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SmartPhone Articles for February of 2012Below are the 96 SmartPhone articles for February of 2012
In what seems like a deliberate leak, an image and basic description of the BlackBerry London has appeared on the Web. This gives the world the best look yet at[...]
Samsung announced today that they will not be unveiling the highly anticipated Galaxy S III at MWC this month. This has been pushed back until later in the year.
Despite being released in the U.S. less than a month ago, T-Mobile has reduced the price of the Nokia Lumia 710. The quick 20% price cut is likely a sign[...]
Today, U.S. Cellular announced that it will introduce 4G LTE service next month, along with the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator, the first 4G smartphone for the carrier.
Last year, for the first time ever, Samsung sold more smartphones than any of its competitors. It shipped 95 million units in the 12-month period, narrowly beating Apple.
The much-delayed Motorola Droid 4 might launch from Verizon a week from today. This Android smartphone with a sliding keyboard was officially announced last month, but it was first expected[...]
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. The recently-release Galaxy Nexus leapt to the top[...]
A J.D. Power and Associates report released today showed that owners of 4G-enabled devices were more likely to contact their service providers for customer service than owners of less technologically[...]
Those looking to score a unit of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 900 can now reserve the smartphone by visiting a Microsoft retail store. This requires only a small down-payment.
Numerous features of Microsoft's next-generation Windows Phone 8 platform, aka "Apollo", have leaked out. Many of the most-requested features of this operating system are apparently on the way.
With the Super Bowl this Sunday, EA has reduced the price of its Madden NFL 12 app to $1, down from the usual $5. This deal is good on both[...]
If you're an iPhone owner, you're probably taking tons of photos. Is MacPhun's Photo FX Studio app worth the 99 cents? Read the full review.
Although LG isn't a name often associated with cutting-edge smartphones, the LG Spectrum aims to change that, featuring a big, beautiful screen, powerful processor, and support for Verizon's 4G LTE[...]
A few weeks ago, AT&T committed to offering the Samsung Galaxy Note later this month. For those who can't wait to get their hands on this cross-over smartphone/tablet, they can[...]
The phone that most expected to be shipped shortly after MWC 2012 may finally have its release date... and it's not for some time. Sources claim that the Samsung Galaxy[...]
According to a report by market-research firm IDC, the worldwide smartphone market grew 54.7% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2011. For the whole year, shipments were up a very[...]
The BlackBerry Curve 9370 is an entry-level smartphone that is not only a capable little device, it's also extremely affordable. The only thing bringing it down is something rather significant:[...]
Verizon Wireless has just made it official: the Motorola Droid 4 is going to hit store shelves at the end of this week. This will be the first entry in[...]
A report released by Juniper Research shows that more the 31 billion apps were downloaded to mobile devices in 2011. And that's just the start, as the firm products a[...]
The most recent blog post from Brighthand's site editor includes his prediction that the release of the next version of Microsoft's operating system for desktops, notebooks, and tablets is going[...]
With one out of three kids using smartphones for Internet access, Symantec today released Norton Safety Minder, an Android OS security app aimed at helping parents monitor the use of[...]
Microsoft revealed in CES 2012 that it will offer the Nokia Lumia 800 in its retail stores. Today, the company has announced that it will start selling the device as[...]
Those looking to communicate with users all over the world will now have a chance to do so with Vonage Mobile. This app promises free high-definition calls and free texts.
The iPhone makes a great GPS, but navigation software for Apple's smartphone with turn-by-turn directions is often quite expensive. Fortunately, there are some good options that won't break your bank.
The latest in the long-running Droid line, this model has a large sliding keyboard and touchscreen like its predecessors. Unlike unlike it earlier models in this series, though, the Droid[...]
For years, Google was rumored to have been working on a cloud-storage service that would allow users to store their files online for free. New reports are claiming that the[...]
The most recent blog post from Brighthand's site editor takes a look as a surprisingly difficult topic: whether Apple's latest smartphone should be considered a 4G device or not.
HTC has just announced that it is going to starting introducing Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrades for a few smartphones by the end of next month. Other models[...]
Verizon Wireless offers a broad selection of smartphones from a wide array of companies, and running a variety of operating systems. Choosing from all these isn't an easy task, but[...]
A significant security problem has been found in Google Wallet that would allow a lost or stolen smartphone running this app to be used to transfer money without the original[...]
Starting today, Verizon Wireless customers can purchase any of the Motorola Droid RAZR devices and receive a second one for free as part of a buy-one-get-one free sale.
Several photos have been released showing a mystery HTC phone headed for Verizon. Some speculate could be the upcoming HTC Droid Incredible 3.
Apple introduced iOS 5 last fall along with the debut of the iPhone 4S. An unconfirmed report says the next significant update, iOS 5.1, is going to be released in[...]
Today is the launch date for the Motorola Droid 4, the latest entry in Verizon's long-running series of Android smartphones with large keyboards. The new model is the first in[...]
Head over to T-Mobile today, select any of this carrier's smartphones with 4G service, and walk away with the phone for free. Updated
With more employees bringing their own personal smartphones and tablets to work, employers are weighing Apple's iOS vs. Google's Android OS, including associated security and management concerns, IBM officials said[...]
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, love and romance are suddenly in the air. Here are ten apps for iPhones and Android phones that just might help you woo[...]
A device previously called the HTC Edge has supposedly received a name change. The specs for this smartphone have also leaked out, including a quad-core processor.
Those looking for a cheap Android handset need look no further than the Samsung Galaxy mini 2, the specifications for which were leaked over the weekend. An official unveiling is[...]
Photos of the LG Miracle were leaked on a Romanian trading site late last week, showing the design and features of this upcoming Windows Phone. Despite its over-the-top name, it[...]
Between the hints LG has been dropping and several leaks, a somewhat clear picture of the LG Optimus Vu has come to light. This Android device will have a display[...]
It seems like Mobile World Congress won?t be filled with surprises this year, as the specs of a great many of the smartphones geared for a grand unveiling at the[...]
The Nokia Lumia 710 is the first Windows Phone with 4G connectivity, but the fact that it's on T-Mobile's network hinders its performance somewhat. Does this handset still manage to[...]
As new mobile devices are being made ready for an unveiling at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, HTC might be preparing news that will appeal for both the mobile[...]
Brighthand has added new content to its special report dedicated to 4G wireless networking. This includes a report on AT&T's newest high-speed wireless network, as well as an article about[...]
Photos of the Motorola's first, smartphone built around an Intel processor have leaked out. The device that was pictured was also shown running Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The wraps came off of the U.S. version of the Nokia Lumia 900 last month, but the Europeans have been waiting their turn. That wait may be over at MWC[...]
The most recent blog post from Brighthand's site editor takes a look at the ever-increasing size of smartphones displays, and why this positive form of inflation is happening.
A significant security breach found in Google Wallet was addressed thanks to a fix issued by Google late last night.
Some screenshots of the next version of the BlackBerry OS have leaked out, giving the world the best glimpse so far. These show that RIM is adding support for homescreen[...]
Select Motorola smartphones will be receiving an Android OS 4.0 upgrade sometime this year. Exactly when many of these will be introduced is an open question, however.
Several days ago, news came out that some iPhone apps are sending to their developers personal information about their users without permission. Apple announced today that it is going to[...]
Verizon has cut the price of the Motorola Droid Bionic by two-thirds. This Android smartphone debuted in September, and includes support for this carrier's 4G LTE network as well[...]
LightSquared, the company that hoped to develop a wholesale 4G LTE wireless broadband communications network with satellite coverage across the United States, will be suspended indefinitely by the Federal Communication[...]
When the iPhone and iPad first debuted, Apple sought to make these mobile devices work like its desktops and laptops. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and features[...]
We all hate missing our favorite TV shows. Now, if you have to be away from your TV, you can always turn to your iPhone. With the right software (and[...]
An entertainment bundle featuring the Nokia Lumia 800 is now available at Microsoft retail stores. This is the only way people in the U.S. can purchase this Windows Phone.
Brighthand's European corespondent says that three years of suffering is just about all that Nokia could take. The giant smartphone maker has managed to put itself back in the game[...]
Foxconn, which produces smartphones and tablets for a wide variety of companies, has drawn considerable criticism for its employees' working conditions. Today, the company announced a significant pay raise for[...]
While the quality of smartphones increase, a report by J.D. Power says that overall satisfaction with the process of purchasing these devices has declined. Still, some companies are doing better[...]
The Safari web browser blocks companies from using cookies to track what web sites people are visiting. Google found a work-around, but this company had to stop using it once[...]
Apple has agreed to settle a lawsuit related to a fault in the design of its smartphone that debuted back in 2010. The company is going to have to give[...]
Thanks to its 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy Note skirts the line between smartphone and tablet. The device also has a stylus. This device runs Android OS 2.3,[...]
Sometimes companies apparently can't settle on a name for an upcoming product. Case in point: HTC's first smartphone with a quad-core processor has gone through two or three names already;[...]
Those who are interested in a hybrid smartphone/tablet should check out the Samsung Galaxy Note. This device -- which sports a very high-resolution, 5.3-inch display -- has just been released[...]
Some companies just can't wait for tradeshows to unveil their hot new products: over a week before MWC kicks off, LG has just formally announced the Optimus Vu, one of[...]
Based to a survey of developers by Ovum, the U.K. research firm says the Nokia-Microsoft deal is re-drawing the smartphone landscape and will make Windows Phone into a strong equal[...]
ZTE is looking to get a head start on its competitors by pre-announcing the release of two upcoming Android OS 4.0 headsets. These will be on display at MWC next[...]
Verizon recently took the unusual step of introducing the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX just a few months after the original Droid RAZR came out. The newer model isn't quite as[...]
U.S. Cellular customers looking to get their hands on a powerful Samsung handset will get the chance with the Galaxy S II.
Today, Samsung announced the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy mini 2. The entry-level Android smartphones are going to be released to the public later this year.
The Sony PlayStation Vita is the replacment for the PlayStation Portable (PSP)But it’s more than just a portable gaming machine, with two cameras, a web browser, Bluetooth, WiFi, and even[...]
The center of the mobile world's attention is going to be on Barcelona next week, as that's where the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) will bring the big names in[...]
Samsung and T-Mobile announced that the Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be available for purchase in late March. This will be faster than the standard version, and also a bit[...]
Fujitsu is apparently hoping to make a big splash at the Mobile World Conference with the unveiling of a quad-core smartphone. This will be well supplied with cutting-edge features.
T-Mobile has just announced that it is going to upgrade its cellular-wireless data network so it can offer 4G LTE service. This should significantly improve the speed and bandwidth of[...]
Early next month, AT&T subscribers will be able to purchase the Samsung Rugby Smart, a smartphone designed to withstand extreme conditions.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android smartphone that's large enough to skirt the line of being a tablet. It supports AT&T's super-fast 4G LTE service, and even comes with[...]
Apple has purchased a small company that provides a service to help smartphone users find apps they might be interested in. Presumably, the plan is to integrate this into the[...]
Remember the days of playing Joust and Defender in the arcades? Well the days of classic games in arcades are gone, but thanks to Midway, you can play these games[...]
Cherish your current accessories iPhone users. It looks like Apple is getting rid of the current 30-pin dock connector found on iPhones, iPads, and iPods to make way for a[...]
The Sony PlayStation Vita is a very capable mobile gaming console, but it's more than that as well -- it boasts a web browser, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even optional 3G[...]
The newly-unveiled HTC One S already has a home: it will be released in the U.S. by T-Mobile this spring. The smartphone is going run the latest version of Google's[...]
Today at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Samsung announced an addition to its line of gaming-oriented handhelds: the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2.
There's good news and bad news for AT&T subscribers. You're going to be able to get the newly-announced HTC One X. Problem is, the version you're going to get will[...]
Nokia unveiled the newest addition to its Lumia family of smartphones at MWC 2012 today, the Lumia 610, which is designed to be an affordable, entry-level smartphone targeted at younger[...]
Today, Samsung announced the Galaxy Beam smartphone that contains a projector that allows users to display and share multimedia anywhere on a large luminous projector screen.
HTC used the day before the start of the annual Mobile World Congress to unveil three new Android smartphones. The One X is clearly going to be its new flagship,[...]
Nokia said last month that the Lumia 900 is headed for the U.S. carrier AT&T. To absolutely no one's surpise the company said today this high-end Windows Phone is also[...]
Nokia is set to release the 808 PureView, a device that will revolutionize cameras on smartphones for years to come. The device will feature a whopping 41 megapixel camera.
The Ascend D quad is Huawei's latest serious attempt to enter the arena of top smartphone models. It has a quad-core processor and a large screen with the highest pixel[...]
Although ZTE announced a plethora of devices at MWC this week, one of the handsets that stood out was "the Era". This joined the ranks of quad-core smartphones unveiled this[...]
LG was one of several companies to unveil a smartphone with a quad-core processor at this week's Mobile World Congress. Learn about the powerful mutimedia capabilities of this device by[...]
Although the HTC One X is currently exclusive to AT&T, HTC may be releasing a fairly similar handset dubbed the HTC Jewel to Sprint.
After many long months of waiting, videoconferencing enthusiasts with a Windows Phone can finally rejoice: Skype is finally available for devices running Microsoft's operating system.
Sprint has introduced a version of its streaming TV service that works on the iPhone. This includes some free channels like Disney and ESPN Mobile, as well as subscriptions that[...]