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SmartPhone Articles for February of 2009Below are the 143 SmartPhone articles for February of 2009
Pres. Barack Obama has won out over the security concerns of his aides and will keep his BlackBerry. There are some conditions on its use, though.
Apple is, at long last, acceding to the wishes of a great many iPhone users and will allow Adobe to release a version of Flash for this device.
In the previous year, the iPhone and BlackBerry Curve have replaced the Motorola RAZR and low-end flip phones as the most popular mobile gaming platforms. And the number of people[...]
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the handhelds and smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.
The Samsung Saga is a Windows Mobile smartphone that offers Verizon voice and high-speed data service in the U.S., but can also be used on wireless networks around the world.[...]
Pocket Watch Software has launched ActivePrint Traveler, inexpensive software which allows users to print from their smartphone.
Canada's Bell Mobility has released the Palm Centro, an inexpensive, consumer-oriented smartphone with 3G support that runs the Palm OS.
Toshiba has just taken the wraps off a Windows Mobile smartphone that could be a strong iPhone competitor. The the TG01 boasts a slim design but still finds room for[...]
T-Mobile will begin rolling out a small maintenance release to T-Mobile G1 customers this week. It is not the rumored "cupcake" update many are eagerly waiting for, but still provides[...]
The CEO of Motorola's comments on Microsoft's Windows Mobile verses Google's Android would have attracted attention anyway, but what makes them really interesting is the reason why Sanjay Jha thinks[...]
Google Tasks -- a free online to-do list -- can now be accessed from the web browsers available on most mobile devices.
Donna Dubinsky, who co-founded Palm, Inc. along with Jeff Hawkins in the 1990s, is leaving Palm's Board of Directors. She's not being forced out, but this still amounts to a[...]
Garmin and Asus have announced a strategic alliance to combine their navigation and mobile phone expertise. Together, they plan to release a line of co-branded location-centric smartphones.
According to an internal Sprint document that has leaked out, the Palm Pre -- the first smartphone running the new webOS -- could launch as early as March 15.
Acer recently promised that it will unveil a new line of smartphones at an event later this month. Some details on one of these have slipped out.
Google has released a new enhancement to its Google Maps offering called Latitude. This allows individuals to share their location with others whom they approve.
The HTC Touch HD offers a wide array of high-end features: WVGA display, 5 MPx camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and the latest version of Microsoft Windows Mobile. Ed Hardy[...]
T-Mobile USA will soon release the Samsung Memoir, a touchscreen-oriented phone with an 8-megapixel camera, multimedia and messaging features, and support for 3G.
The Nokia E75 is proving to be a popular model despite it not yet being officially released or even announced. A new batch of photos of this slider smartphone[...]
A group of images of the as-yet unannounced Samsung Acme i8910 have leaked. This device's operating system is not yet known, but it will reportedly come with features typically found[...]
In his latest editorial, Brighthand's Site Editor shares his thoughts on how Microsoft can improve Windows Mobile. This includes making it more consumer friendly and simpler to maintain.
The Nokia E63 is an unlocked GSM smartphone with 3G support. It features WiFi connectivity and HTML web browsing, Bluetooth 2.0, integrated A-GPS/GPS navigation, and a 2.0 megapixel camera with[...]
Thanks to an apparent slip-up, Microsoft has given the world a look at its upcoming online synchronization service for Windows Mobile called My Phone. *UPDATED*
Google has released a mobile version of Google Books. This allows iPhone and Android devices to access over 1.5 million public domain books
Unconfirmed reports are coming in that a smartphone bearing the Microsoft brand is close to being released, but other sources contradict this.
Nokia announced last month that it is bringing the E63 QWERTY smartphone to North America. Today, this model launched in Nokia's own U.S. flagship stores at a surprisingly low price.
Additional images of the Samsung Acme i8910 have been released which confirm the operating system as being Symbian S60 5th Edition, the new version of this operating system for touchscreen-based[...]
LG has decided to go ahead and officially take the wraps off the Arena KM900, releasing many of the details on this upcoming touchscreen-oriented smartphone. The company stopped short of[...]
Apple may be preparing to remove one of the biggest limitations in the iPhone, the inability for multiple third-party applications to run at the same time.
The forthcoming Samsung UltraTOUCH GSM phone will feature a slim design with a numeric keyboard and 2.8 inch Active-OLED touch screen. The proprietary OS will use Samsung’s TouchWiz technology. Other[...]
The BlackBerry Storm -- the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen -- launched late last year at $200, but it is available now for half that. And this deal comes without[...]
Even though T-Mobile began pushing a small maintenance update out to the T-Mobile G1 last week, few people have received it yet. For those who are getting impatient, there is[...]
With a name like UltraTOUCH, there can be little doubt what feature will be the focus of the latest Samsung smartphone to be unveiled. Unlike many touchscreen-oriented models, though, it[...]
Amazon.com has just unveiled the Kindle 2, the second generation of its ebook reader. This upcoming device will offer a slimmer design with longer battery life, faster page turns, more[...]
Beta versions of Google Sync for iPhone and Windows Mobile have just been introduced. These free utilities allow users to automatically synchronize their Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar events with[...]
An image and a few details have emerged on the BlackBerry 9300, an as yet unannounced 3G smartphone coming from RIM. This model will apparently fall somewhere between the BlackBerry[...]
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has received a substantial firmware update which adds geo-tagging of images and several bug fixes.
Nokia Maps 3.0 Beta has been updated with support for more devices, performance enhancements, and several bug fixes.
The Palm Treo Pro's debut from Sprint apparently isn't going to happen next week, as had been previously reported. At this point, it's not clear when this carrier is going[...]
Archos has announced an ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet (IMT) with a 5-inch screen and mobile phone features. This will merge Google's Android smartphone platform with Archos' multimedia software.
A new Windows Mobile application allows users to manage their Netflix account on the go. Users can search for films, add them to their queue, play previews, and more.
Mark/Space has introduced a new version of The Missing Sync for BlackBerry, which adds support for automatic wireless syncing of personal information and files between a smartphone and a desktop[...]
These days, a typical price for a smartphone is often $200 with contract. However, those who are interested in T-Mobile's version of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 will be pleased to[...]
The BenQ E72 may be a practically unknown Windows Mobile Standard smartphone, but Antoine Wright says its low price and decent feature set deserve more attention from those who don't[...]
Less than one centimeter thick, the Pantech Slate is a quad-band GSM device with a 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, and a full QWERTY keyboard.
Sprint will be getting an HTC model with a fixed keyboard later this year, if an unconfirmed report is correct.
Nokia has announced its 5630 XpressMusic, Symbian S60 FP2-based mobile device that just a 12mm thin and geared toward music and gaming users.
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is now available from T-Mobile USA. This is a thin and light smartphone with a relatively high-resolution screen and a full QWERTY keyboard.
The Mozilla Foundation has released an early version of Mobile Firefox for the HTC Touch Pro.
A smaller, thinner version of Samsung's Instinct -- a high-end, touchscreen-oriented phone often compared with the iPhone -- is reportedly going to be introduced in the next few months.
Sprint has dropped the prices on several of its smartphones, meaning there is now a wide range of models --BlackBerry, Palm OS, and Windows Mobile -- available now for $100[...]
Palm's CEO confirmed something today many have suspected: there will be no more new models running the Palm OS. Ed Colligan also talked extensively about plans for the webOS --[...]
The latest version of NormSoft's Pocket Tunes adds a number of new features: direct podcast downloads, support for streaming audio in WMA format, and the the ability to synchronize iTunes[...]
An unconfirmed report says that an LG smartphone with an unusual, modular design based on detachable accessories will hit the market next month. *UPDATED*
Janus is a two-faced god from Greek mythology; the DX650 will be a two-faced Windows Mobile smartphone released by Acer.
Samsung isn't going to announce its first device running Google's Android next week, as had been expected. The release of this model, which is supposedly headed to a couple of[...]
Potential buyers of the Palm Pre should be pleased to learn that this upcoming smartphone will be able to act as a modem for a second computer, like a laptop[...]
T-Mobile G1 users will soon have access to TeleNav's advanced turn-by-turn GPS navigation service.
Garmin-Asus have announced the nuvifone M20. This is the first Windows Mobile-based model in this series, and is an all-in-one phone, mobile web browser, and premium navigation system.
Skyfire 0.9 Beta, the latest version of this highly-functional web browser for Windows Mobile and Symbian 60, has just been released. This adds support for some of the latest Windows[...]
Sprint was originally planning on releasing the Palm Treo Pro in January, but has had to push this release back several times. The reason for this delay is now known:[...]
The unveiling of a new version of Microsoft's smartphone operating system is expected in just a few days, but details on this have been leaking out at an increasing rate.[...]
Verizon Wireless may soon be getting a version of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip -- the first BlackBerry with a clamshell design.
Google is now allowing developers to sell their applications through the Android Market. Previously, companies could only use this store to distribute free software.
Celio Corp. has released a new beta of the software driver for its Redfly smartphone terminal. Among other improvements is the long-awaited support for Opera Mobile 9.5 beta.
ViewRanger is an off-road satellite navigation application which is now compatible with the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and other touchscreen-based mobiles running Symbian S60 5th Edition.
Google has updated the Mobile version of its Google Docs website to enable some editing of spreadsheets by WebKit-powered mobile browsers.
An image released on Nokia's N-Series website contains points to a possible smartphone with an 8 megapixel camera being released at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.
The LG Dare is a high-end phone from Verizon whose large touchscreen, easy to use music player, and highly-functional camera give it an emphasis on multimedia. Jen Edwards brings us[...]
The Sony Ericsson Walkman W995a is a multimedia device with 3G support. It also features Wi-Fi connectivity and web browsing, an 8.1 megapixel camera, integrated GPS and a 2.5 inch[...]
Billboards up near the site of this week's Mobile World Congress tradeshow feature the Samsung Omnia HD, a previously unannounced smartphone.
T-Mobile USA has just promised to introduce the Samsung Memoir in less than two weeks. This will be high-end phone whose 8-megapixel camera and design will give it a strong[...]
Nuance Mobile has released a new application for Symbian S60 devices called T9Nav which allows for the searching and launching of applications by simply typing a few letters.
Moxier Mail Beta is a mail client for Android devices which adds Exchange ActiveSync support, a highly-requested feature from those who would like to use this smartphone for business.
The DX900 is a touchscreen smartphone with two SIM slots, supporting both 2G and 3G SIMs in the same device. It also features mobile internet access, Windows Mobile 6.1 operating[...]
Sony Ericsson has unveiled a very early concept device called the Idou which runs Symbian S60 5th Edition and has a 12.1 megapixel camera.
HTC has just announced two smartphones that will be significantly upgraded versions of devices that debuted last year. While they will have generally the same designs as their predecessors, both[...]
Nokia has just unveiled two new additions to its E Series, the Nokia E75 and Nokia E55. Both will have hardware keyboards and an emphasis on mobile messaging.
The latest smartphone being unveiled is the LG GM730, which will be based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system but with LG's own 3D S-Class User Interface. This device is[...]
Microsoft has just formally announced Windows Mobile 6.5, the next version of its operating system for high-end phones. This includes significant changes to its appearance, and is the first step[...]
Palm announced today that it is working with O'Reilly Media to create the first official resource for programming the new webOS platform. The first chapter of this book is already[...]
Samsung has officially unveiled the Omnia HD, a smartphone that will have a strong emphasis on recording and playing video.
Palm, Inc. has made a move that should bring Adobe's Flash Player for smartphones to its new webOS platform, and the first device running it, the Palm Pre.
LG has formally announced the LG Arena KM900, an upcoming touchscreen-oriented smartphone whose WVGA display and high-resolution video camera will give it an emphasis on multimedia playback and recording.
Nokia has jumped into the application store fray with Ovi Store, a on-device software and services marketplace which will be further enhanced through a social discovery feature.
Phones with very high-resolution cameras are all the rage at this year's Mobile World Congress, and Nokia has thrown its hat in the ring with the Nokia N86 8MP. This[...]
HTC has just announced the HTC Magic, which will be its second smartphone running Google's Android. This model will strongly resemble its predecessor, but lack the T-Mobile G1's hardware keyboard.
Adobe has released an Adobe Reader Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) which will enable content publishers to create optimized PDFs and ebooks for mobile devices.
Nokia and Skype have agreed to integrate this popular Internet calling platform into future Nokia devices.
Yahoo Mobile is going to be updated with a new user interface, performance tweaks, and the addition of Opera Mini 4.2.
An Acer spokesperson has revealed that his company intends to release two smartphones running Google's Android OS by the end of this year.
Sony Ericsson has unveiled four new panels for its Xperia X1. Like all the panels for this smartphone, they will bring the content and applications the user wants to the[...]
AT&T will release the Pantech Matrix Pro later this month. This Windows Mobile smartphone will offer an unusual dual-sliding, double-keyboard design.
The Windows Marketplace for Mobile and a new back-up service called "My Phone" were two of the major announcements from Microsoft at this week's MWC tradeshow.
The Palm Pre will be released exclusively by the U.S. carrier Sprint in the next few months, but a version compatible with European GSM carriers is being shown off at[...]
Sony Ericsson is prepping a new top-of-the-line model in its Walkman series called the W995. This will feature a very high resolution digital camera and a new multimedia transfer system[...]
The LG Versa still hasn't been officially announced, but most of the important details have now leaked out on this smartphone with an unusual, modular design based around detachable accessories.
During a panel at this week's Mobile World Congress, AT&T's CEO referred to upcoming smartphones from Dell. Problem is, Dell hasn't announced any such thing.
Bolt, a proxy-based browser which was in limited beta, is now available in a full public beta. It is compatible with smartphones and any other mobiles which can run Java-based[...]
New evidence suggests HTC's second smartphone based on Google's Android OS, the HTC Magic, is destined for T-Mobile USA.
Those with a BlackBerry Storm from Verizon Wireless can now download a new version of Google Maps for mobile that utilizes this smartphone's internal GPS. This will result in greatly[...]
There's bad news for potential Palm Pre users: Sprint is now saying this upcoming webOS smartphone won't be able to act as a wireless modem for a second computer after[...]
A group of major device makers and wireless carriers has committed to a cross-industry standard for a universal charger for new mobile phones. They are also committing to more energy-efficient[...]
The latest version of the Skype VoIP service offers a noticeable improvement in sound quality when making calls over Wi-Fi. And its developer has given a preview of Skype 3.0.[...]
U.S. sales of Apple's iPhone, which rose dramatically in the third quarter of this year, dropped significantly in the fourth quarter. At the same time, sales of BlackBerrys increased to[...]
The forthcoming Acer F900 will sport a 3.8 inch touchscreen, a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, and WiFi connectivity.
The Palm Pre will debut first in the U.S., but it has just taken a small step toward its eventual European release: it is now listed on Palm's U.K. website.
The Acer X960 is a Windows Mobile smartphone featuring a 2.8 inch touch screen, Internet Explorer Mobile web browser, and WiFi connectivity.
Want to buy a smartphone but don't want to put down big bucks during these hard economic times? Consider getting something refurbished from AT&T. Some of this carrier'sbest devices, including[...]
AT&T will release the Pantech Matrix Pro next week. Jen Edwards has had one for a short time, and shares her first impressions of this Windows Mobile smartphone with an[...]
Those who can't wait to get their hands on a Palm Pre might be interested in TealPoint's new TealOS, which tries to simulate the card-based interface of the Pre's own[...]
The HTC Touch Pro2 garnered a great deal of attention after it was unveiled last week, and its maker has now promised that virtually everyone who would like to get[...]
Truphone, a VoIP service and client, has enhanced its offering by integrating it with AOL's AIM service and with the addition of a PayPal credit option.
Google created Android to run on smartphones, but Asus is currently working on a low-cost laptop that will run this operating system.
HTC has released a small update for the system software on the unlocked version of the Touch Pro.
HP has announced plans to support the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system on future smartphone devices. It did not say anything about releasing upgrades for current models.
The Pantech Matrix Pro, the follow-up to the Pantech Duo, is a dual-sliding smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.1. Debuting in late February, it will sport a 2.4 inch display, Internet[...]
The Kindle 2 is a second generation wireless reading device. It features storage space for up over 1500 books, 3G wireless connectivity, new text-to-speech technology, and 2GB internal memory.
The Sony Ericsson G705 is a GSM phone with 3G support and WiFi connectivity. It features an HTML browser, a unique YouTube program for quick uploading and downloading to the[...]
Some additional details are starting to come out on the second version of the Kogan Agora, an upcoming Android-based smartphone.
It might seem like there hasn't been a system software update for the BlackBerry Storm in several month, but actually there has been a nearly continuous stream of updates leaked[...]
Motorola is selling off Good Technology. This developer of mobile synchronization software is being acquired by Visto, which is in the same business.
Motorola has made no secret that it's working on phones based on Google's Android operating system, but so far has kept the details on these under wraps. However, some images[...]
The Samsung Memoir, set for early 2009 release from T-Mobile, is a touchscreen-oriented phone equipped with an 8 megapixel camera. The design resembles a point-and-shoot, and the phone will sport[...]
Steve Ballmer talked about the future of Windows Mobile during a conference call yesterday. Among the highlights was a promise to release the next version of Microsoft's operating system[...]
Glu Mobile has announced a new game for Android devices called Build-a-lot, a strategy game where players build, buy, sell and rent properties to become a real estate mogul.
A N. American version of Nokia's first S60 smartphone with a touchscreen is reportedly now available in its U.S. flagship stores.
The Kindle 2 is the second generation of Amazon.com's ebook reader. J. R. Nelson brings us a preliminary review of this device, which he says is a worthy addition[...]
Verizon Wireless has announced plans to release one of the most anticipated smartphones of this season: the LG Versa. The centerpiece of this device will be an attachable QWERTY keyboard.
Torch Mobile has launched the first full version of its Iris Browser, a free web browser for Windows Mobile that is based on the WebKit rendering engine. This offers noticeably[...]
Nokia's CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo recently alluded to possible interest in the laptop sector, but Antoine Wright says that doesn't necessarily mean Nokia will do laptops in the near future. His[...]
Users of the Android-based T-Mobile G1 now have access to TeleNav's advanced turn-by-turn GPS navigation service.
Nokia's BetaLabs has released an update to Ovi Contacts, a presence-enabled instant messaging application which integrates with the built-in S60 phone book and can speak to multiple other IM systems.
Palm's latest Windows Mobile smartphone, the Treo Pro, is is now available in Canada for the first time. This device offers mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, a keyboard, and a GPS receiver.
Sprint is expected to introduce the eagerly-awaited Palm Pre in the coming months, but the exact date remains a matter of rumors and speculation.
The BlackBerry Storm already includes the ability to cut and paste text, but an upcoming system software update for this smartphone will offer an improved system for performing this task.
The first BlackBerry with a clamshell design is now available from Canada's Bell Mobility. This consumer-oriented smartphone has mobile broadband, a SureType keyboard, and a GPS receiver.
The Asus P835 will be a Windows Mobile Pro smartphone centered around a 3.5-inch, WVGA touchscreen. It will also sport a number of other high-end features, like the latest version[...]
SKTools, a popular software utility suite for Windows Mobile devices, has been updated to version 4.4.7.
The LG Versa is the latest mobile phone launching on the Verizon network, and Jen Edwards says it's aptly named, because this device is truly one of the most versatile[...]