be the debut of Nokia[...]

Android OS 2.2 Upgrade for Samsung Epic 4G, Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate Available by the End of November

Samsung has started upgrading all the models in its Galaxy S series to Android OS 2.2. The company now says this process will be finished by the end of next[...]

HTC HD7 Price and Release Date Announced

The HTC HD7 will be among of the first devices running Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows Phone 7. T-Mobile has announced that this high-end smartphone is going to hit store[...]

777 Windows Phone 7 Apps Available on Launch Day

The first models running Windows Phone 7 have hit store shelves in Europe, and Microsoft was able to announce that users of its new operating system have 777 applications to[...]

DataViz Documents To Go 3.0 for Android OS Offers Desktop Syncing, Support for Google Docs

DataViz Documents To Go 3.0 for Android OS has just been released, bringing a number of new features to this suite of Office apps, including an app for synchronizing documents[...]

Verizon Might Launch the Palm Pre 2 in Mid-November

Verizon has committed to offering the Palm Pre 2, but has not yet said when this will happen. An unconfirmed report indicates that the debut of the first webOS 2.0-based[...]

Motorola Droid Pro, Droid 2 Global Set To Debut Soon

Two Android OS smartphones from Motorola will reportedly be released by Verizon Wireless just before the middle of next month. Despite some similarities, the Motorola Droid Pro and Droid 2[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9780 Headed for T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA will introduce the BlackBerry Bold 9780 in the next few weeks, if an unconfirmed report is correct. This will apparently be a moderately updated version of the BlackBerry[...]

Sprint’s HTC Knight Could Be an Android OS-based Slider

Sprint may be getting ready to offer its first smartphone from HTC that runs Google's Android OS and includes a sliding keyboard. Details on the HTC Knight are still few[...]

AT&T Now Offering the BlackBerry Curve 3G

AT&T has introduced the latest mid-range smartphone from RIM, the BlackBerry Curve 3G, which includes a QVGA screen and a QWERTY keyboard. This comes just a few weeks after this[...]

Motorola Droid Pro May Cost More than Expected

Verizon has committed to launching the Motorola Droid Pro in the next few weeks, but has yet to say what this high-end Android OS smartphone is going to cost. The[...]

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Coming to BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Symbian, MeeGo

Adobe said today that versions of its Flash player are headed for all of the major smartphone operating systems. When available, these will allow a wide range of mobile devices[...]

Google’s Android OS Passes an Big Milestone: 100,000 Apps

Google has announced that there are now over 100,000 applications for its Android OS. This puts it in second place behind the Apple iOS, but well ahead of other mobile[...]

White iPhone 4 Getting Closer to Release

Apple has promised to release of a version of the Apple iPhone 4 in a white casing, but production problems have pushed this back several months. Apple has apparently signaled[...]

HTC HD7 Now Available for Pre-order

Those who are ready to commit to the HTC HD7 can already put in a pre-order from Amazon.com, even though this cutting-edge Windows Phone 7 device won't be available for[...]

Android OS-based LG Optimus T Coming to T-Mobile for a Very Low Price

T-Mobile's next model running Google's Android OS is going to debut an an unusually low price: just $30 with contract. The LG Optimus T has been designed to appeal to[...]

There Will Be No More Garmin-Asus Nuvifones

In the wake of lackluster sales of their Nuvifone series, Garmin and Asus have announced the end of their partnership to create navigation-oriented smartphones.

HP’s New webOS Smartphones and Tablets Coming in 2011

HP is working on at least four new smartphones running the webOS as well as a tablet based on this operating system, according to information leaking out of Asia. All[...]

PlayStation Phone Images and Details Leak Out

Sony Ericsson isn't yet ready to announce the long-awaited Playstation Phone, but many of the details on it are available already. This device will apparently run the Android OS, and[...]

White iPhone 4 Delayed Until Spring

Apple released the iPhone 4 in a black casing last summer, and promised that a white version would be available soon. However, production problems have significantly delayed the white version[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9780 Officially Unveiled, Headed for T-Mobile Next Month

T-Mobile USA has just announced plans to launch the BlackBerry Bold 9780 in the middle of next month. This will be a moderately updated version of the BlackBerry Bold 9700[...]

Cab4Me for Android OS Review

Cab4Me is a free application for Android OS-based smartphones which uses location and web information to locate nearby taxi cabs. Antoine Wright brings us a review.

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Price and Release Date Announced

T-Mobile's next Android OS smartphone is going to be the myTouch 4G. This upcoming high-end model will have a large, high-resolution touchscreen, fast processor, and support for this carrier's HSPA+[...]

New Motorola Droid 2 System Software Update Brings Longer Battery Life

Verizon has released an update for the system software on the Motorola Droid 2. This includes a number of improvements, the most notable of which is a promise of a[...]

Google Nexus Two Might Debut Next Month with Android OS 2.3

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Google is going to offer a second Android OS-based smartphone under its own brand name. At this point, few details on the Nexus Two are available,[...]

HTC Droid Incredible Available for Free

The HTC Droid Incredible has been a top seller for Verizon Wireless this year, and now those who are interested in this high-end Android OS smartphone can get it at[...]

AT&T To Launch HTC Surround, Samsung Focus Windows Phones on Nov. 8

AT&T has announced that two of its new models running Microsoft Windows Phone 7 will launch on the same day next month, while the wait for the third will be[...]

Verizon Now Offering a Less Expensive Data Plan

Verizon Wireless has just begun offering its customers the option to sign up for a less expensive wireless service plan if they don't do much web surfing or streaming video[...]

Apple Shipments Increase Dramatically, iPhone Surpasses BlackBerry

Shipments of Apple's smartphones was significantly greater the number of RIM's BlackBerrys shipped worldwide last quarter for the first time ever. Both companies are still behind rivals Nokia, Samsung,[...]

Samsung Vibrant Available for Free Today Only

Retail giant Best Buy has been holding a series of specials called Free Phone Friday. On the list today is T-Mobile's Samsung Vibrant. This high-end Android OS smartphone regularly sells[...]

More Google Nexus Two Details Come to Light

The Google Nexus Two is going to be unveiled in under two weeks, if unconfirmed reports are correct. This device will supposedly be an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy[...]

Apple and Verizon Have Reportedly Reached an iPhone Agreement

Yet another major news source is reporting that the iPhone 4 is heading for Verizon Wireless. Fortune Magazine says Apple's very popular smartphone is coming to "Big Red" in the[...]

BlackBerry Style

The BlackBerry Style is RIM’s first smartphone with a clamshell design and a QWERTY keyboard. It also has a 2.7-inch, QVGA internal display as well as a 2-inch, QVGA external[...]

HP’s Palm Pre 2 Will Be Available Unlocked for GSM Networks

The recently-announced Palm Pre 2 is soon going to be available from Verizon Wireless, but the product manager at HP says this won't be the only option. The latest webOS[...]

Motorola Droid 2 Global Price Leaks Out

Information leaking out of a national retailer has revealed the price for the Motorola Droid 2 Global, which is expected to be on the market very soon. This Android OS[...]