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SmartPhone Articles for May of 2012Below are the 101 SmartPhone articles for May of 2012
Consumer interest in smartphones continued to grow at a strong pace in the first quarter of this year, up 43% year-over-year, according to market-research firm IDC. Essentially all this growth[...]
According to an expert, Apple's next big move may be to become a wireless service provider, like Verizon or AT&T. This would allow the company to dispense with the "middleman"[...]
New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins took the stage today at BlackBerry World to officially unveil BlackBerry 10, what could be RIM's last great hope for mobile relevance. Find out about[...]
Previous reports indicated that LG has lost interest in making handsets based on Microsoft's Windows Phone OS. The Korean company has now released a new statement softening its position somewhat.
Those who own the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will soon start seeing a notification saying that Android OS 4.0.4 is available for download.
T-Mobile is currently holding a special deal for the HTC Sensation 4G that allows customers to get this fairly powerful phone for free. Despite the low price, it offers a[...]
Ahough BlackBerry 10 is the clear focus at RIM's developer's conference this week, additional details concerning the future of this company were also revealed: good and bad news for long-time[...]
Today, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of the budget-friendly smartphone geared for a weekend release, the T-Mobile Prism.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is scheduled to be announced tomorrow, and Brighthand's Dragen Petric takes a look at what this smartphone needs to have to meet the high expectations[...]
Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud-based storage solutions, and many iPhone apps tie into it. This may stop soon, as Apple has decided these apps violate its guidelines[...]
Those looking for a way to use their iPhones as a pico projector now have a cheap and innovative way to do so with PoP Video.
Most people would like to be a bit taller and slimmer, and apparently that goes for the next-generation iPhone. According to an unconfirmed report, Apple is working on a smartphone[...]
The time for rumors and speculation is over -- Samsung has just taken the wraps off its next flagship smartphone, the much-anticipated Galaxy S III. This is going to offer[...]
Brighthand brings you our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S III that was just presented at a special event in London. Since this model will have to go toe-to-toe[...]
Rather than a smartphone, this is an Android-based handheld computer. It can do most of the things a phone can over a Wi-Fi connection and does not require a cellular-wireless[...]
Last month, Samsung unveiled a pair of Android-based handheld computers focused on gaming and entertainment. The larger one of these, with a 4.2-inch display, is now available for pre-order. UPDATED
A lucky few can go to their local Wal-Mart store and get the iPhone 4S for about one-third off the regular price.
The official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III was yesterday, along with a promise that this cutting-edge smartphone will debut in America this summer. There's evidence to believe that[...]
The Pebble, a highly-customizable ePaper wristwatch that connects to an Android or iPhone, is available for pre-order on Kickstarter now and will be launched later in the year.
You can use a smartphone for years and not learn all of its tricks. That's why the Brighthand staff has put together this list of the ten most useful features[...]
As befits a flagship device, the One X sports a range of high-end features, including a very large display, 4G, high-res camera, much more. It was the first handset released[...]
Apple's pushiness may drive the carriers to push back, to the point they take sides in the platform wars. Although it has just a small percentage of the smartphone market[...]
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.
HTC and Verizon Wireless decided to kick off the spring edition of the International CTIA Wireless 2012 tradeshow by unveiling the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE smartphone.
HTC announced today that their One V smartphone will launch in the U.S. this summer from a variety of U.S. partners.
This morning Samsung unveiled the Focus 2, the latest Windows Phone on AT&T's 4G LTE network with a Super AMOLED display and an attractive price point of $50.
iPhone users, as well as owners of the iPod touch or iPad, received an update to iOS version 5.1.1 today, which contains a litany of bug fixes and improvements to[...]
Today, Kyocera announced two upcoming Android smartphones: the waterproof Hydro and the QWERTY-plus-touchscreen Rise. Both will be released in the U.S. later this year.
AT&T has definite plans to also offer a shared family data plan, similar to something Verizon Wireless is working on, according to the company's mobile CEO. This would make it[...]
The Oracle-Google battle did not come to a decisive end, as a jury found yesterday that Google infringed on Oracle's 37 Java APIs, but could not determine whether Google had[...]
As part of T-Mobile's network modernization efforts, the company plans to launch 4G HSPA+ service in the 1900MHz band in a large number of markets by the end of the[...]
It may be huge and have a display of dubious quality, but the HTC Titan II is still, overall, a solid addition to the growing lineup of 4G LTE Windows[...]
Kingston announced that the Wi-Drive wireless external storage device has received a hefty update, including Android support as well as other enhancements and improvements, like a new high-capacity version.
The highly-anticipated release of the HTC EVO 4G LTE is just around the corner, with Sprint announcing today that the phone will be available starting Friday, May 18.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has spoken out against CTIA's promotion of the development of new products and services that disable a driver's mobile device.
Apple may be releasing the next-generation iPhone as early as September, according to Taiwanese industry sources. That's bad news for those still hoping for a summer debut.
Today, Sprint announced the availability and pricing for the Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot. This mobile wireless hotspot will offer both LTE and WiMAX.
Kyocera took the wraps off a pair of upcoming Android smartphones at the Spring CTIA tradeshow this week. I tried both of them out and would like to share my[...]
Recent research performed by Acision revealed that SMS is still the most prevalent messaging service in the U.S. when compared to other services.
Customers of the Samsung Galaxy Note will be ecstatic to hear that the Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update has started to roll out to users today.
Chinese phone manufacturing company ZTE intends to bring the entry-level Tania, a Windows Phone device, to the United States sometime this year.
They are slick, well designed and incredibly functional. Despite their present-day "wow factor", however, smartphones may have hit the ergonomics wall in terms of the balance between beauty and real[...]
The giant new facility will make products not normally associated with Lenovo. Will it expand its offerings in the U.S.?
iPhone 4/4S customers looking for a true 4G connection need look no further than at the FreedomPop Sleeve. Better yet, high-speed wireless service is free.
Sprint is moving quickly to bring out LTE-enabled models. One of these supposedly coming down the pike is the LG Eclipse 4G LTE, which will be well supplied with cutting-edge[...]
Easy Voice Recorder Pro is a $1.99 app with tons of uses at work, at home, and everywhere in between. What's more, it's truly simple to use. Read our full[...]
According to a recently released mobile behavior measurement service, Mobile Metrix 2.0 by comScore, smartphone users spend a lot of time on social media apps such as Facebook.
Two national retailers -- Target and Radio Shack -- are having a sale on Apple smartphones that reduces the prices by $50. This is a somewhat unusual move, as the[...]
Should Amazon.com, the one company that's meeting and standing up to Apple at its own games, go into the smartphone business? Some say yes, others say no. [...]
One of the major phone-related tradeshows of the year was held in New Orleans this week. Brighthand had reporters on the spring CTIA show floor for the whole week, bringing[...]
Virgin Atlantic customers will no longer have to shut off their phones on transatlantic flights from London to New York by the end of the year.
Verizon Wireless announced today that they will not be picking up any of the smartphones in the HTC One series.
The One X is the new flagship Android smartphone from HTC and AT&T. It has a large display, runs the latest version of Google's Android OS, loads of other high-end[...]
A study performed by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) showed that customer satisfaction with phones and with wireless service providers slipped slightly in the last year.
Two Samsung smartphones on the T-Mobile network will be receiving the Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the coming months.
Apple is making fewer iPhones, according to an industry analyst. One possible reason for this: the company is already getting ready for its next-generation smartphone.
Both the HTC One X and the HTC Evo 4G LTE are delayed from being imported into the U.S. due to HTC potentially infringing an Apple patent.
T-Mobile just announced that customers who own the HTC Sensation 4G may start upgrading to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) today. A similar upgrade for the HTC Amaze 4G[...]
Apple is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone with a larger screen, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Verizon Wireless is planning to remove the $30 per month unlimited data plan that it still provides to 3G customers who were "grandfathered" into it. The carrier stopped offering this[...]
Starting tomorrow until May 28, T-Mobile will be holding a buy-one-get-one free sale on a handful of 4G smartphones.
Streaming music apps let you get just the tunes that are really music to your ears. Apps are free, although the music might not be. Here are six top iPhone[...]
LG is introducing a new version of its user interface for upcoming Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices called Optimus UI 3.0.
In the past two days, two major traditional news sources have published reports that Apple is prepping a smartphone with a larger screen than any of its predecessors. Both Reuters[...]
Sprint's next flagship smartphone is trapped in limbo. The HTC EVO 4G LTE is embroiled in a long-running patent dispute between Apple and HTC, and is currently being held by[...]
Samsung has received an impressive 9 million pre-orders for its upcoming Galaxy S III smartphone. This model is shaping up to be the major competitor for the iPhone.
Anyone interested in switching to Sprint for their iPhone service can bring in their current Apple smartphone and get at least $100 off the purchase of a new iPhone 4S.[...]
Although armed with an entry-level price, the specs of the Focus 2 aren’t reflected in that modest price tag, giving users a little more than they might expect. It is[...]
Over the past few months, Motorola has announced that a number of its smartphones will be getting Android OS 4.0 upgrades. However, not every one of its models will be[...]
HTC has had some of its high-profile new models held at the U.S. border in a patent dispute with Apple. HTC now says that some of its products are getting[...]
The Samsung Focus 2, a Windows Phone 7.5 device, is available now on AT&T's 4G LTE network for $50 with a new two-year contract.
Most of the smartphones Verizon Wireless' has released in the last six months are about to get a new feature: the ability to make calls outside of the United States.
After being caught in a legal dispute, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is now expected to arrive as early as this week. This high-end model will be Sprint's new flagship[...]
A huge deal that was announced last year has finally gone through all the necessary regulatory hurdles and is now finished: Google has purchased smartphone-maker Motorola Mobility.
Apple has reportedly settled on a larger, 3.95-inch display for its upcoming smartphone. This will require a slight change in the resolution.
The Nokia Luumia 610 was created for those looking for an inexpensive Windows Phone, and it therefore has a minimal feature set. Nokia says that, as a result, users of[...]
An array of HTC phones have been scheduled to receive the Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update by the end of the summer. Each carrier of the "Big Four"[...]
It seems like the HTC Titan II has become the latest victim as part of HTC's ongoing import issue.
Anyone who cares about energy independance or the Green Movement is likely wondering if there's anything they can do to help. There is an easy thing all phone users can[...]
Old handsets that end up in landfills leak toxic chemicals into the soil and groundwater. But there are programs that make it easy for consumers to recycle, and even make[...]
The jury in the Google/Oracle patent-infringement lawsuit has returned its decision, and it's completely in Google's favor.
A study performed by market-analysts IDC showed that more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in the first quarter were powered by the Android or iOS operating systems.
With Android's fifth birthday fast approaching, Google could be planning a big celebration with the unveiling of no less than five Nexus smartphones.
The newest Galaxy Player by Samsung sports a smaller size and low end specs, but its entry-level nature conceals some surprising features. Brighthand takes an in-depth look.
Facebook is making it much easier to share photos, as well as look at friends' pictures, thanks to a new specialiazed camera app for the Apple iPhone.
AT&T customers who are interested in the latest Windows Phone from Nokia can get this device at an unusually low price thanks to a sale by Amazon.com. The Lumia 900[...]
Bad news for owners of Sony's gaming-oriented smartphone -- the company said today that the Xperia Play won't be getting the upgrade to the latest version of Android that the[...]
While AT&T and Verizon Wireless will soon be offering a shared family data plan, T-Mobile is staying put, sticking with its individualized data plans.
The Galaxy S III will be Samsung’s flagship smartphone for the rest of 2012. It is going to offer just about everything one could want in a cutting-edge Android handset.[...]
Whoever has a smartphone would have to completely avoid visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play not to be tempted to install Instagram. This photo taking and sharing app[...]
A list of upcoming release dates for a selection of T-Mobile devices including the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung Galaxy Note has been leaked to the public. Three[...]
Sprint will shut down its older iDEN network as early as June of next year, and will re-purpose the freed-up spectrum to its upcoming 4G LTE network.
Images have surfaced showing various parts of an alleged iPhone 5. These help confirm earlier rumors that this device will have a bigger screen.
After days of being under review by U.S. Customs, both the HTC One X and the EVO 4G LTE have been released as they are "in compliance with the ITC's[...]
Facebook's recent IPO made it official: this giant of social networking has no idea how to make money off smartphone users. And this is something the company is going to[...]
In a sign of Google's growing interest in selling smarthones directly to the public, a selection of accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is currently available from Google Play.
Cricket Wireless announced today that it will be the first wireless carrier in the U.S. to offer the iPhone as a pre-paid device to its customers.
TurboScan is designed to turn your iPhone into a portable document scanner without the addition of extra hardware. How well does it really work? Read the full review to find[...]
How is the Motorola Droid RAZR different from the flip Razrs? Our video can teach you about the smartphone version.
We were able to preview the Samsung Stratosphere. Watch our video to learn more about this Android-powered device.
Sprint will begin selling the HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone on June 2 after it faced an import delay with U.S. Customs. This model will be the carrier's new Android[...]