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SmartPhone Articles for October of 2012Below are the 129 SmartPhone articles for October of 2012
Verizon iPhone 5 Users were facing serious problems where data leakage was occurring even when connected to a Wi-Fi Network. An update has been released to fix this issue, though[...]
Adding on to the trio of Android-powered 4G LTE-enabled smartphones it announced last week, AT&T is once again expanding its high-speed lineup with the addition of the Sony Xperia TL
Those who are eager to see HTC's first model running Windows Phone 8 in action can watch a video showing this upcoming device.
HTC announced a successor to its successful One X Android handset today, an improved Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) smartphone appropriately-named the One X+.
AT&T has announced that it will carry HTC's recently-revealed One X+, as well as the One VX, a previously-unannounced mid-range handset also from HTC.
Rumors have once again begun to swirl that Microsoft is developing its own Windows Phone 8 smartphone that's to be released in "the coming months."
HTC said today that it will start rolling out the upgrade to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) for its HTC One X and HTC One S in the near future. This[...]
Brighthand's parent site TechnologyGuide has a report on the FAA reevaluating its requirements for electronic devices on board plane. Travellers may soon be able to use their smartphone or tablet[...]
A new study revealed that half of U.S. adults have mobile access to the Internet, either from a smartphone or a tablet. And these consumers are not only connected to[...]
In hopes that by growing it can compete better, T-Mobile is going to merge with the regional carrier MetroPCS.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop did not deny the latest round of rumors that Microsoft may be developing its own Windows Phone, instead taking the opportunity to express confidence in Nokia's[...]
It's been a little more than a week since Verizon delivered a delectable upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean", and now the carrier looks to be[...]
The iPhone 5 sports a new connector. One concern that consumers have is the price of purchasing new Lightning add-ons. Many users are simply opting to wait for third-party developers[...]
Smartphones and tablets are playing a greater role in consumer shopping habits. Consumers now armed with a wealth of information at their fingertips are making more informed purchasing decisions,[...]
Verizon's Motorola Droid RAZR M mixes performance and value. Brighthand takes a closer look at this speedy mid-range Android smartphone.
AT&T made an official announcement today that it will carry Nokia's first two Windows Phone 8 handsets, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, and that they will be available in[...]
Shortly after announcing its support for the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820, and stating that this models would be available in November, AT&T made a similar announcement about the upcoming[...]
Rumors have begun circulating the web with talks of a Galaxy S III Mini. A recent press invitation from Samsung, suggests that consumers may see the Galaxy S III Mini[...]
The Galaxy Camera first appeared on the scene back in August at IFA. Now AT&T has announced that it would be the first to release Samsung's genre-bending device -- a[...]
U.S. owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III have been given a little glimpse of hope for when they will get a taste of Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean". Samsung posted[...]
Just when you think the webOS is gone with the wind, there's evidence it might be coming back. HP is hiring dozens of engineers with experience in this operating system.
Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs passed away a year ago. Since then, Apple has forged ahead and is even stronger than it was before. But can they keep this up?
FreedomPop, the free internet service just entered into its free public beta. Now open to the public FreedomPop looks to offer 500MB of data free to all users who wish[...]
Production of Apple's new flagship smartphone is causing real problems at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory: quality control inspectors are getting beat up and, as a result, they have gone on strike.
Smartphone conception is growing as mobile devices become a more integral part of our lives. The UK serves as a prime example of this, as a recent study revealed that[...]
The BlackBerry phone, once so addicting, people called them "CrackBerries," has taken a mighty fall in the U.S. as it was replaced by more nimble and appealing touchscreen phones running[...]
An article from our parent site TechnologyGuide covers research that shows many teens are giving up sleep to text their friends late into the night, and sometimes even in their[...]
As of Sunday, AT&T has shortened the period during which customers can return devices to the carrier without incurring any penalties from 30 days to 14 days.
Apple has begun shipping its Lightning adapters. These are a godsend for consumers looking to connect their iPhone 5 to the rest of their Apple Ecosystem.
Sprint is making it easier for customers to share their digits, with the implementation of a new service that allows users to create their own vanity numbers, thanks to Zoove's[...]
T-Mobile and Nokia revealed a new Windows Phone 8 model today, the mid-range Lumia 810, which will be available "in the coming weeks" exclusively from T-Mobile.
Since the iPhone 5 was released, many users have complained about purple flairs appearing in images, and it appears that Apple has taken notice responding via its support page. Some[...]
Consumer Reports is well known for offering unbiased opinions on a huge range of products. Anyone with concerns about Apple's latest smartphone should be happy to learn that it gets[...]
A leaked image suggests that a Verizon-exclusive variant of the Nokia Lumia 820, codenamed "Atlas", could be getting an official announcement from the carrier soon.
The HTC DLX supposedly had its specs leaked to the world yesterday. These were leaked via Twitter, apparently revealing the core specifications of what could be HTC's first 'phablet' (phone/[...]
At the start of MobileCon in San Diego today, Sprint revealed two new Android phones coming to its 4G LTE network: the LG Optimus G and the LG Mach.
Rumor has it that AT&T will begin taking preorders for its devices based on Windows Phone 8 starting October 21, roughly a week ahead of the launch of the mobile[...]
Staying true to its vague "October" release promise, Apple has begun shipping the new iPod touch, with preorder customers receiving shipping notification emails for the 4-inch handheld.
The webpage for Asus' mobile division is teasing the launch of a successor to the company's quirky smartphone-tablet-netbook, the Padfone.
After much speculation, Samsung has finally confirmed that it will be revealing the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini at a press event scheduled for today.
Smartphone shoppers face a choice between Apple's flagship smartphone or Samsung's. Brighthand is here to help with a hands-on comparison of these two.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says his company is going to put more focus on hardware. Does this mean a Surface-branded smartphone is in development? Our sister site TabletPCReview has more[...]
In-the-wild photos of the Nokia Lumia 822, Verizon-exclusive variant of the Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 820, have emerged following yesterday press image leak.
Steve Wozniak has not been directly involved with Apple in many years, but he did co-found the company along with Steve Jobs. So when he criticizes Apple, people tend to[...]
This week at GDC Online, accessory maker Canopy was showing off its Sensus case for the iPhone, which provides users with a touch surface on the back of the handset.[...]
Verizon Wireless announced it plans to sunset its 2G and 3G networks. The carrier announced that it plans on removing the old networks while extending its faster LTE network. UPDATED[...]
Following Verizon's release of the Droid RAZR M in September, two more Motorola Droid handsets, the RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD, are going on sale next week.
After weeks of speculation, Samsung finally revealed the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. The S Korean tech companies' next mid-level handset will look to offer much of the same functionality[...]
Sprint has been struggling for years, but there may be help on the way thanks to Softbank. Currently, the Japanese telco is in talks with Sprint about buying a considerable[...]
HP chief Meg Whitman said her company has no plans to enter the smartphone market in the coming year, apparently contradicting something she said earlier, but a decision also seen[...]
A roadmap of upcoming smartphone releases has supposedly leaked out of T-Mobile. This revels the carrier's release date for the HTC 8X, as well as an Android model from LG[...]
A recent report issued by CDW suggests that roughly two-thirds of business owners believe that mobile devices are imperative to staying competitive within the marketplace.
Softbank announced today that it has officially agreed to acquire 70% of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion. This new influx of cash could be the kick-start that Sprint needs[...]
A reboot of Microsoft's music service is coming soon to Windows Phone 8 as well as Windows 8. Our sister site Tablet PC Review has all the details on Xbox[...]
It looks like AT&T customers will be the first to get their hands on LG's upcoming flagship smartphone, the Optimus G, as the carrier has announced that the $200 phone[...]
It looks like Google is adding another device to its Nexus lineup, though the company has been having a hard time keeping it under wraps, with the most recent ousting[...]
With the release of Windows Phone 8 imminent, and big questions still looming, here's a look at five things that are known about WP8 smartphones - and five remaining mysteries.[...]
Asus has taken the wraps off the second-generation PadFone, an Android smartphone that can be combined with a 10.1-inch accessory to make a tablet.
Sprint has officially announced its release date of the LG Optimus G. The carrier will offer this Android smartphone at the same price AT&T will, though the device is set[...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note II will start landing in the U.S. soon, with Sprint confirming that the phablet (phone/ tablet) will be available on its network beginning Oct. 25, a[...]
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and has issued a warning about increasing malware attacks on[...]
One year after the iCon was laid to rest, people are beginning to notice problems with his Cupertino company. Our sister site NotebookReview presents us with this editorial.
Samsung Galaxy S III users in the U.S. will soon be getting a taste of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), as the company promised that the upgrade will hit the smartphone[...]
The Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD from Motorola are both available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network starting today. These are qute similar, but offer shoppers some[...]
Google has sent out invitations to the press for an event to be held the last Monday of this month. It's not clear at this point exactly what's on the[...]
Those who are in the market for a new Samsung Galaxy S III can save a bundle by shopping online at Amazon, rather than going to their wireless carrier.
While Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) is Google's latest operating system for smartphones, some devices are still receiving upgrades to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). This includes the LG Lucid and[...]
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said during an investor call earlier today that a Microsoft Surface smartphone would be a "stimulant" to the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem.
The Samsung Galaxy Stellar offers first-time smartphone users access to Verizon's 4G LTE network, and does so for free with contract. Is this too good to be true?
Verizon Wireless says that during the third quarter of this year it sold more Android-based smartphones than iPhones, continuing a long-held trend. These two operating systems dominated smartphones sales for[...]
It is getting easier for Google Play Store users to keep track of the items they've been yearning for -- shoppers can create a wish list within the store that[...]
Last month at IFA, Onyx International showed off a prototype Android smartphone sporting an E Ink display, giving the device a battery life of one week.
Microsoft employees may have given the world a first look at the smartphone their company is developing. Pictures of this device have appeared on Microsoft's own website.
Verizon introduced the Droid Bionic came out a year ago, and since then users have been waiting for an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). This is now available,[...]
T-Mobile has quietly stopped offering its most affordable wireless data plan. The plan, which cost just $10 month, allowed users to transfer a very small amount of data in a[...]
A self-empowered BYOD employee is as compelling to businesses as the proposition is terrifying. Our parent site TechnologyGuide brings us an in-depth report on this topic.
Motorola Mobility has published a list of its smartphones that will be upgraded to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the latest version of Google's OS. The device maker has also revealed[...]
Best Buy may have jumped the gun a bit -- it has begun taking pre-orders for a pair of Windows Phones headed for AT&T, even though the prices and release[...]
Sprint continues the slow process of rolling out 4G LTE to its subscribers across America. Its most notable new addition is the Chicago suburbs, but there are plenty more.
T-Mobile's price points for the Galaxy Note II were revealed via leaked documents. This suggested that T-Mobile's price point will meet the price earlier set by Sprint. Could this be[...]
In Sept, Apple upgraded its mobile OS with a new release that is more of an evolution than revolution, but did offer a handful of improvements and new features
Today, T-Mobile confirms that it will release the LG Optimus L9 on Oct. 31. T-Mobile announced that the new budget-friendly handset will be available both in stores and online for[...]
The next Nexus smartphone is expected to be unveiled a week from today. A nearly full set of specs of this model have now leaked out.
Nokia has taken the wraps off an entry-level Windows Phone. The Lumia 510 is intended for first-time smartphone buyers, especially in emerging markets.
It seems that two U.S. telecoms are going to introduce Samsung's super-size smartphone this week. Sprint is definitely going to introduce the Galaxy Note II on Thursday, and T-Mobile might[...]
Following Sprint's and T-Mobile's announcements earlier this month, AT&T has finally revealed its release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Consumers can expect the new phablet at AT&T retailers[...]
Among the plethora of announcements made today at Apple's Event, the tech company revealed that its offering a free update for iBooks. Our sister site Tablet PC Review has all[...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is huge with a 5.5-inch screen, and carries a ton of features. Is it just too much for a smartphone?
This followup to 2011’s surprise hit has an even larger display than its predecessor. It is firmly in the “phablet” category — part smartphone, part tablet. Still, it leans toward[...]
T-Mobile released the Samsung Galaxy Note II today as expected, but at a surprising price point. Earlier this week T-Mobile was rumored to be offering this phablet at $300; however,[...]
Zynga has never been a beloved company, but the gaming giant didn't do themselves any favors yesterday cutting nearly 5% of its employees during Apple's press conference. Zynga's recent layoffs[...]
A leaked document for employee training has revealed the release date and pricing for two Windows Phone 8 devices from Verizon Wireless, the Nokia Lumia 822 and the HTC 8X.
During the third quarter of this year, AT&T subscribers bought 6.1 million smartphones, of which a very large majority were iPhones.
Sprint announced this morning that, during the third quarter of this year, its customers bought over a million smartphones that can connect to its nascent 4G LTE network.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is launching from two U.S. carriers this week, but Verizon subscribers who want this super-size smartphone still have weeks of waiting ahead of them.
It looks like Google Wallet will have some competition now, as Isis mobile wallet has launched in two trial markets, bringing the mobile payment system to select customers on three[...]
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed that the company plans on releasing more of its hardware in a recent interview with the BBC, once again sparking speculation about a Surface smartphone.
Sprint has just become the second U.S. telecom to offer Samsung's latest phablet, the Galaxy Note II. Only time will tell if it turns out to be as popular as[...]
Sprint became the first carrier to offer the Android 4.1.1 update, aka Jelly Bean, to its Samsung Galaxy S III customers when it began rolling out the update this morning.
AT&T has just announced its launch plans for Sony newest flagship smartphone. The Xperia TL will sport a number of high-end features, but not a high-end price.
AT&T customers anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note II on the carrier?s network can breathe a sigh of relief, for the phablet is now available for pre-order[...]
Apple has just announced the results for its most recent financial quarter. The company sold 26.9 million iPhones in Q3.
When Apple switched out Google Maps for its own app in iOS 6, it quickly drew complaints. The company has vowed to update this software as quickly as it can.
As smartphones become increasingly popular, with market vendors shipping 179.7 million units in 3Q12, Samsung and Apple have once again dominated the Top 5 list of smartphone vendors, while Nokia[...]
Is the world ready for an Android-powered digicam that is just as much smartphone as it is point-and-shoot? DigitalCameraReview has the answer.
Bill Gates says that Microsoft plans to eventually merge all of its operating systems, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, under a single platform. Our sister site Tablet PC[...]
With almost every smartphone shipped this year offering some form of Wi-Fi capabilities, the Wi-Fi 802.11n protocol has been the most commonly used in recent times, yet a new study[...]
Google has decided to reschedule its event that was going to be held tomorrow. This means everyone will have to wait a bit longer to see the new devices that[...]
The Lumia 822 has moved from the "rumor" category to the "official" one -- many of the details of this Windows Phone were just revealed by Nokia. Updated
The official unveiling of the next Nexus smartphone had to be postponed, but those who want to see the Nexus 4 in action can watch a video of it that[...]
Earlier this month FreedomPop set out to offer free internet to Americans, and now the company wants to turn your iPod touch into an iPhone. The company has begun shipping[...]
Google officially revealed the Nexus 4, the latest iteration of its flagship smartphone. The new device will be available to consumers before the holiday season, and will sport the new[...]
Google just made Android 4.2 official. This won't be a dramatic upgrade, but it will bring some new features to this operating system for smartphones and tablets.
With today's official launch of Windows Phone 8, T-Mobile is taking the opportunity to announce its plans for smartphones running this operating system. It will have a pair of[...]
Amidst the unveiling of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 today, Verizon announced the upcoming arrival of three Windows-equipped smartphones from Nokia, HTC and Samsung, just in time for the holidays.
Microsoft held an official launch event for Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco today, finally offering a complete look at all of the new features of the OS.
SugarSync offers an addition or an alternative to Microsoft SkyDrive. There's a version for iOS devices, and soon there will be one for Windows Phone. Learn more from our sister[...]
With Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is filling in the gaps found in the last iteration of its mobile operating system and giving it a chance to really compete.
There are big changes coming to the top-level executives at Apple. This includes the departure of Scott Forstall, who was in charge of development of the operating system for the[...]
In addition to the slew of device announcements made this week, Google has also announced a huge milestone for its Android operating system. The OS has now breached the 700,000[...]
A frequent complaint about Nexus smartphones and tablets is that they don't have removable memory card slots. The man at Google responsible for developing Android's user experience has the answer:[...]
The mid-tier Samsung Galaxy Premier has been given an official reveal, and while it's more powerful than the Galaxy S Mini, it sports slightly more modest specs than the Galaxy[...]
Verizon Wireless has just announced the addition of the LG Spectrum 2 to its 4G LTE lineup. The affordable handset offers a mix of mid-level specs and premium features at[...]
With the new version of Microsoft's mobile OS comes a suite of features that business users are likely to find appealing.
Because of its large screen size, the Samsung Galaxy Note II can be considered a tabletphone -- part smartphone, part tablet. Those who want even more from it can add[...]
Following Google's unveiling of Android 4.2, the upcoming operating system's support for multiple user accounts seems to be the standout feature, but it's only for tablets. A new report claims[...]
The first smartphone running RIM's next-generation operating system has hit an important milestone: it is now being tested by dozens of telecoms. This device
The size of available removable memory cards has continued to grow since they were invented. The latest format for smartphones and tablets is microSDXC bringing 64GB of capacity.