April 2006 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for April 2006. 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 April of 2006

Below are the 52 SmartPhone articles for April of 2006

New Treo Coming Later This Week?

According to rumor, a new Palm OS smartphone will be unveiled in a few days at the CTIA tradeshow.

Pricing and Availability for Samsung, Asus UMPCs

Although both Samsung and Asus have taken the wraps off their Ultra Mobile PCs, at the announcement neither said anything official about when these devices would be available or at[...]

What Does Palm Have on Its Plate for this Spring? (Updated)

Palm, Inc. typically introduces new devices in the springtime, so rumors and speculation are flying as people try to figure out what handhelds and smartphones are coming soon from this[...]

Mobile Tech News – Treo bug, New HTC 3G phones, HP rants

Treo 700w bug may affect appointments New HTC devices offer 4 GB storage, 3G broadband HP talks turkey about mobile device market New mobile printing app [...]

Mobile Tech News – CNET’s worst gadgets, Palm patents dual-mode screens, HTC Hermes

CNET names "worst tech of 2006 (so far)" Palm Inc. patents dual-mode color/monochrome screens Details of HTC Hermes on T-Mobile Europe

Treo 700p Coming in Late May

According to a new rumor, Palm's next smartphone will debut in just under two months.

Mobile Tech News – HTC comes to America, Census goes digital, MobiTV for Windows

HTC plans new phones specifically for US 2010 US Census to use 500,000 handhelds MobiTV coming to Windows Mobile MSNBC mobile news offering

Brighthand Palm 10th Anniversary Contest — Win a Free Palm LifeDrive

Palm has turned 10, and to celebrate they've asked Brighthand to help giveaway a LifeDrive. One catch, you need a good story from the past 10-years of your life[...]

Release of Motorola Q Drawing Near

Brighthand's Brian Beeler has met with Motorola representatives, who revealed the latest information on this company's upcoming Windows Mobile Smartphone.

Microsoft’s Push Mail System Coming Soon to Windows Mobile Treo

Palm, Inc. has announced that the Microsoft Service Feature Pack (MSFP) client for its Treo 700w smartphone will be available later this month.

Top-Level Domain Created for Mobile Devices

Mobile Top Level Domain (mTLD) has announced that an Internet domain for mobile phones will debut next month.

First Glimpse of the Sidekick 3

According to some leaked information, T-Mobile USA will release an updated version of the Sidekick later this month. It appears there may be some truth to this rumor, as pictures[...]

Mobile Tech News – Verizon cracks down, Google Wi-Fi, 16 GB CompactFlash

Verizon plans crackdown on EVDO users Google, Earthlink to run San Francisco Wi-Fi net Patriot shows off 16 GB CompactFlash card, 8 GB SD[...]

HP Quietly Ships Upgraded iPAQ hx2000 Models

With absolutely no fanfare, HP appears to be delivering upgraded versions of some of its hx2000 series Pocket PCs.

Beta of TextMaker 2006 for Pocket PCs Released

SoftMaker announced today the start of public beta testing of a new version of its word processor for Pocket PCs, TextMaker 2006.

Webaroo – Searchable, Offline Web

Webaroo has launched a beta of their offline website browser and search tool. Webaroo lets users store content from any of their content channels, or any websites the user adds[...]

Mobile Tech News – Mobile Emmy Award, Humane Treos, Pocket Express

The shows nominated for the very first Emmy Award for mobile video have been named A public school district and the Humane Society have standardized on Palm[...]

Mobile Tech News – Dell UMPCs, Improved displays, Blackberry Connect for Palm

Reports: Dell planning to market UMPC NEC claims new displays brighter, vivid in sunlight Blackberry Connect for Palm actually in use Pricing details on DualCor cPC

T-Mobile SDA Smartphone Review

T-Mobile's newest import from Europe, the SDA smartphone, features almost everything you could think of jamming into it's tiny little case, including quad-band GSM/EDGE, Wi-Fi, and a QVGA screen, all[...]

Skype Comes to Palm OS Treos

A company called EQO Communications has introduced an application that lets some of the latest Treo models use the Skype service to make voice calls for free.

Mobile Tech News – HTC profits up, Dell ROM rumors, 320 MB iPAQ upgrade?

HTC profits up sharply Reports: Axim ROM upgrade coming soon iPAQ hx2790 may get 320 MB flash Dell to Microsoft: Fix Bluetooth

Averatec Pre-Announces UMPC-Type Device with Keyboard

Although not technically a UMPC, an upcoming computer will sport most of the features of one, including a 5-inch screen and a keyboard.

Life Spoken in Treo

Brighthand's Antoine Wright brings us a follow-up editorial on his experiences using a Treo smartphone as his primary computer.

Mobile Tech News – Embedded Laser Projectors, HTC Star Trek, Zen of Windows?

Company touts embedded laser projectors HTC Star Trek now available in Asia The Zen of Windows Mobile? ETEN may parter with Quanta

How To Defragment a LifeDrive’s Hard Drive with Windows XP

Like every hard drive-based device, Palm's LifeDrive needs to have its files defragmented occasionally. This is a simple process if one is using Windows XP.

Samsung’s First UMPC Coming Next Month

Samsung's first Ultra Mobile PC will go on sale in just a couple of weeks.

Microsoft Explains Why Windows Mobile 5.0 Is Slower

One of the developers of Windows Mobile 5.0 explains why this operating system is sometimes a bit slower than previous versions.

Brighthand Launches Software Store – Get 20% Off

Today Brighthand is officially launching our new software store where you'll find thousands of the best-quality software products for your mobile device. The store is powered by MobiHand, a[...]

Mobile Tech News – BlackBerry 8700 on T-Mobile, Treo Used for Conference Data Collection, Update for MSN Direct

The latest cellular-wireless handheld from RIM is now available from T-Mobile USA. Attendees at the World Health Care Congress are using the Palm Treo 700w in a[...]

Mobile Tech News – Treo “Hollywood” photos, Treo push email, Axim dead?

Photos, reports on upcoming Treo smartphone Treo 700w likely to get push email on or about April 26 Report: Dell to desist making new handhelds

Handmark Pocket Express V3 Review

Brighthand's Brian Beeler brings us a review of Pocket Express, which he says quickly made it to his critical applications list.

Rumored “Hollywood” Treo Doesn’t Exist

Last November, a report from Sagio Investments described two new Treo smartphones to be launched this year, including one code-named "Hollywood," described as a thinner, antenna-less 3G Treo designed for[...]

Brighthand Partners With Mobileplay

In an effort to make our content more accessible to users with mobile devices, TechnologyGuide.com, the parent of Brighthand, has completed a deal with Mobileplay. Mobileplay offers a free application[...]

Mobile Internet Access Becoming Mainstream

An increasing number of people worldwide are exchanging email and checking out websites from a smartphone or cellular-wireless handheld.

Verizon Releases Microsoft’s Push Email System for Treo 700w

Following up on a previous announcement, Palm, Inc. and Verizon Wireless are now offering the Microsoft Service Feature Pack (MSFP) client for the Treo 700w, bringing push email to this[...]

Mobile Tech News – Axim not dead, Windows Mobile roadmap, Motorola Q sighted

Dell: Axim line not dead Sketchy picture of Microsoft's next two versions of Windows Mobile Motorola Q smartphone sighted on Verizon website

Treo 700w Updater Pulled from Palm Web Site (Updated)

Last week, a software update was released that allowed Microsoft Exchange servers to push email to the Treo 700w. This application has since been removed from Palm's web site.

Mobile Tech News – FCC Approves Motorola Q, Rover Makes PIM Easier, GPS Systems Betray Some U.K. Drivers

The Federal Communications Commission has give Motorola permission to release a new smartphone in the U.S.A new application brings personal and business information to wireless handhelds without the need to[...]

The Latest on the Sidekick 3

The FCC has given T-Mobile permission to release the next version of the Sidekick cellular-wireless handheld in the U.S. As a result, many of the details on this upcoming device[...]

Nokia N73

The Nokia N73 has a few features that keep from being a standard “candybar” smartphone, like a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. It also sports a VGA camera[...]

Palm Explains Why the Treo 700w Email Update Was Pulled

Palm has revealed the reason why it removed a recent software update for the Treo 700w from its web site.

Mobile Tech News – Apple UMPC Rumors, Goodlink and PocketMirror Updates, Limited Edition FrogPad Black, and More

New Apple UMPC Rumors The Latest Version of GoodLink offers enhanced usability and accessibility Chapura Updates PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile 5.0 500 Limited Black FrogPad keyboards[...]

New Details on the Next Version of Windows Mobile

A senior executive at Microsoft was willing to reveal some new details on an upcoming version of Windows Mobile.

Treo Rumors and Rumors of Treo Rumors

In this editorial, Brighthand's Ed Hardy takes a hard look at the rumors of upcoming Palm smartphones and isn't too impressed with what he sees.

Nokia Unveils Three Innovative New S60 Smartphones

Mobile phone giant Nokia has taken the wraps of three new smartphones in its consumer-targeted N series: the N93, N73, and N72. All of them run S60 Third Edition on[...]

Mobile Tech News – SlingPlayer Mobile Released, mOcean, PocketBible, Agendus Updates, and More

SlingPlayer Mobile for Pocket PC v1.0 now available mOcean brings iPod-like functionality to Treos Laridian announces major update to PocketBible program Agendus Version 4 Announced[...]

VDC Mobile Television Service Review

Brighthand's Brian Beeler takes a look at one of the live, on-demand television services available for Windows Mobile devices and brings us his impressions.

Microsoft Introduces New Beta Version of ActiveSync

Microsoft has released a new beta version of its synchronization software, ActiveSync. Unfortunately, it has released no details about what is new in this version.

Treo 700w Push Email Updater Once Again Available

After pulling it last week, Palm, Inc. is once again offering a software update for the Treo 700w that lets companies deliver 'push' email to their employees using these Windows[...]

Happy Belated Birthday, Pocket PC

In this editorial, Ed Hardy, Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief, salutes the sixth anniversary of the launch of the Pocket PC.

How to Import Data in Palm’s Expense Application to a Mac OS X Computer

Those using a Mac OS computer might have given up on the standard Expense application that comes with most Palm OS computers. Fortunately, there really is a way for these[...]

Cingular 8125 Pocket PC Phone Review

Cingular's 8125 Pocket PC phone, the GSM answer to the 6700, combines a large comfortable keyboard and a full suite of communication options.