November 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for November 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 November of 2011

Below are the 84 SmartPhone articles for November of 2011

Nokia Lumia 800

The Lumia 800 isn’t Nokia’s flagship model, but has some advantages over its bigger and more expensive sister model, the Lumia 900. It ships with Windows Phone OS 7.5 (Mango)[...]

T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q Available Online Tomorrow

The mid-range myTouch and myTouch Q will become available tomorrow via T-Mobile's website, though the smartphones won't hit stores until next week. Each will cost $80 with a two-year service[...]

Most Popular Smartphones for October 2011

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. New devices from Apple, HTC, and Motorola made[...]

LG Thrill 4G Review: More 3D Promise than Perfection?

The LG Thrill 4G is the first smartphone from AT&T with a glasses-free 3D display. This Android-based device also packs a dual-core processor and dual 5MP cameras for taking 3D[...]

AT&T Expands BlackBerry Lineup with New Bold, Torch and Curve Models

AT&T is expanding its BlackBerry offerings with the addition of the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the Curve 9360 and the Torch 9860. All of these models will run the new BlackBerry[...]

T-Mobile May Launch Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone in January

While the Nokia Lumia 710 was spotted passing through the FCC with T-Mobile's 3G/4G 1700Mhz (AWS) bands, it was recently discovered that the phone will be unveiled by the carrier[...]

Google Introduces Then Quickly Pulls iPhone Gmail App Due to Bug

Earlier today Google announced that a Gmail app was finally available from the iOS App store for the iPhone and iPad. The program was supposed to offer iOS users the[...]

BlackBerry Torch 9810: Available Next Week at T-Mobile

T-Mobile has just announced its latest BlackBerry offering, the Torch 9810. The BlackBerry OS 7 device will be available on Nov. 9 but this carrier's business customers are being invited[...]

House Passes Bill to Ban New Mobile Taxes for 5 Years

On Tuesday, the House approved a bill that would prohibit state and local governments from imposing new discriminatory taxes on mobile and wireless services, including cellphones and wireless broadband access,[...]

How to Increase the Battery Life of Apple’s iPhone 4S

Many of those with an iPhone 4S have complaints about the battery life. Apple has acknowledged these problems, and is working to fix them. In the meantime, users of this[...]

Samsung Replaces Apple As World’s Biggest Smartphone Maker

It appears Apple's reign at the top of the smartphone market was short lived, as Samsung surpassed the iPhone maker as the new leader in the worldwide smartphone market last[...]

Verizon’s HTC Rezound Mixes Music with 4G LTE

HTC has just officially announced its latest music-oriented smartphone, the Rezound. The HTC Rezound will support Verizon's 4G LTE network and will go on sale Nov. 10 for $300 with[...]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Might Hit Store Shelves in Two Weeks

The hotly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus is scheduled to drop before the end of the month, but Verizn has not yet named an official launch day. Information leaking out of the[...]

Motorola Droid RAZR To Launch on 11-11-11

Verizon announced with a TV ad last night that the Motorola Droid RAZR will be introduced next week, on the memorable date of 11-11-11. This super-slim Android smartphone will have[...]

Siri Service Resumes, But Apple Silent on Outage

The most talked about feature of the iPhone 4S, a voice-controlled intelligent assistant called Siri, experienced a major outage yesterday, and although service is now back online, Apple has kept[...]

China Looms as a Smartphone Superpower

China is a vast and as-yet undeveloped market where making tremendous profit is possible. It is also able to aggressively compete on the world market. Brighthand's European corespondent brings us[...]

Samsung Galaxy S II vs. Samsung Epic 4G Touch: Sprint and T-Mobile Go Head-to-Head

Trying to decide between T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S II and Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G Touch? These two are very similar, but not identical, and this comparison should help.

AT&T’s First 4G LTE Smartphones Debut at Surprisingly Low Prices

As promised, AT&T began offering the HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket this morning. These are the first handsets that support the carrier's 4G LTE network, and they[...]

U.S. Cellular LTE Network Ready, High-Speed Devices Delayed

Coming off the heels of 4G World, U.S. Cellular has announced that its LTE network is now ready, though its first batch of 4G LTE-enabled devices won't be available until[...]

Android OS 4.0 Upgrades Heading for HTC EVO 3D, HTC Amaze 4G, Many Others

HTC has revealed the first group of its smartphones that will be getting upgrades to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). This is made up of newer models available from[...]

Download Lowdown: 10 Must-Have App Types for Your iPhone

Along with the apps that come with your iPhone, you'll definitely want to download more. Here are recommendations on what types to choose out of the hundreds of apps downloadable[...]

iPhone 4S Gets Consumers Reports’ Seal of Approval

Consumer Reports says that the iPhone 4S does not suffer from the "grip of death" design flaw that still affects its predecessor, and therefore this organization has placed the device[...]

Samsung VP of Enterprise Services Moves to Head Microsoft Windows Phone Team

Samsung's VP of consumer and enterprise services, Gavin Kim, is leaving the Korean company to become the general manager of the Windows Phone team at Microsoft.

Spotify Music Service for Windows Phone Now Available

Spotify is now available for Windows Phone 7, bringing the popular music streaming service to the Marketplace. Spotify allows users to listen to music from its vast library, as well[...]

BlackBerry Torch 9810 Debuts from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has introduced its third smartphone from RIM this fall, the BlackBerry Torch 9810. This model has a sliding keyboard and a 3.2-inch touchscreen, as well as the latest version[...]

Adobe Ending Development of Flash Player for Smartphones, Tablets

Adobe has just announced that it's abandoning its efforts to bring support for Flash to smartphones and tablets. Instead, the company is throwing its weight behind an alternate standard, HTML5.

AT&T to Roll Out Super-Fast LTE-Advanced Service by 2013

AT&T has announced its plans to launch LTE-Advanced network technology in 2013, speeding up the race for high-speed connectivity.Krish Prabhu, president and CEO of AT&T Labs, made the statement while[...]

NVIDIA Tegra 3 Officially Unveiled, To Be World’s First Quad-Core Smartphone Chip

NVIDIA held a coming-out party for the Tegra 3 mobile chipset today, setting it up to be the first quad-core ARM-based processor to appear in mobile devices.

webOS Fate Still Up in the Air

HP's new CEO held a meeting yesterday with company employees -- many formerly from Palm, Inc. -- in which she said HP might hold onto the webOS, rather than sell[...]

HTC Edge Could Be the First Quad-Core Smartphone

The NVIDIA Tegra 3 will be the first quad-core processor designed for smartphones and tablets. It's debuting next month in a tablet, and an unconfirmed report has revelead some of[...]

Future BlackBerry Smartphones To Be Like Tiny Tablets

RIM is merging its disparate smartphone and tablet operating systems in the upcoming BBX OS. Details on this are still being revealed: the latest is that handsets and tablets will[...]

Android and iOS Games Out-Earn Nintendo and Sony. Game Over?

Android and iOS will generate about $500 million more in revenue this year in the U.S. from the sales of mobile games than Nintendo and Sony, ending the DS and[...]

iPhone OS Updated to Improve Battery Life

Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1, a new version of the system software for its smartphones and tablets. The main goal of this update is to improve the battery life[...]

Motorola Droid RAZR

The Motorola Droid RAZR was designed to be the world’s thinnest smartphone. Even though it sports a wide range of high-end features, this Android device is just 0.28 inches (7.1[...]

Unlocked Apple iPhone 4S Now Available

Apple has begun offering a version of the iPhone 4S that is "unlocked": meaning it can be used with any GSM carrier. It also doesn't require signing a wireless service[...]

Super-Slim Motorola Droid RAZR Debuts from Verizon Wireless

Verizon's newest -- and thinnest -- smartphone is the Motorola Droid RAZR. Even though it sports a wide range of high-end features, this Android device is just 0.28 inches (7.1[...]

LG Enlighten Review: Your First Smartphone?

The LG Enlighten is Verizon's newest entry level smartphone, offering a slide-out keyboard and Android for a wallet-friendly $80 with new contract. Given its low price, is this device powerful[...]

Microsoft: Why Low-End Phones in Large Quantities is the Best Strategy

While smartphone manufacturers race to release high-end handsets with dual-core chips, Microsoft continues to offer solely single-core-equipped phones. So why does the Windows Phone maker stray from the pack in[...]

PowerSkin for iPhone 4S Review: Double Your Battery Life

The PowerSkin for the iPhone 4S promises to double the phone's battery life, thanks to a built-in 2,000 mAh battery. So is this a clever marketing gimmick by PowerSkin or[...]

Google Music Store May Debut on Wednesday

Google has sent invites to the press for an event to be held on Nov. 16. The heading for the invite -- "These Go To Eleven" -- gives a strong[...]

HTC Rezound

The HTC Rezound is a music-oriented smartphone available from Verizon. It sports its Beats by Dr. Dre technology. It also features a dual-core processor, large display, 32 GB of storage[...]

iPhone 5: Why It Was Cancelled

There were widespread rumors that Apple was going to release the iPhone 5 this fall -- rumors that turned out to be incorrect. A new report claims to explain what[...]

HTC Rezound Hits Shelves, Bringing Beats to LTE

Verizon's latest smartphone, the HTC Rezound, hits shelves today and brings Beats audio to the Big Red's 4G LTE network.The HTC Rezound retails for $300 with a two-year contract, though[...]

Top 10 Smartphones This Holiday Shopping Season

There are a lot of great phones available, and finding the right one for the student, busy executive, or soccer mom in your life can be a challenge. In hopes[...]

AT&T Prepping Three Android Smartphones for Sunday Launches

AT&T announced this afternoon that it is going to launch two Samsung models and one from Pantech this Sunday, Nov. 20. The Samsung Doubletime, Samsung Captivate Glide and Pantech Pocket[...]

RIM Announces First All-Touchscreen BlackBerry Curve, Smaller Bold

RIM has just announced its latest additions to the BlackBerry 7 OS lineup: the BlackBerry Curve 9380 and the BlackBerry Bold 9790. These will have different designs, but both are[...]

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Getting Android OS 4.0 Upgrade

Sony Ericsson has announced that all the Android smartphones it released this year will be getting upgrades to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The only one of these widely[...]

Apple iTunes Match Goes Live

One of iCloud's most anticipated features, iTunes Match, is finally live. This for-pay service backs up all the music in a user's iTunes library online.

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 Review: Have Fun Without the Formalities

This isn't a smartphone -- it's a different option for those who want to watch movies, play games, access the Web, or read their emails on an Android-based device that[...]

HTC Zeta Specs and Photos Surface: Quad-Core, Android OS 4.0

The HTC Rezound is already yesterday's news, despite only hitting stores on Monday, as a new leak of a possible HTC device codenamed Zeta has surfaced. This will supposedly have[...]

Some Future BlackBerry Smartphones Will Include Keyboards

Reports, both official and unconfirmed, have seemed to indicate that BlackBerry-maker RIM next-generation smartphones will be all-touchscreen. However, the company says it is still committed to the physical keyboard. [...]

Google Music Now Competes Directly with iTunes by Adding Music Store

Google took a major step forward in its growing battle with Apple by introducing a music store that will go head-to-head with iTunes. This is in addition to Google's already-existing[...]

Google Gmail App for iPhone Available, Again

Less than two weeks ago, Google launched a Gmail app for iOS, only to remove it within hours of going live due to a bug. Yesterday, however, the company claimed[...]

Nokia Windows Phones Could Be Headed for AT&T

Nokia says its first Windows Phones for the U.S. market are going to launch early next year, but has been light on details. The good news for this beleaguered company[...]

Apple Working on Two iPhone Updates

Despite releasing iOS 5.0.1 a week ago, Apple is already working to release two separate software updates for the iPhone, still looking to fix battery issues, as well as bring[...]

Pantech Breakout Review: 4G LTE on a Budget

The Pantech Breakout is Verizon's first entry-level smartphone to feature 4G LTE for blazingly fast internet speeds. Priced at $100 with a two year contract, is it a good choice[...]

Sprint Express, Entry-Level Android Smartphone Now Available

Sprint has just launched its latest Android offering, the Express. This model has a small keyboard located below its touchscreen, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a budget-friendly price.

HTC Vortex

The LG Vortex is an entry-level Android OS smartphone available through Verizon Wireless.

LG Vortex

The LG Vortex is an entry-level Android OS smartphone available through Verizon Wireless.

T-Mobile’s ”Magenta Saturday” Sale: Today Only

With Black Friday less than a week away, T-Mobile is offering its own day for savings with today's Magenta Saturday sale. The carrier is offering special deals on smartphones and[...]

HTC Titan

The HTC Titan lives up to its name, as it sports a 4.7-inch touchscreen. And with its 1.5 GHz processor, this is likely to be the new flagship device for[...]

Two Technologies Could Significantly Increase Your Next Smartphone’s Battery Life

A majority of the smartphones currently available lack an impressive battery. However, as the industry continues to evolve, it seems we may finally begin to see technologies that can prolong[...]

Three More Android Smartphones Debut from AT&T

AT&T added two new Samsung models to its product line-up today, as well as one from Pantech. These all run the Android OS, and are either mid-range or entry-level smartphones,[...]

HTC Titan Super-Size Windows Phone Launches in the U.S.

Today is the U.S. debut of the HTC Titan, which will likely be the new flagship for Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. This device sports a display that's almost 5-inches,[...]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Might Not Debut Until Next Month

The official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was in October, but there's still no official word on when this smartphone is going to launch in the U.S. A leaked[...]

RIM Confirms BlackBerry Bold 9900 Power Problems, Working on Fix

After recent reports from owners of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 claiming the device refused to power on, even after a full night's charge, RIM has finally acknowledged the problem and[...]

HTC Amaze 4G Review: A Smartphone for Shutterbugs

T-Mobile subscribers who want a camera-centric smartphone should consider the HTC Amaze 4G, an Android model that has one of the best available. Beyond its 8 MP camera, it sports[...]

Adobe Flash Player Coming to Android OS 4.0 After All

Even though Adobe has abandoned its efforts to bring support for Flash to smartphones and tablets, the company said today that a version for Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)[...]

Google Docs and Dropbox Now Accessible on LogMeIn for iPhone

An update to the remote desktop access app, LogMeIn Ignition, now allows iPhone users to access files stored in Google Docs and Dropbox through the My Cloud Bank feature.

Samsung Illusion Appearing at Verizon Tomorrow

Verizon has just announced the availability for its latest entry-level Android smartphone, the Samsung Illusion. This model will be available from Verizon's website for free this weekend, but the phone[...]

Samsung Galaxy S II in a White Version Headed for T-Mobile in Time for the Holidays

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S II from T-Mobile will be getting festive this holiday season, as the carrier just announced the super smartphone will soon be offered in[...]

Dragon Remote Microphone App for iOS Review: Using Your iPhone for PC Speech Recognition

Are you interested in dictating text into Microsoft Word and issuing voice commands directly from your smartphone? Dragon has an app for that.

AT&T Purchase of T-Mobile Could Be on the Rocks

AT&T's attempt to purchase T-Mobile may have fallen through, and AT&T is getting ready to pay a massive indemnity to T-Mobile in the form of cash and wireless spectrum.

Black Friday 2011 Brings Big Savings on Smartphones

The Friday after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. To lure in customers, wireless carriers and online retailers are offering big sales on smartphones. There are special[...]

Motorola Photon 4G vs. Samsung Nexus S 4G: Which Is Better?

Sprint offers a number of Android-based smartphones, but these two might leave subscribers wondering which one is best for them. For those who are debating between the Motorola Photon 4G[...]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus for AT&T, T-Mobile Can Now Be Pre-Ordered

Verizon has yet to release its version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but some lucky AT&T and T-Mobile customers already have this smartphone, courtesey of the online retailer eXpansys. The[...]

Motorola Droid 4 Could Hit Verizon Next Week

While details of the fourth-generation Droid smartphone leaked last month, pegging the device with 4G LTE connectivity and a slimmer design, a new leak has surfaced revealing all the specs,[...]

Cyber Monday Brings More Smartphone Bargains

Black Friday is over, but the savings haven't stopped: today is Cyber Monday, when retailers encourage shoppers to head to their websites with bargains. There are numerous sales being held[...]

Apple to Launch a 4-inch iPhone, Claims New Report

A new report of a 4-inch iPhone 5 has surfaced, rekindling flames of past rumors pegging an upcoming Apple smartphone with a larger screen.

Nokia Lumia 900, Flagship Windows Phone to Hit U.S. in 2012

While Nokia itself remains mum on details regarding its upcoming flagship devices, it looks like the Lumia 900 will be the one of the first Windows smartphone to launch from[...]

Brighthand Has Deployed TapaTalk for Our Forums

Good afternoon readers, Brighthand has made communicating on our forums while on the go much easier for smartphone users out there with the new TapaTalk software.

Motorola Droid RAZR Review: Super Slim, Super Fast

The Motorola Droid RAZR is Verizon's latest 4G LTE flagship, sporting an ultra-slim design, large Super AMOLED screen and Android OS. At $300 with a new contract, is its razor-thin[...]

Google Maps Update Brings Indoor Mapping

Google has released its latest version of its Google Maps app for Android, bringing support for the mapping of indoor locations for the first time. This helps users find their[...]

Android Smartphones Rank Highest for Malware Vulnerability: Should You Be Worried?

Millions own Android OS devices, and it appears some could be at higher risk for malware than others, as a new report discovered that phones employing an older version of[...]