Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for November 2012. 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 2012Below are the 109 SmartPhone articles for November of 2012
The Windows Phone desktop app for Mac users has been updated to version 3.0, sporting a new name and a handful of new features.
GreatCall Wireless, the maker of senior-friendly featurephones, has edged away from the flip phone to offer its first smartphone, the QWERTY keyboard-equipped Jitterbug Touch, aimed at elderly users transitioning from[...]
Good news for Verizon Android users, Google has finally enabled carrier billing on Google Play for Verizon. Now Verizon consumers will be able to make purchases on Google Play with[...]
U.S. Cellular is staying true to its word of expanding its range of devices that can connect to its high-speed cellular service, announcing today that the 4G LTE-enabled Motorola Electrify[...]
Today. Sprint announced that the LG Mach will hit shelves on Nov. 11. The QWERTY handset is available for pre-order from the carrier starting today, along with LG's newest flagship[...]
The LG Intuition skirts the line between smartphone and tablet. Read on to see our thoughts on this Android device, which has a 5-inch display, stylus, and 4G LTE.
The LG Optimus G offers a large 4.7-inch IPS Display with a 1280 x 768 (WXGA) resolution. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked[...]
An updated version of Apple's operating system for smartphones and tablets is now available. This fixes a number of small issues, such as the bug that causes horizontal lines to[...]
Inside sources from Asian component suppliers have informed the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft is testing its own smartphone design, though they are unsure whether or not it will go[...]
AT&T released Sony's new flagship handset today the Xperia TL. The device offers impressive specs paired at an even more impressive price. The device is currently available online at ATT.com[...]
The MOGA gamepad for Android devices is available now from T-Mobile, offering users pocket-sized gaming controls, including dual thumbsticks and face buttons. Don't miss the video preview.
Bargain hunters are busy licking their chops and counting down the days in anticipation of landing some of the best tech deals of the year. Our parent site TechnologyGuide has[...]
Google had a lot to celebrate on the four-year anniversary of its Android interface, as new figures from analyst firm IDC show that shipments of the operating system accounted for[...]
It appears Samsung's Galaxy Note II has found even more of a following than its predecessor, with the company announcing it has sold more than 3 million of the smartphone/tablet[...]
Security researchers have found that popular Android apps downloaded by as many as 185 million are vulnerable to attackers to obtain bank account info thanks to poor implementation of SSL[...]
AT&T and T-Mobile have come together to help their customers fight against smartphone theft, by launching a new database that makes using a stolen handset nearly impossible.
In the five months since its release, the Samsung Galaxy S III has enjoyed remarkable success. The smartphone has now passed the 30 million mark.
Apple's latest handset has been available for over a month, but those in the U.S. who would like an unlocked version are still waiting. But at least this group now[...]
Apple recently kicked Google Maps out of the iOS, replacing it with an in-house navigation app. Google is working on a stand-alone version, but will Apple allow it to be[...]
Nintendo has upgraded its current gen handheld, bringing you the 3DS XL, with a 90 percent larger display and improved battery life. Is it worth the upgrade?
Whether you're a Windows Phone 7 fan or you're moving on to Windows Phone 8, there are plenty of top-notch smartphones for you to choose from that feature Microsoft's mobile[...]
Ever since the original iPhone helped revolutionize the consumer phone market in 2007, the company has been a major force in the industry. Check to see which of this company's[...]
Google's operating system for smartphones is the most popular available by a wide margin, and there are a great many to choose from. This list can help narrow your decision[...]
The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and many people are going to be looking for a smartphone. But where to begin?
Verizon Wireless appears to have taken itself out of the app game, announcing on its developers blog plans to remove its app store from BlackBerry and compatible Android handsets by[...]
The new Lightning port isn't one of the more popular features of the iPhone 5. Still, those who are willing to embrace it can now pre-order some peripherals.
AT&T has finally revealed the release windows and pricing for its Windows Phone 8 devices, including the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820, and HTC 8x.
Today, portions of Best Buy's Black Friday sale were leaked giving consumers a taste of what's to come this shopping season. Among the highlights of the sale is the Samsung[...]
Microsoft has teamed up with Devicescape to provide users of DataSense, a new Windows Phone 8 app, with free Wi-Fi via hotspots around the globe.
For the first time, more users are accessing wireless hotspots via their smartphone rather than their laptop. Get the full story from our parent site, TechnologyGuide.
More information has been revealed about the HTC Droid DNA: an image of HTC's first tabletphone leaked on twitter. This gives consumers their best look so far at this device,[...]
Thanks to killer hardware like the HTC 8X, it looks like Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 operating system is getting off to a strong start.
As the app craze grows stronger, a new report predicts that Apple and Google will continue to dominate the mobile application space for many years to come, maintaining more than[...]
Sprint Galaxy Note II customers will be the first to see Samsung's notable multi-window viewing feature on their devices, as the carrier has released an update to bring the split-screen[...]
AT&T is now taking pre-orders for a pair of LTE-enabled smartphones running Windows Phone 8. The Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are going to offer customers a range of[...]
Almost 8 weeks after it launched, those buying an iPhone 5 face a long wait. Investors are starting to become concerned that this is a sign there's something wrong at[...]
Black Friday is quickly approaching, with retailers already revealing upcoming sales. Today, Sam's Club plans for Black Friday leaked on the internet. Among the highlights will be the Samsung Galaxy[...]
While consumers and enterprise users won't be able to buy a device running BlackBerry 10, the latest operating system from Research In Motion, until sometime next year, when they do,[...]
The Apple iPhone 4S was unseated by the Samsung Galaxy S III as the world's best-selling smartphone for the third quarter of 2012, with the South Korean manufacturer shipping 18[...]
Two of Verizon's Windows Phone 8 smartphones, the HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 822, are now available for preorder and will ship on November 13.
Microsoft has taken to its Windows Phone Developer Blog to explain the new features of HTML5, which is supported by Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8.
AT&T has joined the roster of telecoms offering Samsung's popular phablet, the Galaxy Note II. This device has a 5.5-inch screen and comes with apps designed to make pen-based input[...]
Staying true to its word, Sony has started taking pre-orders for an unlocked version of the water and dust-resistant Xperia Advance in the U.S., giving smartphone users a rugged alternative[...]
With new leaks and rumors about the HTC Droid DNA at an almost daily occurrence, Verizon has decided to stop playing coy. It has posted a mention of this upcoming[...]
Details on the Windows Phone 8-powered Samsung ATIV Odyssey have been few and far between until now, with a leaked image and rumored specs making their rounds.
Brighthand was given a short demo on the Samsung Galaxy Note II and some of its cooler aspects.
Last Saturday, HTC and Apple released a surprising press release announcing a global settlement between the two companies. What happened?
AT&T has revealed more details on a pair of HTC smartphones it is going to have on the market before the week is out: the HTC One X+ and One[...]
A camera that runs Google's Android operating system is going to be available from AT&T later this week. More information is available on our sister site, DigitalCameraReview.
It seems there is an app for everything these days, and many of them can help financial professionals manage their workloads while also connecting them with others. Our parent site[...]
The handset was the firs tto come with Android 4.2. As part of the Nexus line, it will be among the first to receive subsequent operating system upgrades. It features[...]
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Stratosphere II will be available in the coming weeks from Verizon Wireless. The 4-inch handset will offer a full sliding QWERTY keyboard and a[...]
Sprint has been quiet about its involvement with Windows Phone 8 until now, releasing a statement that the new mobile OS from Microsoft won't be coming to its networks until[...]
Verizon has taken the wraps off the HTC Droid DNA, a high-end smartphone that will sport the highest pixel density of any smartphone. It is available to pre-order now.
The wraps came off the HTC Droid DNA this afternoon, and Brighthand was there to bring you this preview of Verizon's latest... and possibly greatest?
Google's latest addition to its smartphone lineup, the LG Nexus 4, went on sale today and proved to be extremely popular in the U.S., despite its lack of 4G LTE[...]
The Lumia 810 is T-Mobile’s carrier-specific variation of the Lumia 820, meaning it’s a mid-range device with an 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 display, expandable memory, and interchangeable shells to upgrade[...]
Today, Samsung announced that it does not intend to enter into patent talks with Apple. Putting to rest recent speculation that was stirred after HTC and Apple entered a licensing[...]
The Galaxy Note II is big, powerful, and a perfect match for power users. Check out Brighthand's video review to learn more.
T-Mobile has just become the second U.S. telecom to introduce an Android 4.1 upgrade for its version of the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Two Windows Phone 8 handsets, the Nokia Lumia 810 and the HTC 8X, are now available from T-Mobile for $150 and $200, respectively.
The Nexus 4 debuted yesterday on the Google Play store, and today it's also available from T-Mobile. This smartphone is the first with Android 4.2.
The HTC 8X sports a 4.3-inch, 1280 x 720 display. It also has an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2.1 megapixel front-facing one. The handset runs Windows Phone 8[...]
Like its sister model, the Lumia 820, the Nokia Lumia 822 sports a 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 (WVGA) screen. This Windows Phone 8 smartphone is built around a 1.5GHz dual-core[...]
Despite rumors of the ZTE Flash that revealed just about everything this affordable 4G LTE smartphone has to offer, Sprint never acknowledged the device, until now. Even so, the carrier[...]
Verizon continues filling out its lineup of smartphones for the busy holiday season. Today it started offering a pair of models running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 operating system, one[...]
Wirefly has four Windows Phone 8 handsets -- two for Verizon Wireless customers, two for T-Mobile customers -- available now on the cheap.
Motorola has followed up last year's Droid RAZR with the Droid RAZR HD, bringing a number of improvements to the sleek handset. How does it stack up?
There's good news for AT&T subscribers: the telecom will no longer require its customers to have its new Mobile Share plan to use Apple's FaceTime video chatting.
Google appears to want a stronger presence in the smartphone race, as a new report claims that the Internet giant and satellite-TV provider Dish Network are in talks to partner[...]
A recent report from Asia Economics indicates that the next flagship handset from Samsung, the Galaxy S IV, will have a 1920 x 1080 resolution and will be revealed in[...]
AT&T introduced a powerful Android smartphone from HTC today. The One X+ offers a range of high-end features, like 4G LTE and a large, high-resolution touchscreen.
At a recent New York event, HTC debuted the new Droid DNA: a 4G LTE quad-core powerhouse with a 1920 x 1080, 5-inch HDTV-class display, NFC communications and wireless charging[...]
Motorola Mobility has finally revealed details of the Trade Up Program it promised back in September, giving owners of select smartphones $100 credit towards a new device as a consolation[...]
Ever returned from a relaxing vacation only to find an enormous phone bill waiting for you? Well, AT&T has promised to make traveling abroad more affordable with a new set[...]
The star of Sprint's Black Friday sale is going to be the Samsung Galaxy S III, which will be available at a big discount on Thursday and Friday.
Push-to-talk services from carriers are gradually being phased out, but PTT lives on in the Wave Connections app, which is available on platforms including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.
Verizon Wireless will finish the nationwide rollout of its 4G LTE network by the middle of 2013, covering as much of the U.S. as its current 3G footprint.
Those who are looking forward to Apple's next smartphone might not have to wait as long as expected. The sixth-generation iPhone might be out months earlier than conventional wisdom would[...]
While most shoppers are gearing up for a day of savings this Friday (and some stores even opening their doors to eager customers on Thanksgiving evening), Amazon seems to have[...]
While waking up at 4 am on Black Friday is one way to hunt for shopping bargains, there are alternatives. These four shopping apps can help you get the best[...]
Norton Mobile Security this week added its first Apple iOS client, along with a new pricing model for safeguarding iPhones, iPads, and Android devices alike.
Getting into the spirit of giving, U.S. Cellular has announced a new unlimited data plan for subscribers living in one of its 4G LTE markets, and is offering some extra[...]
Wirefly will offer over 50 phones for under $1 in its Black Friday promotion. The online retailer will offer a number of key brands in the sale including Nokia, Samsung,[...]
Telenav, the company behind the Scout navigation application, has just announced a major update for its free iOS program, bringing users voice-guided navigation on their Apple devices, as well as[...]
The Droid DNA is most known for its incredible screen. The device offers a 5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, giving it a pixel density of 440ppi.[...]
The Samsung Galaxy camera -- the first camera with total connectivity. Its sleek design and awesome user experience will make it a hot buy this year.
Today, HTC has released the Droid DNA to be offered exclusively from Verizon. The handset is HTC's new high-end smartphone and boasts the most impressive pixel density seen from any[...]
After unveiling its new HERE maps app for iOS last week, Nokia has officially released the free cloud-based map service, giving Apple users another alternative to its lackluster homegrown navigation[...]
Today might be the biggest day ever for online shopping. To lure in customers, telecoms and retailers are offering big sales on smartphones. UPDATED
Samsung announced a new milestone for their Galaxy Note II as the device recorded 5 million worldwide unit sales. This marks an impressive feat for Samsung's new handset and proves[...]
Black Friday 2012 showed a spike in online sales over in-store sales, and other numbers show it is the trend for most holiday shoppers. Read more on our parent site,[...]
You might have found some great deals online, but most experts agree that "Cyber Monday" might not be the biggest day for online sales going forward. Read more at NotebookReview.
LG has been having trouble keeping up with demand for the Nexus 4. This smartphone has been out of stock almost since its launch day, but a new shipment has[...]
Microsoft is working on its first update to Windows Phone 8, dubbed Apollo Plus, which will bring a handful of new features and fixes to the mobile operating system.
According to a report coming out of Asia, both Microsoft and Amazon will introduce their own lines of phones next year.
T-Mobile is giving shoppers a chance to save by discounting all Samsung devices under a new holiday promotion. This includes big discounts on the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note[...]
Our European correspondent takes a hard look at Apple, and asks, is it beginning a long slide into obscurity? Here's what he thinks...
U.S. Cellular customers looking for a 4G LTE-equipped handset now have another option to choose from, as the carrier has quietly released the Samsung Galaxy Axiom, a mid-range smartphone that[...]
Marko Ahtisaari, the head of Nokia's design team, talks about his company's latest flagship phone in a recent video. He gives an in-depth look into the design process for a[...]
The Nokia Lumia 810 is an excellent piece of mid-tier hardware that would be a must-buy for new users, if not for one major drawback.
Those who order an iPhone 5 from Apple have to wait a week to receive it. But that's nothing compared to the recently-released Nexus 4 -- orders for this Android[...]
Verizon customers, the long wait for Samsung's latest super-size smartphone is over: the Galaxy Note II has hit store shelves. UPDATED
The only one of the Big Four U.S. carriers that doesn't offer Apple's iPhone is T-Mobile. This is going to change soon, if a report from an industry analyst at[...]
Following up on its previous Dev Alpha testing program, RIM has announced Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha C. The new program will provide developers with Blackberry 10 QWERTY devices so that[...]
AT&T is adding a new phone to its lineup, giving clumsy and active users alike a more durable option than the high-end flagships currently available with the rugged Rugby III[...]
Verizon has once again taken the top spot in Consumer Reports? annual ranking of the nation?s four largest cellphone carriers, holding onto the title for the second consecutive year, while[...]
Google and LG have a hit on their hands, with the Nexus 4 phone selling out immediately on launch. The phone offers HSPA+, which is sometimes billed as "4G," but[...]
Though it's been quiet about the subject for some time, Microsoft has provided an update via its Windows Phone Blog about the impending release of the Windows PHone 7.8 update.