May 2008 SmartPhone Articles

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

Below are the 69 SmartPhone articles for May of 2008

Nokia 5310 XpressMusic

The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is a device geared toward the music lover. It features Opera Mini web browser and stereo Bluetooth.

Mobile Tech News — Palm Treo 500, FlipSide MP3 Player Released, NoviiRemote and Centro, and More

Palm Treo 500 Comes to O2 FlipSide MP3 Player Released for Windows Mobile NoviiRemote Now Compatible with Palm Centro Updated MyStrands Social Player for[...]

First Glimpse of a Clamshell BlackBerry

Although RIM has updated the look of its BlackBerry smartphones over the years, all of them have been tablets. Now there's strong evidence that this company is going to break[...]

Garmin nuvifone Price Leaked

Garmin has officially/unofficially revealed what its upcoming GPS-enabled phone will cost, and which carrier will likely offer it.

I Fear the Carriers, Even When They Bring Gifts

In his latest editorial, Adama D. Brown takes the wireless carriers to task for practices that he believes are damaging to their customers, business partners, and reputations as companies.

Mobile Tech News — Spb Mobile Shell Updated, Nokia GPS Widget Platform, GPS Tuner Updated, and More

Spb Mobile Shell Updated Nokia Adds WHERE GPS Widget Platform GPS Tuner 5.4 Released LightWav on Sale Today

Motorola Q9c, BlackBerry Curve May Be Coming to Verizon Next Week

At the CTIA tradeshow last month, Verizon promised to add three smartphones to its roster, and so far it has introduced only one of these. However, unconfirmed reports say this[...]

Most Popular Smartphones and Handhelds of April 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.

Possible New Pictures of the iPhone 3G Appear

Despite its best efforts, Apple hasn't been able to keep a lid on next-generation iPhone leaks, and what are supposedly pictures of this upcoming smartphone have appeared on the Web.[...]

Brighthand FAQ: What’s the Difference Between CDMA and GSM?

Often when a new member of the Brighthand forum asks for advice on which device to buy, one of the questions that trips them up has to do with cell[...]

Images and Details of the HTC Touch Diamond Leaked

The Touch Diamond is slated to be formally unveiled on Tuesday, but for those who can't wait, an overview with pictures of this 3G Windows Mobile smartphone have appeared on[...]

Adobe Opens Flash To More Development Across Devices

Adobe hopes to make Flash become a write once/run everywhere type of environment for games and other applications on devices of all types, including mobile phones.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Launch Date Revealed

Ever since Sony Ericsson took the wraps off its first Windows Mobile smartphone, people have been eagerly awaiting this high-end device. Although its manufacturer has been vague about when the[...]

Demand for HTC Touch Diamond Already High

The official unveiling of the HTC Diamond hasn't even happened yet, and this smartphone is already shaping up to be a success.

T-Mobile USA Launches 3G Service with Voice and Data

T-Mobile USA has begun the long-delayed rollout of its 3G service. Despite what earlier reports said, this includes both voice and high-speed data.

BlackBerry Curve 8330

The BlackBerry 8330 is a version of the Curve for CDMA carrirs like Sprint and Verizon. It includes the same multimedia capabilities as other recent BlackBerry models, as well as[...]

Celio Redfly Gets Windows Mobile Standard Support

Celio Corp. has announced that the Redfly will soon support Windows Mobile Standard devices, in addition to ones running Windows Mobile Professional. This will bring the number of models that[...]

HTC Touch Diamond Now Official

The HTC Touch Diamond is no longer just a rumor; the successor to the original HTC Touch it has been officially unveiled at an event in London.

FCC Filing Reveals Samsung i770 with GSM, CDMA

FCC approval documents have revealed the existence of the Samsung SCH-i770, an apparent successor to the i760 that will include both CDMA and GSM radios, allowing it to be used[...]

iPhone: Corporate Threat or Menace?

After a year in which the iPhone was the big dog in the consumer smartphone market, Apple is getting ready to make some changes that will put it near the[...]

Mobile Tech News — Palm Presentation, IM for for BlackBerries, SunnySoft Contacts Updated, and More

Palm to Present at Merrill Lynch Technology Conference WebMessenger Mobile for BlackBerries Released SunnySoft Contacts Updated Gameloft Announces Wimbledon 2008 Tennis Game CinemaNow Remote[...]

Verizon Now Offering BlackBerry Curve with EV-DO, GPS

As it promised to do last month, Verizon has launched its version of the BlackBerry Curve, a smartphone designed to appeal to both business users and consumers.

Treo 800w May Be Coming July 22

There's strong evidence that Sprint is going to release the Treo 800w this summer, and a new report even names the date.

Sprint, Clearwire Partner To Create WiMAX Company

Sprint Nextel and Clearwire have announced plans to combine their wireless broadband units under the Clearwire name, forming a new wireless division with an estimated worth slightly under $15 billion[...]

U.S. Version of HTC Touch Dual Now Available

A new version of HTC's popular Touch smartphone with a sliding keyboard has been released in the United States. Although this model has been around for a while in Europe,[...]

Mobile Tech News — SD Sync Updated, New Astraware Game, iPhoneRingToneMaker Sale, Centro TV Ad

SD Sync Updated with Two-Way Synchronization Hidden Expedition: Titanic Now Available for Symbian S60 and UIQ Two Day Sale on iPhoneRingToneMaker New Sprint Commercial for[...]

New Spy Shot Helps Confirm the Look of the iPhone 2

Last week, several pictures supposedly depicting the upcoming version of the iPhone appeared on the Web. Now, an image from a second source shows what is apparently the same device.

Global Mobile Phone Market Grew Strongly in Q1

During the first quarter of this year, the market for mobile phones worldwide was unaffected by the economic slowdown. In fact, shipments rose by a double-digit percentage compared to the[...]

TomTom Not Making Its Own Phone

Although Garmin is coming out with its own GPS-centered phone, rival TomTom isn't planning something similar. Instead, it will work with other phone makers.

Sprint Now Offering BlackBerry Curve 8330

The BlackBerry Curve 8330 has debuted on a second wireless carrier this week. Sprint has just begun offering this smartphone, close on the heels on Verizon's launch.

Nokia N71 May Come to AT&T

AT&T is in the process of prepping the Nokia N71 for release, according to an unconfirmed report.

Brighthand FAQ: What Are the Wireless Networking Options Going to Be in the Future?

Some of the frequently asked questions in the Brighthand forums are from people who are unfamiliar with WiMax and other emerging wireless networking standards. To help these people out, Adama[...]

Verizon Launches Motorola Q9c

Verizon Wireless has introduced its second smartphone of the week. The Motorola Q9c is a more business-oriented version of a Windows Mobile device this telecom introduced last year.

Nokia Makes Java-based Game Development Easier

Nokia has released an updated SNAP Mobile software development kit that should make it allow developers to create richer Java-based games.

Next-Generation BlackBerry Gets a Possible Name, Release Date

Rumors of a new BlackBerry model are coming thick and fast. The most recent of these supposedly reveals the official name for this upcoming smartphone, and that it could be[...]

Mobile Tech News — Snails Reloaded, OtterBox for Charity, Samsung Instinct Comparison

Snails Reloaded Hits the Web OtterBox Offering Cases to Support Breast Cancer Treatment Samsung Instinct Goes Head-to-Head with the iPhone in Navigation

Leaked Version of Nokia Internet Tablet OS Shows Minor Updates

An early build of an operating system update for Nokia's N800 and N810 Internet Tablets has been leaked on the Web.

It’s Not the Hardware, It’s the User Experience That’s Broken

In his latest editorial, Antoine Wright takes the stand that what mobile devices need isn't better hardware, it's better software.

RIM Unveils the BlackBerry Bold 9000

RIM has just taken the wraps off its next smartphone model. The BlackBerry Bold will be the first from this company to support tri-band HSDPA high-speed 3G networks around the[...]

Windows Mobile 7 May See Release Later This Year

According to a roadmap from device manufacturer MWg, the company plans to have a Windows Mobile 7 device on the market some time in the fourth quarter of this year.[...]

AT&T Commits to Free Wi-Fi for its Smartphone Users… Eventually

A slip-up by AT&T has brought to light AT&T's plan to offer Wi-Fi access to all its customers with a smartphone that can take advantage of it.

Opera Mini 4.1 Released, Up to 50% Faster

Opera Software has released Opera Mini 4.1, the latest version of itsfree, Java-based we browser that works on nearly every mobile phone. According to Opera, the new version[...]

Asus Eee PC 900 Review

The Asus Eee PC 900 is the new update to the original Eee PC. In this review, Jerry Jackson seeks to answer the question, "Is this $550 mobile companion the[...]

Mobile Tech News — AfterCall for S60, Handmark BlackBerry Apps, PocketMac AudioExtractor

AfterCall for S60 Now Available Handmark Announces New Applications for BlackBerry Devices PocketMac AudioExtractor Eases YouTube Music onto iTunes

MWg Atom Life Review

The MWg Atom Life is a Windows Mobile smartphone that most people won't notice unless they are paying attention. Still, Antoine Wright says it has the style to be noticed,[...]

Microsoft Wants 40% of the Smartphone Market by 2012

A high-level Microsoft executive says his company has set an ambitious goal for itself: it wants Windows Mobile to have 40% of the world smartphone market in the next[...]

AT&T Plans 20 Megabit 3G Network for Next Year

AT&T Wireless has announced plans to upgrade its 3G network to support Internet access at speeds of up to 20 megabits per second, starting in 2009.

HTC Touch Diamond Preview

Although HTC Touch Diamond is not yet available, Ed Hardy has been been given a preview of it by HTC, and brings us his first impressions.

eXpansys Offering Special Price for Nokia N800 Internet Tablet

In what could almost be described as a steal, eXpansys is selling the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet for a very low price for a very limited time.

Mobile Tech News — Palm Presentation, WorldMate with GPS, Nokia Filmmaking Awards, and More

Palm to Present at JPMorgan Technology Conference WorldMate Live now includes GPS Eduardo Cachucho wins 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards OtterBox 1990 for[...]

Phillips Announces X-Connect Windows Mobile iPhone Competitor

Phillips has announced a new touchscreen-oriented Windows Mobile phone, with features and design similar to the upcoming 3G iPhone.

WMWifiRouter Review

WMWifiRouter turns a Windows Mobile Pro smartphone into a portable wireless router. Ed Hardy has tested this utility out and says its definitely worth while for those who frequently travel[...]

Mobile Tech Notes — Lightspeed, TreoSpot, and Machines at War Updated

Lightspeed Overclocking App for Palm OS Updated TreoSpot Updated Machines at War Version 1.2 Released

Fuel Cells Still Years Away for Mobile Devices

It was only a few years ago that fuel cells were the next big thing, always just around the corner. Today, even some of their hardiest proponents admit it will[...]

Smartphones Selling Well in the U.S.

Although the overall U.S. market for mobile phones declined in the first quarter of this year, sales of smartphones increased.

Nokia Maps 2.0 Officially Available

Nokia Maps 2.0 leaves its beta state with several updates and enhancements for Nokia's GPS-enabled Symbian S60 mobile devices.

Mobile Tech News — Many More Games Coming to Smartphones, Centro in Australia, and More

Handango and Capcom to Bring Games to N. American Smartphones N-Gage Adds Konami Games Such as Metal Gear Solid Handy Converter 2 Released for S60 [...]

Palm Treo 850 Pics and Information Leaked

Various websites have pictures and information on the Treo 850, an upcoming smartphone from Palm.

Mobile Tech News — HTC TyTN II Upgrade, PocketBible Update, Palm Virtual Lab, and More

Windows Mobile 6.1 Now Available for HTC TyTN II PocketBible 4 Released Device Anywhere Opens Palm Virtual Lab eReader Beta for Symbian S60 Released[...]

OLPC XO-2 Brings New, Smaller Form Factor with Dual Touchscreens

A new version of the One Laptop Per Child XO has been announced which will feature dual touchscreens and a smaller form factor.

Nokia E66 and E71 Press Images Leaked, E71 Reviewed

Nokia is readying two E-series devices -- the E66 and E71 -- for release soon, as evidenced by press photos that have appeared on the Web.

Mobile Tech News — NetFront Browser Concept Version, N95 Firmware Update, HAVA Player for S60

North American N95 Receives Long-Awaited Firmware Update NetFront Browser v3.5 for Windows Mobile Concept Version Released HAVA Mobile Player for S60 Coming Soon

BoxWave iPAQ 210 Cradle Review

iPAQ 210 owners looking for accessories for their handheld should be interested in Adama Brown's review of BoxWave's desktop cradle.

HTC Raphael Officially/Unofficially Announced

The European wireless carrier T-Mobile appears to have jumped the gun on HTC a bit, and has taken the wraps off a smartphone that earlier was only a rumor.

Mobile Tech News — New Racing Game, Updates for FetchIt! and PhatPad

Start Your Engines for GTS World Racing FetchIt! Gets Updated PhatPad 4.5 Released

More Details on the First Clamshell BlackBerry Emerge

Early this month, the first solid report of the BlackBerry Sidekick emerged. Now, much more information on this upcoming device has leaked out of RIM.

Access Releases Improved Palm OS Emulator for Nokia Internet Tablets

Access Co., Ltd. has released a new version of its Garnet VM, which allows users of the Nokia N810, N800, and N770 to run thousands of off-the-shelf Palm OS applications.

Brighthand FAQ: How Do I Set Up a Windows Mobile Device with a Bluetooth GPS Receiver?

The process for connecting a Windows Mobile handheld or smartphone to an external GPS receiver is relatively complicated, so Ed Hardy has put together a set of step-by-step instructions.

Google Demonstrates Android’s Look and Feel

The Google I/O conference was this week, and the team working on Android took the opportunity to show off this upcoming mobile operating system.