November 2007 SmartPhone Articles

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

Below are the 79 SmartPhone articles for November of 2007

BlackBerry Pearl 8130

RIM launched the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 for GSM networks in 2006. In 2007 it released a version of this smartphone for CDMA carriers called the Pearl 8130. This offers support[...]

Nokia N82

This Symbian/S60 device is loaded with high-end features, like a video-out port, Wi-Fi b/g, a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Optics and a Xenon flash, and GPS. It even[...]

HTC P6500

The HTC P6500 is a 3G device running Windows Mobile 6.0 professional and is primed for busy professionals. It features integrated fingerprint security, a 3.5″ touch screen, WiFi connectivity, GPS[...]

Motorola Q9h Launching from AT&T Tomorrow

AT&T's new Motorola Q9h will offer a number of popular features, like 3G, a keyboard, a GPS receiver, and international roaming.

Samsung i760 First Impressions Review

Brighthand's Adama Brown has a preliminary review of the Samsung i760, a 3G Windows Mobile smartphone with both a built-in keyboard and a numberpad, as well as Wi-Fi.

Most Popular Smartphones and PDAs of October 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. The top of this month's list[...]

RIM Blackberry 8820 Review

Just a few months after launching the BlackBerry 8800, AT&T replaced it with the 8820, a version with Wi-Fi. Kevin O'Brien has a review of the new features in this[...]

Motorola Q9h

The Motorola Q9h is the first GSM model in this company’s Q series. It offers a number of popular features, like 3G, a keyboard, a GPS receiver, and international roaming.[...]

Mobile Tech News — Kinoma Player 4 EX Updated, Extreme Text for Windows Mobile, iPhone Named “Invention of the Year”

Kinoma Player 4 EX Updated Birdsoft Releases Extreme Text for Windows Mobile Time Magazine Names iPhone "Invention of the Year"

HP iPAQ 110 Classic Handheld Now Available

Bucking the market trend toward smartphones, HP is now offering a traditional handheld, the iPAQ 110, through a variety of stores.

What Have You People Been Doing All This Time?

In this week's editorial, Adama D. Brown takes Palm to task for the thumb-fingered way it's handling the move to a new operating system to replace the now ancient Palm[...]

Palm Centro in Red Launching on Sunday *UPDATED*

Since the Palm Centro came on the market a few weeks ago it has only been available on in a black casing. This weekend a version in red will be[...]

Nintendo DS Going to Become More Useful

Nintendo has announced plans to bring more useful features to its portable gaming console.

E-Ten Glofiish X800

The E-Ten Glofiish X800 features Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS navigation, 2.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus, and a 2.8″ color touch screen.

Nokia Delays the N-Gage Gaming Service

Nokia has pushed back the launch of its online gaming service for N-series smartphones to give developers more time for testing.

E-TEN’s Windows Mobile Phone with VGA Screen Now Shipping

The E-TEN Glofiish X800 -- a 3G smartphone with a VGA screen -- is now shipping worldwide. In addition, this company has taken the wraps off the Glofiish X600, a[...]

iPAQ 610 and 910 Now Scheduled for 2008

An HP spokesperson has revealed that the two smartphones in his company's new lineup of iPAQs won't be on the market as soon as was first planned.

Google Announces Android, an Open Source Operating System for Smartphones

After months of rumors and speculation, Google has officially announced Android, an operating system for mobile devices it is developing in partnership with a wide variety of companies.

Voice Recognition, BlackBerry Support Comes to Microsoft’s Live Search

Microsoft has released an updated version its Live Search service for Windows Mobile devices that includes a number of enhancements. It has also released a beta version for BlackBerry smartphones.

An Initial Glimpse of HTC’s First Android Smartphone

HTC says it has tentative plans to make one of the Android smartphone prototypes into a commercial product next year. This device will include a large screen and a keyboard.

Access Linux Platform (ALP) First Thoughts

Brighthand's Ed Hardy recently was able to get a firsthand look at Access' Linux-based operating system for smartphones, including a demonstration of it running legacy Palm OS applications.

Mobile Tech News — Opera Mini 4 Released, BlackBerry Pearl 8120 in the U.K., Treo 500v in More Countries

Opera Mini 4 Now Available as a Free Download O2 Launches the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 in the U.K. Treo 500v Now Available in New Zealand and[...]

T-Mobile USA Launches the Sidekick Slide

T-Mobile USA has just begun offering the Sidekick Slide. This device puts much of its emphasis on email and instant messaging at the expense of multimedia functions.

Why Google’s Android OS Matters

Although some might be tempted to dismiss Google's new Android operating system for smartphones as just another latecomer to an already crowded field, Brighthand's Ed Hardy says it has the[...]

European iPhone Launch Now Imminent

The Apple iPhone is slated to see release in large parts of Europe starting this Friday, with three different carriers each having an exclusive on the device in a different[...]

Mobile Device Management Now a Top Priority for Vendors

Mobile device management has recently become a prime target for several vendors that had little or no play in the mobility arena, with marquee vendors like Microsoft and CA coming[...]

Palm Centro vs. Palm 500v: a Quick Comparison

This fall, Palm, Inc. released two consumer-oriented smartphones: the Centro and the Treo 500v. These have caused a small amount of confusion because at first glance they are quite similar,[...]

Nokia Prepping Touchscreens With Tactile Feedback

Some of Nokia's upcoming devices will feature touch-sensitive screens which also provide a sensation of physical response when used.

Palm Treo 500v First Impressions

The Treo 500v is Palm's latest Windows Mobile smartphone. It is this company's first device without a touchscreen, but like many previous Treos has a keyboard and 3G. Nico Holvoet[...]

Mobile Tech News — PalmGear Merging with PocketGear, iPhone Update 1.1.2, Proporta Contest

PalmGear Is Merging with PocketGear Apple Releases iPhone Update 1.1.2 Proporta Starting Christmas Early

HTC Unveils the Touch Cruise

HTC has taken the wraps off a new smartphone called the Touch Cruise. This will not have a strong resemblance to the other models in this company's Touch series, but[...]

HTC Commits to Multiple Android Smartphones Next Year

After years of a strong commitment to making Windows Mobile smartphones, HTC is clearly intent on broadening its product line with multiple models running the Linux-based operating system Android, which[...]

Run Palm OS Applications on Nokia Internet Tablets

Access has just announced that it will soon release software that will make it possible for users of the Nokia N770, N800, and N810 to run thousands of off-the-shelf Garnet[...]

An Initial Overview of the Android User Interface

Google and the Open Handset Alliance have released a video showing prototype devices running the new Android open-source operating system for smartphones. The company has also announced it is giving[...]

Mobile Tech News — Spb Insight News Reader, PhatNotes for Outlook, PDAmill’s FunFactory, and More

Spb Insight Lets Windows Mobile Standard Users Read News Offline PhatNotes for Outlook Edition Released PDAmill Introduces FunFactory for Windows Mobile o2 Launches the BlackBerry[...]

Smartphones Outselling Laptops

The number of smartphones being sold around the world now exceeds sales for laptops, according to In-Stat. And this market research firm predicts this will continue for some time.

Changing Windows Mobile’s “Look and Feel” Becoming Popular with Licensees

People have been changing the appearance of their handheld's or smartphone's operating system for years, and now this is becoming increasingly popular with companies that release Windows Mobile devices.

Palm and Handhelds: The Writing Is on the Wall

A few months ago, Ed Hardy asked for people's opinions on what features Palm's next traditional handheld ought to have. He now explains why compiling these into a list of[...]

Sprint Launching BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Next Week

Sprint said today that it is going to introduce the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 at the end of next week. Unlike its predecessor that launched last year, this smartphone includes 3G[...]

Verizon May Be Adding Further to Its Windows Mobile Offerings

The FCC has apparently confirmed Verizon's plans to offer the HTC Iris, a Windows Mobile Professional smartphone with a small keyboard, Wi-Fi, and 3G.

HTC Commits to Releasing WiMax Products in 2008

Smartphone maker HTC has decided to jump on the WiMax bandwagon and is going to introduce its first products running this 4G wireless networking standard next year.

BlackBerry Ranks Highest in J. D. Power Business Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Survey

RIM's BlackBerry devices just barely came out on top in J.D. Power and Associates' first annual Business Wireless Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Study, with Palm's and Samsung's products just a little[...]

What Really Is the Next Step for Computers?

In his latest editorial, Antoine Wright points out that, because of one thing, the future of computing might be more complicated than some expect.

Motorola Q9c Coming To Sprint Next Week

The Motorola Q9c, a Sprint-branded version of the device also sold by Verizon Wireless as the Motorola Q9m, is slated for release next Friday, November 23.

T-Mobile Suspends Sales of the Sidekick Slide

T-Mobile USA has temporarily stopped selling the Sidekick Slide because some units have a hardware problem.

Mobile Tech News — Nokia Mail For Exchange 2.1, Astraware Plantastic, Agenda One v2, and More

Nokia Introduces Mail For Exchange 2.1 Astraware Plantastic Released Agenda One Updated by Developer One Your Call for Palm OS Updated

Amazon Launches the Kindle, an Ebook Reader with EV-DO has just begun selling the Kindle, its ebook reader with cutting-edge features like the ability to wireless download books and newspapers which can then be viewed on its E-Ink[...]

Documents to Go Gets Full Office 2007 Support

DataViz, Inc. has just released a new version of Documents To Go Premium Edition that is first Palm OS solution to allow users to view, edit, and create Word, Excel,[...]

Samsung SCH-i760 Review

Brighthand's Adama Brown brings us this review of the Samsung i760, a 3G Windows Mobile smartphone with both a built-in keyboard and a numberpad, as well as Wi-Fi.

Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

The third generation of Nokia’s Linux-based Internet Tablets adds a sliding keyboard and GPS to this traditional handheld. Like its predecessors, it runs the Linux Maemo operating system and incldes[...]

Nokia N810 Starting to Reach Stores

A few stores are now offering the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, and more are expected to begin carrying this device in the next few days.

Users of AT&T’s Treo 750 Still Waiting for Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade

When Palm, Inc. and AT&T announced this spring that an operating system upgrade for the Treo 750 will be released, no one expected that users of this device would still[...]

HTC Touch Gets a Memory Upgrade

HTC has introduced a version of the Touch for GSM networks with more memory and storage capacity.

HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion

Despite the name, the iPAQ 310 Travel Companion doesn’t run Windows Mobile like other iPAQs. Instead, it runs Windows CE, and while it includes many features targeted at people on[...]

Mobile Tech News — Palm TX Sale, Nokia PC Suite Beta, Classic Games Collection, and More

Palm TX Available for $199 with Free Keyboard Nokia N Series PC Suite 2.0 Once Again in Public Beta Astraware Releases Collection of Classic Games [...]

Helio Ocean Becoming a Better Smartphone Competitor

Although the Helio Ocean offers many of the features of a smartphone, most people would not classify it as one. Still, Helio continues to add features to this device to[...]

Asus Denies Rumors of 10-Inch Eee PC

Although the Asus Eee PC is reportedly selling well, some people are holding off buying this low-cost mini laptop because they are waiting for a version with a larger screen.[...]

Sidekick Slide Going on Sale Again Next Week

Several days ago, Motorola confirmed there was a hardware problem with one of its smartphones, the Sidekick Slide, and T-Mobile pulled this device off the market. Now, a fix for[...]

Motorola Q9c

The Motorola Q9c is a Windows Mobile 6 Pro smartphone that includes a landscape-oriented QVGA screen and a built-in keyboard. This CDMA phone offers the 3G standard EV-DO and a[...]

Sprint Promises Significant Upgrade for the HTC Mogul

Sprint is planning to release a system software update for the HTC Mogul that will bring new features to this smartphone, including faster wireless networking and new navigation capabilities.

HP iPAQ 110 Classic Handheld Review

Brighthand's Adama Brown takes an in-depth look at the debut model of HP's new handheld line, the iPAQ 110.

Samsung BlackJack II

As its name implies, the BlackJack II is an updated version of a Windows Mobile smartphone that launched in 2006. The newer model adds an internal GPS receiver to its[...]

Samsung BlackJack II Now Available from AT&T

After announcing it last month, AT&T has launched the BlackJack II, an updated version of one of its Windows Mobile smartphones. The new model has an upgraded operating system, more[...]

Sprint Now Offering Motorola Q9c, BlackBerry Pearl 8130

Sprint has added two smartphones to its product lineup: the Motorola Q9c, which runs Windows Mobile 6 Standard, and the BlackBerry Pearl 8130.

Verizon Finally Getting Close to Releasing the Treo 755p?

No one knows why Verizon has waited more than six months after Sprint to introduce the Palm Treo 755p, and even now the telecom isn't saying when its version of[...]

Mozilla Commits to Firefox for Windows Mobile

Last month, the Mozilla Corporation promised to devote much more time and resources to a version of its web browser for smartphones. At that time, though, it didn't specify which[...]

Verizon Opening its Wireless Network to ‘Any Apps, Any Device’

Verizon Wireless has just announced that it will allow customers the option to use, on its nationwide wireless network, devices, software and applications not offered by the company.

Google Developing Online File Storage Service

Google is reportedly developing a service that will allow users to easily store files of all types on a remote hard drive. At this point the focus is primarily on[...]

Verizon XV6800

The XV6800 is the long-awaited replacement for the XV6700. It has the same general shape as its predecessor, but loses the bulky external antenna and gain Windows Mobile 6. It[...]

At Long Last, Verizon Launches the XV6800

The long awaited replacement for the XV6700 is finally available; Verizon wireless is now offering the XV6800, a Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphone with Wi-Fi, EV-DO, and a keyboard.

Pantech Duo Review

The Pantech Duo is a Windows Mobile smartphone being offered by AT&T with 3G and both a sliding keyboard and a numberpad. Antoine Wright brings us a review.

Mobile Tech News — Free Contacts App, Games for UIQ, Treo 755p in Mexico

Treobble Contacts Scroller and Dialer Released for Palm OS Astraware Prepping Games for UIQ Palm Launches Treo 755p on Iusacell Network in Mexico

Google Maps 2.0 Brings GPS-Like Features to Most Smartphones

The latest version of Google Maps will be even more helpful to those whose smartphone lacks a built-in GPS receiver in getting from one place to another efficiently.

3G iPhone Definitely Coming Next Year

The head of AT&T has promised that a version of Apple's iPhone capable of connecting to 3G wireless networks will be released next year.

Microsoft Brings Office 2007 Support to Windows Mobile

Microsoft has just released Office Mobile 6.1, which brings full support for files in the new Office 2007 formats to Windows Mobile devices.

You Can’t Stop The Signal

Brighthand's Adama D. Brown devotes his latest editorial to a discussion of femtocells, which have the potential to greatly improve cellular-wireless service.

Mobile Tech News — SplashID 4.0, Black Hole Bag, BlackBerries with Wi-Fi

SplashID 4.0 Released for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry Brando Now Offering "Black Hole" Phone Bag BlackBerry Curve 8320 and BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Now Available in[...]

Google Commits to 700 MHz Wireless Spectrum Auction

Google has announced that it will participate is a closely-watched auction of a portion of the wireless spectrum that will soon become available. This opens the possibility that the[...]

Microsoft Offers Limited Peek At Next Update to Windows Mobile

Microsoft has offered a limited viewing of the next update to the Windows Mobile 6 operating system to a handful of selectees. *UPDATED*