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SmartPhone Articles for May of 2013Below are the 123 SmartPhone articles for May of 2013
An image has surfaced of the rumored HTC M4, and though it's expected to be a mid-range device, its design takes a leaf out of the book of the high-end[...]
LG officially announced from New York today that the Optimus G Pro is coming to AT&T on May 10 for $200 with a two-year contract.
Microsoft has released a new app aimed at enticing Android users to jump ship to Windows Phone. There is a catch, though.
A recent FCC listing has revealed that the Sony Xperia Z flagship will be released in the US on T-Mobile's 4G LTE networks.
The merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS was finally realized today, with the new T-Mobile US brand hitting the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
Digg has revealed intentions to roll out out a beta test of its upcoming "Google Reader replacement" news reader app in June. The app might or might not be free.[...]
Sprint's plans to shut down its iDEN Nextel National Network are proceeding on schedule, with the shutdown taking place at the end of June.
When all you make are smartphones, you stand or fall on that market. HTC is teetering.
Over the next few days, HTC will be hosting the HTC One weekend in which customers making the switch to the One will be offered at least $100 for their[...]
Government agencies will soon be allowed to use Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones as well as devices running Apple's iOS, dealing a crippling blow to BlackBerry.
Shortly after it was discovered that Nokia would be investing in Pelican Imaging's array cameras, Pelican has revealed that the cameras will be on phones as soon as 2014.
Insider claims have debunked earlier reports that the Apple iOS 7 launch was going to be delayed, instead reaffirming its release alongside the iPhone 5S.
Recent reports suggest that LG and Google will be partnering up once again for another Nexus-branded smartphone.
FocusTwist allows users to create a light field image for a fraction of the cost of a Lytro camera. Read more on DCR.
The app selection for the Windows Phone platform continues to grow, with the Store now offering 80% of the apps that are found in the Apple App Store's Top 25[...]
Two sets of images as well as a rumored set of specs for the highly-anticipated Motorola X Phone have leaked out, offering more info leading up to its possible reveal[...]
As Apple continues to ready its new iOS 7 mobile operating system, the company today released an update to iOS 6 for the iPhone 5.
Verizon Wireless has updated the Galaxy Note 2 with Android 4.1.2 ('Jelly Bean'), plus lots of other improvements.
Apple files patent for curved battery design, could lead to smaller sleeker mobile devices.
If you own an Android phone or tablet, your choices aren't limited to the default browser. Here's a roundup of 12 alternatives, from big names to the lesser known.
Our latest list of top trending smartphones, based on reader popularity. Find out which devices are most interesting to our readers.
The Samsung Galaxy Core, the rumored low-end follow up to the Galaxy S IV, was officially revealed by the company earlier today.
Though it has yet to even be officially confirmed, inside sources are already saying that the rumored budget-priced iPhone will launch in limited supply.
Images of an unknown LG smartphone were leaked on the @evleaks Twitter account recently, revealing a large device with a front that is devoid of physical keys.
Though it is expected to be a budget alternative to the BlackBerry Q10, supposed specs for the R10 have revealed that it won't be that much lower-end than its fellow[...]
Navitel has updated its Navigator app for Windows Phone 7.5 devices, adding a host of new features for GPS navigation.
While Sony released the unlocked version of the Xperia ZL in the U.S. earlier this year, the company has now begun selling its premium cousin, the Xperia Z, stateside.
The Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon is now confirmed, thanks to a recent magazine spread and a teaser page on Nokia's website.
A device with a similar design to the LG Optimus G Pro was spotted on Sprint's website. The handset appears to offer a few upgrades including a Snapdragon 800 processor.[...]
In-the-wild shots of an super-thin Huawei phone with the model number P6-U06 have shown up on a French website, possibly revealing the company's impending P series model.
Hulu has released a Hulu Plus mobile app for streaming TV clips, shows and movies to Windows Phone 8 devices.
Facebook has updated its Messenger app for iOS with new stickers, along with an easier way of deleting messages.
As more people rely on their smartphones as their cameras, Samsung is rumored to release a photo-centric version of the Galaxy S4 that will feature a 16-megapixel camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV and the HTC One have emerged as two of the best Android smartphones to be released this year. Which one reigns supreme?
Your employer could start tracking your fitness levels as a condition of employment. Find out why it's the next front in the personal/professional-life convergence.
Insider reports indicate that display production will begin next month for the Apple iPhone 5S, the launch of which has been supposedly pushed back to early fall.
Reports have indicated that after the early commercial success of the BlackBerry Q10 in the UK and Canada, the handset is already facing some supply issues.
Apple and Samsung accounted for an astounding 100 percent of Mobile profits in Q1, leaving smaller manufacturers behind to fight for the scraps.
For the second consecutive quarter, T-Mobile has reported a five percent drop in revenue in the first quarter of 2013.
The three Galaxy S IV variants that Samsung is said to have in the works have been given release windows, with the first device expected to arrive in Europe as[...]
Early analysis is indicating that the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry Q10, which has already gone on sale in the UK and Canada, could eventually outsell the Z10.
After many months of waiting, Microsoft's promise to not leave the last generation of Windows Phones behind was fulfilled, with the Nokia Lumia 900 receiving an update to WP 7.8.
LG has sent out invitations to a press event to showcase a new handset, which might be the Optimus G Pro II, on May 30 in Macau.
The Huawei W1 will be making its debut stateside later this month on in select Walmart stores and on the retailer's website.
The T-Mobile exclusive Nokia Lumia 521 has been given release date and pricing information for the various outlets through which it will be offered.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, one of the smartphones that Amazon has in the works will feature a glasses-free 3D display.
iPhone 5S component images leaked on Thursday bolstering speculation that the iPhone 5S will sport an upgraded camera.
Recent rumblings suggest that Google may have abandoned development of the X Phone, instead handing the project off to be developed solely by Motorola.
The 5.5-inch LG Optimus G Pro is now available in the US on AT&T's networks for $200 subsidized with a two-year contract.
BBC consumer reports show Watchdog will be airing a segment next week on the discrepancies between the advertised storage on the Samsung Galaxy S IV and what users actually get.
After numerous leaks, Nokia officially announced the Nokia Lumia 928 today, set to release on May 16 exclusively on Verizon Wireless.
If you have an app in mind for the new Firefox OS, you might be able to get a free Keon smartphone from Mozilla. You'd better hurry, though!
The people have spoken, and a recent survey indicates that consumers prefer larger smartphone displays, explaining why smartphones are only getting bigger.
Though some would have you believe that the situation is much bleaker, the fact is that there are plenty of ways to recover your phone if it's lost or stolen.
Our review of the Nike+ SportWatch GPS, Nike's answer to the GPS watches most runners are seen with these days.
The app selection in the Windows Phone Store has seen a serious decline in growth since last year, featuring a mere 145,000 apps currently.
Nokia teased a new unnamed device earlier today, which is rumored to be the Lumia 925 and is expected to be revealed at the company's event tomorrow.
Verizon Wireless has moved up the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S IV a few days, from May 30 to May 23.
When T-Mobile introduced its version of the iPhone 5 last month it was asking $100 plus $20 a month for two years. The telecom has now bumped this up to[...]
At an event in London, Nokia has just taken the wraps off the Lumia 925, a new version of the Lumia 920. This upcoming Windows Phone will be the first[...]
At its BlackBerry Live keynote today, BlackBerry unveiled a new QWERTY handset, the Q5, designed specifically for emerging markets.
The popular BBM service will be making the jump to both iOS and Android this summer.
BlackBerry Q10 handset is finally making its way to the US this summer on Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
Despite their need to convey the notion that they're alive and kicking, BlackBerry had some big news to share at its BlackBerry Live keynote.
The BlackBerry Q5 is meant to serve as a more affordable sibling to the Q10, but after some hands-on time at BlackBerry Live, the Q5 proved to be impressive in[...]
Thanks to a new firmware update, Z10 smartphone users can now get access to the cool new features in BB OS 10.1, plus a new Skype app for BlackBerries.
BlackBerry 10 is going to need a strong app selection if it's going to survive. So what does the platform bring to the table for developers?
The HTC First is getting discontinued by AT&T after disappointing sales, according to an unconfirmed report.
BlackBerry's hold on the enterprise market is starting to slip, but the company is adamant that it can still hold on.
Google announced during the the Google I/O keynote today that it will unshackle the Samsung Galaxy S IV and will be releasing a stock Android version of the device.
At Google I/O, Google gave a sneak peek at a big update to its maps app for Android and iOS, featuring a new directional view, traffic incident reports, and more.[...]
Google is entering a highly competitive field with "Google Play Music All Access," a new music service. If you sign up by June 30, you can get it for $7.99[...]
The new Google Play Game Services -- now available for a handful of Android games -- let you switch easily between a phone and a tablet, among other things.
BlackBerry's Todd Wood and Don Lindsay offered some insight at BlackBerry Live about how the company's new hardware influenced the design of its OS and vice versa.
Rumors keep flying about the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which is expected to launch this fall. Will it have a build along the same lines as the Galaxy S[...]
After coming under fire for how much onboard storage is being taken up by preloaded software on its Galaxy S IV, Samsung is reportedly looking into a fix.
Content providers could be stuck with the bill of streaming video via applications.
Consumer Reports notes the LG Optimus G Pro as a worthy competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note II.
Jolla has announced the first handset to run Sailfish, the company's new mobile OS. The smartphone's unique design features a chip-embedded cover called the "OtherHalf."
Root Applications has released a new app called VoxDox, for converting text files to audio on iOS and Android devices.
Leaks indicate that Nokia is developing a new Lumia smartphone that's equipped with a 41 megapixel camera.
Despite earlier reports indicating otherwise, one HTC insider is claiming that, much like the Samsung Galaxy S IV, there is a stock Android version of the One in the works.
The rumored ruggedized version of Samsung's flagship handset, the Galaxy S4 Active, has been spotted in leaked photos and a sneak peek video.
LG is set to show off its new handset with a flexible display at the Society for Information Displays trade show later this week.
The update notes for the Samsung WatchON app appear to confirm the impending announcement of the super-sized Galaxy S4 Mega.
A recent leak shows that many of the software features from the Galaxy S IV are headed to the Galaxy S III in a future update.
Though initial reports indicated that the Motorola X Phone would only be available on AT&T's networks, a recent leak points to a CDMA version of the phone for Verizon and[...]
Firefox OS is the newest mobile operating system on the map, so we've pulled together a primer with everything you need to know about Mozilla's offering.
Leaked firmware files have indicated that Samsung may be in the process of developing fingerprint scanning technology for its Galaxy line of smartphones.
A Sprint exec has revealed that the carrier intends to release another BlackBerry 10 device before the end of the year.
Six months after promising to integrate sight recognition into its suite of Here apps, Nokia has finally done so in Here Maps for Windows Phone 8.
Turmoil abounds at HTC, with a number of executives jumping ship one after another in just a matter of days.
An FCC filing has confirmed that, in addition to AT&T, the Motorola X Phone will be heading to Sprint later this year.
After a long wait, the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S IV is finally available to Verizon Wireless customers.
WeVideo's app for Android is designed to let you edit and share videos from your smartphone. How well does the app really work, however? Read the full review.
After Google took issue with the way its YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 blocked ads and let users download content, Microsoft has issued an update to the app.
Facebook and HTC have decided to cancel the UK launch of the HTC First, adding to speculation that this may be the end for the handset.
Google's Chrome 27 browser for Android features a full-screen viewing option for smartphones, a tab history for tablets, and other new twists.
The consumer production of the rumored low-cost Apple iPhone may begin sometime in July, with field tests taking place as early as next month.
New reports suggest that Nokia's rumored 41MP Lumia handset, codenamed EOS, is set to launch this July.
HTC's plans to release a version of the One with stock Android may become official in just two weeks, if reports are to be believed.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV may be a marginal upgrade from its predecessor, but is it still impressive enough to edge out the rest of the Android competition?
An LG executive has dismissed earlier rumors that the company is working on a follow-up device to its successful Nexus 4.
A Samsung official allegedly confirmed the development of the Galaxy Note III while discussing the device's camera features with a Korean website.
Shortly after Samsung announced that it would be holding an event in London on June 20, an inside source spoke up saying that the Galaxy S IV Mini will be[...]
Thanks to its Adavanced Wireless Services, the Samsung Galaxy S IV is expected to run faster on Verizon Wireless than on any other network.
Hipstamatic has ended the invite-only period for Oggl, also adding features such as Facebook integration to the new photo sharing and enhancement for iOS.
T-Mobile has confirmed that it will be launching the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry Q10 on June 5, while reports suggest the carrier will launch the HTC One on that day, as well.
It looks like 2013 will continue to be a successful year for smartphone vendors, as a new report predicts that smartphones will retain their lead on feature phones this year.
France's second-largest wireless provider, SFR, has announced that the BlackBerry Q10 is outselling many of the other top handsets on its network.
With the Galaxy S IV still barely out the door, Samsung is now updating the older Galaxy S III with a host of new features.
The LG Optimus G Pro is a 5.5-inch, Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2) handset. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage (expandable[...]
After many rumors and much speculation, Samsung has officially announced its newest iteration of the Galaxy S IV, the Galaxy S IV Mini.
The LG Optimus G Pro is a solid contender as far as Android smartphones are concerned. But as a phablet, it just might be the new champ.
Verizon Wireless is now accepting pre-orders for the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry Q10 and the device is expected to ship on June 6.
A recent patent filing indicates that Apple is working on a type of flexible display technology that allows users to press down on the screen as a new form of[...]
The HTC One with stock Android was confirmed at the All Things Digital conference this morning and will be available on June 26 for $600.
A recent leak from tipster @evleaks suggests that HTC could have another big Android handset in the works, codenamed T6.
More than half of all US mobile users played games on their devices in 2013, pushing revenue to $1.78 billion.
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai announced at the AllThingsD D11 Conference yesterday that the company's flagship phone, the Xperia Z, will be coming to a U.S. carrier in the near future.
Apple has unveiled a new 16GB iPod Touch with a Retina display, dual-core A5 processor, and no rear-facing camera for $230.
An image has leaked on Twitter showing off unannounced phones from Nokia, Sony, and HTC, but insiders are saying the image is inaccurate.
Details about the Samsung Galaxy S IV variants continue to trickle out, with recently leaked photos indicating that the Galaxy S IV Active will be coming to AT&T.