June 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for June 2011. 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 2011

Below are the 91 SmartPhone articles for June of 2011

HTC Sensation 4G Launching a Bit Later Than First Thought

T-Mobile has just announced the release date for the HTC Sensation 4G, and it's after the date that had earlier been rumored. That's a bit of bad news for those[...]

AT&T’s Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Finally Gets an Android OS 2.1 Upgrade

In the "better late than never" category is today's release of an Android OS 2.1 upgrade for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. This device has high-end hardware, but has been[...]

LG Genesis To Pack in Two Touchscreens, QWERTY Keyboard

US Cellular is going to be the exclusive provider of the LG Genesis, which will be an Android-based smartphone with an innovative design: it's going to be a clamshell with[...]

Apple’s iWork Office Suite Released for the iPhone

More than a year after it was introduced for the iPad, the iWork suite of Office software has been updated to work on the iPhone. This includes three apps: Pages,[...]

AT&T Getting the Mid-Range Pantech Crossover

Pantech is debuting its first Android smartphone available to U.S. customers, the mid-level Pantech Crossover, which will be available from AT&T quite soon. This will be a slider, with both[...]

Motorola Droid X2 First-Look Review

The Motorola Droid X2 is Verizon's first smartphone with a dual-core processor, plus it has a large, high-resolution display. Do these enhanced features make it better than its predecessor? Read[...]

Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity SMART Headed for T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA is prepping two Android smartphones that will sell for just under $100. The Samsung Exhibit 4G will run the latest version of Google's operating system, while the Samsung[...]

Android OS 2.3 Upgrades Coming to Two of Last Year’s Most Popular Models

There's good news for owners of the Motorola Droid X and HTC EVO 4G: upgrades to the fastest version of Google operating system are available for their smartphone now, or[...]

HTC EVO 3D Launch Rumored for Late June

RadioShack is continuing to lead-on eager HTC EVO 3D anticipators with a new, unconfirmed advertisement that apparently sets a solid release date for this smartphone. Thanks to its 3D display[...]

AT&T Working on Wireless Service Plan That Can Be Shared By Multiple Devices

AT&T Mobility's CEO says his company is working on wireless service plan that would allow a user to get access with several devices, like a smartphone and a tablet. When[...]

Most Popular Smartphones for May 2011

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. Many models on this list are new, as[...]

HP Might Let Other Companies Make webOS Smartphones and Tablets

The CEO of HP has opened the possibility that it might license the webOS to other device makers. This is something that Palm -- who originally developed this operating system[...]

HTC EVO 4G Can Now Be Upgraded to Android OS 2.3

Sprint's flagship smartphone is getting a big helping of dessert -- an upgrade to the latest version of Google's Android OS (code-named Gingerbread) is now available for the HTC EVO[...]

Motorola XPRT

The Motorola XPRT runs the Android OS but has clearly been designed to lure business users away from their BlackBerrys with its physical keyboard, touchscreen, and international roaming capabilities.

Google Music Beta Review: All Your Music, Online

Google has hit it out of the park with its recently launched, cloud-based Google Music Beta, a service that lets you load up and access your music anytime from anywhere[...]

Amazon Offering Xperia PLAY, Droid X2, and Others for Under $100

Amazon.com is holding a sale on many of Verizon's latest Android smartphones. This has dropped the cost of hot new models from HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and others to[...]

What To Expect Apple’s Steve Jobs To Announce Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the biggest single event on Apple's calendar: the first day of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). What's going to be announced? Read on to get a round-up[...]

AT&T Now Offering the Budget-Priced Pantech Crossover

AT&T has introduced the Pantech Crossover, this company's first Android smartphone available in the U.S. This low-cost model has a physical keyboard and an emphasis on messaging.

Sprint Confirms HTC EVO 3D Launch Date and Price

RadioShack recently released a flyer that mentioned a release date for the HTC EVO 3D, Sprint's soon-to-be flagship smartphone. The date, however, was unconfirmed by the carrier, and price was[...]

comScore: Google’s Android, Apple’s iPhone Gain More Ground

While Apple, Microsoft and HP have already made major updates to their respective mobile environments, Google's Android OS continues to hold a commanding lead in the US smartphone market, according[...]

Apple Announces 200 New iOS Features in iOS 5, Unveils iCloud, Ditches MobileMe

iOS 5, the next generation of Apple's OS for iPhones and iPads, will include 200 new features, said Apple's Steve Jobs on Monday. Highlights include Reminders, a new Game Center,[...]

Apple Unveils iOS 5, iCloud, iMessage at WWDC 2011

Apple has dropped a ton of new software at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), including a major update to its mobile operating system with iOS 5, which includes integration[...]

PlayStation NGP Officially Named Vita, Coming to AT&T

The device formerly known as the PlayStation NGP received an official name at E3, where Sony announced the next-generation PSP will be known as the "PlayStation Vita". In addition, the[...]

Samsung Indulge Android Phone Now on Cricket for $55 Per Month

Contract-free wireless provider Cricket has announced its first Android OS smartphone from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Indulge, as one of four phone offerings available under an "unlimited" Android wireless plan[...]

Analysts: App Downloads To Accelerate, Driven By Android and Apple

Driven by the rise of Apple and Android smartphones, touchscreens, and app stores, the numbers of app downloads will reach 48 billion by 2015, says a new study by analyst[...]

HTC HD7S Windows Phone Introduced by AT&T

AT&T's newest Windows Phone is the HTC HD7S, a high-end model with a big display, 16GB of storage, and a 5-megapixel camera. It joins a number of other models running[...]

RIM Buys Scoreloop for BlackBerry Apps with Social Gaming, ‘Virtual Coins’

Falling further behind Android and Apple with its BlackBerry phones, while also struggling with its new PlayBook tablet, RIM has acquired Scoreloop in hopes of picking up enough skills in[...]

Samsung Nexus S 4G Review

The Samsung Nexus S 4G is a WiMAX-enabled version of the smartphone Google recommends for developers. It sports an innovative curved display, NFC, and many other high-end features. Read this[...]

Rumors Swirl About Sprint Motorola Phone: Droid X2 or Atrix-like?

Sprint and Motorola will hold a press conference in New York on Thursday afternoon, and rumors are flying about an impending announcement from the two players that might turn out[...]

AT&T Cuts Price on Motorola Atrix 4G Android OS Smartphone to $100

Six months after announcing the product at CES 2011, AT&T has lowered the pricetag on Motorola's first dual-core smartphone, the Android 2.2 OS-enabled Atrix 4G, to only $100 with a[...]

LG Genesis

US Cellular is the exclusive provider of the LG Genesis, an Android-based smartphone with an innovative design. This model is a clamshell, with two touchscreens and a large keyboard. This[...]

Will Apple Unveil the iPhone 5 This Fall, Instead of a New iPod touch?

Early software code from iOS 5, the new mobile OS introduced by Apple this week, contains hidden references -- detectable through code analysis -- to both the iPhone 5 and[...]

LG Genesis Dual Touchscreen Smartphone Now Available

US Cellular has just released the LG Genesis, an Android-based smartphone with an innovate design. This model is a clamshell, with two touchscreens and a large keyboard.

Sprint Unveils Not Just One, But Two Motorola Android OS Phones

Despite industry predictions of a single Android OS smartphone announcement, Sprint and Motorola pulled a pair of new phones out of their collective pockets at a New York City press[...]

E3 2011: Sony PlayStation Vita Hands On

Sony went into E3 with an NGP, but came out with a Vita when it officially named the second-generation PSP. Judging from the crowd gathered around Sony's booth and long[...]

IDC: Windows Phones to Knock Apple’s iPhones Out of Second Place

As might well be anticipated, Android OS phones will keep picking up more market share through 2015. More surprisingly, however, Apple's iPhones will slip slightly, and Windows Phone 7 (WP7)[...]

Jawbone ERA Review

Jawbone makes some of the best Bluetooth headsets available, and the Jawbone ERA comes with not just amazing noise cancellation capabilities, but also spoken status messages, and even an accelerometer.[...]

Say Goodbye to the T-Mobile G2

The T-Mobile G2 has been discontinued. This move came unusually quickly, as this Android-based smartphone debuted less than nine months ago, while handsets are almost always on the market for[...]

Global Telecoms Business Innovation Summit 2011 Focused on Cloud-Based Services

The telecommunications industry elite from all corners of the world gathered last week in London, where one of the most prestigious European meetings of the sector took place: the Global[...]

Motorola Photon 4G Hands-On Preview

When Sprint previewed its forthcoming Photon 4G smartphone, Brighthand was there at the glitzy New York City press launch, gleaning some hands-on hints at how well (or not) this high-end[...]

HTC 7 Pro Is U.S. Cellular’s First Windows Phone

U.S. Cellular has proudly announced the arrival of its first device to run Windows 7. The high-end HTC 7 Pro -- which features Microsoft's new mobile operating system, a 3.6-inch[...]

Apple Now Offering an Unlocked Version of the iPhone 4

A version of the iPhone 4 that isn't SIM-locked to a wireless carrier is now available in the U.S. Users will be able to plug in the SIM card from[...]

Samsung Droid Charge Review: Great Screen, Terrible Battery

The Super AMOLED screen on the Samsung Droid Charge is a sight to behold, but is that enough of a reason to by this recent addition to Verizon Wireless' lineup[...]

HTC Sensation Launching Today from T-Mobile

This is the day T-Mobile is introducing the HTC Sensation, an Android smartphone with an array of cutting-edge features. Sensation has the specs to make it T-Mobile's new flagship[...]

HP Veer Review: A Tiny Titan

The latest webOS smartphone, AT&T's HP Veer 4G is the size of a credit card but still has a physical keyboard and a touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, 8GB of storage capacity...[...]

T-Mobile Announces Launch Date for Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity SMART

T-Mobile has slapped an official date on the release of two new Android Samsung smartphones -- the Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart -- a couple of sub-$100 devices that will[...]

Google Nexus 4G Could Be the First with Android OS 4.0

Some details have leaked out about a device that might go by the name Google Nexus 4G. This upcoming smartphone will reportedly be among the first -- if not the[...]

Samsung Dart Debuts from T-Mobile for Free

Those who are looking for a low-priced smartphone need search no farther than the Samsung Dart. This smartphone is now available from T-Mobile with no money down as long as[...]

LG Flip II Dual-Screen Smartphone Headed for T-Mobile

An LG smartphone with an unusual design turned up at a London event yesterday. The LG Flip II will apparently be offered by T-Mobile USA, and is going to have[...]

iPhone Gmail Sync App Receives Usability Updates

The iPhone's Google Sync feature, used to manage emails, contacts, and calendars for Gmail users on iOS devices, is receiving three updates that will add functionality and usability.

Android OS 2.3 Upgrade Released for the HTC EVO Shift 4G

Sprint's HTC EVO Shift 4G can now be upgraded to the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. The move to Android OS 2.3 isn't as significant for this smartphone[...]

Samsung Infuse 4G Review: Smartphone or Mini-Tablet?

With its 4.5-inch display, the Samsung Infuse 4G from AT&T skirts the line between smartphone and mini-tablet. However you classify it, this Android smartphone is packed with features, like 18GB+[...]

Evernote Comes to Windows Phone 7

Popular note taking app Evernote is adding another platform to its resume and gaining complete saturation across all mobile operating systems with the announcement that it is now available on[...]

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Release Delayed

When Research In Motion took the wraps off the BlackBerry Bold 9900 Series last month, the company promised it would be on the market in early summer. Now, however, one[...]

MotionX-GPS Review: Full-Featured GPS for Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

For merely $2.99, Fullpower's MotionX-GPS for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad gives hikers, runners, skiers, and other outdoor enthusiasts a Swiss Army knife's worth of tools, functions, features and options.[...]

HTC Trophy Review: A Windows Phone for Verizon

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS is finally here on the Verizon network in the form of the HTC Trophy, and the phone itself is a solid piece of hardware that[...]

T-Mobile Honoring Fathers with a Year of Free Data

T-Mobile is getting an early jump on Father's Day with a special one day only offer today, June 18. The is giving new customers (or long-standing current customers) 12 full[...]

The Best Smartphones for College Students

Just about every student wants a smartphone, and rightly so -- a good phone can keep them on track balancing their classes and social life, and also keep them in[...]

Take a Look at the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide

Details of the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide have been leaking out for some time, and a bad picture or two has shown up before, but only now has a good[...]

Motorola Triumph Preview: A Contract-Free Android Smartphone

Brighthand takes a look at how the features of the Motorola Triumph - an upcoming contract-less smartphone from Sprint's Virgin Mobile USA - will stack up against those of other[...]

HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone Getting Closer to AT&T

The HTC ChaCha has been designed to be deeply integrated with the Facebook social networking service. When it was unveiled early this year, HTC said this Android smartphone is headed[...]

Adobe’s Flash Builder App Development Tool Gets iOS and BlackBerry Tablet Support

Adobe has updated its Flash Builder developer tool, giving the app-builder compatibility with several additional major mobile platforms. Developers will now be able to use Flash Builder 4.5 to create[...]

Verizon’s Tiered Data Plans Will Cost…

Verizon Wireless has made no secret that it's going to be switching to a new pricing system under which customers pay more when they use more data. The details of[...]


The HTC EVO 3D is a cutting-edge smartpone offered exclusively by Sprint. This Android OS model offers a combination of glasses-free 3D, a dual-core processor, and 4G. It has a[...]

Nokia N9 To Be an All-Touchscreen Smartphone That Gives MeeGo Another Chance

Nokia's next high-end model is going to have a design that eschews virtually all buttons in favor of a 3.9-inch AMOLED display that takes up nearly its entire front. The[...]

HTC EVO 3D Now Available to Sprint Premier Customers

Some Sprint customers could already have access to the HTC EVO 3D, Sprint's new flagship smartphone, and not even know it. A select group of individuals who meet the qualifications[...]

HTC EVO Shift 4G Review: A Magnificant Mobile Messager

Those who want to use their smartphone to do a lot of emailing or texting should check out the HTC EVO 4G, an Android smartphone from Sprint that offers WiMAX,[...]

HTC ThunderBolt, as Fast as Heat Lightning

If you're looking to stay connected with a powerhouse of a handset this summer, look no further than our number one recommendation, the 4G LTE-enabled HTC ThunderBolt.

Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart Launch from T-Mobile

Two Android smartphones have just debuted from T-Mobile at prices that are a bit lower than expected. The Samsung Gravity Smart has a sliding keyboard, while the Exhibit 4G supports[...]

A Redesigned iPhone Coming in August?

Those who are eager to get their hands on the next-generation iPhone will have to wait for another few months. The specs of this model are still a matter of[...]

Epson Releases New iPrint App for iPhone

Epson is trying to help iPhone users achieve harmony with their printers with the new Epson iPrint App for iOS. The app delivers a collection of mobile print options and[...]

Motorola Droid X2 Review: Raw Power

The Motorola Droid X2 has a range of cutting-edge features: it is Verizon's first with a dual-core processor, plus it sports a large, high-resolution display. How well does it live[...]

Nokia Outs Its First Windows Phone, Codename: Sea Ray

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop made pleas with the crowd to turn off all recording devices at a recent preview event, but the cameras kept on rolling and the result is[...]

Hulu Plus Now Available for a Lucky Few Android Smartphones

An Android version of the Hulu Plus streaming video service has gone into limited availability. This allows users to watch a selection of TV shows.

Verizon’s HP Pre 2 Gets webOS 2.1 Upgrade

HP has released a system software upgrade for Verizon's version of the Pre 2. The move to webOS 2.1 brings features like Exhibition Mode and voice dialing.

HTC EVO 3D with Glasses-Free 3D Display Now Available to Everyone

Sprint put the HTC EVO 3D on sale to its A-list customers earlier this week, but starting today, anyone can order this cutting-edge smartphone. This is one of the very[...]

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review: Game On

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is a device that combines a portable gaming console with an Android smartphone. According to our reviewer and long-time gamer Jen Edwards, it does a great[...]

Vulkano Flow First to Allow Direct Recording of TV Programs to Smartphones

Vulkano Flow is an accessory that allows users to stream TV shows and movies to their smartphone or tablet. A new software update has added a significant feature: the ability[...]

12 Cool Smartphone Apps for Job Finding, This Summer or Any Time

Looking for a new job is never as easy as a walk on the beach. In increasing numbers, though, apps are cropping up that let you manage your job hunt,[...]

Apple Might Introduce the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S this Fall

There have been conflicting rumors about Apple's next smartphone. One set describes a device that will be a significant upgrade, but a second says the next iPhone will be only[...]

HTC EVO 3D Headed for Europe

Rumors about the HTC EVO 3D going across the pond have been confirmed, as its maker announced today that the glasses-free 3D handset will be arriving in Europe this summer.

T-Mobile Launching Camera-centric myTouch 4G Slide in July

T-Mobile added another entry to its lineup of 4G devices today when it announced the myTouch 4G Slide, an Android OS 2.3 handset with a powerful set of camera and[...]

Motorola Atrix 4G: Ideal for Business Travelers

Although everyone would like their vacation to be a complete escape from work, most people have to check in with the office every now and then. A device that's perfect[...]

Samsung Epic 2 Details Come to Light

Sprint's replacement for the Samsung Epic 4G is apparently moving closer to release. Like the current version, this will have a large keyboard and screen, but?will supposedly have a better[...]

Google+ Social-Networking Service Available as an Android App

Google has introduced its long-expected rival to Facebook, called Google+. It has also released an Android app that can connect to this nascent social-networking service.

AT&T Makes the HTC Status Facebook Phone Official

AT&T has just announced that it's going to offer the HTC Status later this summer. This will be a version of the ChaCha, an Android smartphone with a strong focus[...]

Does RIM Have a BlackBerry ”Superphone” in the Works?

Despite the upcoming BlackBerry OS 7-based devices, rumors have begun to swirl that RIM is already redirecting resources from its previously-planned 10-inch PlayBook tablet to a new project: a QNX-based[...]

LG Genesis First Look Review: Two Screens Are Better than One

The LG Genesis is an Android-based smartphone with an innovative design featuring two touchscreens and a large keyboard. Check out our preliminary review of this device, which is available exclusively[...]

Kik Messenger Comes to Windows Phone

Kik Interactive has officially announced that it is adding Windows Phone to the growing list of platforms compatible with the Kik Messenger App, an instant messaging application that provides an[...]

Samsung Might License the webOS

HP executives are making it increasingly clear that they intend to license the webOS to other companies. If this comes to pass, then multiple companies will be making devices running[...]

HTC Eternity Windows Phone To Sport a 4.7-Inch Display, 1.5GHz Processor

A full set of specification on the HTC Eternity has leaked out, showing that this will be a very high-end device running the Windows Phone OS. It will supposedly have[...]