June 2013 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for June 2013. 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 2013

Below are the 102 SmartPhone articles for June of 2013

Acer Unveils Liquid S1 Phablet Before Computex Kicks Off

Prior to the official start of Computex tomorrow in Taipei, Acer unveiled a new mid-range, 5.7-inch device, the Liquid S1.

Acer Liquid S1 Preview: Almost Stock Android

Everyone is getting in on the phablet game, including Acer with its 5.7-inch Liquid S1. The special thing about it is that it's almost running stock Android. Almost...

LG Optimus L9 II & T-Mobile branded F6 Appear on Twitter

Two new LG devices were unveiled via the reputable @evleaks Twitter account yesterday, including a follow-up to the Optimus L9 and a T-Mobile branded Optimus F6.

Sources: BlackBerry Upping Production, Will Ship 30 to 40 Million Units in 2013

Inside sources are claiming that BlackBerry is ramping up production and intends to ship 30 to 40 million devices this year.

Samsung Galaxy S IV Zoom Outed via Company’s Kazakh Branch

The Kazakhstan branch of Samsung appears to have accidentally outed the Galaxy S IV Zoom variant on one of its webpages that discusses a VIP service.

Verizon Wireless Will Release the HTC One Later This Summer

It may be a little late to the game, but Verizon Wireless has finally announced that it will be releasing the HTC One later this summer.

Twitter’s Vine App Now Available on Android

Released in January for iOS, Twitter's popular Vine app for video shooting and sharing is now downloadable for Android.

Sony Takes the Wraps Off the Xperia M

The latest device to join Sony's smartphone lineup will be the Xperia M: a mid-range Android device that is scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of this year.

Nokia Lumia 928 Review: Verizon’s Windows Phone Flagship

Nokia's Windows Phone 8 flagship has finally arrived on Verizon Wireless in the form of the Lumia 928. Is this the Windows Phone that Big Red customers have been waiting[...]

Nokia Lumia 928

The Nokia Lumia 928 is a Windows Phone 8 smartphone that is exclusive to Verizon Wireless. It has a 4.5-inch display, a 1.5 GHz, dual-core processor, and an 8.7-megapixel rear-facing[...]

Asus Announces Fonepad Note FHD 6

Asus revealed a new phablet, the Fonepad Note FHD 6, at the Computex Taipei show in Taiwan this week.

Apple Gives a Sneak Peek at iOS 7 Redesign

Apple is delivering a sneak peek at its new iOS redesign, the week before the developers conference where iOS 7 is expected to be unveiled.

HTC One Mini Might be Slated for July Release UPDATE

Inside sources are claiming that production of the HTC One mini, codenamed "M4", could begin in July, with the device launching shortly thereafter.

BlackBerry Q10 Now Available for Pre-Order on AT&T

The BlackBerry Q10 is available for pre-order through AT&T starting today, with the device expected to start shipping on June 18.

Samsung Finally Announces Ruggedized Galaxy S IV Active

Samsung officially revealed its ruggedized version of the Galaxy S IV, the Galaxy S IV Active, ahead of its June 20 event in London.

BlackBerry A10 Coming This November

BlackBerry has another device in the works, the all-touchscreen A10, which is expected to be the company's new flagship smartphone and will launch in November.

ComScore Shows Apple Topping Samsung, but iOS Trails Android

The latest comScore numbers show that Apple is still smartphone OEM, though its iOS software still trails behind Android.

Stock Android Keyboard Available for Download

Users who are seeking a completely stock typing experience can now download the stock Android keyboard in the Google Play Store.

Nokia’s 41MP ‘EOS’ Handset Images Leaked

Images of Nokia's rumored 41MP handset have surfaced, showing off what could be the design for the manufacturer's newest handset.

BBM Making its Way to iOS and Android June 27

As promised, BBM, the popular messaging service from BlackBerry, will be arriving on iOS and Android handsets for free later this month.

LG Optimus F3 Confirmed for Sprint

Though previously leaked, the entry-level LG Optimus F3 was officially announced today and will be available on Sprint beginning on June 14.

Instagram for WP Rumored to Launch on June 26 as Nokia Exclusive

The popular photo app Instagram is rumored to finally be heading to Windows Phone on June 26, but as a Nokia exclusive.

Samsung Offers Galaxy S IV Memory Fix, But in Germany Only

Samsung has begun offering a software update for the Galaxy S IV which lets users move apps to an SD card. Yet so far, the update is available solely in[...]

Samsung Releases Wireless Charging Accessories for Galaxy S IV

A wireless charging-ready back cover and pad for the Galaxy S IV are available starting today through Samsung's online store.

NSA Call Data Collection Not Limited to Verizon Wireless

Not long after news broke that the NSA has been collecting call records from Verizon, the WSJ now reports that data is also being collected from AT&T, Sprint, and other[...]

BlackBerry Q5 FCC Filing Reveals AT&T 3G Compatibility

A recent FCC filing showing the BlackBerry Q5's compatibility with AT&T's 3G network vaguely hints at the possibility of the handset coming stateside.

Images of Apple iPhone 5S Parts Leak, Revealing New Home Button

New images of parts for the reported Apple iPhone 5S have surfaced, showing off a new home button design and more.

Leaked Video of Nokia EOS Indicates Camera with Mechanical Shutter

The same source that leaked supposed images of the upcoming 41-megapixel Nokia EOS handset has released a video that shows that the handset's camera has a mechanical shutter.

FCC Filing Reveals HTC Windows Phone 8 Device Headed for Sprint

A recent FCC filing has confirmed that an HTC Windows Phone 8 device is in the works for the Sprint network.

Sprint Releasing Vital 4G LTE Smartphone on June 14

Sprint has announced that its competitively-priced Vital 4G smartphone will be going on sale on June 14 for $100.

VIDEO: Acer Liquid S1 Phablet Preview

Acer's 5.7-inch Liquid S1 Phablet was revealed at Computex last week, and we went hands-on with the nearly-stock Android device in Taipei.

Galaxy Ace 3 Introduced by Samsung

The entry-level Galaxy Ace 3, which will be available in both 3G and 4G LTE flavors, was officially announced by Samsung earlier today.

Sales of the Nokia Lumia 925 Begin Today

The Nokia Lumia 925 has now gone on sale in Germany, with other countries realeasing the Windows Phone 8 handset later on.

Sony Xperia Z Google Edition Rumored to Arrive this Summer

Sony's newest flagship handset, the Sony Xperia Z, is rumored to be the next device expected to be re-released with a stock version of Android.

Analyst Predicts Apple iPhone 5S Launch Delayed to October

Citigroup analyst Glen Young has stated that display production problems are slowing development of the Apple iPhone 5S an will likely delay its launch until early October.

VIDEO: Acer Liquid S1 Phablet @ Computex 2013

At Computex 2013, Brighthand was able to take a look at the Acer Liquid S1 Phablet. Watch our video for a brief look at the Android device.

Apple Launches a Sleek & Feature-Packed iOS 7

Apple unveiled the new UI to their mobile OS today, but iOS 7 will also include new features ranging from a Control Panel to a new voice for Siri, and[...]

Report Indicates Samsung Galaxy Note III Currently in Limited Production

A leaked document has indicated that the next phablet from Samsung, the Galaxy Note III, is already in limited production for testing purposes.

Nvidia Tegra 4i ‘Brand’ Phone Spotted, Expected to Debut in Q1 2014

Nvidia's new Tegra 4i chip has popped up in a mysterious handset slated for a Q1 2014 release, and the only marking on the phone reads, "brand".

Images of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Leak

Supposed images of the camera-focused Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom have leaked, offering a first look at the upcoming handset.

Ruggedized Casio Commando 4G LTE Image Leaks, Headed for Verizon

An image of the ruggedized Casio Commando 4G LTE has leaked, depicting Verizon branding and a custom Android user interface.

Samsung Officially Announces Samsung Galaxy S IV Zoom

Like with the other Galaxy S IV variants before it, leaks came and went before Samsung officially revealed the Galaxy S IV Zoom earlier today.

Galaxy S5 Reported to be Samsung’s First All-Metal Smartphone

Recent rumors suggest that the next entry in Samsung's line of Galaxy S smartphones will feature an all-metal body for the first time.

Nokia Bids Farewell to Symbian This Summer

The 11-year run of the Symbian OS will draw to a close this summer when Nokia ships the last of its units running the platform.

Inside Source Claims HTC M4 is the One Mini, Leaks In-The-Wild Photo

The previously- leaked HTC device codenamed M4 has been confirmed to be the HTC One Mini by an inside source, who also provided an image of the upcoming device.

Samsung Galaxy S IV Active Coming to AT&T June 21

The Galaxy S IV Active, which Samsung recently unveiled, will be available on AT&T starting on June 21 for $199.99 with a new two-year contract.

Apple iPhone 5S and Cheaper iPhone Both Reported to Launch this Year With New Features

New features of the Apple iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone variant, both of which are expected to launch later this year, have been confirmed by a recent Reuters report.

Google Rumored to Release New Version of Android in Late October

Google I/O came and went with no mention of an update for the Android platform, but rumor has it that the new version of the OS is set to debut[...]

HTC Butterfly S Pops Up Showing Off BoomSound and Sense 5

A recent image leak suggests that the upcoming HTC Butterfly S will offer BoomSound stereo speakers and the company's Sense 5 UI.

Supply Chain Sources Say Larger Apple iPhones Could Be on the Way

Anonymous sources from an Apple supply chain in Asia are saying that the company may be planning to release 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch devices sometime next year.

Sony “Togari” to be Dubbed Xperia ZU, Specs Leak Out

The Xperia ZU phablet from Sony, codenamed "Togari", looks to be a reality, with a recent leak supposedly revealing its specs, which include a 6.44-inch display.

Apple Could Be Planning Gold iPhone 5S

The typical color slates of black and white for the iPhone may be seeing an addition come next generation, with the latest reports indicating that Apple is working on a[...]

Microsoft Releases Office Mobile for iPhone

Microsoft's Office Mobile suite is now available for download on the Apple iPhone...but there's a catch.

More Leaked Nokia EOS Photos Seemingly Confirm Camera, Metallic Variant Possible

Recently leaked photos appear to confirm the 41-megapixel resolution of the Nokia EOS camera, while also suggesting that there could be a metallic variant of the device.

Smartphones and Cancer: The New Relationship

The old fear, that cell phones cause cancer, is busted. The new hotness is that cell phones can detect cancer.

Samsung Announces New Galaxy S IV with LTE-Advanced Tech

Samsung has announced yet another Galaxy S IV variant that will support LTE-Advanced networks.

Vine-Like Video Functionality for Instagram Could be in the Works

The latest rumors suggest that Instagram may be getting video clip support similar to the popular Vine app on June 20.

EXCLUSIVE: Huawei Ascend P6 Hands-On Preview

The Huawei Ascend P6 won't be announced until tomorrow, but Brighthand got an exclusive first look at the device and we're bringing you our early impressions.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Hitting iOS on June 20

The hit turn-based strategy remake XCOM: Enemy Unknown from Firaxis will be making its debut on iOS mobile devices later this week.

Next BlackBerry OS Update Will Feature App Support for Android 4.2.2

The BlackBerry 10.2 OS update, which is scheduled to be released later this year, will feature support for Android apps that run on version 4.2.2 or earlier of Google's OS.

Google Moto X Specs Revealed in Leak

A recent leak suggests that Google's upcoming Moto X smartphone will offer a 720p display and a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon processor.

Apple iPhone 5S Display Leaked

Leaked images of the iPhone 5S reveal the display and bolster claims that the device will offer a fingerprint scanner.

Former HTC Execs Create Startup Kazam

In the wake of the recent departures of multiple executives from HTC, two have joined together to create a new smartphone company, Kazam.

Sony Xperia Z on Its Way to T-Mobile

T-Mobile has confirmed that the Sony Xperia Z flagship will be available on its network in the "coming weeks."

BlackBerry Q10 Coming to AT&T on June 21

AT&T has officially announced that the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry Q10 will be coming to its networks this Friday, June 21.

New Apple iPhone 5S Images Leak, Provide Best Look at Phone to Date

The Apple iPhone 5S is one step closer to becoming a reality it seems, with the latest batch of leaked images offering the clearest look at the phone's components so[...]

HTC Takes the Wraps Off of the Butterfly S at Taiwan Event

HTC officially revealed its next Andoird handset, the Butterfly S, at a press event in Taiwan earlier today.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Reported to be Heading to US Cellar

According to prolific leaker @evleaks, Samsung's rumored Galaxy Mega 6.3 handset is expected to be heading to US Cellar.

BlackBerry Q5 Primed for Release in UAE Tomorrow

The BlackBerry Q5, the more affordable QWERTY-equipped offering from BlackBerry, is set to make its world debut tomorrow in UAE.

Lumia EOS 41-Megapixel Resolution Confirmed by Nokia

Nokia recently teased its upcoming July 11 press event in New York, where it expects to unveil its Lumia EOS smartphone, and seemed to confirm the phone's resolution.

Future Apple, Samsung, and HTC Smartphones may Include Liquid Cooling

Apple, Samsung, and HTC are all reportedly working on liquid cooling devices for future handsets, with the devices expected to hit markets as early as Q4 of 2013.

Reports Point to HTC One Mini Coming to AT&T Networks

The HTC One Mini, which the company has yet to officially confirm, may be headed to AT&T when it arrives later this year.

Samsung Reveals Galaxy NX Android Camera, New Galaxy S IV Colors at Press Event

Samsung announced another Android-powered camera, the Galaxy NX, at its press event in London today, as well as new color options for the Galaxy S IV.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Active, and Mini Hands-On Preview

Samsung's slew of Galaxy S4 spin-off devices, including the Zoom, Active, and Mini, were all on-hand for testing in London tonight, so we gave them all a try.

Samsung Galaxy NX Hands-On Preview

Samsung's new camera/smartphone hybrid, the Galaxy NX, was on display at the company's press event in London, and here are some of our early impressions.

More iPhone 5S Images Leak, Reveal More Features

More Apple iPhone 5S images are leaking by the day, with the latest batch revealing some previously unknown specs about the device.

LG Optimus G2 Reported to be Released on August 7

On August 7, LG is expected to release its new flagship handset, the LG Optimus G2, which will incorporate a Snapdragon 800.

Facebook Takes on Vine with Video on Instagram

In response to Twitter's Vine video service, Facebook has launched Video on Instagram.

Samsung Galaxy Note III Image Leaks

An image of the Samsung Galaxy Note III leaked out on Twitter recently, showing off part of the upcoming phablet's design.

Nokia Asha 501 Debuts This Week in Thailand and Pakistan

Nokia announced the debut of its colorful Asha 501 earlier today, with the phone launching this week in Thailand and Pakistan.

iPhone 5S Images Reveal New A7 Chip, 1GB RAM

Even more images of the iPhone 5S have surfaced, revealing internals that seem to confirm that the phone will be powered by an A7 chip with 1GB of RAM.

WhatsApp Booming in Popularity, but Competition Is Brewing

The cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp now has more active users than either Twitter or Skype. Meanwhile, competition is heating up from Google and BlackBerry.

Sony Announces SmartWatch 2

Sony announced the SmartWatch 2 from Shanghai today, giving users a wearable device that can pair up with their Android phones.

Windows Phone 8 Device Based on HTC One Design Rumored to Surface This Year

HTC is reportedly working on a new Windows 8 Phone for later this year that emulates the popular metal-based HTC One design.

Sony Unveils Massive Xperia Z Ultra

Today, Sony officially announced its Xperia Z Ultra which, at 6.4 inches, toes the line between smartphone and tablet.

Mass Production of Samsung Galaxy Note III Possibly Pushed Up to August

Production for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note III phablet may have been bumped up to as soon as August, if sources are to be believed.

Sony Rolls out Android 4.2.2 Upgrades for Xperia Z

Sony has begun issuing Android 4.2.2 updates for the Xperia Z.

The Nokia Lumia EOS Will Be Known as the Lumia 1020

It looks like the highly-anticipated Nokia Lumia EOS, which will be equipped with a 41-megapixel camera, will have a different name by the time it's released.

AT&T Manages to Dump Remaining HTC First Smartphones in Fire Sale

AT&T managed to sell off the remaining HTC First smartphones after lowering its price, effectively marking the end for the first Facebook handset.

Samsung ATIV S Neo Coming to Sprint This Summer

The Samsung ATIV S Neo, one of the first two Windows Phone 8 smartphones to come to Sprint, will be available on the carrier's networks this summer.

HTC 8XT Announced for Sprint, First Windows 8 Smartphone with HTC BoomSound

HTC and Sprint have announced the new HTC 8XT with Windows Phone 8, and it will be one of the first devices on the platform to offer HTC BoomSound.

Moto X Picture Leaks, Appears to be on Sprint LTE Network

The Motorola X smartphone has popped its head up again, this time apparently running on Sprint's 4G LTE network in a leaked photo.

Microsoft Nears 100K Apps in Windows Store

According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the company is nearing 100,000 apps in the Windows Store and has seen app downloads in the "hundreds of millions."

Nvidia Pushes Shield Release to July

Shortly after announcing that the Shield would be released this week, Nvidia has said that the handheld's release will be delayed until July.

Roadmap Indicates Nokia Lumia 925, Sony Xperia Z Arriving on T-Mobile July 14

Two highly-anticipated smartphones for T-Mobile customers, the Nokia Lumia 925 and the Sony Xperia Z, won't be arriving on the network until July 14, according to a leaked roadmap.

HTC One ‘Glamor Red’ Variant Set to Hit UK Next Month

HTC is offering a unique "glamor red" variant of its flagship One handset in the UK, which is set to release next month.

New Translation Feature Comes to Twitter App for Windows Phone

A new translation feature that uses Bing has been added to the Windows Phone Twitter app via a recent free update.

T-Mobile Press Conference Scheduled for July 10

T-Mobile is gearing up for a new press conference next month, and the carrier is claiming that it will make its "boldest moves yet."

BlackBerry Suffers $84 Million Loss in Q1 2014, Shipped Only 2.7 million BB10 Devices

BlackBerry's earnings report for this past quarter was especially bleak, indicating major losses and a significant slowdown in sales of BB10 devices.

Will iOS 7 Let You Control Your iPhone By Moving Your Head?

Apple is reportedly working on incorporating head motion controls for the iPhone and iPad into the upcoming iOS 7.

Images Leak: Android 4.3 on Galaxy S4 Google Edition Smartphone

Images have surfaced of the next update for Google's mobile OS, Android 4.3, running on the Galaxy S4 Google Edition smartphone.

Nokia Offering $300 on Old Phone Trade-Ins with Lumia Purchase

Nokia is looking to appeal to consumers with a new Lumia trade-in promotion.