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SmartPhone Articles for July of 2011Below are the 80 SmartPhone articles for July of 2011
RIM has released the latest version of its BlackBerry Desktop software for Mac OS X, allowing BlackBerry/ Mac users to synchronize their devices and achieve harmony between their home and[...]
Google+ is the latest social-networking service to take on Facebook, allowing users to share their thoughts, images, and video, with circles of friends. In addition to being available on the[...]
The next smartphone running the webOS, the HP Pre 3, is apparently not going to be released as early as originally expected. This will leave fans of this operating system[...]
AT&T has announced a change in policy, and is going to start offering insurance on all Apple iPhone models. This will cost $5 a month, and will replace units that[...]
Verizon spokespeople have begun officially confirming the details that leaked out last month about their company's tiered data plans that will go into effect in a few days. This is[...]
The Wall Street Journal is the latest to weigh in on the on-going debate over the design of Apple's next-generation smartphone. This venerable newspaper indicates that the upcoming iPhone is[...]
T-Mobile has promised to offer the myTouch 4G Slide this month, but not exactly when. Information leaking out of this carrier indicates that this camera-centric Android smartphone is going to[...]
Verizon had originally planned to introduce the Motorola Droid Bionic this spring, but the release was bumped back to give Motorola time to re-design the device. A flier for it[...]
Verizon Wireless has launched the next-generation Motorola Droid 3 -- a global phone with a slide-out, 5-row QWERTY keyboard and a 4-inch display -- and it is available now, exclusively[...]
Verizon Wireless put its tiered data plans in place today, and no longer allows new customers to sign up for an unlimited data plan. Nevertheless, Consumer Reports believes this change[...]
When LG delivered a sneak peek at a smartphone offering glasses-free 3D, Brighthand was there to take a close look at the upcoming LG Thrill 4G, plus 3D content ranging[...]
The best way to describe Apple's iPod touch is that it's an iPhone without the phone. But an unconfirmed report indicates that this might be changing.
Sprint's Motorola XPRT is a device that runs Google's Android OS but has clearly been designed to lure business users away from their BlackBerrys. Read this review of a smartphone[...]
The HTC Status is going to be an Android-based smartphone with a strong emphasis on social networking through Facebook. It is available for pre-order now exclusively through AT&T, and will[...]
Verizon is the only U.S. carrier officially offering the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, but AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers aren't being left out -- the online phone shop Expansys has a[...]
Jon Rubinstein, the man responsible more than any other for the creation of the webOS, has been replaced as the head of the HP business unit responsible for the ongoing[...]
A recent unconfirmed report indicated that the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide will debut on July 27. This was mostly correct -- that will be the in-store launch date, but T-Mobile[...]
Verizon has begun sending out an operating system upgrade to the HTC Droid Incredible 2. This contains no dramatic improvements, but many users think its many small changes enhance the[...]
AT&T has announced the first two devices that will be compatible to the provider's upcoming 4G LTE network, though neither will be a smartphone.
Without much fanfare, it has been revealed that the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY will not be a Verizon Wireless exclusive for much longer, as the PlayStation-branded phone will be coming[...]
A redesigned Android Market will soon provide users with the ability to buy books and rent movies directly from the storefront to their phones, in addition to software sales.
Sprint has announced that the Motorola Photon 4G is going to be released at the end of this month. This Android smartphone is going to be packed with high-end features,[...]
Americans can rejoice, the Spotify streaming music service that has proved to be so popular in Europe is now available in the U.S. Users of the iOS and Android OS[...]
Like its predecessors, the Droid 3 features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, though this latest iteration offers an additional row of number keys. In addition, the smartphone’s 4-inch gHD (960 x[...]
Adama D. Brown, a self-confessed HBO addict, took a close look at a free Android OS app known as HBO Go. Although he rediscovered a sumptuous banguet of TV and[...]
Apple has introduced a small update for the operating system on the iPhone and iPad. The single purpose of iOS 4.3.4 (or iOS 4.2.9 for the Verizon iPhone) is to[...]
Exclusively released online last week, the Motorola Droid 3 is now available at Verizon Wireless stores. This allows those who are interested in this high-end Android smartphone to try it[...]
The Samsung Nexus S, the first commercial smartphone to be cleared for use in the International Space Station, will be used to further NASA's exploration of space.
HTC Status is an smartphone with a focus on social networking. A dedicated Facebook button allows users to quickly post what they are doing, and a physical keyboard makes it[...]
Today is the launch of the HTC Status, an Android smartphone with a focus on social networking. A dedicated Facebook button allows users to quickly post what they are doing,[...]
Verizon introduced its 4G LTE network last year, and AT&T is launching its own by the end of this summer. But just because they are using the same wireless networking[...]
Although Research In Motion (RIM) has yet to officially announce it, the BlackBerry Torch 2 is an open secret. The FCC has now signed off on this smartphone, which will[...]
There have been widely-reported but unconfirmed reports that Apple is going to offer a very inexpensive iPhone targeting the pre-paid market this fall. A supposedly reliable source indicates that the[...]
The Motorola Titanium smartphone, a rugged Android smartphone which is going to feature push-to-talk capabilities, will become available on July 24 at all Sprint stores and online.
The HTC Status can best be described as a "Facebook phone", as it has a strong focus on this social-networking service. Is it a good option for people who want[...]
The wait for the new myTouch 4G Slide is over: T-Mobile has begun offering this Android smartphone exclusively on its website today. It sports a sliding keyboard, dual-core processor, and[...]
Several weeks after Google introduced an Android version of its new social networking service, there's now an iPhone version. This helps broaden the reach of Google+, which has the formidable[...]
Apple has announced that during its most recent financial quarter it sold 20.3 million iPhones, the most ever in a quarter. The company also set new records for revenue and[...]
Sprint is the only one of the Big 4 U.S. carriers to still offer an unlimited data plan that really includes unlimited data. However, the company's CEO admits that he[...]
Joining the ranks of Verizon and AT&T, T-Mobile has enacted a tiered data plan for its customers, but there'll be a twist to the new Value plans: once a user[...]
Long a user favorite in Europe, the Spotify streaming music service has finally rolled over to U.S. shores. In reviewing the beta of the Android OS app, Vince Font finds[...]
The Galaxy S II debuted in Europe and Asia earlier this year, and U.S. residents won't have to wait much longer. This Android smartphone includes a large Super AMOLED Plus[...]
The national retailer Best Buy will soon begin offering an exclusive: a version of the Samsung Nexus S designed for AT&T. This Android-based smartphone has a range of high-end features,[...]
After just two months on the market, the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY has been subjected to a significant price cut by Verizon. This game-oriented smartphone is now selling for half[...]
With more 4G compatible smartphones entering the marketplace, carriers are offering midrange handsets at a lower price, as seen with T-Mobile's upcoming release of the HTC Wildfire S.
Mobile carriers in Europe have begun offering HD Voice service. This greatly improves the quality of phone conversations, but requires wireless networks and phones to be upgraded to support it.[...]
For many years, Nokia was at the top of the world smartphone market, making more devices than any of its rivals. This is no longer true -- Apple now holds[...]
Services that offer streaming media are becoming increasingly popular, but wireless carriers are now phasing out unlimited data connections. Ed Hardy discusses this trend in the first "From the Editor's[...]
Rumors are running rampant that a 3D handset is going to be released by Samsung at the end of this year. This will reportedly be a variation of the Galaxy[...]
A surprising number of T-Mobile subscribers use an iPhone, even though the carrier doesn't offer this device. But at least T-Mobile made this a bit easier today, as it has[...]
These "mobile medical apps" have become increasingly prominent in the health field, so much so that the FDA recently began seeking input on proposed guidelines to regulate this growing market.[...]
Those who are eagerly anticipating the LG Thrill 4G can now reserve this upcoming 3D Android smartphone at a Radio Shack store. AT&T is expected to release this cutting-edge device[...]
Motorola has introduced a system software upgrade for the Atrix 4G from AT&T. Amoung an array of other chnages, this updates the version of the Firefox web browser available in[...]
A version of the Samsung Nexus S designed to work with AT&T's wireless network is now available exclusively from the national retailer Best Buy. This is the smartphone that Google[...]
Pictures of the third generation of RIM's touchscreen-oriented smartphone have appeared on the Web. The Verizon logo that appears prominently on these makes it clear which carrier is going to[...]
Work is complete on the first major revision to Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. This new version, code-named Mango, has been delivered to handset makers.
T-Mobile has launched its new tiered data plans. In previous reports regarding these new plans, exact prices were ambiguous. However, the smoke has cleared to reveal what customers will actually[...]
Apple has just introduced iOS 4.3.5, a version of this operating system that has patched a small security flaw. This is the latest in string of iPhone system software updates[...]
Though news of pricing for the LG Thrill 4G at Radio Shack broke a few days ago, AT&T has just announced its official price for the 3D handset.
AT&T has committed to releasing system software upgrades for every Android smartphone it has released this year. This will bring OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) to five recently-introduced models as well as[...]
RadioShack has announced that come fall, it will no longer offer T-Mobile wireless products and services. Instead, they'll be providing customers with a selection of Verizon Wireless smartphones.
A version of Android OS 2.3 AKA Gingerbread has begun going out to the T-Mobile G2x. This update brings a wide range of small enhancments to this high-end smartphone.
Images of an unnamed Samsung slider that have appeared on the Web confirm that the Samsung Galaxy S II will definitely be headed to AT&T. And, unlike the version that[...]
Picking the right phone to take to college is important, but picking the right wireless service plan is just as critical. The Brighthand editorial staff has put together some suggestions[...]
After debuting on T-Mobile's website back on July 19, the myTouch 4G Slide from HTC is now available at T-Mobile retail stores for $200 after a $50 rebate and two-year[...]
The original Motorola Droid did a lot to make the Android OS the very popular smartphone platform it is today. Nearly two years later, how does the third-generation in this[...]
Thanks to our friends over at the FCC we can guarantee that the device with model number SPH-D710 is indeed the Sprint version of the Galaxy S II, dubbed the[...]
Good news for those of you with Android OS 2.2 or higher: the Android Market update is supposedly live and has started to roll out to users across the country[...]
The Motorola Photon 4G is well supplied with cutting-edge features, including a 4.3-inch, qHD touchscreen and a dual-core processor. This device — available exclusively from Sprint — also has WiMAX,[...]
Sprint Nextel and LightSquared recently announced a network-sharing deal, which will be used as a catalyst for the creation of a 4G network.
The powerful Motorola Photon 4G from Sprint has been released three days early and is available to the entire public for purchase through the carrier's website.
The unusually long wait for Apple to release its next-generation smartphone is almost over. A number of recent reports, based in insider information, have indicated that the iPhone 5 is[...]
Skyfire has released VideoQ, an inexpensive app that lets iPhone and iPad users do something they've wanted to do for years: play Adobe Flash video. Apple has said repeatedly that[...]
The Motorola Droid Bionic was originally scheduled to debut in the first half of this year, but its release was bumped back. There has been a great deal of speculation[...]
Second quarter findings show the global mobile phone market grew 11.3% since last year, though the feature phone market declined for the first time since 3Q09. Sales of smartphone are[...]
Google has released an update for the Gmail app on Android smartphones. The new version 2.3.5 brings a handful of new features and performance improvements.
The Bluetooth Watch with Caller ID lets users see who is calling them without looking at their phone... in theory, anyway. Check out a review of this accessory to see[...]
The LG Thrill 4G is a cutting-edge Android OS smartphone available from AT&T with a large “glasses-free” 3D display. It runs Google’s Android OS on a 1GHz dual-core processor. This[...]
In the past few days, several images have come to light that might reveal the appearance of Apple's next-generation smartphone. One of these could be the first picture of the[...]
Those who have an unlimited data plan with AT&T, be warned: this carrier is going to begin slowing down the data transfer speeds of those who use an "extraordinary" amount[...]