February 2008 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for February 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 February of 2008

Below are the 72 SmartPhone articles for February of 2008

A Preview of HTC’s TouchFLO 2

An early copy of HTC's follow-up to TouchFLO has leaked on the Web, and this gives the world a sneak peek at what this upcoming fingertip-friendly application launcher will offer.

Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of January 2008

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the handhelds and smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.

HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld First Impressions Review

After receiving HP's latest handheld yesterday, Adama D. Brown shares his first thoughts of this brand-new device.

HTC Touch Cruise

The HTC Touch Cruise is similar to the original HTC Touch and the HTC Touch Dual, but adds a GPS receiver. This Windows Mobile smartphone alsp offers a 3.0 MPx[...]

DIRECTV Releases DVR Scheduler for Mobile Web Browsers

DIRECTV has a new mobile DVR service out. See what our king of watching too much TV, Brian Beeler, has to say about it.

Apple Doubles the iPhone’s and iPod touch’s Storage Capacities

Apple today launched new iPhone and iPod touch models which have double the memory of their predecessors, the first time either of these devices have had a hardware upgrade. However,[...]

Significantly Updated Version of Opera Mobile Browser Announced

Opera Software has just taken the wraps off of Opera Mobile 9.5, the next version of its Web browser for smartphones and sophisticated feature phones.

Android Development Tools Getting Revamped

Developers have had the tools they need to write applications for the forthcoming Android operating system for a couple of months now, but many are not pleased with them. That's[...]

Mobile Tech News — Threaded SMS App, Archive SMS Messages, Spb Mobile Shell, and More

VITO Technology Introduces Threaded SMS App for Windows Mobile Archive SMS Messages with Sprite Archie Spb Mobile Shell 2.0 To Be Unveiled Next Week Astraware's[...]

HTC Touch Coming to Verizon this Month?

Rumors have been circulating for some time that Verizon will soon begin offering the HTC Touch, and a new unconfirmed report gives a timeframe for when this will happen.

Technology Coming Together for High-Quality Cell Phone Pics

In this guest editorial, David Rasnake, head of DigitalCameraReview.com, predicts that big improvements are coming to the cameras built into many mobile devices.

A First Glimpse of Firefox Mobile

The Mozilla Corporation is hard are work on a version of Firefox for smartphones, and has some proposals for what the different versions this web browser will look and act[...]

Take a Sneak Peek at the modu

modu Ltd. is very slowly unveiling what it says will be the world's first modular mobile phone. This will be able to plug into a variety of devices, from laptops[...]

Nokia N81 8GB Review

Antoine Wright brings us a review of the Nokia N81 8GB a Symbian/S60 smartphone with an emphasis on multimedia and gaming.

Palm Centro Coming Soon to Europe

Palm, Inc. will soon launch its consumer-oriented Centro smartphone in a new area: Europe. This will also mark the debut of the GSM version of this device.

ARM May Demo Android Reference Design Next Week

ARM, the company behind the processors used in the majority of smartphones, will reportedly soon be showing off a reference design of a device running Google's Android operating system.

Mobile Tech News — T-Mobile Shadow Update, Sync MeetingMaker Data, PDAmill Game Discount

T-Mobile Shadow Gets a Small System Update PocketMac GoBetween Synchronizes MeetingMaker Data with Mobile Devices PDAmill Offering 25% Off GameBox Solitaire

OtterBox 1921 Palm Treo Case Review

Antoine Wright says that the OtterBox 1921 rugged hard case for the Treo 680/750/755p handles the job of protecting the smartphone while still allowing it to be surprisingly functional. [...]

Sony Ericsson Unveils Its First Windows Mobile Smartphone

After years making phones based on Symbian, Sony Ericsson has just taken a major step in a new direction by unveiling its very first device with Windows Mobile. *UPDATED*

HTC Shift

HTC is best known for making smartphones, but the Shift will be its first UMPC. This mini-laptop will have a tablet design with a QWERTY keyboard hidden behind its 7-inch[...]

HTC Advantage Uber-Handheld Getting Upgraded

HTC Corp. has announced plans to release an updated version of the HTC Advantage that will include new software, increased storage, and an improved keyboard.

MSN Direct Now Available for Windows Mobile Devices

Microsoft Corp. has just introduced a technology preview for accessing MSN Direct content on Windows Mobile-based devices.

Microsoft Acquiring T-Mobile Sidekick Maker Danger, Inc.

Microsoft Corp. has announced that it will acquire Danger Inc., the company responsible for the popular Sidekick line of smartphones.

Nokia N96 First Thoughts Preview

Nokia has unveiled its latest high-end Symbian/S60 smartphone with a multimedia focus, the N96. This device is on display now at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and Brighthand's Kevin[...]

Starbucks Will Offer Free Wi-Fi Service from AT&T, Drop T-Mobile

In the near future, Starbucks will begin offering free AT&T Wi-Fi service at more than 7,000 locations across the United States.

Android Prototypes on Display at Mobile World Congress

With the first releases not expected until the second half of this year, no company is ready to unveil Android-powered smartphones at Mobile World Congress this week. However, several prototypes[...]

Access Now Widely Distributing ALP Developer Tools

Access Co. Ltd. is giving all developers easy access to the tools they need to create applications for its Linux-based replacement for the Palm OS.

Windows Mobile 6.1 Is MIA

With the largest mobile phone-related tradeshow of the year going on now in Barcelona, Microsoft had been widely expected to unveil Windows Mobile 6.1 this week. However, it's clear this[...]

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 First Thoughts Preview

Sony Ericsson made headlines earlier this week by announcing its first Windows Mobile smartphone. The Xperia X1 is on display now at at tradeshow in Spain, and Brighthand's Kevin O'Brien[...]

Orange Releasing ALP-Powered Smartphone this Summer

The news many have been eagerly waiting for has finally appeared: a major telecom has committed to releasing a smartphone running the Linux-based replacement for the Palm OS that has[...]

Samsung, LG, T-Mobile Commit to Releasing Android Smartphones

There's good news for those who are waiting for a smartphone based on Google's Android operating system: several big-name companies have promised to release models running this operating system.

Kingston Announces DataTraveler Micro Reader

Kingston has announced the DataTraveler Micro Reader, a USB drive that can store, transfer, and read content on a variety of mobile memory cards.

T-Mobile USA Will Finally Have 3G Service Before This Summer

The long wait T-Mobile USA customers have been enduring for 3G service may be almost over; this week, the telecom committed to having 3G service up and running in[...]

LiMo Emerging as Solid Competition for Android

Access, Co., Ltd. and the European telecom Orange have joined the LiMo Foundation, adding their considerable weight to this group.

Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Group Gets a New Chief

There's a new man at the helm of the group responsible for Windows Mobile. Pieter Knook, who had held responsibility for this operating system for five years, is leaving[...]

A Merging of Styles

In his latest editorial, Antoine Wright takes a moment to step back and look at how people are around the world are using their mobile devices in new ways, and[...]

HP Cancels the U.S. Release of the iPAQ 610

HP has decided to not offer one of the smartphones in its latest lineup of devices, the iPAQ 610 Business Navigator, in the United States.

Boingo Extends Support To Users of Windows Mobile 6 and Symbian Devices

Wi-Fi service provider Boingo has released updated versions of its software that enable users of Windows Mobile 6 and Symbian UIQ devices to connect to the company's wireless hotspots for[...]

Torch Mobile Launches Free Web Browser for Windows Mobile

Torch Mobile has released Iris, a full-featured web browser available for both Windows Mobile and Trolltech's Qtopia.

Motorola ROKR E8 Preview

Motorola has taken the wraps off a new Linux-based phone with a focus on music, the ROKR E8. This model was on display at the Mobile World Congress this week,[...]

Mobile Tech News — Treo 680 Update, Free Geocaching App for S60, eReader Pro Now Free, and More

Software Update for Unlocked GSM Palm Treo 680 Smartphone Trimble Creates Free Geocaching Application for Nokia Phones eReader Pro Now Free GoodWin Launcher for Windows[...]

Palm Centro Now Available for Pre-Order in Europe

Palm, Inc. is now taking pre-orders for the Centro, it's latest consumer-oriented Palm OS smartphone, in Europe.

HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld Review

HP's latest device is the iPAQ 210, which is loaded with features, like a VGA screen and dual memory card slots. According to Brighthand's Adama D. Brown, it's the new[...]

Samsung Ace

Sprint is offering the Samsung Ace, a Windows Mobile smartphone that can be used in the United States and around the world. In the U.S., the Ace connects to this[...]

Mobile Tech News — AT&T Tilt Updated, HTC and the Xperia X1, T-Mobile Sale

HTC Releases Small System Software Update for AT&T Tilt The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Will Be Manufactured by HTC T-Mobile Waiving Activation Fee for President's Day[...]

Sprint Launches the Samsung Ace World Phone

Sprint is now offering the Samsung Ace, a new Windows Mobile smartphone that can access both GSM and CDMA networks, and therefore can be used around the world.

Palm Centro Now Available from AT&T

AT&T has just become the second telecom in the United States to offer the Palm Centro, a smartphone with a focus on consumers.

Apple May Be Getting Ready To Drop the iPhone’s and iPod touch’s Price

Apple will reportedly lower the cost of both the iPhone and iPod touch in the near future. The price of both models will supposedly decrease by $100.

Palm Centro for AT&T First Impressions Review

AT&T has just launched the Palm Centro, and Antoine Wright brings us his first thoughts of this consumer-oriented, Palm OS smartphone.

Details Leaked on HP’s First UMPC

In the past few days, rumors have emerged that HP is going to enter the Ultra Mobile PC market. This company's upcoming device has been hinted at being a lifestyle[...]

Possible First Glimpse of the Nokia N830 Internet Tablet *UPDATED*

Nokia has committed to releasing an Internet Tablet with the 4G standard WiMax, but so far has declined to give any details on this upcoming model. Thanks to a slip-up[...]

Google May Release Its Own Gphone After All

Despite many have assumed for months, Google may do more than just lead development on the Android; it will reportedly offer smartphones running this operating system, too.

Most U.S. Telecoms To Offer Unlimited Voice Plans

In recent days, all the top-tier wireless telecoms in the United States have announced new monthly calling plans that give customers unlimited voice calls for a flat fee.

BlackBerry Service Interrupted Again

For the second time in about a week, RIM is having a problems delivering emails to users of BlackBerry smartphones. Update: According to RIM, only some of its customers were[...]

Mobile Tech News — Windows Mobile and Microsoft Zune, All VITO Products for $7, PhatNotes Updated

How Can Windows Mobile and Microsoft Zune Work Together Better? Get Big Discounts Off All VITO Software PhatNotes Updated with Context Analyzer

Samsung BlackJack II Review

One of the many smartphones offered by AT&T is the Samsung BlackJack II, and Brighthand's Ed Hardy brings us a review of this Windows Mobile device with a keyboard, GPS,[...]

Get a Free Palm Z22 When Buying a Palm TX

Palm, Inc. is now offering a two-handhelds-for-the-price-of-one deal, in which those who purchase a Palm TX will get a Palm Z22 for free.

Mobile Tech News — Settle the Wild West, Get CallRec for Free, Google Search Tool

Settle the American Fronter with Westward Get CallRec for Palm OS for Free Google Releases Search Tool for Nokia Smartphones

TAKEphONE Review

ShSh Software's TAKEphONE acts as replacement for the Contacts and Phone application on Palm OS smartphones. Brighthand forum moderator Nico Holvoet bring is a review.

NASA Prepping Phone Network for the Moon

NASA and the British National Space Center (BNSC) are collaborating on creating the first cellular network in outer space.

StyleTap May Bring Palm OS Applications to the iPhone

StyleTap is considering releasing an application that will allow users to run Palm OS programs on an Apple iPhone.

HTC Planning to Improve Video Performance on Some of Its Smartphones

HTC has released a statement in which it promises a software update that will improve the video performance of some of its smartphones.

Mobile Tech News — Sony mylo Developers, LinkedIn Mobile, OtterBox for BlackBerry Pearl

Sony Launches Developer Site for mylo COM-2 Mobile Version of LinkedIn Available OtterBox Introduces Cases for the Latest BlackBerry Pearl Models

iPhone Used to Visit Google 50 Times More than Any Other Handset

Google keeps track of what types of mobile devices use its search service, and company executives were recently surprised to discover that those with an Apple iPhone were at the[...]

SoftMaker Office 2008 for Pocket PCs Now Available as Public Beta

For those who need more than the standard Microsoft Office Mobile, there's SoftMaker Office 2008 for Pocket PCs, which is now available as a public beta.

Samsung i640

The Samsung i640 is a GSM phone running Windows Mobile 6.0. It features a 2.0 megapixel camera and a sliding form-factor with scroll wheel.

Apple Releases Slightly Mysterious System Software Update for the iPhone, iPod touch

Apple, Inc. has released a firmware update for the iPhone and iPod touch, and while this definitely takes care of a few bugs, it might also pave the way for[...]

Congress May Force Telecoms to Offer Phones without Contracts

Under a proposed U.S. law being debated today, telecoms would be required to offer handsets without requiring users to sign a service contract to get them.

iPhone and iPod touch Software Development Tools Finally Coming Next Week

Apple has just admitted it's going to miss its self-imposed February deadline to releasing the tools that developers will need to create of native programs for the iPhone and iPod[...]

Mobile Tech News — Sprint Stores, DST Update, Centro Cases

All Sprint Stores Temporarily Closing Today Microsoft Releases Daylight Saving Time Update BoxWave Now Offering Two New Palm Centro Cases

Samsung Ace First Impressions Review

Adama D. Brown brings us this preliminary review of the Samsung Ace, a new Windows Mobile smartphone from Sprint that that, unlike most of this telecom's offerings, can be used[...]

Apple May Greatly Restrict iPhone and iPod touch Applications

Although Apple, Inc. is going to finally allow developers to release approved applications for the iPhone and iPod touch, according to an unconfirmed report the rules for this will be[...]