April 2010 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for April 2010. 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 2010

Below are the 110 SmartPhone articles for April of 2010

More Details Leak Out on Multitasking in iPhone OS 4.0

It appears increasingly likely that the next generation of Apple's iPhone OS will offer complete multitasking support. This will allow users of Apple's devices, including the iPad, to run several[...]

HTC Incredible Could Launch from Verizon Almost Any Day Now

There is new evidence that Verizon Wireless is going to release the highly-anticipated HTC Incredible in the near future. An unconfirmed report says this carrier is already stockpiling this high-end[...]

Verizon Slashes Prices on Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

Verizon has dropped the contract price for the Palm Pre Plus by $100, to a third of its previous cost. The Palm Pixi Plus has also had a dramatic price[...]

Google Celebrates April Fool’s Day with Translate for Animals App

Google has released Translate for Animals, an application that supposedly translates what people's pets are saying into English. In reality, it is one of this company's many April Fool's Day[...]

LG Aloha May Sport the Android OS Plus a Large Screen and Keyboard

LG is reportedly working on its first high-end smartphone running Google's Android OS. Many details remain unknown, but the LG Aloha will supposedly have a WVGA screen and a physical[...]

Palm Developer Days Mini Conference Scheduled for Later this Month

Palm is going to hold the first in a series of all-day training sessions for developers near the end of this month. Palm Developer Days are intended to teach participants[...]

Google Exec Says Phones Will Make PCs Irrelevant

A high-level Google executive revealed that in the next few years, smartphones will replace PCs as the primary vehicle for information and entertainment. As a result, many mobile devices are[...]

SPB TV Brings Dozens of Streaming Channels to the iPhone for Free

SPB Software has released a free version of SPB TV for the iPhone OS. This is a subscription-free mobile OPT viewer, which gives users access to over a hundred publicly[...]

Most Popular Smartphones of March 2010

At the beginning of each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones and other mobile devices that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.

Apple iPad

The iPad is Apple’s answer to the popularity of netbooks. It’s a device for someone who wants more functionality than a smartphone, but also wants a device that’s more portable[...]

T-Mobile Continues Having Problems Keeping the HTC HD2 in Stock

T-Mobile is once again sold out of the HTC HD2. This high-end Windows phone debuted just a couple of weeks ago, but hasn't actually been available for much of this[...]

TabletPCReview.com Publishes a First Look Review of the Apple iPad

Brighthand's sister site TabletPCReview.com has just published a preliminary review of the Apple iPad, which debuted this morning. This tablet computer runs the iPhone OS but has a much larger,[...]

Sprint Getting Two More BlackBerry Smartphones Soon

Information leaking from Sprint shows that the wireless carrier will soon add two more BlackBerry models to its product lineup: an updated version of the BlackBerry Tour and the clamshell-shaped[...]

SPB’s Free Streaming TV App Now Available for the webOS

Palm Pre and Pre Plus users who like to watch TV on their smartphones now have a free option. SPB TV is a subscription-free mobile IPTV viewer, which gives users[...]

Samsung Gives Sneak Peek at Upcoming bada OS-Based Smartphones

The Samsung Wave will be the first model running Samsung's bada OS, but will soon be followed by many more. These upcoming smartphones have not been announced yet, but Samsung[...]

Trade In an iPhone, Get $100 Off an HTC HD2

The HTC HD2 is one of the stronger iPhone competitors on the market, and T-Mobile USA is trying to lure users of Apple's smartphone from AT&T by offering $100 when[...]

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 To Be Unveiled Later this Week

Apple just announced that it will take the wraps off iPhone OS 4.0 at a press event to be held in just a few days. According to recently-leaked information, the[...]

Microsoft Might Launch Two Smartphones with a New OS Next Monday

Microsoft is holding a press event next week, but what's going to be announced remains unknown. Speculation is running rampant that it's the debut of a new mobile operating system[...]

Verizon Releases Small System Software Update for the BlackBerry Storm2

A small tweak is now available for system software that's on Verizon Wireless' version of the BlackBerry Storm2. This doesn't appear to offer significant changes.

Study Finds 40% of BlackBerry Users Want an iPhone

Almost 40% of BlackBerry users indicated they would choose an iPhone if they could dump their current device, and 34% would choose an Android OS smartphone, according to recent numbers[...]

Early Details on the Samsung Moment2 Leak Out

Samsung and Sprint are reportedly working on a follow-up for the Android-based Samsung Moment. According to an unconfirmed report, it will have a lot in common with its predecessor, but[...]

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Review

The Android-based Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has attracted a great deal of attention with its very large, high-resolution display and 1 GHz processor. Dragan Petric brings us a review of[...]

Rhapsody Streaming Music Player Now Comes in an Android Version

Android OS smartphone users who prefer streaming music over the Internet rather than storing it locally have a new option. Rhapsody has released a version of its service for Google's[...]

Google Offering a Car Dock for the Nexus One

A highly-anticipated accessory for the Google Nexus One is now available: the Car Dock. It does more than just hold the Android-powered smartphone in place, it also has a set[...]

Apple iPhone OS 4.0: What the Rumors Say

Apple is going to take the wraps off the next version of its mobile operating system tomorrow. People who are too impatient to wait for the official announcement might be[...]

Verizon’s Launch Day for the HTC Incredible Might Have Leaked Out

One of the most eagerly awaited smartphones of the season is the HTC Incredible. The high-end Android device is reportedly going to debut later this month on Verizon sporting a[...]

Developers Releasing Android OS Apps at a Breakneck Pace

Consumer interest in Google's Android OS has been growing tremendously in recent months, and third-party software developers are attempting to capitalize on the smartphone platform's success.

It’s Official: Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Will Include Multitasking

Apple gave the world its first official look at iPhone OS 4.0 today, the next generation of its mobile operating system. It's going to include a function users have been[...]

HTC HD2 Back in Stock at T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA has had great difficulties keeping the HTC HD2 in stock at its website, but this highly sought after model is once again available. This is good news for[...]

The Best Pictures Yet of the HTC Incredible Come to Light

There are many Verizon customers who are eagerly waiting for Verizon's launch of the HTC Incredible. The high-end Android OS model has yet to be officially announced but many details[...]

HTC EVO 4G Might Launch in June

Sprint has promised to release the Android OS-based HTC EVO 4G this summer, but the company hasn't announced an official date yet. Although an unofficial report indicates that the first[...]

Motorola Cliq Gets a System Software Update

A system software update is available for the Motorola Cliq, an Android-based smartphone from T-Mobile USA. It improves to the device's battery life, touchscreen and Bluetooth functionality.

iPhone OS 4.0 Will Include iChat

Although Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave the world its first official look at iPhone OS 4.0 this week, he apparently didn't reveal all its features. People combing through the developer[...]

Official Twitter for BlackBerry App Now Available as a Beta

Research in Motion has released a beta of its official Twitter app for BlackBerry, which supports most of the features of the social networking service.

Vonage VoIP App Released for Android OS Smartphones on AT&T and T-Mobile

A version of Vonage Mobile has been released for smartphones that run Google's Android OS and have service through AT&T or T-Mobile. This allows users to make phone calls over[...]

Tweetie Will Become the Official iPhone Twitter App

Currently there isn't an official Twitter app for the iPhone OS, but that's going to change soon. Rather than building its own, this company is going to buy one that's[...]

Motorola Devour Review

The Motorola Devour, Verizon's third Android OS smartphone, is a mid-range device with a sliding keyboard. It includes MotoBlur, software that displays messages from Facebook, Twitter and email together on[...]

Palm May Be Bought by HTC or Lenovo

With lackluster sales of its latest smartphones, Palm, Inc. is supposedly looking to be acquired by a larger company. Palm has been independent for many years, but is reportedly looking[...]

Verizon Could Be Getting an Android-Based Smartphone from LG

Information leaking from Verizon Wireless indicates that it's going to offer the LG VS740, but little is known about the device except that it will run the Android OS. Still,[...]

New Image of the T-Mobile myTouch Slide Appears

The T-Mobile myTouch Slide isn't expected to hit the market until mid-May, but for those interested in the Android OS smartphone, the latest photo of it just leaked out.

Microsoft’s New Kin Phones Aimed at Consumers who Text More than Talk

Microsoft has just unveiled a pair of smartphones developed by Project Pink. These will have a new user experince, and be inexpensive consumer-oriented models created for people who primarily use[...]

Nokia C3, Nokia C6, and Nokia E5 Will Focus on Social Networking

Nokia has announced three inexpensive phones geared toward messaging and social networking. They will feature different designs and software, but are all going to include full QWERTY keyboards and access[...]

HTC Incredible Complete Specs Leak Out

Although it has yet to be officially announced, the HTC Incredible is easily among the most buzzed about smartphones of the season. A complete list of specifications for the high-end[...]

HTC To Create or Buy An Operating System?

HTC has become a major player in the world's smartphone market by offering devices using Windows Mobile and Android, operating systems licensed from other companies. Now HTC is considering the[...]

Print from a BlackBerry for Free with Cortado Workplace

For all its uses, printing is one business task the BlackBerry cannot accomplish. Cortado hopes to remedy that with the Cortado Workplace application, now available free on BlackBerry App World.

Android OS Ported to Intel Atom Processors

Intel has created a version of the Android OS that can run on an Atom microprocessor, which could lead to smartphones and tablets with Google's operating system to have an[...]

HTC Incredible Might Be Headed for T-Mobile

So far, all the known information about the HTC Incredible shows that the high-end Android OS-based smartphone is going to be offered by Verizon. However, a new report indicates that[...]

Android-Based Alex eReader Now Available

Book worms can now purchase the Alex eReader from Spring Design, the latest device to enter an increasingly crowded eReader space. The Alex is a dual-screen Google Android OS-based model[...]

Sprint’s HTC Hero and Samsung Moment Getting Android 2.1 Upgrades Soon

Sprint announced that its first two Android-based smartphones, the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment, are going to get upgraded to the newest version of Google's operating system, Android OS 2.1,[...]

Hedge Fund Buys 9.5% of Palm’s Stock

Harbinger Capital Partners has purchased 16 million shares of Palm, Inc., about 9.5% in total. This wasn't the result of a new offering from Palm, rather the hedge fund bought[...]

Opera Mini for iPhone Hits 1 Million Downloads

Apple surprised many by approving the Opera Mini web browser for Apple's iPhone OS, and in its first day of availability, has been downloaded more than 1 million times. UPDATED

Verizon Lets the HTC Droid Incredible Release Date Slip Out

Verizon accidentally gave the world a peek at the teaser website for its upcoming smartphone, the HTC Droid Incredible. This will apparently be the official name for the highly-anticipated, high-end[...]

Pantech Sirius Sky: Another Android-based Smartphone with a Fast Processor, Large Display

Pantech has joined a group of companies that are building the Sirius Sky, a smartphone with Google's Android OS 2.1 running on a 1 GHz processor. The Sky is also[...]

It’s Official: Verizon Launching the HTC Droid Incredible on April 29

After months of rumors, leaks and speculation, Verizon Wireless has officially announced the HTC Droid Incredible, an upcoming smartphone running Google's Android OS and offering a range of high-end features.

OtterBox Introduces Sliding Cases for the Motorola Droid, Palm Pre

Slider phones like the Motorola Droid and Palm Pre present unique problems for case designers. OtterBox now offers cases that protect these models without interfering with their sliding keyboards.

Android OS 2.1 Coming to Motorola Cliq and Cliq XT this Spring

Motorola is working on upgrades to the latest version of Google's smartphone operating system for two models offered by T-Mobile. They are going to be the first devices with MotoBlur[...]

iPhone 4G May Debut in Late June

Apple is expected to release a new iPhone this summer, and there's been a lot of speculation as to the date. A bit of detective work has turned up strong[...]

Motorola Cliq XT Review

The Motorola Cliq XT is an affordable Android OS-based model from T-Mobile. This touchscreen device has been created for those looking for their first smartphone. Reviewer Jen Edwards says, "It's[...]

Palm Moves to Hold On To its Top Management

Amid rumors that it is looking for a buyer, Palm has instituted a retention program for key employees, including several high-level executives. The program involves stock and cash bonuses to[...]

Twitter Working on an Official Android OS App

Evan Williams, Twitter co-founder and CEO, announced that the social networking service is going to offer an official Android OS app. This follows on the heels of previous Twitter announcements[...]

Adobe Flash for Android OS and webOS Delayed Again

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said that Flash Player 10.1 for Google Android OS and Palm webOS won't be released until the second half of the year. A version for BlackBerry[...]

Android-powered Dell Aero and Mini 5 Coming to AT&T this Summer

AT&T is reportedly going to release Dell's first two devices running Google's Android OS in the next few months. The Dell Aero will be a low-priced smartphone with a 3-inch[...]

Barnes & Noble nook Now in Best Buy Stores

The Barnes & Noble nook launched a few months ago, but until now it has only been avaiable directly from this bookseller. Starting today, those who want this e-book reader[...]

iPhone 4G To Have a New Look?

Images of what may be Apple's next generation smartphone have appeared online, showing that it will apparently have a design notably different from previous iPhones, with squarer edges, new button[...]

HTC Droid Incredible First-look Review

The HTC Droid Incredible is an upcoming smartphone running Google's Android OS and offering a range of high-end features. Brighthand.com Editor Ed Hardy offers his first impression of the device,[...]

Android-powered HTC Droid Incredible Now Available for Pre-Order

The highly-anticipated HTC Droid Incredible isn't going to hit stores until later this month, but those who would like the high-end Android OS-powered smartphone as soon as possible can pre-order[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Coming to Sprint in Mid-May

Sprint may be the first carrier to release a new high-end BlackBerry. Despite a name change, the Bold 9650 will be an updated version of the Tour 9630, and offer[...]

NotebookReview Asks, What is a Smartbook and Who Needs One?

Smartbooks combine the features of laptops and smartphones. Brighthand.com's sister site NotebookReview.com has an overview of what this emerging class of computers has to offer, and discusses who might want[...]

Apple iPhone 4G Exposed

In the past few days, a number of images apparently showing the next-generation iPhone appeared online. They are allegedly a prototype that was lost by an Apple employee and reveal[...]

Study Finds U.S. Lagging in Mobilization

A recent study across 16 countries indicated that the United States significantly lags behind other nations in using mobile phones for anything but making phone calls.

Adobe Says Flash Player for Android OS on Track to Launch by the End of June

Serge Jespers, an Adobe platform evangelist, said that a recent comment from CEO Shantanu Narayen was misinterpreted, and the Android OS version of Flash Player 10.1 will be available in[...]

Sprint’s HTC Touch Pro2 Gets Significant Price Cut

Sprint has lowered the price for its version of the HTC Touch Pro2 by nearly half, bringing the cost in line with other carriers. The high-end Windows phone with a[...]

AT&T May Get the Android-based Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 this Summer

Sony Ericsson's Android OS-based Xperia X10 could be on its way to AT&T in July. The smartphone offers a large, high-resolution display, a 1 GHz processor and a 8.1 megapixel[...]

Dell Mini 5 Tablet Phone Might Be Released by T-Mobile USA

The FCC has approved a version of the Dell Mini 5 with support for the special version of 3G used by T-Mobile, a sign that the carrier may offer the[...]

Apple Confirms It Owns Prototype Suspected To Be iPhone 4G

Apple has sent an official letter to the website that currently has the prototype phone widely believed to be the next-generation iPhone, acknowledging that the unit belongs to Apple and[...]

BlackBerry OS 6.0 Will Bring a New Look, New Features

The launch of the next version of the BlackBerry operating system is reportedly right around the corner. There will supposedly be many significant changes in BlackBerry OS 6.0, such as[...]

BlackBerry 9670 To Sport Clamshell Shape and Full Keyboard

Research In Motion is reportedly prepping the BlackBerry 9670, its first smartphone with a clamshell design and a QWERTY keyboard. It could also be the first device to debut with[...]

Android-based Garminfone Headed for T-Mobile

T-Mobile has just announced that it will be the exclusive provider for the Garminfone. It will be Garmin's first smartphone to offer both Google's Android OS and a suite of[...]

Adobe Gives Up on Tool that Would Let Flash Developers Create iPhone Apps

It's well known that Apple doesn't want Adobe Flash on its products, and now the company doesn't even want Flash developers to create apps for the iPhone. In the face[...]

Motorola Devour Gets System Software Update

Verizon launched the Motorola Devour last month and has already introduced an update for the system software. It's not a major upgrade, but it makes a number of improvements to[...]

Dragon for Email Lets BlackBerry Users Enter Text With Their Voice

Nuance Communications has brought its popular Dragon series of voice recognition apps to BlackBerry smartphones. Dragon for Email lets users dictate text directly into their messages.

Dell Thunder Will Include 4.1-inch Touchscreen and Android OS

The upcoming Dell Thunder will reportedly offer a range of high-end features, including a 4.1-inch, WVGA, OLED display and an 8 megapixel camera. It will join a growing family of[...]

Dell Lighting To Boast Microsoft Windows Phone 7, Sliding Keyboard, Big Display

The Dell Lightning will apparently be among the first models with Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7, and will include features like a 1 GHz processor, a sliding keyboard and a[...]

T-Mobile myTouch Slide Debut Could Be Pushed To June

The release of T-Mobile's next Android OS-powered smartphone could be a few weeks later than previously thought. The myTouch Slide is now supposedly going to debut in early June, rather[...]

Kensington Travel Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod touch Review

Those who often travel Apple smartphone or handheld when they are on the move should consider the Kensington Travel Battery Pack and Charger. Reviewer Kevin O'Brien says it is, "The[...]

Google’s Free Navigation Service Coming to the iPhone

The turn-by-turn navigation service that Google launched in its own Android OS is going to be available for Apple's smartphones, and could be built into iPhone OS 4.0. The service[...]

Android-powered Dell Smoke To Be Small, Inexpensive

Dell is reportedly working on a slender, lightweight and affordable smartphone running Google's Android OS. The Dell Smoke will have a design similar to the Palm Pixi, with a small[...]

Lenovo a Likely Buyer for Palm

According to unconfirmed reports, HTC is not interested in acquiring Palm, but Lenovo might still put in an offer. Palm's CEO, however, said he still believed the company can go[...]

Nokia and Intel To Make MeeGo a Force in Smartphone Market

Nokia and Intel are in the process of combining their separate Linux-based operating systems into a single one. MeeGo is being designed for a range of devices, but it's likely[...]

Significant Software Upgrade to the Barnes & Noble nook Adds Web Browser and Games

Barnes & Noble has released nook 1.3, the most important upgrade yet to the system software for its e-reader. It adds a web browser, two games, in-store sampling of books,[...]

Amazon Kindle 2 Now Available in Some Target Stores

In the face of competitive pressure for the Barnes & Noble nook, the Amazon Kindle is debuting today in some Target stores, the first time this electronic book reader has[...]

The iPhone and its Rivals: Lots of Smartphone Choices, More to Come

Anyone in the market for a smartphone will certainly consider the Apple iPhone 3GS, but this model has some tough competitors like the Motorola Droid, HTC HD2, and BlackBerry Bold2.[...]

Google Nexus One Not Going to Be Offered by Verizon

In the wake of Verizon's announcement of the HTC Droid Incredible, Google has decided not to offer a version of its Nexus One for this carrier because both models are[...]

Sprint Makes the BlackBerry Bold 9650 Worldphone Official

It's official: the BlackBerry Bold 9650 will be released by Sprint next month. This high-end smartphone will be the successor to the BlackBerry Tour and give users the ability to[...]

BlackBerry Pearl 3G Smaller, More Powerful

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G will be RIM's smallest model yet, but the consumer-focused smartphone will still have a lot to offer, including mobile broadband, Wi-Fi and GPS, among other features.[...]

BlackBerry OS 6.0 Definitely Coming Next Quarter

A co-CEO of BlackBerry-maker RIM has promised that a new version of the operating system powering his company's smartphones will be released next quarter. This is the first time BlackBerry[...]

Nokia N8 Will Sport Symbian^3 and a 12 MPx Camera

Nokia has just taken the wraps off the first model running Symbian^3, the operating system that's replacing Symbian S60. The Nokia N8 will have a focus on recording and playing[...]

HTC EVO 4G’s Price Leaks

Although Sprint has unveiled the Android OS-based HTC EVO 4G, it has not yet said what the highly-anticipated smartphone will cost. However, an unconfirmed source at Best Buy has revealed[...]

BlackBerry OS 6.0 Demoed on Video

BlackBerry-maker RIM is not yet ready to reveal everything that's coming in the next version of the operating system for its smartphones, but the company has started to offer some[...]

Android OS 2.2 Will Have Adobe Flash Built In

Andy Rubin says next version of Google's Android OS is going to have built-in support for Adobe Flash. However, those who want this multimedia technology won't have to wait for[...]

LG Unveils Two High-End Android OS Smartphones

LG has taken the wraps off a pair of smartphones that will be variations on a theme. They are going to have different designs, one with a sliding keyboard and[...]

DataViz Documents To Go Premium for webOS Is on Hold

Palm's webOS-based smartphones come with a viewer for Microsoft Office files made by DataViz. An enhanced version with editing capabilities is in development, but DataViz says it has run into[...]

WMWifiRouter 2.00 Released

Morose Media has introduced a small update for its app that turns a Windows Mobile smartphone into a portable wireless router. WMWifiRouter 2.00 includes a number of bug fixes and[...]

HP Is Buying Palm

HP is going to acquire Palm in a deal worth about $1.2 billion. HP, which has a long history of making smartphones using Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system, will switch[...]

HTC Droid Incredible

The HTC Droid Incredible is a smartphone running Google’s Android OS and offering a range of high-end features, including a 3.7-inch WVGA (480 x 800) AMOLED touchscreen. It runs Android[...]

HTC Droid Incredible Now Shipping

Those who pre-ordered the HTC Droid Incredible from Verizon Wireless are getting this high-end Android OS-powered smartphone today, but those placing new orders will have to wait until next week[...]

Skyfire Web Browser for Android Offers Adobe Flash

A beta of Skyfire 2.0 for the Android OS has just been released. This is the first Android version of a free app that seeks to bring a PC-like browsing[...]

Verizon Will Release LG Aloha and LG Fathom Next Month

LG and Verizon are reportedly going to team up on a pair of smartphones in May. One of these will be an Android OS-based model that's shown up in the[...]

AT&T Reveals Specs for Android OS-powered Dell Aero

When AT&T first announced plans to offer the Dell Aero, it gave few details on the smartphone, only to mention that it will run Google's Android OS. Today, AT&T gave[...]

LG Ally Could Be Verizon’s Next Android OS-based Smartphone

Unconfirmed reports of the LG Aloha have been surfacing for weeks now, but a leak coming out today says that when this Android OS smart hone is released by Verizon[...]