June 2009 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for June 2009. 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 June of 2009

Below are the 124 SmartPhone articles for June of 2009

Nokia N97

The Nokia N97 is an upcoming Symbian S60 smartphone with a 3.5-inch touchscreen that slides back to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. Other features will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 5.0[...]

HTC Touch Pro2

Successor to the Touch Pro, this device has been updated with a 3.6 inch WVGA touchscreen featuring HTC’s TouchFLO 3D interface. It features a landscape-oriented, sliding design with a full[...]

Asus Demoing Eee PC with Android

Asus has begun demonstrating an Eee PC running Google's Android operating system. This prototype netbook is based on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. Updated

Screenshots from the Next iPhone Leak Out

The unveiling of the next iPhone is widely expected to come a week from today, but details of this model have been leaking out for months. The latest of these[...]

Most Popular Smartphones of May 2009

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.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Gets System Software Update

Sony Ericsson has released an update to the system software on the Xperia X1 that makes a number of improvements to this Windows phone.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Gets Flash Lite 3.1 Update

Nokia has released an over-the-air (OTA) update to the Flash Lite application for its 5800 Xpress Music smartphone.

Truphone 3.0 Now Available for iPod Touch

Truphone has released the third version of its popular VoIP and IM client for Apple's iPod Touch.

Nokia N97 Will Launch in 75 Countries this Month

Nokia said today that its next flagship smartphone, the Nokia N97, will be available around the globe by the end of June.

Acer Commits to an Android Netbook

Acer has promised to release a netbook running Google's Android operating system later this year. It may be the first to do so, as one of its top rival, Asus,[...]

T-Mobile: Second Android-Powered Phone Coming Soon

T-Mobile has committed to offering its second smartphone running Google's Android OS in the near future. This will be the follow-up to the popular T-Mobile G1.

Acer Tempo M900

The M900 is a slider with a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard, while an embedded fingerprint sensor helps set this model apart from its competitors. It runs Windows[...]

Wirefly Offering Netbooks with 3G

The on-line retailer Wirefly has begun offering netbooks with embedded 3G wireless service from AT&T and Verizon Wireless, currently the only two U.S. carriers that support these mini-laptops.

Facebook Widget Released for Touchscreen-Based Symbian S60 Phones

The oft demoed Facebook WRT widget for Symbian S60 has now been formally released via Nokia's Ovi Store.

Acer’s Latest Windows Phones Hitting the Market

The collection of smartphones based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile that Acer unveiled earlier this year is starting to hit store shelves, including the Tempo M900 and F900.

AT&T’s BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 Get Price Cuts

AT&T has dropped the cost of two RIM models in its lineup, one of which has been on the market for months, but the other was released just a few[...]

Google Android 1.5 Review

Google has released Android 1.5, the latest version of its operating system for mobile phones. Ed Hardy brings us a review of the new features.

Pharos Traveler 137 Released with AT&T and T-Mobile 3G Support

The Pharos Traveler 137 has just been released. This Windows Mobile smartphone has a WVGA touchscreen, 3G, and a focus on navigation.

Getting Ready for the Palm Pre’s Launch Day

The long-awaited Palm Pre will be released on Saturday morning, and there are a few things that anyone interested in this phone needs to know.

BlackBerry Pearl Flip Coming to Verizon Later this Month

Verizon Wireless has just announced that it will release a version of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip two week from today. This smartphone -- the first from RIM with a clamshell[...]

AT&T May Be Getting Its First Android Phone in Q3

AT&T will be releasing a smartphone running Android in the next few months, if an unconfirmed report is correct. This will apparently be this carrier's first model running Google's operating[...]

HTC Touch Diamond2 Review

The HTC Touch Diamond2 is a Windows phone focused on its WVGA touchscreen. Jen Edwards calls it "one of the coolest, sleekest phones I've seen so far."

Google Releases orkut Mobile App

Google has introduced the beta of an application that allows orkut users to use access this social networking site's scraps, status updates, and photos on their phone.

HTC Touch Pro2 for AT&T Gets FCC Approval

A Windows phone that many are eagerly waiting for has taken a step closed to release: the FCC has approved a version of the HTC Touch Pro2 that may be[...]

Adobe Making Progress Bringing Flash to Some Smartphones — But Not All

Adobe Systems sees getting Flash support onto smartphones as a top priority, and it's making progress in some areas. It's being stymied in others though.

Is Steve Jobs Going to Announce the Next iPhone?

There's little doubt that Apple is going to unveil the next iPhone on Monday, but the real question is, will Steve Jobs be there to announce it?

HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Snap Getting Closer to T-Mobile USA

An unconfirmed report says T-Mobile USA employees will soon start training on the HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Snap, the latest in a growing collection of rumors saying this carrier's[...]

T-Mobile Cuts BlackBerry Prices, Drops Mail-in Rebates

T-Mobile has either cut the prices for many of its BlackBerrys, stopped requiring mail-in rebates, or both. This includes new models and ones that have been in its product line-up[...]

The Hot Phones Of Summer

Ed Hardy brings us his list of the hottest smartphones coming down the pike this summer. If you're in the market for a new phone, these are the not yet[...]

Palm Pre Review

Expectations for the Palm Pre are almost impossibly high, but Ed Hardy says this device just about lives up to them. It is easy to use but powerful, and has[...]

Palm Pre

The Palm Pre is the first device to use Palm’s webOS. It features a sliding keyboard as well as a mutlitouch-capable 3.1 inch display. This device is also equipped with[...]

iambic’s Agendus for iPhone Improves Scheduling and Contact Management

iambic has released a version of its personal information management software for Apple's iPhone. Agendus enhances and extends the built-in iPhone Contacts software while introducing its own Task management functionality.

Apple May Be Prepping Less Expensive iPhone with No Internal Storage

The smartphone Apple is going to announce tomorrow will be less expensive than the current one, if an unconfirmed report is correct. Evidence suggests this model might be the first[...]

Opera Mobile 9.7 Released as a Public Beta

Opera Software is now giving the world a chance to try out Opera Mobile 9.7, a new version of its web browser for Windows Mobile smartphones.

Several Companies Bringing Desktop Synchronization to Palm Pre

Palm's webOS has been designed to synchronize user data with online services like Google and Facebook. There are many who would prefer to sync their data with applications on their[...]

Sprint Sold 50,000 Palm Pre’s Over the Weekend

The long-awaited Palm Pre launched on Saturday, and Sprint reportedly sold over 50,000 units during this weekend, which was quite possibly the entire available stock of this smartphone. Updated

Apple Unveils the iPhone 3G S

Apple has just taken the wraps off its third smartphone: the iPhone 3G S. The S is for "speed," and this upcoming model will be faster than its predecessor in[...]

Nokia N97 Now Available in the U.S.

One of the most highly anticipated devices of the year -- the Nokia N97 -- began selling in the U.S. today. This company's new flagship smartphone offers a tilt-up touchscreen,[...]

iPhone 3G Will Get OS Upgrade Next Week

Almost lost in the hoopla surrounding yesterday's unveiling of the iPhone 3G S was the announcement that Apple will release an operating system upgrade for its current smartphones and handhelds[...]

Samsung Omnia2 May Have a Large, High-Resolution OLED Display

The original Samsung Omnia turned heads last year, and a follow-up model may do so even more. The Omnia2 will allegedly be the first Windows phone with a WVGA touchscreen[...]

T-Mobile Says It Wasn’t Hacked, No Customer Data Stolen

Over the weekend, a group of hackers began claiming to have broken into T-Mobile USA servers, but this wireless phone company says it has no evidence that this group actually[...]

Verizon Unlocks the GPS on the HTC Touch Pro

A new software update allows Verizon Wireless' version of the HTC Touch Pro to use third-party GPS applications. It also adds Visual Voicemail support. Updated

Sony Walking the Walkman to Android

Starting next year, Sony's Walkman line of multimedia players will be based on Google's Android operating system, which was created for smartphones.

iPhone 3G Owners Will Have to Pay Full Price for the Next Model

There's bad news for iPhone 3G owners: upgrading to the new iPhone 3G S is going to be more expensive than you might think.

Nokia N86 8MP Now Shipping Worldwide

Nokia has begun shipping its latest Symbian S60 handset, the N86 8MP, which features Nokia's first use of an 8 megapixel camera. This dual-slider also has an OLED display, mobile[...]

Palm Pre’s System Software Reveals Code-Name for Second webOS Model

Buried in the system software for the Palm Pre is a reference to a second device running the webOS. According to unconfirmed reports, this model --the Pal Eos -- will[...]

New Details Emerge on the iPhone 3G S Hardware

Although Apple has formally announced the iPhone 3G S it has yet to reveal some significant details on it. That hasn't stopped some these from leaking out, though, including[...]

Ed Colligan Leaving Palm, Jon Rubinstein Taking Over as CEO

The board of directors of Palm, Inc. has appointed Jon Rubinstein as Chairman and CEO. He is replacing, Ed Colligan, who is stepping down after sixteen years of leadership at[...]

Verizon Will Get the Palm Pre in January

With the Palm Pre's successful launch over the weekend on Sprint, many are now asking when this model will be offered by other phone companies. The answer is in for[...]

Samsung Jack Review

The Samsung Jack has a focus on mobile messaging -- both business and personal. Jen Edwards brings us this review of the successor the very popular BlackJack and BlackJack II.

HTC Snap for Sprint Appears on Best Buy’s Website

Best Buy appears to have accidentally posted Sprint's version of the HTC Snap on its website before the actual launch. Still, this messaging-oriented Windows phone is expected to debut any[...]

T-Mobile May Get the Android-Based Samsung ”Bigfoot” Very Soon

Samsung has not yet officially announced the device code-named Bigfoot, but details on it have been emerging at a steady stream. The latest of these are a new picture and[...]

The Missing Sync for the Palm Pre Now Out in Beta Form

Mark/Space has released a beta version of The Missing Sync for the Palm Pre and Mac OS X. This allow users to synchronize this new smartphone with their desktop.

Code-Name for Third webOS Model Revealed

Earlier this week, the code-name for a second model running Palm's webOS was discovered in the system software for the Palm Pre, and this same source has now revealed a[...]

Sprint Officially Commits to Releasing the HTC Snap

A new messaging-oriented smartphone from Sprint and HTC is already available at Best Buy and some Radio Shack locations, and this wireless carrier says the HTC Snap will be widely[...]

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Palm Synergy

One of the highlights of the Palm Pre is a technology called Synergy, which combines the user data from a variety of sources. There is a great deal of confusion[...]

VIDEO: Google Android 1.0 Overview

iGoogle Mobile for Android and iPhone Gets a Face Lift

Google is trying out a new version of its iGoogle site for iPhone and Android-based smartphones.

AT&T Already Sold Out of Opening Day Pre-orders for the iPhone 3G S

AT&T has been taking orders since the Apple iPhone 3G S was unveiled but, this wireless carrier has begun warning customers who pre-order now that they won't get their device[...]

Nokia Accidentally Posts Video of Unannounced E72

Nokia has posted a video of the Nokia E72, an unannounced Symbian S60-powered QWERTY smartphone that will apparently be the successor for the current E71. Updated

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic follows the popular and widely-released 5800 XpressMusic, and improves on many of the hallmark features of its predecessor. It features a 2.9 inch touch screen, Wi-Fi[...]

Nokia E72

The Nokia E72 continues the standard set by the E71, E71x, and E63 as a messaging device. This Symbian S60 Feature Pack 2 (v3.2) device features an advanced version of[...]

Samsung Omnia II

The Samsung Omnia II features a 3.7 inch AM-OLED touchscreen that Samsung boasts is the world’s largest. This has a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels (WVGA). This smartphone runs[...]

Nokia Unveils the 5530 XpressMusic Touchscreen Smartphone

Nokia has announced its third smartphone using the new touch-enabled version of the Symbian S60 operating system, the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic. This improves on the features of its predecessor, the[...]

Nokia E72 Messaging Phone Officially Announced

One day after accidentally leaking it, Nokia has officially unveiled the E72: a Symbian S60, QWERTY smartphone that will be the replacement for the popular Nokia E71.

Image of Dell’s First Android Phone Leaks Out

Dell has made no secret that it's working on a smartphone running Google's Android, and now what appears to be an image of this device has appeared on the Web.

DataViz Documents To Go Now on the iPhone App Store

DataViz has released its highly-anticipated application that lets the iPhone and iPod touch work with some Microsoft Office files. Documents To Go lets users view, edit, and create Microsoft Word[...]

iPhone 3G S Already Shipping To a Lucky Few

Apple says the iPhone 3G S will launch this Friday, but some who pre-ordered this smartphone have been notified that their device has already shipped.

Samsung Omnia II On Its Way to Verizon

Verizon Wireless announced today that it will release the Samsung Omnia II later this year. This Windows phone will sport a large, high-resolution AM-OLED display and other advanced features. Updated

New Images Confirm HTC Magic Coming to T-Mobile USA

Several unconfirmed reports have indicated that T-Mobile USA will soon release a version of the Android-based HTC Magic, and a new set of pictures goes a long way toward confirming[...]

Samsung Unveils Four New Omnia Models, Plus One More

Samsung has taken the wraps of five new smartphones -- four in its Omnia line. These will offer a range of designs and capabilities when they debut later this year.

New Version of Google Maps for Android Released

Google has released an upgrade to the mapping software built into Android-powered phones. This includes some new features and fixes a few bugs.

Sprint and Palm Won’t Allow Tethering with the Pre

The new Palm Predoesn't function as a modem for other devices, and the companies behind it aren't going to allow third-party developers to add this feature.

BlackBerry Tour Worldphone Headed to Sprint

Sprint has announced plans to offer the BlackBerry Tour, a smartphone that will work in the U.S. and in countries around the world.

Palm Pre May Debut in Europe Early this Fall

The Palm Pre is available in he U.S., but Europe is still waiting for its chance at the first webOS-based smartphone. The wait won't will be over in a few[...]

Apple iPhone OS 3.0 Review

iPhone 3.0 is the system software for the new iPhone 3G S, but it's also available as an upgrade for the current iPhone 3G and the iPod touch. Nick Spohnholtz[...]

Garmin-Asus Nuvifone G60 Could Finally Launch this Summer

The release of the oft-delayed Garmin-Asus nuvifone G60 may finally be drawing near. According to a company executive, the debut of this navigation-oriented smartphone could be in just a couple[...]

YouMail Offering Free Visual Voicemail for iPhone

YouMail's free Visual Voicemail Plus app is now available for the iPhone. This offers caller-ID information and -- for an extra fee -- will transcribe messages to text.

LG Unveils New Flagship Windows Mobile Smartphone

LG has taken the wraps off its latest Windows phone, the LG-GM730. This device will combine Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro with LG's own S-Class User Interface. It has also announced[...]

IRS Asks Congress To Repeal Tax on Personal Use of Company Phones

As it stands now, those who use a mobile phone provided by their company for personal use are expected to pay taxes for this, but the IRS has asked Congress[...]

Apple Warns Palm Pre Users that It Could Disable iTunes Sync

The Palm Pre allows users to transfer music and video from their PC or Mac with Apple's iTunes desktop software -- just like an iPhone or iPod -- but Apple[...]

Operating System Upgrade for the iPhone 3G Now Available

Apple has released an upgrade for the system software and bundled applications on the iPhone 3G. This brings many of the features in the upcoming iPhone 3G S to the[...]

LG Prepping Three Android Phones this Year

LG plans to launch three models running Google's Android by the end of this year as part of its plan to grab more of the world's handset marrket.

AT&T Giving Some iPhone 3G Owners their Upgrade Discounts Early

AT&T is bending its rules and letting many of those who bought an iPhone 3G as soon as it was released last year get a discount now on an iPhone[...]

T-Mobile Dash 3G Officially Announced

T-Mobile USA has just announced the T-Mobile Dash 3G, an upcoming smartphone with a focus on messaging. This will be T-Mobile USA's first Windows Mobile device with support for its[...]

T-Mobile Will Take the Wraps Off Its Second Android Phone Next Week

T-Mobile USA has promised to reveal more details on its next phone running Google's Android operating system in the next few days. This is a strong sign that the oft-rumored[...]

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Still Not Official

Many were expecting the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 -- the second Windows phone from this company -- to be announced this week, but the wait continues.

Sirius XM Radio Now Available for iPhone and iPod Touch

Sirius XM Radio has just released an app that allows iPhone users to listen to this company's streaming radio service. This gives Sirius subscribers access to 120 channels of sports,[...]

Celio Redfly Mobile Companion Now $50 Less

Celio Corp.is selling enough Redfly Mobile Companion units to be able to drop the price on both versions of this smartphone accessory.

Nokia E75 Review

The Nokia E75 is a QWERTY-slider model within Nokia's E-series range of enterprise/communicator smartphones. Antoine Wright brings us a review of this model, which has an emphasis on email and[...]

Apple iPhone 3G S

Apple’s third-generation smartphone is the iPhone 3G S. The S is for “speed,” and this model is faster than its predecessor in a variety of ways. Aside from this, though,[...]

Apple iPhone 3G S Hits Store Shelves

The Apple iPhone 3G S is now available in Apple and AT&T retail stores, and many of those who pre-ordered this device will receive it in the next few hours.

SplashData CEO Shares His Thoughts on the webOS

SplashData made Palm OS applications for many years, and lately has been turning its efforts to creating software for Palm's new webOS. Morgan Slain, the company's CEO, talked with Brighthand[...]

How To Upgrade Your Smartphone in 1 Minute or Less

Rather than going to the trouble and expense of getting a new model, there's a simple thing most smartphone users can do that's amazingly easy, relatively cheap, and can really[...]

Verizon Now Offering the BlackBerry Pearl Flip

Verizon Wireless has released its version of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip. This smartphone -- the first from RIM with a clamshell design -- offer mobile broadband and a SureType keyboard.

Apple iPhone 3G S Review

The iPhone 3G S -- Apple's third-generation smartphone -- has just hit store shelves. Nick Spohnholtz brings us this review, in which he confirms Apple's promise that this version is[...]

Palm Releases webOS 1.0.3 for the Palm Pre

Palm has released the second small update for the Palm Pre's operating system in as many weeks. This makes a few changes to the way this smartphone synchronizes with both[...]

HTC Snap Now Available Directly from Sprint

A new messaging-oriented smartphone from Sprint has been available only from Best Buy and some Radio Shack locations for the past few weeks, but the HTC Snap is now available[...]

T-Mobile myTouch 3G with Google Android Will Launch Next Month

T-Mobile USA has taken the wraps off its second smartphone based on Google's operating system. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G offers users a much slimmer option than this carrier's first Android[...]

Verizon XV6175 Expected To Debut Next Week

Verizon's version of the HTC Snap will reportedly be released by the end of this month. The Verizon XV6175 will be a messaging-oriented Windows phone with a surprisingly low price.

New Version of MotionApps’ Palm OS Emulator for Palm Pre offers Sound, Other Enhancements

MotionApps has released Classic 1.1, a new version of its emulator that allows the Palm Pre to run Palm OS apps. This adds support for sound, as well as a[...]

Palm Drops the Treo Pro by $150

Palm has significantly cut the price of its latest Windows phone. The unlocked version of the Palm Treo Pro is now going for $150 than it previously was.

Samsung Memoir Review

The Samsung Memoir is one of the first devices that really deserves the name "cameraphone". It combines an 8-megapixel camera, with multimedia and messaging features. Jen Edwards brings us a[...]

Adobe Flash Player for Smartphones Coming this Fall

Adobe said today that it will release a beta version of its Flash player for some smartphones before the end of this year.

T-Mobile G1 Price Cut to $150

T-Mobile has dropped the cost of its original Android device to $150. The price drop on the T-Mobile G1 comes as this carrier is getting ready to launch its second[...]

Apple Sold Over a Million iPhone 3G S Units Opening Weekend

Apple has announced that it had sold over one million iPhone 3G S models by Sunday, June 21, the third day after its launch.

More Details Emerge on the HTC Firestone

Additional information has leaked out on the HTC Firestone, a Windows phone expected to debut later this summer. It's expected to offer a large WVGA touchscreen, mobile broadband, and much[...]

Redfly Support May Be Coming to Android in Q3

Early this year, Celio Corp. began showing off a prototype version of the software that would allow Android-based devices to connect to the Redfly smartphone terminal. The company said recently[...]

Toshiba’s 1 GHz Powerhouse Smartphone Now Tricking Out

The Toshiba TG01 has debuted in a couple of countries, but probably not enough for those eager to get their hands on this high-end Windows phone.

Nokia Ovi Suite 2.0 Beta Released

Nokia's Beta Labs has released Ovi Suite 2.0 Beta, a working replacement to the PC Suite application that has accompanied S60 and S40 devices.

HTC Hero Will Run Android but Include a New User Interface

The has been formally announced. This upcoming Android-based phone will be the first with a new user interface designed by HTC.

Nokia May Be Jumping Into the Netbook Arena

Just a day after Nokia and Intel announced that they are going to be working together comes word that the Finnish phone giant is going to produce a pair of[...]

RealPlayer SP Easily Converts Video for Playback on a Variety of Smartphones

RealNetworks has introduced a free public beta of RealPlayer SP, which can convert online video so that it can be played on a range of smartphones, including the iPhone and[...]

Verizon’s Next Messaging-Oriented Smartphone Will Be the HTC Ozone

Verizon Wireless has just announced plans to release the HTC Ozone, a Windows phone with a very low price and a focus on mobile messaging.

HTC’s New User Interface Probably Not Coming to Most Current Devices

Yesterday, HTC unveiled a new user interface for its upcoming Android-based smartphones. Many of those who already have a phone from HTC are wondering if they'll be able to load[...]

Palm Announces the Results of Its Last Financial Quarter and Year Before the Palm Pre

Palm has reported the results for its previous financial quarter, as well as its most recent financial year. The results for both were dismal, but not as bad as had[...]

Google Releases Android Native Development Kit

Most Android applications run in the Dalvik virtual machine, but Google has released the tools developers need to create native apps.

Palm Pre Sales Hit 150,000 — Predictions for Millions in the Next Year

A market analyst says Sprint has probably sold 150,000 Palm Pre's since this smartphone debuted early this month. But that's just a drop in the bucket for analyst's predictions for[...]

Apple iPhone Users Can Now Use TeleNav’s Turn-by-Turn Navigation Service

TeleNav's turn-by-turn GPS navigation application is now available for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. This service -- which is being re-branded as AT&T Navigator -- offers features[...]

Impacts of the New Nokia-Intel Partnership Could Be Significant

Nokia and Intel announced a partnership this week where they'll share technology to develop a new class of devices. This may have major implications for mobile users in a number[...]

HTC Changing the Look of All Its Future Smartphones

TouchFLO's is HTC's alternate user interface with Windows phones. A new version is coming out soon, but the company is already saying that this UI's days are numbered. At some[...]

Mozilla Releases New Firefox Mobile Alpha and Beta

The Mozilla team has released two new versions of Fennec, its mobile Firefox web browser; Beta 2 for Maemo Linux devices, and Alpha 2 for Windows Mobile.

Samsung Omnia HD

The Samsung Omnia HD, set for release later this year, will be a GSM quad-band phone with a set of powerful multimedia features. It will be the first phone to[...]

iPhone OS 3.1 Released to Developers

Apple has just released a beta of iPhone OS 3.1 to developers. UPDATE: Details of what is included in this new version have started to emerge.