November 2010 SmartPhone Articles

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

Below are the 103 SmartPhone articles for November of 2010

Verizon’s Samsung Continuum Dual-screen Smartphone Could Be Debuting Soon

A full set of specifications and an image for the Samsung Continuum have leaked out of Verizon. This Android OS model is going to have a high-end feature set with[...]

Android OS-based T-Mobile Comet to Sell for Just $10

T-Mobile has just announced that it is going to introduce a very affordable smartphone running Google's Android OS . The T-Mobile Comet will have an entry-level feature set, and it[...]

T-Mobile Bringing Out Cheaper Data Plan, New Tethering Plan

T-Mobile, the fourth-largest wireless phone company in the U.S., has just announced that it is adding two more wireless data plans. One of these will be an inexpensive plan for[...]

Motorola Droid 2 Gets a 25% Price Cut

Verizon has dropped the price of the Motorola Droid 2 by $50. This move comes amidst numerous unconfirmed reports that the Droid 2 Global, an improved version of this high-end[...]

Apple iPhone 4 Headed for Target Stores

The iPhone 4 will soon be available in Target stores scattered across the United States. This will make Apple's popular smartphone easier for consumers to buy during the upcoming [...]

Skyfire To Bring Adobe Flash Video to the iPhone on Thursday

Apple has given its approval to Skyfire, a web browser for the iPhone that is capable of playing Flash video. This app, which will debut on Thursday, will allow users[...]

Most Popular Smartphones of October 2010

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. October's list covers a wide range of options,[...]

Motorola Defy

The Motorola Defy is a mid-range model from T-Mobile running Google’s Android OS. This smartphone has been designed to survive in day-to-day life, as it is water and scratch resistant[...]

LG Optimus T

The LG Optimus T is an entry-level smartphone from T-Mobile. It has a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, 2 GB of storage, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. This device[...]

Verizon Confirms the Samsung Continuum Is ”Coming Soon”

Verizon has pre-announced the Samsung Continuum by posting this upcoming smartphone on its web site. This is the first official confirmation of this device, which will include an unusual feature:[...]

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Has Just Launched

The T-Mobile my Touch 4G hit store shelves this morning. This high-end model has one of the largest touchscreens offered by any of this carrier's Android OS-based models. It also[...]

HP To Start Taking Palm Pre 2 Pre-orders Next Week

The Palm Pre 2 debuted in Europe last month, but the latest webOS-based smartphone is not yet available in the United States. That's going to change soon, as HP says[...]

Motorola Defy Rugged Android OS Smartphone Now Available

T-Mobile has just begun offering the Motorola Defy, a mid-range model running Google's Android OS. This smartphone has been designed to survive in day-to-day life, as it is water and[...]

Apple iOS 4.2 Upgrades Could Come Any Day Now

Apple has given developers the final version of iOS 4.2, which means that the release to the general public is imminent. This system software upgrade for the iPhone, iPad, and[...]

Android OS-based T-Mobile Comet and LG Optimus T Debut for Free

T-Mobile has broken new ground for low-priced smartphones. It introduced two Android OS models today, the T-Mobile Comet and LG Optimus T, both of which are currently available for no[...]

Verizon To Start Motorola Droid Pro Pre-orders Next Tuesday

The hotly-anticipated Motorola Droid Pro will reportedly be available for pre-order from Verizon early next week, and this high-end business-oriented Android OS smartphone will reach customers' hands just a few[...]

Motorola Backflip Finally Getting Android OS 2.1 Upgrade

Motorola will soon release a new version of the system software update for AT&T's Motorola Backflip. The long-overdue upgrade to Android OS 2.1 will bring a significant number of enhancements.

Motorola Defy First-Look Review

The Motorola Defy is a mid-range model running Google's Android OS. This smartphone has been designed to survive in day-to-day life, as it is water and scratch resistant as well[...]

Motorola Droid Pro Might Cost Less than Expected

Verizon has announced the Motorola Droid Pro but hasn't yet revealed what it will cost. According to information leaking out of the carrier, this high-end business-oriented Android OS smartphone is[...]

Skyfire Appears on iPhone App Store, Quickly Pulled Due to ”Overwhelming” Demand

The Skyfire web browser had its much anticipated debut on Apple's software store, but has been taken off after far more people purchased it than had been expected. Its developer[...]

Sprint’s Android OS-based LG Optimus S to Debut on Sunday

Sprint is getting ready to introduce the LG Optimus S, an inexpensive Android OS-based device created for those buying their first smartphone. This entry-level model has an 3.2-inch, HVGA touchscreen[...]

BlackBerry Style First-look Review

The BlackBerry Style is RIM's first smartphone with a clamshell design and a QWERTY keyboard. Shaun Mahal brings us his first impressions of this mid-range model, which is currently exclusively[...]

Google Android OS 2.3 Launch Could Be Right Around the Corner

The debut of the next version of Google's mobile operating system could happen next week. The company is expected to release Android OS 2.3 before the end of this year,[...]

Samsung Continuum Dual-screen Smartphone Price Leaks Out

The Samsung Continuum is expected to launch next week, though Verizon will only say it is coming soon. The carrier has also kept mum about the price for this Android[...]

Brighthand.com Moving to Faster Servers on Saturday

Brighthand is moving to new web servers this weekend. This will improve performance, providing faster response times and more capacity. This move will require the site to be offline Saturday[...]

Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone Having a Limited Launch Tomorrow

Dell's first model running Microsoft Windows Phone 7 is reportedly going to be available in a few stores on Monday, and be more widely available next week. The Dell Venue[...]

Samsung Focus

The Samsung Focus is one of AT&T’s first round of smartphones running Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7. It has 4-inch WVGA Super AM-OLED touchscreen and a tablet shape. The device[...]

HTC HD7 Windows Phone Is Now Available

Today is the launch of the HTC HD7, which has the largest display of any model running Microsoft Windows Phone 7. This smartphone, which is available exclusively from T-Mobile, is[...]

AT&T Introduces its First Windows Phone 7 Models: HTC Surround, Samsung Focus

AT&T has just launched two smartphones running Microsoft's latest operating system. The HTC Surround and Samsung Focus are both high-end models with large touchscreens, fast processors, and many other features.[...]

Verizon Starting Motorola Droid Pro Pre-orders Tomorrow

The Motorola Droid Pro is going to launch later this month, but those who are eager to get their hands on this high-end business-oriented Android OS smartphone will be able[...]

Android OS 2.3 Could Come to the Google Nexus One Any Day Now

The Nexus One will supposedly be among the first, if not the first, to get an upgrade to Google Android OS 2.3, AKA Gingerbread. This new version is expected to[...]

Samsung Continuum Dual-screen Smartphone To Launch on Thursday

Verizon Wireless has made it official: the Samsung Continuum is going to be released on November 11. This Android OS smartphone is going to have an unusual design featuring two[...]

Motorola Droid 2 Global with a 1.2 GHz Processor Now Available

Verizon Wireless has just begun offering a worldphone version of the Motorola Droid 2. Like its predecessor, this is an Android OS smartphone with a large touchscreen and keyboard, but[...]

Opera Mobile Browser Released for Google’s Android OS

A beta version of Opera Mobile 10.1 is now available in the Android market, giving users of smartphones running Google's operating system another option in web browsers. Its developers promise[...]

Samsung Transform Review

The Samsung Transform is a mid-range Android OS smartphone available exclusively from Sprint. Jen Edwards brings us a review of this slider with a touchscreen, landscape-oriented keyboard, and support for[...]

Samsung Continuum Hands-on Preview

The Samsung Continuum was officially unveiled at an event in NYC last night, and Jacqueline Emigh was there to get some first impressions of this Android OS smartphone that will[...]

SlingPlayer Mobile Streaming TV Service Now Available for Windows Phone 7

An app that lets Windows Phone 7 users watch programs streamed from their home TV is now available. SlingPlayer Mobile doesn't require a monthly service fee, but users do have[...]

Apple iOS 4.2 Could Come to the iPhone and iPad this Friday

Apple has promised to introduce iOS 4.2 by the end of this month, and an unconfirmed report indicates that it be released in just a couple of days. This system[...]

Turn an iPod touch into an iPhone with the ZTE Peel

Apple iPod touch owners will soon be able to get a case that basically turns their device into a smartphone. The ZTE Peel is a clip-on portable wireless router that[...]

Verizon Prepping Low-Cost Motorola Citrus Android OS Smartphone

The Motorola Citrus is going to be released by Verizon Wireless tomorrow. This inexpensive model will run Google's very popular Android operating system and have an entry-level feature set, including[...]

Samsung Continuum

This Android OS model from Verizon has a fairly standard high-end feature set, but with an unusual addition: a second screen just below its main one. The primary display is[...]

Motorola Citrus

The Motorola Citrus is an inexpensive model with Google’s very popular Android operating system and an entry-level feature set. Its most unusual feature is the Backtrack — a touchpanel located[...]

LogMeIn Ignition for Android OS Review

Want to turn your Droid into a desktop? With LogMeIn Ignition you can use your smartphone to remotely-control your office or home PC. Brighthand's Site Editor brings us a review[...]

BlackBerry Torch Price Cut in Half

AT&T has give the BlackBerry Torch a significant price cut, dropping the cost of the model by 50%. This smartphone offers both a touchscreen and a sliding keyboard. It also[...]

Windows Phone 7 Devices in Short Supply

Many of those trying to get one of the smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 that debuted this week have been running into problems finding devices in stores, although they[...]

Google Nexus S Apparently Coming this Holiday Season

A slip-up by a national retailer has revealed that a smartphone called the Nexus S is going to be released soon. It appears likely this will be the follow-up to[...]

Dell Opus One Could Be a Cutting-Edge Android OS Tablet Phone

According to an anonymous source at Dell, this company is working on a follow-up to the Dell Streak. The upcoming tablet phone with Google's Android OS will supposedly have a[...]

HTC Droid Incredible Gets a System Software Update to Add VCAST App Store

Verizon has begun sending out an update for the system software on the HTC Droid Incredible. This fixes a number of bugs, and it also adds support for Verizon's VCAST[...]

Palm Pre No Longer Available from Sprint or Verizon

The original webOS-based smartphone, the Palm Pre, has dropped off of Sprint's website. And Verizon is no longer offering its enhanced version, the Palm Pre Plus. The replacement for this[...]

Virtually All AT&T Android OS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 Models Selling for a Penny

Amazon.com is having a massive sale on most AT&T smartphones. The new Windows Phone 7 models, plus the Samsung Captivate and BlackBerry Torch, are selling for just one cent.

Apple iOS 4.2 Release May Have Been Pushed Back by a Serious Bug

Information that recently leaked out of Apple indicated that iOS 4.2 will be available today. However, a new unconfirmed report says that the launch has been pushed back because a[...]

HTC Droid Incredible HD Could Sport a Very Large Display, Verizon’s 4G Service

Details on a cutting-edge smartphone supposedly on its way to Verizon continue to trickle out. Reports indicate the HTC Droid Incredible HD will have a 4.3-inch display, next-generation processor, and[...]

Apple iTunes 10.1 Debuts, iOS 4.2 Takes a Step Closer to Release

Apple has introduced iTunes 10.1. Among other new features, the update brings support for synchronizing with devices running iOS 4.2. This new version of this company's mobile operating system is[...]

HTC HD7 Windows Phone Now Available at Half Off

T-Mobile's cutting-edge HTC HD7 launched this week for $200 with contract, but an online retailer is selling it for half that price. This model runs the new Windows Phone 7,[...]

Apple iPod touch (Gen 4) Review

The latest Apple iPod touch is a significant upgrade in features, as it sports a very high resolution display and dual cameras. Jen Edwards brings us an in-depth review of[...]

Verizon’s Flex View Delivers Movies to Smartphones

If you'd like a big choice of movies for viewing on your smartphone, Verizon is now offering a service that will give you just that. But this carrier's new Video[...]

BlackBerry Style 9670 Review

The BlackBerry Style is RIM's first smartphone with both a clamshell design and a QWERTY keyboard. Shaun Mahal brings us his review of this mid-range model, which is currently exclusively[...]

Dell Streak Android OS 2.2 Upgrade To Start Rolling Out This Month

Dell says it is going to start sending out a system software upgrade to its cutting-edge tablet phone before the end of this month. The move to Android OS 2.2[...]

Netflix App Coming to the Android OS

Netflix has promised to introduce a version of its streaming video service for devices running Google's Android operating system. Issues with DRM (digital rights management) are slowing the release, however.

Apple iOS 4.2 Release May Have Been Pushed Back to Next Wednesday

A serious bug that that was found practically at the last minute has reportedly delayed the introduction of iOS 4.2 for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This operating system[...]

Google Nexus S Details Continue to Trickle Out

Information on a follow-up to the Google Nexus One has been leaking out over the last week or so. Thanks to these unconfirmed reports, an almost complete specifications list for[...]

LG Vortex To Be Verizon’s Latest Low-Cost Android OS Smartphone

Verizon will soon be the third U.S. wireless carrier to offer a version of the LG Optimus One, an entry-level smartphone running Google's Android OS. This device, re-branded as the[...]

Android OS 2.2 Upgrade for the Dell Streak Starting to Go Out Now

An upgrade to Android OS 2.2 has begun rolling out to the Dell Streak. Those who have the unlocked version of this tablet phone will get this upgrade very soon,[...]

HTC Droid Merge To Debut from Verizon on Thursday

Verizon is apparently set to introduce the HTC Droid Merge later this week. This high-end Android OS model with a sliding keyboard has not yet been officially announced, but details[...]

HTC EVO 4G Now Available in a White Casing

Since it debuted over the summer, Sprint's HTC EVO 4G has been available in only one color: black. Starting this week, this high-end Android OS smartphone can be purchased in[...]

NetFront Life Web Browser for Android OS Released by Access

Access has introduced its latest app for devices running the Android OS, a web browser called NetFront Life. This offers several unique features, like a scrapbook and tilt mode.

LG Prepping Cutting-Edge Android OS Smartphone for Release Next Year

Those looking for a cutting-edge Android OS smartphone should keep their eye on LG, as this company is reportedly working on a model with a dual-core processor, large display, and[...]

Samsung Focus First-Look Review

The Samsung Focus, one of the very first models with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system, puts a great deal of emphasis on its relatively large display. Ed Hardy brings[...]

Hulu Plus for iPhone Gets a 20% Price Cut

Hulu's streaming TV service for the iPhone and iPad has just become a bit more affordable. This app offers a selection of TV shows for a subscription fee that's now[...]

Sprint’s HTC Shift 4G Could Be Based on the HTC Knight Prototype

The name for an HTC smartphone apparently headed for Sprint has leaked out. This Android OS device, code-named the HTC Knight, will supposedly be released as the HTC Shift 4G.[...]

Technology Plays a Key Role in SOHO Success

Small office/home office workers want the same return on investment from technology solutions as the bigger players. In the end, it's all about having that home court advantage,[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9780 Launches to Replace the Bold 9700

T-Mobile USA has just introduced the BlackBerry Bold 9780. This highly-capable smartphone uses RIM's typical design, and includes the latest version of this company's operating system: BlackBerry OS 6.0.

Android OS, iPhone, iPad Users Now Able to Directly Edit Google Docs

Users of devices based on the Android OS and iOS have been able to view the documents and spreadsheets stored in Google Docs for some time. Starting today, smartphone and[...]

Motorola Droid Pro

The Motorola Droid Pro is an attempt by Motorola to lure away current BlackBerry users, as it has a design reminiscent of RIM’s line of business-oriented devices but offers the[...]

Palm Pre 2

The Palm Pre 2 is a device that has a medium size and a medium price. It runs HP’s webOS and includes a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding keyboard. This[...]

Skyfire Ending Support for Windows Mobile and Symbian OS

The versions of the Skyfire web browser for Windows mobile and the Symbian OS are going to stop working at the end of this year. Its developer is now putting[...]

Motorola Droid Pro Now Available from Verizon

Verizon Wireless is now offering the Motorola Droid Pro. This high-end business-oriented Android OS smartphone has been created to lure away BlackBerry users, and has a high-resolution screen and a[...]

HP Now Offering Palm Pre 2 Directly to Consumers

The Palm Pre 2 has just launched in the U.S. Rather than going through a carrier, it is being offered by HP directly to the public. Like its predecessor, this[...]

LG Vortex

The LG Vortex is an entry-level Android OS device available through Verizon Wireless. It has been created for those buying their first smartphone. It has a 3.2-inch, HVGA touchscreen in[...]

Verizon’s First 4G Smartphone Coming in February

Verizon's first smartphone with support for its new LTE wireless network is going to be released earlier than many had expected. The carrier hasn't decided how much to charge users[...]

VIDEO: Samsung Continuum Overview

The Samsung Continuum has two screens, but what else does it feature? Our video will show you the ins and outs of this smartphone.

Motorola Droid Pro and Most Other Verizon Smartphones Selling for a Penny

Amazon.com is having a massive sale on most Verizon Wireless smartphones, including the newly released Motorola Droid Pro. This one-cent sale also includes the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Curve 9330[...]

iPhone 4: ”Most Reliable” but Also Most Accident-Prone Smartphone

Apple's iPhone 4 is the most reliable of all major smartphones in normal use, yet it's also the phone most likely to break when dropped by a user, according to[...]

HP Commits to webOS 2.0 Upgrades for All Palm Smartphones

Users of the Palm Pre and Pixi can breathe easier now that HP has promised to release operating systems upgrades for these smartphones. webOS 2.0 contains enhancements to multitasking and[...]

More Details on Sprint’s HTC Shift 4G Come to Light

A sprinkling of information about the HTC Shift 4G -- AKA the HTC Knight -- has leaked out in recent weeks, and now even more details on this upcoming Android[...]

Sony Ericsson CEO Drops Hints about a PlayStation Phone

In a recent interview, the head of Sony Ericsson would not confirm that a phone that can play PlayStation Portable games is coming soon, but he dropped some hints to[...]

Apple iOS 4.2 Upgrade Released for the iPhone 4, iPod touch, iPad

Apple has made an upgrade to iOS 4.2 available for the most recent versions of its smartphone, handheld, and tablet. The new version brings support for wireless printing to all[...]

Verizon 4G Service To Debut Next Month

Verizon Wireless has announced that it will have its LTE service up and running next month. This 4G network will bring significantly faster data transfer speeds to mobile subscribers.

Tuning In to Find Out

An increasing number of people are using smartphones, tablets and other devices to take their television and Internet entertainment on the road. While at home, though, many are still glued[...]

T-Mobile G2 Review

The T-Mobile G2 is a Android OS smartphone that includes a flip-out QWERTY keyboard, a large screen, and other high-end features. Mark Shryock brings us his review of this powerful[...]

Motorola Olympus Could Be an Android OS Smartphone with a Tegra 2 Processor

Those who are looking ahead to the next cutting-edge smartphone should keep an eye out for the Motorola Olympus. This Android OS-based device will supposedly have a very large display,[...]

AT&T Promises Big Savings for Black Friday, Cyber Monday 2010

This weekend, AT&T is going to be offering special prices for many of its smartphones. This carrier has posted some "teaser" details on its upcoming sales, but has not yet[...]

Deals on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile Smartphones Available from Wirefly this Weekend

The online smartphone retailer Wirefly is going to offer a number of popular models at special prices this long holiday weekend, including deals on the Motorola Droid Pro, the HTC[...]

Acer Unveils Android OS Tablet Phone with 4.8-inch Display

Acer just took the wraps off a device that is going to skirt the dividing line between a tablet and a smartphone. This as-yet unnamed model is going to run[...]

T-Mobile Starting a Buy One Get One Free Smartphone Deal on Black Friday

Starting on Black Friday, T-Mobile is going start offering a special BOGO deal for families later this week: those who buy a smartphone or tablet from this carrier will be[...]

AT&T, T-Mobile Mull Acer’s Liquid Metal Android OS 2.2 Phone

AT&T and T-Mobile are now evaluating Acer's Liquid Metal, an Android OS 2.2-based smartphone, for possible release in the United States, a senior Acer official said at a New York[...]

Brighthand’s Guide to Black Friday Smartphone Deals 2010

The day after Thanksgiving is always the biggest shopping day of the year. In order to draw in even more customers, retailers and wireless carriers are going to offer special[...]

Nokia N8 Review

The Nokia N8 is a new Symbian^3 smartphone with an emphasis on multimedia, including a 12 megapixel camera. Antoine Wright brings us this review.

Big Smartphone Sales Continue on Cyber Monday

The first Monday after Thanksgiving has been dubbed "Cyber Monday", and retailers have a new tradition of offering significant sales to online shoppers on this day.

Where Is the Dell Venue Pro?

Dell's first smartphone with Windows Phone 7 was released earlier this month, but has run into multiple hardware problems that have delayed it from being broadly available. The Dell Venue[...]

Only 25% of Smartphone Users Are Committed to Their Current Operating System

A survey done recently in several countries found that the vast majority of smartphone users are open to switching to another operating system if they see a good reason to.

Holiday Buyer’s Guide

The holiday shopping season is starting, and Brighthand has put together a list of the top smartphones gift givers should consider. In addition, all the TechnologyGuide sites have made their[...]

BlackBerry 8980 Exposed by the FCC

The FCC has posted on its website images and details of the BlackBerry 8980, an unannounced model from RIM. This may be a very low-cost model, as it apparently won't[...]