April 2008 SmartPhone Articles

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

Below are the 92 SmartPhone articles for April of 2008

Palm Centro Makes Sales Milestone, Available in Black at AT&T

Palm has announced that the one-millionth Centro has been sold since the device debuted last fall.

AT&T Wireless Rebrands TeleNav Service As AT&T Navigator

AT&T Wireless is now offering a rebranded version of the TeleNav GPS mapping service under their own brand.

BlackBerry Pearl with Wi-Fi Coming to T-Mobile USA

T-Mobile USA has just announced plans to offer RIM's BlackBerry Pearl 8120, a consumer-oriented smartphone with Wi-Fi.

Microsoft Announces Windows Mobile 6.1

After a long delay, Microsoft has at last publicly revealed the new update to their mobile operating system, as well as photos and details of new features, and what devices[...]

Nokia Officially Announces WiMAX-Equipped Internet Tablet *Updated*

Nokia has unveiled a version of its popular Internet Tablet devices that supports the new WiMAX networks expected to launch later this year.

New Brand “Velocity Mobile” Announces Two High End Windows Mobile Phones

A new Seattle-based company called Velocity Mobile will be making its first foray into the smartphone space later this year, in the form of two high-end Windows Mobile Professional phones,[...]

Mobile Tech News — Resco’s Suduko Touch and Backup, EyePhoto, Worldmate Live, and More

Resco Releases Suduko Touch for Windows Mobile Resco Backup Introduced for Windows Mobile and Palm OS Devices EyePhoto Released for Windows Mobile Worldmate Live Announces[...]

EA Mobile Brings Its Game Lineup To Smartphones

EA Mobile, a division of game publisher Electronic Arts, has announced plans to expand its offerings for a variety of smartphone devices.

HTC Touch Dual Coming To The U.S.

The Touch Dual, a version of HTC's popular touchscreen-centered smartphone that includes a sliding keyboard, is going to be released in the US later this year.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Preview 2

When Sony Ericsson first unveiled the Xperia X1, the company was somewhat hampered by the fact that this smartphone will run a version of Windows Mobile that had not yet[...]

Video Preview of the Next Two Versions of Internet Explorer Mobile

Windows Mobile 6.1 includes a significant upgrade for Internet Explorer Mobile, and Microsoft is already showing off a beta of the version after that, which will be even more advanced.

Opera Mini Beta 4.1 Released

Opera Software has released a new public beta version of their popular Java-based web browser Opera Mini, featuring several improvements and added features.

Mobile Tech News — Power Search For iPhone, Astraware Boardgames, Treo 500 Voicemail Update, and More

Wayfinder Announces Power Search Web Application For iPhone/iPod Touch Astraware Releases Boardgames for Symbian S60 and UIQ Palm Treo 500 Voicemail SMS Notification Update [...]

Sprint To Offer BlackBerry Curve 8330

Sprint has joined Verizon in announcing plans to carry the new CDMA version of the BlackBerry Curve.

Sprint Delays WiMAX Launch

Sprint has announced that its hotly-anticipated launch of the WiMAX service that the company has planned under the "Xohm" name will be delayed until an undisclosed point in 2008.

AT&T CEO Says All Smartphones To Be 3G Within Months

The CEO of AT&T Wireless has said that all the smartphones available from that company will support 3G within the near future.

Pico-projectors Almost Ready for Prime Time

This week at CTIA, two companies were showing off incredible advances in ulra-small projectors, bringing the technology into devices no bigger than a cell phone or iPod.

Mobile Tech News — Placeshifting TV for Internet Tablets, Picasa for Windows Mobile, TV Guide Mobile, and More

HAVA Player Brings Placeshifting Mobile TV to Nokia Internet Tablets Google's Picasa Web Albums Now Available for Windows Mobile TV Guide Goes Mobile AT&T Wireless[...]

Nokia N810 Internet Tablet WiMAX Edition Preview

Earlier this week, Nokia took the wraps off the N810 Internet Tablet WiMAX Edition, an upcoming Mobile Internet Device (MID) that will include 4G wireless networking technology. Nokia was demonstrating[...]

Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of March 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.

Nokia N-Gage 2.0 Out of Beta, Officially Launched

Nokia has offically made it entry back into the mobile gaming arena with the introduction of N-Gage 2.0. Unlike the first version of N-Gage, the current one is a service[...]

A Possible Glimpse of the Next Apple iPhone

Rumors on the next version of the iPhone have been coming thick and fast in the last week or so. The most recent of these is the first to say[...]

The Five Biggest News Stories of CTIA

The CTIA tradeshow was this week, and it was chock full of announcements, some big but many of them small. In an attempt to make sure that the important news[...]

Make Mobile Innovation Relevant to Everyone, Even the Normobs

In his latest editorial, Antoine Wright urges smartphone makers to make progress in more than just incorporating cutting-edge features into their devices.

Verizon, AT&T Will Use Their New 700 MHz Spectrum for 4G Service

Both Verizon and A&T will use their recently acquired 700 MHz spectrum -- for which they are paying billion in license fees -- for their fourth generation wireless networks using[...]

Asus Lamborghini ZX1 Preview

Asus was at CTIA last week showing off the Lamborghini ZX1, a stylish and high-end Windows Mobile Pro smartphone that will hit the market soon.

iPhone 3G Coming in Less Than 60 Days?

Wall Street Journal's technology pundit says a version of the iPhone with 3G cellular-wireless access is coming in the next two months.

Verizon XV6900 Launching Next Week

Last week, Verizon announced plans to offer the XV6900, but wouldn't commit to a release date. Now comes word that this Windows Mobile smartphone will launch April 16.

Asus Eee PC 4G Windows Review

Several months after releasing the Linux-based Eee PC, Asus has followed up with a version running Windows XP. Jerry Jackson from Brighthand's sister site NotebookReview.com brings us this review.

No Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrades for Current iPAQs

According to an official statement from a high-level executive at HP, there will be no Windows Mobile 6.1 updates released for current iPAQ models.

HP 2133 Mini-Note Review

HP has just launched the HP 2133 Mini-Note, a mini-notebook that starts at $500. Jerry Jackson and Tiffany Boggs bring us this review.

Mobile Tech News — Win a Palm Centro, Protect and Recharge Devices with The Sanctuary, Handy Weather, and More

AT&T and Palm Sponsor the Win a Palm Centro With A Pick-up Line Contest Bluelounge Introduces The Sanctuary Mobile Charging Solution Paragon Software Agrees to Offer[...]

HTC Touch Dual Preview

HTC announced last week that it will soon begin directly selling the Touch Dual to consumers in the United States. The company also had this Windows Mobile smartphone on display[...]

More Evidence of the iPhone 3G Emerges

For the benefit of anyone who still has doubts, buried in the software Apple has released to developers is strong evidence that the next generation iPhone will have 3G cellular-wireless[...]

HTC Has Something Up Its Sleeve for May 6

HTC has invited members of the European press to an event early next month. Not surprisingly, the company isn't talking about what it will announce that day, but speculation is[...]

Mobile Tech News — StyleTap for Symbian, TripIt Travel Itineraries, FileFind and Audio Notes Touch Updated

StyleTap Opens Symbian Beta Test Program TripIt Brings Travel Itineraries to Mobile Phones FileFind 3.0 for Palm OS Released Vito AudioNotes Reborn as Audio Notes[...]

Sprint Phasing Out the Treo 755p *UPDATED*

It appears that Sprint is in the process of phasing out Palm's Treo 755p from its product line-up. There has been no announcement, but this device is no longer listed[...]

Samsung Instinct Preview

The Samsung Instinct is clearly intended to be Sprint's chief iPhone competitor. Brighthand's Ed Hardy was at the launch, and shares his first thoughts on this device, as well as[...]

HTC Reports Strong Financial Quarter

HTC has something that's always welcome during lean financial times: a quarter with outstandingly good results.

Will the Recession Affect Smartphone Sales? Yes

In his latest editorial, Brighthand's Editor-In-Chief gives his predictions on how the smartphone market will fare during the current economic downturn in the United States.

Sprint Not Phasing Out the Treo 755p

Earlier today, Brighthand reported that Sprint might be be phasing out the Treo 755p, based on the fact that this smartphone has disappeared from this wireless carrier's web site. Now,[...]

Mobile Tech News — Opera Mini for Android, Half Off IM+ for BlackBerry, RSS Feed

Opera Mini Already Available for Android Get IM+ for BlackBerry for Half Off Don't Forget About Brighthand's RSS Feed

HTC Diamond Coming Next Month?

HTC plans to show off some of its upcoming smartphones next month, and the device many are guessing will be unveiled is the replacement for the very popular HTC Touch.[...]

Dell Entering the Low-Cost Subnotebook Market

In the wake of the runaway success of the Asus Eee PC, other companies are jumping on board with their own subnotebooks. The latest of these is Dell, who is[...]

Verizon Launches Less Expensive Unlimited Data Plan

Verizon Wireless has just begun offering a data plan aimed at attracting more consumers to its Windows Mobile smartphones.

E-TEN Unveils Glofiish M810 and Glofiish M750

E-TEN Information Systems has just taken the wraps off two high-end, consumer-oriented smartphones that will hit the market in the next few weeks.

Advanced Mobile Web Browser Market Set for Strong Growth

The mobile browser market is undergoing significant change, and a market-research firm predicts that in five years the number of mobile web browsers with support for the latest web standards[...]

BlackBerry Pearl with Wi-Fi Debuts on T-Mobile USA

T-Mobile USA is now offering the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120, a consumer-oriented smartphone with Wi-Fi.

Asus P527

The Asus P527 is a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone with a tablet shape and a thumb keyboard. It sports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.

Moving to Symbian/S60: Third-Party Applications

Antoine Wright continues his series of editorials talking about his experiences moving from a Palm OS smartphone to one running Symbian/S60. Today he covers the third-party software he has found[...]

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Consumer-Friendly Smartphone Maker Danger, Inc.

Microsoft Corp. has completed its acquisition of Danger Inc., the company responsible for the popular Sidekick line of smartphones.

Verizon XV6900

The Verizon XV6900 is a version of the extremely popular HTC Touch, a smartphone that is already available from a number of wireless carriers around the world. Unlike the versions[...]

Mobile Tech News — Astraware Platypus Released, TripTracker Updated, Make VoIP Calls with iPhone

Astraware Releases the Squishiest Shoot-em-Up Ever TripTracker 4.0 Now Available from iambic fring VoIP client Available for the Apple iPhone

Verizon XV6900 Now Available

Verizon has just released the XV6900, a Windows Mobile smartphone based on the very successful HTC Touch design.

First Glimpse of the T-Mobile Shadow II

The T-Mobile Shadow has been on the market for about six months now, and what is supposedly the first image of its successor has emerged.

Sprint Commits to New Windows Mobile 6.1 Treo

There have been rumors for some time that Sprint is prepping a new Treo smartphone based on Windows Mobile, and this telecom recently confirmed this.

HTC Shift Review

The HTC Shift is this company's first UMPC. It comes with a high price tag, but this relatively small and light device is packed with features like 3G cellular-wireless networking.[...]

HP iPAQ 910 One Step Closer to Release

The HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger has passed an important hurdle before it can be released in the United States: it has received FCC approval.

Brighthand FAQ: Which Is Better, EV-DO, HSDPA, or Wi-Fi?

One of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the Brighthand forums is about the differences between the 3G wireless networking standards offered by the U.S. telecoms. Adama Brown does his[...]

Nokia’s Revenues and Profits Up

Nokia has reported the results of a very successful quarter, with strong year-over-year increases in both profit and revenue.

Samsung Developing Water-Powered Mobile Power Source

Samsung has announced the development of a cell phone that is powered by a fuel cell that uses water to begin the chemical process.

Mobile Tech News — AT&T Mobile TV, No New Wireless Taxes, Free mOcean

Details Leak Out on AT&T Upcoming Mobile TV Service Companies Urge 5-Year Ban on New Wireless Taxes mOcean Becomes Ad-ware

More Evidence That the Palm Centro Is Heading to Verizon

It seems to be palm's intention to get the its Centro smartphone on as many wireless carriers as it can, and evidence is growing that it's about to add another[...]

What Is This Mysterious HTC Smartphone?

A small image of an otherwise unknown HTC smartphone has appeared on the Web. Could it be the Dream, this company's first smartphone running Android, or its next high-end Windows[...]

HTC Touch Dual Scores FCC Approval

The FCC has given its approval to an upcoming smartphone that takes the basic HTC Touch design and adds a sliding keyboard.

HTC Will Run Advertising Campaign with TV, Print, Outdoor Ads

HTC will soon begin a advertising campaign on North America. This won't focus on any particular product, but will instead be aimed at increasing the public's awareness of the HTC[...]

Windows Mobile 6.1 Review

Microsoft recently took the wraps off Windows Mobile 6.1, and Brighthand's Adama D. Brown gives us his thoughts on the new features in this operating system.

AT&T Wireless Reports Strong Quarterly Results

During the first quarter of this year, AT&T's wireless division has strong year-over-year gains in nearly every area, from subscribers to revenue.

Nokia Announces Two Music-Oriented Mobiles, Adds Sony BMG to Its Music Service

Nokia held an event in London today where it announced two new music-oriented phones and the addition of Sony BMG to its "Come With Music" service.

BlackBerry Pearl 8110

The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is an updated version of the very popular original Pearl that includes built-in global positioning system (GPS) support. Like all the models in the Pearl series,[...]

AT&T Introduces BlackBerry Pearl 8110 with GPS

AT&T has just launched the BlackBerry Pearl 8110, a 2.5G smartphone that includes built-in global positioning system (GPS) support.

Next-Generation HTC Smartphones May Be Coming to Sprint

Sprint will be getting versions of the HTC Diamond and HTC Raphael if an unconfirmed report is correct. This source also gives one of the most complete descriptions yet of[...]

Acer Commits to Windows Mobile Smartphones in a Big Way

The president of Acer said today his company will release its first smartphone in the coming months, and seems determined this will be followed up by many more.

Symbian S60 Expands Web Run-Time Platform with Widgets

Nokia has given developers the ability to create creation of personal and context-aware widgets for S60 smartphones, giving users more choices for mobile applications.

Mobile Tech News — Remove Duplicate Contacts, 75% Off TAKEphONE, Alltel Touch Update

Easily Remove Duplicate Entries from Your Contacts with DupeDeDupe Get TAKEphONE for Palm OS for 75% Off Alltel Touch Upgraded to EV-DO Rev. A

T-Mobile USA Getting an Android Smartphone by Year’s End

An executive for T-Mobile USA says this wireless network operator will introduce an Android-based smartphone during the fourth quarter of this year.

Sony mylo Personal Communicator COM-2 Review

The mylo COM-2 isn't a PDA or smartphone, it's a device that uses a WVGA screen, Wi-Fi, and a built-in keyboard to enable mobile web access and VoIP calls. Antoine[...]

Mobile Tech News — Mobile Dictionaries, Google Calendar Sync, Nokia N82 Wins Award, and More

Paragon Software Launches Dictionary Lines for Mobile Phones Google Calendar Sync Updated Nokia N82 Wins "Best Mobile Imaging Device in Europe" Award SplashMoney and SplashID[...]

AT&T Plans To Improve Reception with Femtocells

AT&T will soon offer to its subscribers an accessory that can significantly improve their cell phone's reception.

Spot Watches Are No More

After a long and fruitful run, Microsoft and Abacus have thrown in the towel on the Spot Watch program, ending the run of watches with the MSN Direct service.

HTC Advantage Review

Adama D. Brown brings us a review of the HTC Advantage X7501, a very high-end device that combines the features of a laptop, handheld, and smartphone.

First 3G GSM BlackBerry Pushed Back

According to an unconfirmed report, the iPhone 3G may be the reason a BlackBerry smartphone with 3G wireless networking is going to miss its scheduled release date by several months.

Don’t Let Subnotebooks Get Too Big for Their Britches

The Eee PC is an amazing device; a small and light laptop that is also easily affordable. But Asus and its competitors seem bent on pushing more features into their[...]

Nokia N810 WiMax Edition’s Price Revealed

An online retailer has begun taking pre-orders for Nokia's upcoming Internet Tablet with the 4G wireless standard WiMax.

Mobile Tech News — Free PDAmill Games, CompactFlash USB Port, Nokia N95 in N. America

All PDAmill's Palm OS Games Are Now Free Add a USB Port to an iPAQ or Axim Rogers May Become First N. American Carrier to Offer[...]

HTC Diamond Definitely Coming Next Month

An HTC executive has confirmed rumors and speculation that the replacement for the very popular HTC Touch will debut at a press event his company has scheduled for early May.

iPhone 3G Production To Start off in Huge Numbers

Apple is very confident about the success of of the iPhone 3G, as it has reportedly ordered millions of units to be ready in June.

Quickoffice Commits to Office Suite for Android

To be taken seriously, every mobile platform needs a suite of applications to let users work with Microsoft Offices files, and those interested in Android won't have to be concerned[...]

Mobile Tech News — iPhone in Canada, SlingPlayer Mobile Updated, Nokia Maps Gets Traffic Info

iPhone Coming to Canada's Rogers SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 Updated Nokia Maps 2.0 Adds Real-Time Traffic Information

iPhone 3G Could Cost as Little as $200

According to an unconfirmed report, AT&T intends to sell the second-generation iPhone for considerably less than the current one.

RIM Prepping Significant Improvements for BlackBerry System Software

RIM is putting the finishing touches on a new BlackBerry smartphone, code-named Meteor. This will debut with an updated version of this company's operating system with a long list of[...]

At Long Last, T-Mobile USA Launching 3G Service *UPDATED*

T-Mobile USA is apparently just about to take a giant step forward, and will kick off 3G service tomorrow. Update: But it's not what most people are hoping for.