Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for November 2008. 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 2008Below are the 125 SmartPhone articles for November of 2008
The Pharos Traveler 117 is a GPS device with 3.5G smartphone functionality. It features two cameras – a primary 2.0 megapixel and a secondary 0.3 megapixel for video conferencing. It[...]
AT&T will be following Sprint and Verizon Wireless later this year in trying out femtocells, tiny cell phone basestations that provide improved coverage in homes and offices.
Aardvark Labs, a third-party application developer, is now working on software to allow smartphones based on Google's Android OS to synchronize with Microsoft Exchange.
There is currently a movement toward open source mobile operating systems, and some are wondering if the BlackBerry OS will be part of it.
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the handhelds and smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.
Sprint introduced the HTC Touch Pro last week, but this high-end Windows Mobile smartphone had limited availability at launch. This has now changed.
The Nokia N96 is starting to appear on North American shores via Nokia's flagship stores and online.
Verizon Wireless is reportedly going to begin requiring its customers to sign up for a data plan when they buy a smartphone.
The BlackBerry Bold is set to debut on Tuesday, and Brighthand's Ed Hardy brings us his first impressions of this hotly-anticipated smartphone.
The Bold includes a number of firsts for a RIM smartphone. It is the first from this company to support tri-band HSDPA high-speed 3G networks around the world. It is[...]
The version of the Palm Centro offered by Verizon has received a small firmware (ROM) update.
Handmark has announced that the puzzle game Glyph is now available on the the Apple App Store.
Microsoft and LG have signed an agreement that will keep the two companies collaborating on smartphones.
For the past month or so, the Celio Redfly has been available at half price. This offer was going to expire at the end of October, but has instead been[...]
The long-awaited U.S. release date for the BlackBerry Bold has arrived at last. This smartphone is now available from AT&T. Updated
Apple has just named a former IBM vice president as the new head of its iPhone and iPod hardware engineering teams.
Verizon may offer a smartphone with a clip-on keyboard, game-pad, and speakers. It will apparently also have a 3-inch touchscreen and EV-DO.
Spb Traveler 2.0 has been released, adding several features and a new user interface to this travel/itinerary application.
Exactly when the AT&T Fuze, this carrier's version of the HTC Touch Pro, is going to launch is unknown, but a new source gives an approximate date.
Otter Products, has released a case from its Impact Series for the new BlackBerry Bold. This skin-style case combines durable silicone with impact absorbing features.
The FCC has approved Verizon's proposed acquisition of Alltel, which will create the largest mobile phone provider in the United States.
Sony Ericsson says production problems it's having with the Xperia X1 won't delay its release of the in the U.S., which is scheduled to happen in the next few weeks.[...]
The T-Mobile G1 is the first smartphone with Android, Google's new operating system for mobile devices. Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief brings us a review.
Nokia's Friend View service allows users to share location and status information and then coordinate meet-ups and other communication.
A new version of Documents To Go provides advanced Microsoft Office file editing capabilities. PDF To Go introduces native PDF viewer for BlackBerry smartphones.
A new version of the Palm Centro for Sprint with twice as much memory as the earlier one is now widely available. This carrier is also offering the original version[...]
Antoine Wright takes a look at some applications can turn a Symbian S60 smartphone into a portable office.
iQcontacts is a new smart dialer and calendar-integrated application for Palm OS devices.
The design of the Touch HD will be centered on its 3.8-inch WVGA display, making it one of many devices that is clearly aimed to compete with the iPhone. It[...]
Despite economic woes, people are snapping up smartphones at a record pace. During last quarter, Apple saw its shipments increase dramatically, but Nokia's were down.
The Touch HD isn't going to be officially released in N. America, but it is now available through at least one grey-market retailer.
Just days after an unconfirmed report said AT&T would release its version of the HTC Touch Pro near the end of this month, what appears to be an internal AT&T[...]
iPhone users can do a great deal with their smartphone, but one thing they can't is use it as a modem for their laptop. This may soon change, though.
Those who are eager to get their hands on the Storm -- which will be the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen -- can pre-order it now from Best Buy.
The head of AT&T Mobility says that Google's Android has not yet developed to the point where his company is interested in releasing a smartphone based on it.
Sprint Nextel and Clearwire now have government approval to create a new company that will eventually provide WiMAX service to millions of Americans.
Google and T-Mobile are current distributing a system update for the T-Mobile G1 to fix a major bug.
T-Mobile has unveiled the cameo, a digital picture frame that can receive photos sent to it via MMS or e-mail.
BIO.ID for Windows Mobile lets users receive text messages in an unusual way.
The Samsung Behold is a high-end featurephone with a 3-inch touchscreen, multimedia features, and full web browsing capabilities. It uses a tablet shape, and text is entered with an on-screen[...]
Steve Ballmer was speaking at a conference last week when he -- possibly accidentally -- made reference to an unannounced upcoming version of Windows Mobile. [...]
There's good news for the people who are holding off getting a T-Mobile G1 until this new smartphone can be used as a modem for their laptop: this feature is[...]
RIM has launched the first BlackBerry with a clamshell design. Shaun Mahal brings us a review of this new consumer-oriented smartphone, which includes Wi-Fi and a SureType keyboard.
For the first time ever, a smartphone has outsold every other handset in the U.S. consumer market.
The Mozilla Foundation is hard at work on a mobile version of the Firefox web browser. This will be available for several different smartphone operating systems, but one of them[...]
The AT&T Fuze is a carrier-specific version of the HTC Touch Pro. It is a Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone with TouchFLO 3D, HTC’s alternate user interface that makes the device[...]
Nokia is combining with T-Mobile and Best Buy to offer some unlocked models with a contract, giving U.S. customers access to Nokia's Symbian S60 smartphones at a reduced cost.
A document that has leaked out of Nokia gives a roadmap of the smartphones Nokia intends to unveil before the end of this year.
AT&T's version of the HTC Touch Pro has just been released. This high-end, business-oriented device comes loaded with features, including a VGA touchscreen and a sliding keyboard.
The HTC Fuze is equipped with Windows Mobile 6.1, WiFi and bluetooth connectivity, Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, a 3.2 megapixel still/video camera, and a sliding design with QWERTY keyboard.
Microsoft has released a fix for a bug in the latest version of Windows Mobile that can prevent email from being sent.
Palm, Inc. has released a patch to fix a Bluetooth-related problem on the Treo Pro.
A document that has leaked out of Verizon indicates the the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen will have its U.S. debut a week later than expected, at a price many[...]
The Xperia X1 -- the first Windows Mobile smartphone from Sony Ericsson -- will be officially released in the U.S. on "Black Friday".
Torch Mobile has released the second beta of its Iris web browser for Windows Mobile.
Pharos will soon release the Traveler 117 and Traveler 127, two Windows Mobile smartphones with a focus on personal navigation.
The HTC MAX 4G, the worlds first integrated GSM/WiMAX handset, has just been announced. This is a Windows Mobile device with a WVGA touchscreen, GPS, and 4G service.
Nokia has released the E63, a smartphone similar to this company's popular E71, but with a more accessible price point and tweaked physical design.
The time for rumors and leaks about the BlackBerry Storm is over; Verizon Wireless has just officially announced when this smartphone will be released and what it will cost.
Verizon Wireless may soon be the latest wireless carrier in the U.S. to introduce the HTC Touch Pro.
Opera Software has released a preview of Opera Mini 4.2, the next version of its web browser that runs on almost every mobile phone.
AT&T is just about to introduce the Nokia 6550, a GPS- and 3G-equipped flip-smartphone running the Symbian S60 operating system.
A pair of screenshots have been making the rounds online, claiming to show the user interface of the upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5.
AT&T is featuring the Samsung Eternity’s support for its Mobile TV and Mobile Music services. In addition, it has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, GPS, a 3.0 megapixel camera, MP3 player, Bluetooth,[...]
Samsung Saga is a Windows Mobile worldphone with a small keyboard, Wi-Fi, and EV-DO. It is both a CDMA phone with EV-DO Rev. A as well as a quad-band GSM[...]
Verizon Wireless has just launched the Samsung Saga, a Windows Mobile smartphone with a small keyboard, EV-DO, and support for CDMA and GSM networks, so it can be used around[...]
Although Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) refuses to say so explicitly, the company has delivered to enterprises a viable alternative to the iPhone with the new BlackBerry Storm.
The AT&T Fuze is the latest business-oriented Windows Mobile smartphone to come from this carrier. It offers an impressive list of features, including a built-in keyboard, VGA touchscreen, 3G, and[...]
Spb Software has released Spb Keyboard 4.0, a new version of its application which looks to make inputing text via on-screen keyboards smarter and more efficient for Windows Mobile users.
Microsoft has revealed that the next version of Internet Explorer Mobile will only be released on new models. There will be no official way for current users to get this[...]
Agendus for Windows Mobile 3.0 -- a major new version of iambic's personal information manager for Windows Mobile -- is now available.
A roadmap has surfaced that describes a number of unannounced smartphones Nokia expects to release next year.
mNotes brings Lotus Notes and Email to Symbian S60 smartphones.
Google is going to release an application that will let users enter search terms on a smartphone by just saying them aloud.
Asus has unveiled a business-oriented Windows Mobile smartphone that it claims is the fastest in the world. This device also sports a touch-driven user interface for its VGA display.
A new version of the leading Office suite for Palm OS adds support for tracking changes and other advanced formatting features.
The Samsung Epix is a mid-range Windows Mobile smartphone that debuted recently from AT&T. Brighthand's chief reviewer brings us his thoughts on this new device.
Cemaphore has released MailShadowG, which allows users of Android-based smartphones such as the T-Mobile to synchronize their email, calendars, and contacts with a Microsoft Exchange server, albeit indirectly.
The LG Incite has the distinction of being the first smartphone from LG released by a major U.S. wireless carrier. It runs the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, and[...]
The LG Prada II adds a sliding QWERTY keyboard to the original Prada’s design. It features a 5 megapixel camera, 3.0 inch touch screen, stereo Bluetooth, FM Radio, WiFi connectivity[...]
Handmark has released Astraware's popular game, My Little Tank, for iPhone/iPod Touch devices
Those responsible for solving the technical problems of a group of BlackBerry users can now offer remote support for these smartphones thanks to LogMeIn Rescue+Mobile.
The LG Incite, which just debuted on AT&T, has the distinction of being the first smartphone from LG released by a major U.S. wireless carrier.
Celio Corp has just taken the wraps off two new versions of its Redfly Smartphone Terminal. One of these is lighter and less expensive, while the second adds multimedia[...]
Sprint recently introduced its version of the HTC Touch Pro, a business-oriented smartphone with a VGA touchscreen, sliding keyboard, and EV-DO. Adama Brown brings us his impressions of this device[...]
The LG Scoop is a text and e-mail friendly smartphone with 1.3 megapixel camera. Features a sliding QWERTY keyboard, GPS ready, and 2″ display.
The LG AX300 is a clamshell-style phone with two displays. It features a .3 megapixel camera, 1.8″ primary display, Bluetooth technology and speakerphone.
The Pharos Traveler 127 GPS smartphone features a 2.5″ touch screen display, two on-board cameras, 3.5G communications capability, Pharos’ proprietary Smart Navigator system, and 802.11b/g WiFi connectivity.
Verizon's version of the HTC Touch will soon get an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1. In addition, this update will enhance some features on this smartphone and even add a[...]
Celio has unveiled a new version of its Redfly Smartphone Terminal that adds multimedia support. Ed Hardy brings us this review.
The U.S. President-Elect is a heavy user of email on his smartphone, but he might have to give it up when he takes office in January.
There have been several unconfirmed reports in the past months that indicate Sprint is going to release a version of the Palm Treo Pro, and a new one has just[...]
NTT DoCoMo and KTF, two major wireless carriers in Asia, are reportedly working on a smartphone based on Google's Android OS. Updated
Verizon is set to launch the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen tomorrow, and Brighthand's Shaun Mahal brings us a preliminary review of this highly-anticipated smartphone.
Support for two-way contacts synchronization has been added to the free Google Sync for BlackBerry application.
The HTC Touch Pro and Touch Diamond have been joining the lineup of wireless carriers around the U.S. lately, and the latest of these is Alltel.
The unlocked version of the Nokia E71 has been on the market in the U.S. for months, but there's still may be a chance this model will be released through[...]
The Storm is the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen. This is actually the centerpiece of the device, as it is also the first BlackBerry without a built-in keyboard. The 9530[...]
Verizon Wireless has just launched the BlackBerry Storm 9530. With its combination of business-friendly features and a large touchscreen, some are calling this the iPhone for the enterprise.
Nokia and IBM have announced that official support for Lotus Notes is coming to a number of Nokia's S60-based phones.
T-Mobile USA has increased the price it charges smartphone customers for an unlimited wireless data plan.
Thanks to a slip-up from Samsung, there's virtually no room for doubt that Verizon will soon release a version of the Omnia, a touchscreen-oriented Windows Mobile smartphone.
The newly-released iPhone 2.2 update brings a number of enhancements, many of which are related to Google Maps.
Palm, Inc. is laying an undisclosed number of employees off, both in the U.S. and in other countries, as it tries to reinvent its products in tough economic times.
T-Mobile is now offering the cameo, a digital picture frame that can receive photos via MMS or email.
Adobe said this week it is working with ARM to bring Flash Player 10 to smartphones running some of the best-known mobile operating systems, as well as other mobile products.[...]
The T-Mobile G1 doesn't include a standard 3.5 mm port, and this carrier has just begun including an adapter that lets the owners of this device plug in standard headphones.
Nokia's Mobile Web Server has been updated to version 1.5, and features easier access rights management, intelligent network handling, and improved RSS feeds.
The BlackBerry Bold is the latest generation in RIM's very successful line of business-oriented smartphones. Ed Hardy Brings us a review of this device, which breaks new ground for this[...]
Verizon Wireless has joined the ranks of carriers offering the HTC Touch Pro, a business-oriented smartphone with a wide range of high-end features.
The Samsung Gravity is primed for text and e-mail with full a QWERTY keyboard. Also features 1.3 megapixel resolution camera, music player, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Zinc II offers a sliding keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi, and GPS. This unlocked smartphone debuted over the summer at $750, but can now be found for much less.
The Samsung Omnia, a touchscreen-oriented Windows Mobile device, will be the next smartphone released by Verizon Wireless.
Opera Mini 4.2, which appeared in beta form a few weeks ago, has had its official release. This web browser runs on a number of mobile platforms.
The Brighthand Store is now offering 48 of the best-selling BlackBerry applications for 50% off.
T-Mobile USA is now offering the G1 in a new color: white. Previously, this smartphone was available only in black and bronze.
A new website created for mobile devices gives TiVo subscribers the power to schedule recordings directly to their TiVo box.
The private equity firm that owns 25% of Palm, Inc. has categorically denied a recent rumor that it wants out of this investment.
Kingston has released a group of accessories to help people take full advantage of the memory card slot in their smartphone. Adama Brown has tested this Multi-Kit, and brings us[...]
Daylight Savings, Inc. offers an accessory that combines a 1200 mAh battery and a solar charger for just $20. Antoine Wright brings us a review.
Access has released an updated beta of its emulator that allows Nokia Internet Tablets to run Palm OS applications.
Antoine Wright takes a look at some utilities for Symbian S60 smartphones that make them faster and easier to use.
GPS-Action is a location-based application that uses GPS and cell-ID to perform custom actions for Symbian S60-based devices.
WifiLocations is an application that enables the automatic starting of the Wi-Fi radio in Windows Mobile devices based on cell-ID positioning.
The Nokia N96 is currently Nokia's multimedia flagship model, and offers a range of high-end features, including TV-Out. Antoine Wright brings us a review of this consumer-oriented smartphone.