May 2006 SmartPhone Articles

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

Below are the 56 SmartPhone articles for May of 2006

Nokia N91

The Nokia N91 is a sliding form-factor device with a built-in 4GB hard drive. It runs Symbian 9.1 operating system, features a 2.0 megapixel camera, and RealOne multimedia player.

Motorola Q May Be Out Out May 22

It isn't official yet, but there's some very strong evidence that the Motorola Q will be launched in just a few weeks.

TabletKiosk UMPC Shipping Delayed, Pre-Orders May Arrive Late

As one of the very first UMPC models available, the TabletKiosk eo v7110 is a hot commodity. However it seems that some pre-ordered units will be shipping late.

Mobile Tech News – Pocket Tunes Update, LCDs as Cameras, BlackBerry Connect Down Under, And More

Pocket Tunes Releases Update to Popular Palm OS Music Player Apple wants to make LCDs into camera BlackBerry Connect released by Telstra in Australia Verizon Wireless[...]

The Case for PDAs

In this editorial, Brighthand's Antoine Wright argues against the widely-held belief that the traditional handheld is already dead.

Samsung Launches Its First UMPC… Sort Of

In a press event yesterday, Samsung officially launched the Q1, its first Ultra Mobile PC. It will cost less than expected, but still more than hoped.

Most Popular PDAs and Smartphones of April

Welcome to our inaugural monthly ranking of most popular PDAs and smartphones on From now on we'll bring this report to you at the beginning of each month to[...]

Mobile Tech News – Opera Mini 2.0 Released, Encrypt Smartphone Conversations, PhatNotes Updated

Opera 2.0 Mini Released SecureGSM SP Lets Users Encrypt Their Phone Conversations PhatNotes 4.7 Smartphone Edition Updated

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T-Mobile MDA Pocket PC Phone Review

Adama D. Brown brings us this review of the first of T-Mobile's famous MDA series to make it American shores, a Pocket PC phone based on the HTC Wizard design.

Microsoft and Qualcomm Working to Make It Easier to Create Smartphones

While the announcement that Windows Mobile will be ported to the Qualcomm Mobile Station Modem chipsets in reality this announcement is quite important.

Mobile Tech News – Opera Mobile 8.60 for S60, JAVOedgeTreo Accessories, Fitaly 4 Beta, and More

Opera Mobile 8.60 Web Browser for Symbian S60 Released JAVOedge Releases a Slew of Treo accessories Release Candidate for Fitaly 4 Announced BlueNomad Introduces Beta[...]

PDA and Tech Deals – 5/7 /06

40% off Crumpler Treo Cases 20% off Palm GPS kit Dell Axim X51 $173 Free T-Mobile SDA, MDA $99Palm TX $256

Microsoft Should Make Its Own Handhelds and Smartphones

In this editorial, Brighthand's Ed Hardy considers whether Microsoft should make more than just an operating system for mobile devices.

Handheld Sales Continue to Climb

In the most recent quarter, shipments of handhelds grew 6.6 percent, thanks largly to expanding interest in cellular-wireless devices.

No New Palm Handhelds This Season

According to a market-research company, Palm, Inc. isn't going to release any new traditional handhelds for several months.

Mobile Tech News – Star Trek Is Coming, Treos in the Field, Palm Presentations in May, and More

Star Trek Windows Mobile Smartphone Makes Its Way West Treos Getting More Work In the Field Palm Executive Management to Present at[...]

FontSmoother 1.75 Review

One of Brighthand's moderators has put together an extensive review of the Palm OS application FontSmoother.

Microsoft Tying Windows Mobile to Xbox

At the E3 conference today, Microsoft's Bill Gates announced the "Live Anywhere" initiative, which will allow Xbox users to interact with each other through many different types of devices, including[...]

Nokia Bringing Out Sports-Oriented Smartphone

Nokia has just announced the 5500 Sport, an smartphone targeted at athletes. The S60 device's most unique feature is a built-in pedometer.

Microsoft Laying Down the Underpinnings for Future Windows Mobile Versions

Microsoft has released a beta version of Windows CE 6, the latest version of an operating system that will be the fundamental basis of future versions of Windows Mobile.

BlackBerry Goes to China

After a long delay, RIM officially announced today that it will be offering its BlackBerry handhelds and wireless email service through China Mobile Communications.

Accessibility is My Passion

In this editorial, Antoine Wright urges web developers to make their content available to mobile devices, not just desktops and laptops. Palm 10th Anniversary Contest Voting Begins

We asked people how a Palm device has saved them at some point over the past ten years. We were amazed by the number of responses but have narrowed[...]

The Latest on the DualCore cPC

Although DualCore is stressing the connectivity of its upcoming Windows Mobile/Windows XP computer, it now says this device will lack any kind of built-in wireless networking.

Mobile Tech News – Deals from Astraware, World Cup Info, Calculator for Realtors, and More

Club Astraware May-hem Sale Resco Releases Mobile Guide to the World Cup 2006 in GermanyRealtyJuggler Calculator for Realtors with Windows Mobile Devices ATEKsoft CoolCamera for HTC[...]

Quick News Review

Brighthand's Antoine Wright takes a look at an application that lets users view RSS feeds and podcasts on their handheld or smartphone.

Google Teaming Up With the Nokia 770

The Nokia 770 has been on the market since late last year, but it hasn't exactly taken the world by storm. This might change if a recent deal between its[...]

Palm Unveils the Treo 700p

Palm, Inc. has just taken the wraps off its latest Palm OS smartphone, the Treo 700p Long time Treo users will be happy to hear that this device addresses most[...]

Sony May Be Throwing Its Hat Into the UMPC Ring

Some pictures and specifications of what is supposedly going to be a very small portable computer from Sony have emerged on the Web.

VoIP Coming Soon to the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

Today, Nokia took a big step closer to fulfilling its promise to release a software upgrade for its Internet Tablet that will allow this device to make voice calls over[...]

Sprint Will Be the First to Offer the Treo 700p

Sprint PCS announced today that it will be the first wireless carrier to offer the recently-announced Treo 700p from Palm, Inc.

Sony Announces a Pocket-Sized PC

Yesterday, a description of what was supposed to be the first Ultra Mobile PC from Sony appeared on the Web. Today this device was officially announced, and while most of[...]

Palm Treo 700p

The Palm Treo 700p smartphone delivers everything you need in one go-anywhere, Palm OS device. It combines a smarter phone with wireless email and messaging, built-in web browser, and rich[...]

The Latest on Verizon’s Version of the Treo 700p

At the official announcement of the Treo 700p, Palm, Inc. said both Sprint and Verizon Wireless would be offering this smartphone. Yesterday, Sprint announced that it will be the first[...]

Motorola Q Finally Launching Next Week

Motorola CEO Ed Zander has promised that a long-awaited Windows Mobile Smartphone will be available in just a few days.

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Mobile Tech News – No Wi-Fi for Treo 700p, BlackBerry Use in U.K. Increasing, and Much More

No Wi-Fi for Treo 700p BlackBerry Use in U.K. to Increase LifeDrive Contest Ending SoonNew Master Kick Version

Nokia Bringing Out New Business-Oriented Smartphone

Nokia today announced the latest addition to its E-series of business-oriented smartphones, the E50.

The Digital Divide

In this editorial, Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief takes most of the cellular-wireless companies in the world to task for letting their customers down.

Windows CE Handheld With 30 GB Hard Drive Coming This Summer

Korea-based Tinnos is bringing out Windows CE handheld that will include a 30 GB hard drive and a 4.3-inch screen.

Verizon Denies Motorola Q Launching Next Week

Although Motorola's CEO recently promised that the oft-delayed Motorola Q would finally launch next week, a Verizon spokesperson denies it.

The FCC May Have Been Delaying the Treo 700p

Although both Sprint and Verizon have announced plans to offer Palm, Inc.'s latest smartphone, both have been somewhat vague on exactly when this was going to start. One reason for[...]

First Thoughts – Palm Treo 700p

Brighthand's Adama D. Brown got his hands on Palm's newest release, the much-anticipated Palm Treo 700p, and brings us this preview.

Verizon Announces — But Doesn’t Launch — the Motorola Q

Verizon Wireless has just promised that the long-awaited Motorola Q will finally be available next week. The company also revealed what it plans to charge for this Windows Mobile Smartphone.

Verizon Gets the Treo 700p First… Sort Of

*UPDATED* Recently, Sprint PCS announced that it would be the first wireless carrier to offer Palm's latest smartphone, the Treo 700p. However, Verizon Wireless is attempting to combat this by[...]

Palm 10th Anniversary Contest Winners

The Brighthand Palm 10th Anniversary LifeDrive Giveaway contest has come to a close, and the votes are in our contest winners!

Safety First — Three Simple Steps to Protect Your Devices and Data

Well-known mobile device expert Alan Grassia gives some easy ways to prevent damage to your handheld or smartphone.

Mobile Tech News – Brighthand Memorial Day Sale, Garden State Raises the Bar, Samsung’s UMPC Previewed, and More

Brighthand's Memorial Day Sale Garden State Chooses Cingular Wireless Handmark's Pocket Express on the Motorola Q BlackBerry Connect for Palm Treo 650 Smartphone Now Available[...]

T-Mobile Sidekick 3 Product Photo Leaked

Details are amazingly thin on the new release for T-Mobile, the Sidekick 3 made by Danger. We've seen more image fakes and just plain bad information on this particular unit[...]

That Ol’ PDA Is Still Good

Brighthand's Antoine Write pulls an old iPAQ out of a drawer and is surprised by how usable it still is.

Mobile Tech News – SlingPlayer Mobile, World Cup on the Small Screen, Tetris, and More

New SlingPlayer Mobile Compatible with Windows Mobile Smartphones World Cup Sparks DMB Use in Korea All New Tetris Now Available Master Kick 1.0.7 Released for[...]

Opera Browser Now Available for Pocket PCs

Opera Software has just released the full version of its Web browser for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs.

BlackBerry Smartphone with EV-DO Support Comes to Sprint

Sprint PCS is now offering the BlackBerry 7130e, a smartphone capable of using this carrier's high-speed EV-DO wireless network.

Motorola Q Finally Launches

About half a year after it was first supposed to debut, the Motorola Q had its oft-delayed launch on Verizon's network today.