Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for October 2011. 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 2011Below are the 108 SmartPhone articles for October of 2011
In a new policy known as "frictionless sharing" Facebook will become a full representation of your life. As part of a new system, users' activities in third-party apps will be[...]
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. Not surprisingly, devices that have debuted in the[...]
Sprint has just begun offering the LG Marquee, a mid-range Android smartphone that sports a Nova screen, a type designed to be brighter while also more energy efficient.
A version of one of the most popular smartphone of this year, the Samsung Galaxy S II, has just debuted from AT&T. This carrier decided to redesign its version, though,[...]
Several HTC Android devices feature a serious security flaw that allows hackers to access phone numbers, GPS, email addresses, SMS and more, according to numerous reports. The HTC EVO 3D[...]
A new version of Google Chrome that runs on Android is in the extreme early stages of development, with the updated user interface already completed. Chrome for Google could boost[...]
The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is one of the most advanced smartphones available from Sprint. Jen Edwards brings us a review of this device, which is a version of the[...]
Microsoft has officially confirmed that it will no longer be producing its Zune music players, though it will continue to offer support for the music devices. Microsoft promises to still[...]
HTC has released an official statement regarding reports of a massive security flaw in its Android devices. The company has concluded that while their software does no harm to customers'[...]
Apple's new CEO has taken the wraps off the iPhone 4S, which will have a faster processor and a better camera than its predecessor. This will be the company's new[...]
The new and improved iOS 5 is coming from Apple, this much we knew. But what we didn't know was that it's coming so soon: October 12. Upgrades are coming[...]
You have our attention Samsung! The company just raised our anticipation even higher after posting a teaser video for the Samsung Nexus Prime. The next-generation Nexus smartphone is expected to[...]
Fending off big rivals, Symantec on Tuesday released Norton Anti-Theft, the first in a set of planned cloud security services for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Brighthand has tested all of the top smartphones, and can provide you with the insight you need to make the right decision. Today we're comparing two smartphones from Sprint, the[...]
Steve Jobs, one of Apple's co-founders and its CEO during many of its most successful years, passed away today. He had resigned as Apple CEO in late summer as a[...]
The Skyrocket is a member of the popular Samsung Galaxy S II series that’s available from a great many wireless carriers around the world. It sets itself apart from the[...]
T-Mobile is introducing two mid-range Android smartphones to its myTouch collection. The T-Mobile myTouch Q will sport a 3.5-inch display and a sliding keyboard, while its cousin, the myTouch,[...]
Sprint is going to start taking pre-orders on Friday for the newly-announced Apple iPhone 4S. It will be the only wireless carrier offering this smartphone with an unlimited data plan.
Looks like we've been good this year. Instead of having to wait until Tuesday for Samsung to reveal the specs of the next generation Nexus smartphone, a new report has[...]
The three largest U.S. wireless carriers have just begun taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4S, the latest smartphone from Apple. This model will begin shipping a week from today.
Samsung and Google have decided to cancel their event scheduled for next week. This was expected to be the unveiling of the Samsung Nexus Prime, the first smartphone running Android[...]
In a move than has been expected for months, Sprint has announced that it's going to build an LTE network to replace the WiMAX one it currently uses to offer[...]
Pre-orders have begun for the Apple iPhone 4S, and there are millions of people asking themselves, should I upgrade to this new model? Brighthand's Site Editor has analyzed this device[...]
Dell was among the companies that released a device running Windows Phone last year, but there are signs that this might be its only offering with Microsoft's mobile operating system.
One of the models apparently on the docket for the CTIA tradeshow this week is the Samsung Stratosphere. This Android smartphone will have a sliding keyboard and a large Super[...]
The fall edition of the CTIA tradeshow will be held this week in San Diego. This annual event is a popular venue to unveil new smartphones, but the biggest announcement[...]
When Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S last Tuesday a great many people responded with "That's all you got?" Nevertheless, sales of the new model, a moderately-updated version of the smartphone[...]
Verizon Wireless and Samsung officially announced today that the 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Stratosphere smartphone will launch this Thursday, October 18.
With similar designs and many of the same features, it is tough for Verizon customers to choose between the Motorola Droid X2 and Motorola Droid Bionic. We offer a head-to-head[...]
Motorola and Verizon Wireless sent out invitations for a press event next Tuesday, October 18 in New York City that they may be using as a platform to announce four[...]
T-Mobile is about to introduce its version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, and Brighthand already has a unit in hand for testing. Read on to learn our first thoughts[...]
Samsung has announced its two latest additions to its Android lineup for AT&T with the Captivate Glide and the Double Time. The Captivate Glide will sport a 4-inch Super AMOLED[...]
AT&T has just announced the Motorola Atrix 2, along with four other new Android smartphones. The Atrix 2, which will pack a 1GHz dual-core processor, goes on sale Sunday for[...]
T-Mobile has announced improved functionality for its Bobsled by T-Mobile VoIP service, which allows users to make calls from a computer, tablet or smartphone over a data connection. It now[...]
The HTC Amaze 4G sports what T-Mobile claims is the best camera in any smartphone. Aside from this, the Android device sports a fairly high-end set of features, such as[...]
T-Mobile's Galaxy S II is available today. The super smartphone made by Samsung costs $230 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract. It is loaded with features, but[...]
After a long wait, Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 5, is now available on a number of devices, including the company's latest smartphone, the iPhone 4S.
Like BlackBerry owners in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa who have been experiencing sporadic outages of messaging and email service for the past three days, the issue spread to[...]
The HTC Amaze 4G is now available at T-Mobile stores nationwide. It is loaded with perks, including what T-Mobile claims is the best camera in any smartphone, but customers yearning[...]
The Samsung Stratosphere, the first handset with a physical QWERTY keyboard on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, has a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen. It includes a 1.3MP front-facing camera, as well[...]
RIM just released a statement in which it claims to fix the service issue plaguing its BlackBerry users this week. The issue caused three days of outages of BBM messaging[...]
The day users of the iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod touch have been waiting for has arrived: iOS 5 is now available. Brighthand has everything you need to know to[...]
The Samsung Stratosphere, the first handset with a physical QWERTY keyboard on Verizon's 4G LTE network, launched today at the Big Red.Available at all Verizon Wireless stores and online, the[...]
Samsung Mobile announced its "Samsung Approved for Enterprise," or SAFE, program for enterprises at CTIA this week in San Diego. This is designed to make smartphones that were first designed[...]
The fifth-generation smartphone from Apple includes a 1GHz dual-core processor, up from the 1GHz single-core CPU in its predecessor. Also on the improvements list is an 8MP camera, while its[...]
The shape and size of the Apple iPhone 4S is very close to that of its predecessor, but it's not exactly the same. This means that many cases that were[...]
The iPhone 4S is here! Eager shoppers who pre-ordered the latest edition of Apple's smartphone last week will receive their phones today. Those who were late to get their orders[...]
RIM managed to anger BlackBerry users around the world with a three-day service outage this week. Our European correspondent says the timing for this - right before the launch of[...]
The Samsung Stratosphere launched at the CTIA tradeshow this week, and Brighthand's Site Editor was on-hand to try this new smartphone out. What makes this Android device interesting is it's[...]
The iPhone 4S hit store shelves yesterday, and both Sprint and AT&T are reporting the sold record numbers of this new smartphone and its sister models. Verizon has not yet[...]
The Samsung Galaxy Player isn’t a smartphone — it’s a handheld computer for those who want to watch movies, play games, access the Web, or read their emails on a[...]
Today is the U.S. launch of the Samsung Galaxy Player. This isn't a smartphone - instead it's a handheld computer for those who want to watch movies, play games, access[...]
AT&T has begun offering the Motorola Atrix 2. This is the latest smartphone from this carrier that supports Motorola's Webtop technology, so it can be converted into laptop or desktop[...]
T-Mobile has officially announced its latest smartphone, the "LG DoublePlay". The device will have a large main display and a full slide-out, split QWERTY keyboard, with a small secondary display[...]
The numbers are in and Apple's latest smartphone, the iPhone 4S, has sold over four million units since the device launched on Friday. The latest-generation Apple handset runs the company's[...]
RIM has announced its plan to offer subscribers more than $100 worth of new BlackBerry games and utilities as an expression of its appreciation for their patience during the service[...]
Motorola has released another sneak peek at its Spyder smartphone, though this time the teaser site left less for the imagination. Designed as an incomplete puzzle with the missing pieces[...]
The BlackBerry Bold 9930 and the Torch 9850 are two of RIM's most recent smartphones with BlackBerry OS 7. Can't decide between them? Read through out this head-to-head comparison and[...]
With dust from the launch of the iPhone 4S barely settling, buzz is already circulating about Apple's next-generation smartphone, the iPhone 5. Apple will reportedly be returning to its regular[...]
Google has posted on Twitter a promise to reveal "what's new from Android" tonight. This is almost certainly going to be the debut of Android OS 4.0, which has the[...]
Motorola and Verizon have just announced the latest addition to Big Red's 4G lineup with the Droid RAZR. The smartphone will boast a Gorilla Glass-coated 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display,[...]
RIM announced today its latest OS, BBX, which will be the first platform from the company to unify its BlackBerry smartphones, PlayBook tablet and embedded systems under the QNX operating[...]
The Motorola RAZR was one of the most popular feature phones of all time due to its thin and slick design. Now the RAZR is back as perhaps the thinnest[...]
Google has revealed the details of Android OS 4.0. This includes a new user interface designed to run on a wide range of screen sizes, from a small smartphone's display[...]
While we've heard about Apple selling over 4 million iPhone 4S devices within the first three days of sales, the Cupertino company announced some new numbers yesterday. The company's unit[...]
The newly-announced HTC EVO Design 4G will have a mid-range price but include some high-end features, such as a qHD display, 4G, and dual-cameras. It's going to be released by[...]
Nokia will be launching new devices running Windows Phone next week at Nokia World, confirms Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Ballmer claimed the first Windows Phone 7 handsets produced by Nokia,[...]
The full unveiling of Android OS 4.0 was last night, and today users of smartphones and tablets running the previous versions are wondering "When can I upgrade?" According to Google's[...]
Last month AT&T pre-announced two upcoming Samsung smartphones, the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash. While the carrier was carefree to share the specs of these handsets, which are both[...]
The full version of ThinkFree Office is the least costly of all the paid Office-compatible suites for Android. Is it worth $9.99 to you? Read the full review to find[...]
T-Mobile recently introduced the HTC Amaze 4G, an Android smartphone that has one of the best cameras available on a handset. It's no slouch in other areas either -- it[...]
With the passing of Steve Jobs, two men who previously worked behind the scenes have been thrust into the limelight: the new CEO Tim Cook, and the head of product[...]
Apple's fifth-generation smartphone isn't what many people were expecting - instead of a re-designed model, the iPhone 4S is a speed-bumped version of last year's offering. How does this new[...]
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was unveiled earlier this week, and Verizon Wireless has made itself the first U.S. carrier to officially promise to offer it. The Galaxy Nexus will be[...]
The HTC EVO Design 4G has a mid-range price but includes some high-end features, such as a qHD display, 4G, and dual-cameras. Review HTC EVO Design 4G Review: A Good[...]
The Motorola Admiral, Sprint's first Android-powered handset to offer the carrier's Direct Connect Push To Talk service, is now available at this carrier's stores. The business-oriented smartphone costs $100 with[...]
Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile all introduced the latest versions of the BlackBerry Bold in August, but not AT&T. This carier says the wait won't be much longer, however.
Here are ten of the coolest apps for taking care of business while you're on the go, whether you're using an iPhone or an Android-based device.
Some people demand the latest and greatest, but not everyone. Case in point: AT&T is selling the free iPhone 3GS faster than Apple can make it.
Google announced Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) a few days ago, and many people are eagerly awaiting a system software upgrade for their smartphone or tablet. HTC says it[...]
Samsung has just announced its latest Android smartphone, the Transform Ultra, which will be heading to Sprint. Powered with an Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread OS, the device will feature a[...]
After announcing it last month, T-Mobile has revealed the launch date for its first Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone that will be able to access its 4G HSPA+ network.
Qualcomm's vice president of product management, Reiner Klement, spoke at 4G World today, where he detailed the company's next generation Snapdragon system-on-a-chip, the S4.
An unconfirmed report may have revealed the release date for T-Mobile's latest LG smartphone, the DoublePlay. Though T-Mobile has yet to confirm, we could be seeing this unusual dual-screen device[...]
Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was unveiled a week ago, and since then device makers have starting talking about when current smartphones are going to be getting upgrades. The[...]
As part of Qualcomm's "3G & 4G and Chipset Evolution" workshop at 4G World in Chicago, Qualcomm's director of technical management, Rasmus Hellberg, spoke on the future of 4G wireless[...]
T-Mobile has just announced the Samsung Exhibit II 4G, an Android-based smartphone which will be available starting tomorrow, Oct. 27. Running on the carrier's 4G HSPA+ network, the Exhibit II[...]
Sprint recently announced plans to switch from using WiMAX as its 4G standard to LTE. The carrier has revealed more details about this plan at 4G World, going on now[...]
Nokia has just unveiled a slew of new Microsoft Windows phones at the company's Nokia World. This includes both high-end and mid-range devices in the new Lumia series.
Although they sport different looks, the Motorola Droid Bionic and Photon 4G have a lot in common, including being cutting-edge phones on two major carriers. We compare both to help[...]
A round up of a couple of the more interesting news, software, and devices from the 4G World show floor, including Google Wallet and Huawei's T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile Hotspot.
Verizon is now taking pre-orders for its latest high-end Android smartphone, the Motorola Droid RAZR. This model won't be short on features, including a large screen and dual-core processor, even[...]
Speakers at the NFC Summit at this year's 4G World had plenty to say about the future of NFC (Near Field Communications) and its potential applications for mobile payments and[...]
The original "GooglePhone" has reached the end of the line: it is too out-of-date for Google to be able to release a version of Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)[...]
Corel's Slingshot app lets you easily share pictures from your iPhone through Facebook and email. Read the full review to see its strengths and weaknesses of this free app.
Sony Ericsson is coming to an end. Sony Corp will be buying out its Swedish mobile phone partner, Ericsson, for $1.5 billion, as it pursues an opportunity to better integrate[...]
The "Next-Gen 4G Devices" superpanel at the 4G World conference discussed some of the factors that are going to drive the adoption of high-speed wireless networks, including apps and mobile[...]
Images and specs of the fourth-generation Droid have leaked out, giving the world an advanced look at this upcoming Verizon model. It's apparently keeping the sliding keyboard from its predecessors,[...]
Sprint Nextel Corp. has revealed key details of its recent deal with Apple to sell the iPhone. While the launch of the successful device will hopefully further the company's turnaround,[...]
It appears smartphone growth declined in key mature markets this past quarter. Economically strong regions like the U. S. and Western Europe experienced a year-over-year decline of shipments of mobile[...]
HP CEO Meg Whitman says that her company is still considering what to do with the webOS. Her predecessor had ended production of smartphones and tablets running this operating system,[...]
The Samsung Galaxy S II pulls out all the stops, offering virtually every feature a smartphone shopper is looking for. T-Mobile's version of this Android device has a 1.5 GHz[...]
Chinese manufacturer Huawei was one of the few exhibitors showing off its consumer devices on the show floor at 4G World in Chicago. Among those devices was the AT&T Impulse[...]
AT&T has just announced its first 4G LTE smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. While Sprint and T-Mobile launched their versions of this smartphone earlier this fall, AT&T[...]
AT&T has just unveiled its first pair of smartphones with 4G LTE support. One of the will be the HTC Vivid, a cutting-edge device with a dual-core processor and a[...]
The HTC Rezound for Verizon made its first appearance in an ad running in a few Big Red stores three days before the two companies are set to announce the[...]
The HTC Radar 4G wasn't scheduled to launch from T-Mobile until Wednesday, but it's available now on this carrier's website. The device runs Windows Phone 7.5, the latest version of[...]
Verizon's HTC Rhyme isn't your usual Android smartphone. It sports a design and accessories that have been crafted to appeal to women, which is why Brighthand asked a woman to[...]