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SmartPhone Articles for May of 2009Below are the 105 SmartPhone articles for May of 2009
The LG GM730 will be a slim smartphone running Windows Mobile. It will feature a 3.0 inch touch screen with S-Class user interface, WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 5.0[...]
The HTC Snap is a slim device with 3G support. The Inner Circle feature prioritizes e-mail for the user from a pre-selected group of contacts. Running Windows Mobile 6.1, it[...]
The Nokia N86 is equipped with an 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. Other features include a 2.6 inch OLED screen, 8GB internal memory, WiFi connectivity, A-GPS and FM[...]
Twittix is a new mobile Twitter solution published by MojosMobile. It allows Symbian S60 users to send, receive, update and share Tweets wherever they are.
T-Mobile has significantly dropped the price of the T-Mobile cameo, a digital photo frame that can receive new pictures via MMS or email.
There's nothing special about a phone that can record video, but the new iPhone expected to launch next month will reportedly take this to the next level and allow users[...]
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the handhelds and smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.
A second phone running Palm's webOS may be headed to Sprint as a follow-up to the Palm Pre. If true, the Palm Eos will give this carrier's customers a choice[...]
Whether you're waiting until the last minute to pick out your Mother's Day gift, trying to find an early Father's Day present, or searching for the right phone for your[...]
Some who are just looking at the rather basic specifications of the upcoming Palm Pre are wondering what all the excitement is about. But the Pre will be more than[...]
Nokia is continuing its steps towards the launch of its Ovi services by streamlining and better focusing its online services unit.
Tellme has announced plans to release a free application that will allow users to perform a wide variety of tasks on a Windows Mobile 6.5 phone by speaking commands aloud.
Palm is going release an inexpensive laptop running its new webOS, if an unconfirmed report from an industry analyst is correct.
Apple's iPod touch can take a huge beating in an ordinary day, and the best defense is a case. OtterBox offers a variety of these, and Kevin O'Brien brings us[...]
Two of the most frequently asked questions may finally have answers. Information leaking out of the retailer Best Buy gives the price and -- possibly -- the release date for[...]
The long-awaited Nokia E71x is now available from AT&T. This Symbian phone has an emphasis on mobile messaging and a low price.
AT&T has promised to release the latest BlackBerry model in the next few months. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a thin and light smartphone with a relatively high-resolution screen and[...]
A roadmap has leaked out of T-Mobile USA showing this carrier's plans to release three new models running Google's Android operating system. These will have a variety of form factors.
Nokia is now allowing those in the U.S. who want to be among the first to have a Nokia N97 to pre-order it, and those in Europe will b able[...]
The Google Apps Enterprise team will soon release Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which those with a BlackBerry smartphone to use many of the built-in applications with Google's[...]
A new version of the Amazon Kindle e-book reader with a significantly bigger screen is supposedly going to be unveiled tomorrow.
Canada's Bell Mobility has become the second wireless carrier that we can say for certain will get the eagerly-awaited Palm Pre.
Nokia has taken the wraps off a slim, enterprise-focused mobile called the E52, boasting several features that integrate traditional mobile tasks with office productivity and long battery life.
Amazon.com has just unveiled the Kindle DX, an upcoming version of its e-book reader that offers a screen 2.5 times the size of the current model. It also has more[...]
T-Mobile USA announced today that it will begin rolling out Android 1.5 to T-Mobile G1 users next week. This free over-the-air update will bring a number of new features to[...]
In light of all the different types of applications that connect to the Internet, and the way we use our mobile devices, Antoine Wright asks, are mobile web browsers necessary?
The Nokia E75 began shipping in Europe last month, but a version of this messaging-oriented Symbian smartphone specifically created for N. America has just been released.
Verizon Wireless will soon introduce the MiFi 2200, a small and portable Wi-Fi hotspot that will have built-in mobile broadband. This will allow any device -- phone, laptop, or MID[...]
A slip-up by a third-party developer has exposed Dell's plans to release entry-level notebooks running an operating system created by Google. Dell will apparently be joining several other companies developing[...]
Microsoft has released the first official Facebook application for all Windows Mobile 6 phones. This is the only version on the market today offering the ability to upload video right[...]
The entry-level BlackBerry Curve 8520 will be released by T-Mobile USA near the end of this year, if an unconfirmed report is correct.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is the first Symbian S60 smartphone with a touchscreen. Antoine Wright takes this mid-range device for an extended spin and finds several surprises.
The first details on one of T-Mobile's upcoming smartphones running Google's Android OS surfaced earlier this week, and now a more complete picture of it has emerged... literally.
This is an inexpensive, consumer-oriented messaging phone from Verizon. Its dual-hinge design allows it to flip open with the keyboard in either a horizontal or portrait orientation. What sets it[...]
The release of the Garmin-Asus nvifone G60 has been moved back yet again. Ths navigation-oriented device is now expacted to launch about 18 months after it was first unveiled.
The Samsung Alias 2 is a dual-hinge messaging phone that has just debuted from Verizon. What sets this device apart from the pack is its E-Ink keyboard, so what's displayed[...]
Amazon.com has launched a Kindle Store optimized for the Safari Web browser on iPhone, allowing users of this smartphone to easily buy e-books on their mobile device.
Antoine RJ Wright takes a look at an innovative new service called SpinVox which turns voicemails into text messages for quick reading and easy searching.
No one outside of Sprint knows the release date for the highly-anticipated Palm Pre, but an unconfirmed report says this will be revealed a week from today. Updated
Apple is widely expected to release a new iPhone in June, but so far this company has kept a fairly tight lid on details. Now however, that lid has apparently[...]
A pair of tweets from Microsoft drop strong hints that this company will soon make an announcement that's somehow related to phones and its Zune music player. Update: Hoax
Android 1.5 is still a few days away from being widely distributed but talk of the next major version has already started. According to an unconfirmed report, two smartphones scheduled[...]
The T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 updates the Sidekick line with more professional features. Equipped with a QWERTY keyboard, this device also sports a GPS reciever for turn-by-turn navigation, swiveling 3.2[...]
Microsoft recently confirmed that it's creating a series of reference designs for future Windows Mobile devices, and now a set of specifications for one of these has leaked out.
T-Mobile USA has just introduced a new version of the Sidekick LX that offers high-end features, like mobile broadband service and a very high-resolution screen.
Sprint plans to introduce the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot early next month. This accessory will allow users to connect to the Internet wherever they go by bridging Wi-Fi[...]
Google has released a new version of Sky Map for Android, free software that shows users a labeled map of the stars that adjusts to both their locations and the[...]
The Samsung Jack, the successor the very popular BlackJack and BlackJack II, will be released by AT&T on May 19. Like its predecessors, this Windows phone will have a focus[...]
Many of the rumors about the pricing and release date for the Palm Pre have leaked out of Best Buy, but today's report is undeniably true: this retailer is now[...]
Sprint is holding a contest in which two winners will receive a free Palm Pre and a year of service. This sweepstakes will end on the day before Palm and[...]
Sling Media has released a version of its SlingPlayer Mobile application for Apple's smartphone and handheld. This gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch and control their home TV and[...]
NBC has launched a mobile site that allows many phone users to watch full episodes of this networks most popular shows for free.
In the past few months there have been a few unconfirmed reports of the second-generation BlackBerry Storm, and now the first pictures of this smartphone have appeared.
There have been plenty of rumors about the new iPhone model that is supposedly coming early this summer, but less is known about the iPod touch revamp expected a few[...]
The Dell Wasabi is a tiny portable printer that can receive images from a variety of devices -- from smartphones to cameras to laptops -- and print them out at[...]
Google launched a version of its online shopping service for phones running its Android OS a few weeks ago, and has now enhanced this with bar-code scanning.
The first alpha version of Firefox for Windows Mobile 6 has been released. This pre-beta is intended to let interested parties test this web browser.
Microsoft has has finished work on Windows Mobile 6.5, the next version of its operating system for smartphones. However, this doesn't mean the release is imminent.
Sprint stores are starting to receive the Palm Pre -- a strong sign that the release of this highly-anticipated smartphone is drawing close. Updated
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Nokia's next flagship smartphone, the Nokia N97, could debut in N. America considerably earlier than expected. This smartphone will offer a tilt-up touchscreen, keyboard, mobile broadband, and much more.
AT&T is reportedly considering letting customers reduce the monthly cost of using their iPhone, but there's a catch: less money will get less service.
Rumors and speculation on the release date of the Palm Pre have been circulating for months, but evidence is now solidifying around a launch early next month. Updated
Those with a T-Mobile G1 will have to wait a bit more to get the promised upgrade to Android 1.5. This carrier says it will start distributing the latest version[...]
AT&T today announced plans to offer online storage to its enterprise customers. This will allow users to upload and retrieve data from any location, anytime, using any Web-enabled device.
The Samsung Jack updates the BlackJack II and is a text and e-mail-friendly phone featuring a full QWERTY keyboard. It’s also equipped with Internet Explorer Mobile for web browsing, Microsoft[...]
Ending months of rumors and speculation, Palm and Sprint have officially announced the release date and price for the highly anticipated Palm Pre.
Microsoft is now inviting the public to try out the beta of its free online data synchronization service for Windows Mobile called My Phone.
Apple hasn't yet unveiled the next iPhone, but a fairly complete picture of this device has nevertheless emerged. The latest unconfirmed report gives the scheduled release date for this smartphone.
There can no doubt that RIM and Verizon intend to release a follow-up to the BlackBerry Storm, but this may be hitting store shelves far soon than many had[...]
New information and a screenshot has recently leaked showing a possible future direction for Nokia's Maemo operating system. This will have a strong emphasis on home-screen widgets.
Verizon Wireless will be getting aversion of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in the next few months, if an unconfirmed report is correct. This smartphone will have a clamshell design, mobile[...]
There have been several reliable but unofficial reports that say Sprint will release a version of the HTC Touch Pro2 this year, and the most recent of these says this[...]
Yesterday, Sprint announced that it will charge $200 for the Palm Pre, but to get that price customers will have to send in a mail-in rebate. There's a way to[...]
AT&T has just revealed that it's going to release the BlackBerry Curve 8900 well before most people were expecting it. RIM's latest smartphone will lack 3G but will include Wi-Fi.[...]
The FCC approved what is apparently Verizon's version of the HTC Touch Pro2 today, opening the possibility that this carrier will join T-Mobile and Sprint in launching this high-end Windows[...]
Nokia has updated Ovi Maps for Symbian devices, and released an API which works alongside its updated Ovi Maps service to create dynamic and personal location-based experiences with applications and[...]
Spb Software has released Spb TV for Symbian S60 phones. This is a subscription-free mobile IPTV viewer, designed for tuning in to publicly-available digital TV channels from all over the[...]
Skype promised that it would release a beta version of its VoIP software for BlackBerry smartphones in May, and it took an important step closer to that goal this week:[...]
Several of the top laptop makers are supposedly looking into making netbooks with Google's Android OS, and Dell has now confirmed that it's on this list.
Rumors of a some kind of Apple tablet PC have been around for years, and an industry analyst has gone out on a limb to predict that one really will[...]
Samsung has released an update for the Samsung Epix that fixes the bugs that have plagued this Windows phone. Specifically, it takes care of whatever causes the mysterious "Slog Dump"[...]
T-Mobile released the first device running Google's Android OS, and will soon be offering several more. In the last few weeks, word has slipped out on three Android phones headed[...]
The Samsung Propel Pro from AT&T is a Windows Mobile 6.1 slider phone with a full QWERTY keyboard and a stylish exterior. Jen Edwards brings us a review of this[...]
The online phone retailer eXpansys USA is giving away an unlocked Palm Treo Pro, the latest Windows phone created by this company.
To the disappointment of many, Palm, Inc. has admitted that the upcoming Palm Pre won't support Sprint's Visual Voicemail service.
The head of Panasonic's phone division has announced that his company is likely to release an Android-based smartphone outside of Japan next year.
Sprint is going to introduce the Palm Pre on June 6, but supplies of this highly-anticipated smartphone are going to be very limited until July at the earliest.
The companies who create operating systems for smartphones are usually very good about listening to their customers. If enough people complain about something, it will be changed. But there's one[...]
The newly released Google Sync Beta for Symbian S60 provides Calendar and Contact syncing between the mobile device and the user's Google account.
Those who get a Palm Pre may be able to watch video streamed from their home TV thanks to a version of SlingPlayer Mobile.
The HTC Touch Diamond2 is an upcoming Windows phone with a WVGA display. Jen Edwards shares her quite favorable first impressions of this consumer-oriented device.
DataViz has released its fourth beta version of RoadSync for Android, an application that provides secure, wireless, and direct push synchronization with an Exchange Server.
Audible has released a player that allows BlackBerry users to listen to its wide selection of audio e-books.
TeleNav gives the Android-based T-Mobile G1 access to an advanced turn-by-turn GPS navigation service. Ed Hardy brings us a review.
Nokia has followed through on its plans to open its Ovi Store, a on-device software and services marketplace in the same vein as the iTunes App Store.
The Skyfire mobile web browser has made the jump from public beta to first official release, but is still available as a free alternative for Windows Mobile or Symbian smartphones.
In his latest editorial, Antoine Wright considered the advantages and disadvantages of being on the cutting edge of technology.
T-Mobile has begun distributing the Android 1.5 upgrade to those with a T-Mobile G1, bringing new features such as an on-screen keyboard to this smartphone.
Palm revealed today that the upcoming Palm Pre will include Palm media sync, which will allow it to synchronize with iTunes to transfer DRM-free music, photos, and videos.
Access has released the fourth beta of its Garnet VM application, which allows users of Nokia Internet Tablets to run Palm OS applications.
DataViz is now offering Palm OS users their last chance to upgrade to Documents To Go Premium at 70% off the regular price. Updated
The Nokia E55 will feature a candybar-style design, GPS, Bluetooth, a 20-key SureType keyboard, and a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash. It will also be equipped with a 2.4-inch[...]
Earlier this week, Verizon's CEO promised that his company will release the highly-anticipated Palm Pre, making it the second U.S. carrier to commit to this device. AT&T's CEO also recently[...]
The Samsung Alias 2 is a dual-hinge messaging phone that doesn't look all that remarkable at first glance, but Jen Edwards was very impressed with its E-Ink keyboard that changes[...]