May 2010 SmartPhone Articles

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

Below are the 137 SmartPhone articles for May of 2010

Global Handset Shipments Up Almost 20% in Q1, Smartphone Shipments Up 50%

The global handset market has flourished in the first quarter of 2010, with more than 303 million handsets shipping, according to ABI Research. And Strategy Analytics reported that shipments of[...]

Android OS Will Get Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta this Month

Adobe says it will release a beta of Flash Player 10.1 for smartphones running Google's Android OS in a few weeks. This will allow users to access websites that[...]

Twitter Introduces Official Android OS App

Twitter has released a app that allows those with an Android OS-powered smartphone to use its social-networking service. This free software offers features beyond just enabling users to read and[...]

New Details Emerge on Verizon’s LG Fathom Windows Phone

Several unconfirmed reports have indicated that Verizon Wireless is going to release the LG Fathom later this month, but a complete picture is just now emerging of this upcoming smartphone[...]

LG Ally Appears in Iron Man 2-themed TV Ad

LG is now running a "teaser" commercial for the LG Ally, a model it has not yet released. The ad ties in with next week's launch of Iron Man 2,[...]

Motorola Cliq XT Gets a System Software Update

T-Mobile USA has released an updated version of the system software on the Motorola Cliq XT, an Android OS smartphone that debuted early this spring. This improves the device's phone[...]

HTC Droid Incredible Review

The HTC Droid Incredible is the latest Android OS-based smartphone from Verizon Wireless. The device lives up to its name: a large touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, 8 GB of internal[...]

Most Popular Smartphones of April 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.

Verizon Cuts Price on Palm Pre Plus Again

In yet another attempt to spur weak sales, Verizon has lowered the contract price on the Palm Pre Plus. After debuting in January at $150, the consumer-oriented smartphone with webOS[...]

Microsoft’s New Kin Phones Might Launch Next Week

The first two phones from Microsoft's Pink project are going to hit the market soon, if an unconfirmed report is correct. The Kin One and Kin Two will be inexpensive[...]

Apple May Be Forced to Allow Developers to Create iPhone Apps with Adobe Tools

The U.S. government is supposedly looking into whether Apple broke antitrust law with a recent change in its developer agreement that blocks the use of tools like Adobe Flash CS5[...]

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Android-based LG Ally Will Debut on May 20

LG has officially announced that the LG Ally will be introduced on May 20. However, the company still has not yet revealed all the specifications for this this Android OS[...]

It’s Official: T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide To Hit Market in June

T-Mobile has just formally announced its next Android OS-powered smartphone, the myTouch 3G Slide. This device will have a slide-out keyboard, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, and[...]

HTC Droid Incredible Available for $150 to New Verizon Customers

The HTC Droid Incredible debuted last week at $200 with contract, but new Verizon customers can get it for $50 less. This Android OS smartphone is well supplied with high-end[...]

Moms, Dads and Grads Smartphone Buyer’s Guide 2010

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[...]

Microsoft Communicator Mobile for Nokia Now Available

A version of Microsoft Communicator has been released that is compatible with some of Nokia's messaging-oriented smartphones. This was developed as part of a collaboration between Nokia and Microsoft.

New Details on iPhone OS 4.0 Emerge

Apple has revealed many features of iPhone OS 4.0, but apparently not all of them. Developers with access to early versions of this operating system have found a way to[...]

Google Opening e-book Store

The just-announced Google Editions will be the search giant's foray into selling electronic books. This will allow customers to buy and read books in a web browser, giving users access[...]

Pricing and Release Date for Microsoft’s New Kin Phones Revealed

The Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two will be released earlier than previously thought: Verizon Wireless is going to start offering these messaging-oriented phones tomorrow. As expected, these models are[...]

Microsoft Kin One

Microsoft’s Kin One is an inexpensive consumer-oriented phone created for people who are looking for a device for texting, social networking and music. It features a QVGA touchscreen and small[...]

TechnologyGuide Scavenger Hunt Ending Soon

The TechnologyGuide Scavenger Hunt will end tomorrow. This involves searching for 2-D tags that are buried within iPad-related news and reviews in the TechnologyGuide family of web sites with a[...]

Confirmed: LG Ally Will Run Android OS 2.1 on a Fast Processor

LG is slowly revealing the details on the LG Ally, a smartphone running Google's Android OS that will hit the market later this month. The company's micro-site dedicated to this[...]

Apple iPhone HD May Live Up to Its Name, Offer High Definition Video Recording

Apple's next smartphone is supposedly going to be called the iPhone HD because it is going to have a much high resolution display. In addition, new evidence indicates it will[...]

Microsoft Kin One and Two Now Available

This is the launch day for the first phones based on Microsoft's new Kin platform. These are inexpensive consumer-oriented models created for people who primarily use their phone for texting,[...]

AT&T Might Remain Exclusive Provider of iPhone Until Early 2011

Despite persistent reports that Apple and Verizon Wireless are in talks to end AT&T's exclusive contract to offer the very popular iPhone, an industry analyst said this won't happen before[...]

Palm Pre Plus Could Debut on AT&T by Mid-Month

AT&T has committed to offering Palm's flagship webOS smartphone, but has yet to say when. However, information leaking out of this wireless carrier indicates that its launch date for the[...]

LogMeIn Ignition for Android OS Released as Beta

A beta version of the LogMeIn Ignition remote access application is being is now available for smartphones running Google's Android OS. This allows users to control their work or home[...]

HTC EVO 4G May Launch June 6

Ever since Sprint unveiled the HTC EVO 4G, many people have been eagerly waiting for release of this high-end Android OS smartphone with WiMAX. According to a source at a[...]

Idapt I3 Review

The I3 is a universal charging station that allows users to charge multiple devices at once thanks to a range of interchangeable tips. Does this all-in-one charging solution offer enough[...]

Motorola Droid Just $20 to New Verizon Customers

The regular price for the very popular Motorola Droid is $200 with a two-year contract, but new Verizon Wireless customers can get this high-end Android OS smartphone for 90% off.[...]

HTC Droid Eris Getting Long-Awaited Android OS 2.1 Upgrade Soon

Verizon Wireless says that a delayed Android OS upgrade for the HTC Droid Eris will be available soon. This will move the smartphone up to the latest version of Google's[...]

Motorola Backflip Review

The Motorola Backflip is an inexpensive smartphone with an unusual reverse-flip keyboard with an HVGA touchscreen and an large trackpad. Brighthand.com Correspondent Jen Edwards reviewed AT&T's only Android OS-based device.

HP Hurricane: a webOS-based Tablet Computer Scheduled for Q3?

When HP announced it is buying Palm, the company made it clear that it intends to use Palm's webOS on tablet computers. According to an unconfirmed report, the first of[...]

Google Now Offering a Free Text Translation Tool

Language translation has been added to Google Goggles. This free software now allows users to take a picture of text written in one language and have it translated into another.

AT&T To Release Four More Android OS-based Smartphones by Mid-Year

In January, AT&T committed to releasing five smartphones running Google's Android OS in the first half of this year. So far it has released only one, and its deadline is[...]

Google’s Android OS Outselling iPhone in U.S.

The Android OS continues to grow in popularity, and last quarter moved past Apple's iPhone OS to take the No. 2 position among smartphone operating systems in the United States[...]

BlackBerry Clamshell, Slider Models Appear in Unauthorized Videos

A video of the BlackBerry Bold 9670, RIM's second smartphone with a clamshell design, has appeared online. If that weren't enough, a short video of the BlackBerry Bold 9800, which[...]

HTC Droid Incredible vs. Motorola Droid: Which Is the Better Option?

The Motorola Droid and the HTC Droid Incredible are both high-end Android OS-based smartphones available from Verizon. Here's a side-by-side analysis of the two similiar phones to help determine which[...]

AT&T To Introduce Palm Pre Plus Next Week

AT&T is going to launch its version of Palm's flagship smartphone on Sunday, making it the third wireless carrier to offer a webOS model. The Palm Pre Plus is a[...]

Sprint Drops Google Nexus One

Sprint has canceled plans to offer the Google Nexus One, a high-end Android OS-powered smartphone. Instead, the carrier is encouraging its customers to get the HTC EVO 4G, an upcoming[...]

Full Spec Sheet for Verizon’s LG Ally Appears

All the details on the LG Ally have leaked out of Verizon Wireless, who will launch this Android OS 2.1-based smartphone later this month. The mid-range device will feature a[...]

Motorola Flipout To Offer Android OS 2.1 with Unusual Design

Motorola is reportedly prepping an Android OS smartphone with a flip-around display. The Motorola Flipout will apparently be an entry-level model with 2.8-inch touchscreen, 3.1 megapixel camera, and a strong[...]

Verizon Could get iPhone 4G with LTE this Summer

Verizon Wireless might introduce a next-generation Apple iPhone with the 4G wireless-networking standard LTE this summer, ending AT&T's lock on this very popular smartphone. However, there are reasons to doubt[...]

Nokia Reorganizing into Three Business Units

Nokia is going to switch to a simplified company structure with three units: Mobile Solutions, Mobile Phones and Markets. This reorganization will go into effect on July 1.

HTC Droid Eris Getting Android OS 2.1 Upgrade Now

Verizon Wireless has begun sending out a long-awaited Android OS upgrade for the HTC Droid Eris. This moves the smartphone up to the latest version of Google's mobile operating system,[...]

Android-based Garminfone To Debut in June for $200

T-Mobile USA has announced that the Garminfone is going to be released at some point next month. The carrier has also announced the price for this navigation-oriented smartphone running Google's[...]

iPhone 4G To Include Apple A4 Processor

Apple has apparently lost a second unit of its next-generation iPhone. This prototype has been disassembled, revealing that it is running an Apple A4 processor, the same chip in the[...]

Verizon’s Android-powered LG Ally Will Go for Just $100

Verizon Wireless has just announced plans to offer the LG Ally, an Android OS 2.1-based smartphone that will debut later this month. The device will feature a sliding keyboard, WVGA[...]

Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 Now Available

Microsoft is launching Office 2010 today, and this includes a version for Windows Mobile 6.5. Like its predecessors, this suite of apps lets users edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.[...]

HTC EVO 4G To Debut Early in June with Video Chat

Sprint has just announced that the highly-anticipated HTC EVO 4G is going to debut early next month for $200 with contract. The carrier also revealed that this Android OS smartphone[...]

Verizon Getting BlackBerry Bold 9650 Worldphone in Near Future

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 will apparently soon be available from Verizon Wireless. The high-end smartphone will succeed the BlackBerry Tour and give users the ability to make calls in the[...]

Android-based LG Ally Now Available for Pre-order from Verizon

Verizon Wireless has just begun taking pre-orders for the LG Ally, an Android OS 2.1-based smartphone that will debut later this month. The mid-range device will feature a sliding keyboard,[...]

Android OS 2.2 To Include Built-in Wi-Fi Router, USB Tethering

The next version of Google's Android OS will reportedly include software that will allow smartphones running it to share its wireless Internet connections with other computers, such as laptops.

Apple May Have Ordered 10 Million iPhones for Verizon and/or Sprint

According to an unconfirmed report, Apple has hired a company in Taiwan to produce a version of the iPhone with support for CDMA wireless networks. The current version of this[...]

Samsung Moment’s Android 2.1 Upgrade Getting Closer

The Android OS 2.1 upgrade for the Samsung Moment that Sprint has promised is apparently getting close to release. Close enough that a version of it can already be downloaded[...]

HTC HD2 Getting a Small System Software Update

T-Mobile USA is apparently going to announce a "bug fix" update for its HTC HD2 in the coming days. Exactly when the official release will be isn't yet clear, but[...]

Dell Mini 5 Android-based Tablet Phone Definitely Coming to AT&T

Dell CEO Michael Dell has made it official: AT&T is going to introduce the Dell Mini 5 this summer. The smartphone, also known by its code-name "Streak," is going to[...]

HTC Legend

This model is eventually going to be the successor to the popular HTC Hero. It has a redesigned shape without the hard angles, and much of its casing has been[...]

AT&T’s HSPA+ Service To Become Widely Available this Year

AT&T is working to upgrade its network with the the HSPA+ standard, which should more than double the data transfer speed of the carrier's 3G service. This is a stepping[...]

Samsung Moment’s Android 2.1 Upgrade Now Available

Sprint has begunn offering an Android OS 2.1 upgrade for the Samsung Moment. This brings a number of enhancments to the smartphone, such as support for pinch-to-zoom and text-to-speach.

Google Giving Up Direct Sales of the Nexus One

Google is giving up using its web site to sell the Nexus One directly to the public. Instead, the company is going to use its site to showcase all the[...]

Palm Pre Plus for AT&T Review

AT&T is launching Palm Pre Plus. Jen Edwards brings us a review of this version of Palm's flagship smartphone, a consumer-oriented model with the very user-friendly webOS and a small[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9650

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a high-end smartphone and the successor to the BlackBerry Tour. It has the typical BlackBerry tablet shape with a 2.4-inch 480 x 360 display above[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Launches from Sprint

Sprint is now taking orders for the BlackBerry Bold 9650, a high-end smartphone that is the successor to the BlackBerry Tour. This device offers Wi-Fi, GPS, and is one of[...]

AT&T Now Offering the Palm Pre Plus

The Palm Pre Plus is now available from AT&T. Palm's latest model has a mid-range price and sports a touchscreen, small keyboard, 16 GB of storage, 3G and Wi-Fi, and[...]

HTC EVO 4G Now Available for Pre-Order

The highly-anticipated HTC EVO 4G isn't going to hit stores until early next month, but those who would like to get their hands on the high-end Android OS-powered smartphone as[...]

Sprint’s HTC Hero Getting Android OS 2.1 this Week, Unofficial Version Already Available

A long-awaited upgrade for the system software on Sprint's version of the HTC Hero a reportedly going to be released this week. Those who absolutely can't wait can install a[...]

HTC Mondrian Might Run Windows Phone 7 on a 1.3 GHz Processor

The details on an upcoming very high-end smartphone from HTC have leaked out. The HTC Mondrian will supposedly sport Microsoft's next-generation mobile operating system, a 1.3 GHz Snapdragon processor, and[...]

HTC Wildfire To Target Budget-Conscious Smartphone Buyers

The newly-announced HTC Wildfire is going to be an entry-level smartphone with a focus on social networking. It will run Google's Android OS with the HTC Sense user interface, and[...]

Verizon Can’t Keep Up with Demand for HTC Droid Incredible

The HTC Droid Incredible launched last month, but Verizon is currently sold out of this high-end Android OS smartphone. As a result of strong demand and parts shortages, this product[...]

Apple iPhone 4G To Have Advanced, High Resolution Display

New details on the next iPhone have slipped out. This upcoming smartphone is reportedly going to have a higher screen resolution than many of its competitors, and this display will[...]

Kindle App for Android OS Coming this Summer

Amazon.com is going to release a version of Kindle for Google's Android OS this summer. The free application will give customers access to e-books from the online retailer's collection, giving[...]

DataViz Documents To Go for iPhone Review

DataViz's Documents To Go is a mobile office productivity suite for Apple iPhone OS. It allows users to work with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. We find out if[...]

BlackBerry, HTC, LG, Motorola Developing Smartphones for Verizon’s LTE Network

Verizon's CEO says that all the top smartphone makers are working on models for the carrier's nascent 4G network. This time next year, he expects Verizon to be offering three[...]

Google’s Android OS 2.2 Unveiling Expected Tomorrow

Google is widely expected to officially announce the next version of its mobile operating system tomorrow at an event for developers. According to early reports, Android OS 2.2 will include[...]

FDA Finds No Link Between Cell Phone Use and Cancer

In the midst of ongoing research, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now saying that there is scientific evidence to suggest that cell phones do not pose a[...]

AT&T To Introduce the Palm Pixi Plus Early in June

The Palm Pixi Plus will be released by AT&T in a few weeks. This messaging-oriented model has a slim design with a keyboard fixed below its touchscreen. It runs the[...]

HTC HD2 Gets a ”Bug Fix” System Software Update

T-Mobile USA has released a small software update for its HTC HD2 that fixes a few problems. The new version of Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro for this high-end smartphone is[...]

AT&T May Finally Allow Customers to Tether their iPhone

AT&T may be just around the corner from fulfilling its promise to allow its customers to use an iPhone as a modem for their laptop. The next version of the[...]

Sprint’s HTC Hero Gets Android OS 2.1 Upgrade

A very significant system software upgrade for the HTC Hero is now available. The jump to Android OS 2.1 from version 1.5 brings a wide array of new features, such[...]

ACSI Survey Ranks Verizon, T-Mobile First in Customer Satisfaction

The American Customer Satisfaction Index has released its first quarter 2010 report showing how satisfied consumers are with the wireless carriers. Verizon and T-Mobile tied for the lead, but both[...]

T-Mobile Releases System Software Update for BlackBerry Bold 9700

An update is now available for T-Mobile's BlackBerry Bold 9700. This brings stability improvements and other small enhancements to one of RIM's flagship smartphones.

Official iPhone Twitter App Released

Twitter is now offering an official app for iPhone users. It offers all the standard features of the social networking service for free.

Google’s WebM Video Format Won’t Run Well on Current Smartphones

Google has introduced a free video codec for websites. WebM is intended to replace the H.264 format that is currently being used by many online services, but smartphones will require[...]

LG Panther To Be One of the First with Microsoft Windows Phone 7

Smartphones running Windows Phone 7 aren't expected until this fall, but Microsoft is already showing off the LG Panther, one of the models to be based on this upcoming operating[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9650 First-look Review

The BlackBerry Bold 9650, a high-end smartphone that is the successor to the BlackBerry Tour. Shaun Mahal brings us a review of the model that's expected to interest many Sprint[...]

Google Android OS 2.2 To Offer Mobile Hotspot, Flash Player

Google has taken the wraps off the next version of its mobile operating system. Android OS 2.2 will include a number of new features such as support for Adobe Flash,[...]

Smartphone Sales Were Up Nearly 50% in Q1

Worldwide smartphone sales have experienced significant growth. During the first quarter of the year, 54.3 million units were shipped to consumers, an increase of 49% from the same quarter of[...]

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide To Launch on June 2

T-Mobile has revealed the release date and price for its next Android OS-powered smartphone, the myTouch 3G Slide. When it debuts on June 2, this device will have a slide-out[...]

Android OS 2.2 Coming To HTC Droid Incredible, HTC EVO 4G

HTC said that it intends to release software upgrades to the next version of Google's Android OS for many of its recent and upcoming smartphones. However, those with older models[...]

Verizon’s LG Fathom Windows Phone Might Debut Next Week

The LG Fathom has yet to be officially announced, but a new report says this Windows Mobile 6.5-based smartphone is going to become available in just under a week. It[...]

DataViz Documents to Go 2.0 Premium Edition for BlackBerry Review

DataViz's "Documents to Go" for Blackberry offers a fully functional office suite for your smartphone, but DataViz charges $50 for the application. Is "Documents to Go" worth the price, or[...]

What Do You Most Want to See Added to Google’s Android OS?

Google unveiled Android OS 2.2 yesterday, and while this has some nice new features, there's still room for improvement. What do you think Google absolutely must add or fix in[...]

New EZX Lightweight Bluetooth Headset Released

Sennheiser Communications has introduced its new EZX 60 mobile Bluetooth headset, a product it touts in a press release as a lightweight device that attaches for a low-profile feel that[...]

Android Phones Gain Ground Against iPhone, but Android Market Lags

While Android phones seem to taking over market share against Apple's iPhone, and also catching up in sheer numbers of software apps, Google's Web-based Android Market still lags behind Apple's[...]

Google Nexus One Already Gets Android OS 2.2 Upgrade

Just two days after Google unveiled Android OS 2.2, the Nexus One has received an upgrade to the new version. This brings a number of new features, including a Flash[...]

Verizon’s LG Ally Delayed a Week

Verizon had scheduled the LG Ally for release on May 20, but did not do so. Customers who pre-ordered the Android OS-based smartphone have been notified that it will debut[...]

CTIA Vice President: Texting, MMS, and Cellular Subscribers Are All Moving Up

While people are spending less time talking on their cell phones on an individual basis, and more time texting, the overall volume of cell phone voice calling in the U.S.[...]

Motorola Droid Shadow High-End Android OS Smartphone Coming to Verizon

An image and many of the details on the Motorola Droid Shadow have leaked out of Verizon Wireless. This smartphone will supposedly include a 4.1-inch FWVGA touchscreen, an 8-megapixel camera,[...]

T-Mobile Google Nexus One Owners Can Manually Install Android OS 2.2 Upgrade

Google is in the process of sending to the Nexus One an over-the-air upgrade to Android OS 2.2, but those who have the T-Mobile version and don't want to wait[...]

HTC Vision Could Be the Android-Based Slider HTC Fans Have Been Looking For

HTC is supposedly prepping a smartphone with the feature set many have been looking for: a high-end model with Google's Android OS and a sliding keyboard. The HTC Vision will[...]

Palm Pre Plus Available for $50 to New AT&T Subscribers

AT&T is asking $150 for the Palm Pre Plus, but new customers can get this smartphone for much less. Palm's latest model has a touchscreen, small keyboard, 16 GB of[...]

Motorola Droid Will Soon Get Android OS 2.2

A company spokesperson has promised that an Android OS 2.2 upgrade will be released for the Motorola Droid before too much longer. This will bring new features, such as an[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider Coming to AT&T

Although it has yet to be formally announced, strong evidence has emerged to show that the first BlackBerry with a sliding keyboard will be released by AT&T in the near[...]

It’s Official: Verizon Will Introduce the LG Fathom Windows Phone This Week

Verizon Wireless has just taken the wraps off the LG Fathom, what will surely be one of the last devices with Windows Mobile 6.5. When it is released on Thursday,[...]

System Software Update for HTC HD2 Causes Problems, Gets Pulled

T-Mobile USA has removed from its website a system software update it recently released for the popular HTC HD2. This update was supposed to fix some bugs but it had[...]

Apple iPhone 4G Will Almost Certainly Be Unveiled June 7

Steve Jobs is going to make a keynote address at his company's developer's conference early next month. Many are expecting that he will use this event to announce the fourth-generation[...]

Samsung Wave with Super AM-OLED Display, New bada OS Now Available

The Samsung Wave has just been released in Europe. This is the first phone with a new type of AM-OLED display created by Samsung, and it is also the first[...]

Android-based Garminfone Might Debut June 2

T-Mobile USA has promised that the Garminfone is going to be released at some point next month, and a new unconfirmed report gives the exact day this navigation-oriented smartphone running[...]

Apple iPhone 3GS Dropping to Just $97 at Wal-Mart

Retail giant Wal-Mart is cutting in half the price it charges for the iPhone 3GS. The move comes as Apple is getting ready to replace this model with one with[...]

Dell Streak Tablet Phone Officially Unveiled, Will Run Android OS 2.2

Dell has been giving the world sneak peeks for months, but today is the official announcement of the Dell Streak, an upcoming tablet phone that is going to run Google's[...]

T-Mobile Brings HSPA+ Service To Parts of New England

T-Mobile USA has just begun offering 3.5G service in a number of cities in the Northeast. Its HSPA+ service brings theoretical peak download speeds of 21 Mbps to the[...]

With iPhone 4G in the Wings, AT&T Raises Fees and Starts Boosting Network

With Apple's iPhone 4G still likely for announcement in early June, AT&T has now started beefing up its struggling 3G network with Wi-Fi, only days after announcing a huge hike[...]

Quickoffice for iPhone Review

Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite is a fully-featured office productivity suite for the iPhone which allows users to work with Microsoft Word and Excel files. Is it worth $14.99? We find[...]

Verizon Might Release the BlackBerry Bold 9650 Worldphone Tomorrow

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 will apparently soon be available from Verizon Wireless. This model will be very similar to the BlackBerry Tour, but with Wi-Fi added. It will give users[...]

HTC Aria Could Be AT&T’s Next Android OS Smartphone

AT&T has committed to offering an HTC model running Google's Android OS in the near future, and according to an unconfirmed report this device will be HTC Aria. This may[...]

New Details on the Motorola Droid Shadow Come to Light

Recently, the world got its first look at the Motorola Droid Shadow. Now, new specifications and an additional image have come to light on this high-end Android OS smartphone headed[...]

LG Ally

The LG Ally runs Google’s Android OS, and is available from Verizon Wireless. It features a sliding keyboard, 3.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, 4 GB of storage, GPS receiver, and a 3.2[...]

T-Mobile’s Garminfone To Launch June 9

T-Mobile's launch date for Garmin's first Android OS device has been officially announced: June 9. The Garminfone is going to come with a suite of navigation software, and also a[...]

Android OS-based Acer Stream Might Be Headed for AT&T

Acer has taken the wraps off its latest smartphone running Google's Android OS. The Acer Stream is going to have a fairly high-end feature set and a strong focus[...]

LG Ally Android Phone Now Available from Verizon

Verizon Wireless has just launched the LG Ally, a mid-range smartphone with Google's Android OS. The device features a sliding keyboard, WVGA screen, 4 GB of storage, and a 3.2[...]

Verizon Introduces the LG Fathom Windows Phone

The LG Fathom is now available from Verizon Wireless. This business-oriented smartphone runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS, and offers a medium-size WVGA touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, sliding keyboard, and worldphone[...]

Bolt Mobile Browser Adds Tabbed Browsing, HTML5 Video, Facebook IM

Bitstream has introduced a big update to Bolt, a 15-month-old mobile browser already installed almost 7 million times on devices ranging from low-end feature phones to high-end smartphones.

The Rugged Motorola i1 Might Be Headed for Sprint Next Month

Sprint has promised to start offering the Motorola i1 this summer, but hasn't specified exactly when. A new unconfirmed report reveals Sprint's launch date of this ruggedized Android OS smartphone[...]

Motorola Droid Shadow Will Almost Certainly Launch in July

Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha says that Verizon Wireless is going to introduce two of his company's Android OS-based smartphones in July. It's virtually certain one of these will be the[...]

Apple iOS 4.0 Review

The next version of Apple's mobile operating system is going to bring a range of new features, most notably support for running multiple third-party apps at once. Nick Spohnholtz brings[...]

PhoneTell Smartphone App Searches the Cloud for Contact Info

A start-up now named PhoneTell has launched a free smartphone application that gives users contact information about who is calling while letting them respond to the caller with a custom[...]

HTC HD2 System Software Update Available Again

T-Mobile has re-released a system software update for its HTC HD2. This fixes some bugs on this high-end Windows phone, but an earlier version of the update had bugs of[...]

Motorola Droid 2 Might Be Released by Verizon in July

The Motorola Droid has been a success for Verizon, but it's now 7 months old and a replacement may be in the offing. This will supposedly have much in common[...]

Verizon Probably Not Getting the iPhone Next Week

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is widely expected to announce the next generation iPhone on June 7, and a well-known industry analyst is predicting that this device will be an AT&T[...]

HTC EVO 4G’s Two-Way Video Chat Service To Be Free

The HTC EVO 4G is going to be the first smartphone widely available in the U.S. with two-way video chat, but there has been some question about whether this will[...]

T-Mobile’s Samsung Behold II Won’t Get Android OS 2.2

Samsung says that its Behold II is going to get a long-awaited upgrade to Google's Android OS 1.6, but that will be the last operating system upgrade this smartphone from[...]

Texting Not the Only Dangerous Habit Drivers Have, Survey Finds

A survey conducted by Lindberg International found that 28% of respondents have texted while driving and 12% have read or written emails. However more individuals, 32%, currently use a hands-free[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Worldphone Might Come to Verizon This Week

Verizon customers eager to get their hands on the BlackBerry Bold 9650 might not have to wait much longer. Information leaking out of the carrier indicates that this high-end smartphone[...]

Android OS Version of SlingPlayer Streaming TV App Nearing Release

An app that will let Android OS users watch programs streamed from their home TV will be available soon. SlingPlayer Mobile won't come with a monthly service fee, but it[...]

Next-Generation iPhone Will Likely Offer More Features at the Same Price

Information that has leaked out about the next-generation iPhone shows that it will be a significant upgrade, but a prominent industry analyst predicts that when Apple's new smartphone is released[...]