November 2012 SmartPhone Articles

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 2012

Below are the 109 SmartPhone articles for November of 2012

Windows Phone Sync App For Mac Gets Upgrade to Version 3.0

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.

Jitterbug Touch Aims To Make Smartphones As Easy To Use as Possible

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[...]

Google Carrier Billing Now Available for Verizon Wireless

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[...]

Motorola Electrify M to Spark 4G LTE Speeds at U.S. Cellular on Nov. 8

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[...]

Sprint Releasing LG Mach on Nov. 11 – Available for Pre-Order Now Along with Optimus G

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[...]

LG Intuition Review: Smartphone and Tablet

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.

LG Optimus G

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[...]

Apple iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone and iPad Going Out Now, Fixes Bugs

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[...]

Latest Report From WSJ Suggests Microsoft Surface Smartphone in Testing Stages

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 Now Offering Sony Xperia TL with a 13 Megapixel Camera

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[...]

MOGA Mobile Gaming System for Android Smartphones Available from T-Mobile

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.

It’s Not Too Soon to Start Getting Ready for Black Friday

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 Android Rings in Fourth Birthday with Record-Setting Shipments

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[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note II Passes the 3 Million Sales Mark

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 in Android Apps Poorly Implemented, Researchers Find

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 Team Up To Stop Smartphone Theft

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.

Over 30 Million Samsung Galaxy S III Units Have Sold

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.

Unlocked Apple iPhone 5 Pricing Leaks Out

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[...]

Google ”Not Optimistic” that Apple will Approve iPhone version of Google Maps

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 3DS XL Review: Does Bigger Make for Better 3D?

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?

Holiday Guide: Five Outstanding Windows Phones

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[...]

Holiday Guide: Top Apple Smartphones

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[...]

Holiday Guide: Best Android Smartphones

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[...]

Best Smartphone Picks This Holiday

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 to Drop App Store by 2013

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[...]

Belkin Announces First Lightning Accessories for iPhone and iPad mini

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.

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Coming to AT&T This Week, HTC 8X ‘Before Thanksgiving’

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.

Black Friday Best Buy Deals Leaked: Bargains on Samsung Galaxy S III, AT&T HTC One X

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[...]

Windows Phone 8 DataSense App to Give Users Access to 11 Million Wi-Fi Hotspots

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.

Smartphones Used More Than Laptops to Access Wi-Fi Hotspots

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.

Verizon’s HTC Droid DNA Tabletphone Image Leaked

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,[...]

HTC 8X Review: Starting Off on the Right Foot

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.

Apple and Google to Continue App Reign as Market Grows Exponentially

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’s Samsung Galaxy Note II Can Now Show Two Apps Side-by-Side Thanks to Update

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 Subscribers Can Now Pre-order the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

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[...]

Slow iPhone 5 Production Might Be Starting to Hurt Apple

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[...]

Sam’s Club to offer Samsung Galaxy S III for $1 on Black Friday

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[...]

BlackBerry 10 Dons FIPS Security Certification Prior to Launch

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,[...]

Samsung Galaxy S III Trumps iPhone 4S as Top Selling Smartphone in Q3

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[...]

Verizon’s HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 822 Now Available for Preorder

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 Outlines Internet Explorer Enhancements in Windows Phone, Including Greater HTML5 Support

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Now Available from AT&T

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[...]

Sony Now Selling Unlocked Xperia Advance Rugged Smartphone

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[...]

Verizon Confirms the HTC Droid DNA Is Coming Soon

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[...]

Leaked Image Offers First Look at Samsung ATIV Odyssey

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.

VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy Note II Demo

Brighthand was given a short demo on the Samsung Galaxy Note II and some of its cooler aspects.

HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute

Last Saturday, HTC and Apple released a surprising press release announcing a global settlement between the two companies. What happened?

AT&T Will Launch HTC One X+ and One VX on Friday

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[...]

AT&T Will Soon Release the Samsung Galaxy Camera

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.

The Best Smartphone Apps for Financial Pros

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[...]

Google Nexus 4 by LG

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 Galaxy Stratosphere II Will Be Available from Verizon in Coming Weeks

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[...]

Windows Phone 8 Won’t Be Coming To Sprint Until 2013

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[...]

HTC Droid DNA Launching from Verizon Next Week: It’s Official

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.

HTC Droid DNA Hands-On Preview

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 Nexus 4 from LG Sells Out Immediately Following Launch

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[...]

Nokia Lumia 810

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[...]

Samsung Against Patent Talks with Apple

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[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note II Video Review

The Galaxy Note II is big, powerful, and a perfect match for power users. Check out Brighthand's video review to learn more.

Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile Gets Android 4.1 Upgrade

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.

Nokia Lumia 810 and HTC 8X Windows Phones Now Available From T-Mobile

Two Windows Phone 8 handsets, the Nokia Lumia 810 and the HTC 8X, are now available from T-Mobile for $150 and $200, respectively.

Google Nexus 4 by LG Now Offered by T-Mobile, Too

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[...]

Nokia Lumia 822

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[...]

Sprint Quietly Releases ZTE Flash with 12.6 Megapixel Camera

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 Introduces HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 822 Windows Phones

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[...]

Four Windows Phone 8 Smartphones Now Available from Wirefly at Special Prices

Wirefly has four Windows Phone 8 handsets -- two for Verizon Wireless customers, two for T-Mobile customers -- available now on the cheap.

Motorola Droid RAZR HD Review: Slick and Fast

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?

AT&T Reverses Course: More Data Plans Can Use Apple’s FaceTime

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 and Dish to Partner on Wireless Service

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[...]

Samsung Galaxy S IV May Have Full HD Screen, Debut in January at CES

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[...]

HTC One X+ Launches from AT&T

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.

VIDEO: HTC Droid DNA – Taking a Sharper View on Smartphone Technology

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 Reveals Lackluster Trade-Up Program Details

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[...]

AT&T Launches New Global Roaming Plans

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[...]

Sprint Putting Samsung Galaxy S III on Sale for Black Friday

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.

Wave Connections Review: Push to Talk for Everyone

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’s LTE Coverage Will Match 3G Coverage by mid-2013

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.

Next-Gen iPhone Might Debut Earlier Than Expected

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[...]

Amazon Kicks Off Black Friday Savings Early With Discounted Samsung Galaxy S III

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[...]

Great Shopping Apps for Black Friday & Beyond

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 Adds First iPhone and iPad Protection

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.

U.S. Cellular Gets In the Giving Spirit With 4G LTE Unlimited Data Plan

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 Starting Black Friday Deals Early, Offering Phones for $1

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 Brings Voice-Guided Navigation To Free Scout App for iPhone

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.[...]

Samsung Galaxy Camera Preview

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.

HTC Droid DNA Launches from Verizon

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[...]

Nokia Releases HERE Maps with Free Voice-Guided Navigation for iOS Users

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[...]

Cyber Monday Smartphone Deals Available Now

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 Galaxy Note II Breaks 5 Million Sales

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[...]

Online Sales Spiked on Black Friday, But In-Store Sales Declined

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,[...]

Is Cyber Monday Dead?

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.

Google Nexus 4 Available Again

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[...]

Apollo Plus Update In The Works For Windows Phone 8

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.

Microsoft and Amazon To Launch Smartphones in 2013

According to a report coming out of Asia, both Microsoft and Amazon will introduce their own lines of phones next year.

Samsung Smartphones on Sale at T-Mobile Until Mid-December

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[...]

Is Apple Losing Its Mojo?

Our European correspondent takes a hard look at Apple, and asks, is it beginning a long slide into obscurity? Here's what he thinks...

Samsung Galaxy Axiom Lands on U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE Network

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[...]

Head of Nokia’s Design Team Discusses the Lumia 920

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[...]

Nokia Lumia 810 Review: Being Held Back

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.

Google Nexus 4 Backordered Until 2013

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 Finally Introduces Samsung Galaxy Note II

Verizon customers, the long wait for Samsung's latest super-size smartphone is over: the Galaxy Note II has hit store shelves. UPDATED

T-Mobile Might Soon Introduce the iPhone

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[...]

RIM Bringing Out a QWERTY Smartphone with BlackBerry 10… for Developers Only

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[...]

Samsung Rugby III Available from AT&T Beginning Dec. 14

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 Tops Consumer Reports’ Annual Survey, While AT&T Falls Flat

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[...]

Why Would the Google Nexus 4 Ship with an Inactive LTE Chip?

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[...]

Microsoft Talks Windows Phone 7.8

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.