July 2012 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for July 2012. 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 July of 2012

Below are the 74 SmartPhone articles for July of 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Launches from Sprint

Sprint has just become the second wireless carrier in the United States to offer the Samsung Galaxy S III. This is Samsung new flagship smartphone, and it offers an array[...]

HTC One V Now Available from Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile is now offering the HTC One V. This is the first U.S. carrier to pick up this device, which sells for a surprisingly low price.

Most Popular Smartphones for June 2012

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. Samsung's flagship smartphone did very well, and so[...]

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Coming to Verizon this Week

Verizon has finally announced a launch date and price for the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, a mid-range Android smartphone that is going to be introduced on Thursday.

The Android OS: Splintered but Unbroken

When we talk about an operating system being fragmented, we mean that there are lots of versions of it still in use. This is a result of older devices not[...]

ITC Denies Apple a Pre-Trial Ban on the U.S. Import of All HTC Android Smartphones

Apple was unsuccessful at getting the Internartional Trade Commission to block HTC from bringing all its Android-based phones into the United States. The ITC is continuing to investigae the matter,[...]

AT&T Introduces the Samsung Galaxy S III

AT&T has just become the third U.S. carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy S III. This powerful Android device is on its way to all of the top U.S. carriers.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Is/Isn’t Blocked in the U.S.

The saga surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Nexus continues. This device is at the center of a patent fight between Apple and Samsung -- the latest round has gone to Samsung,[...]

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Available from Verizon

Verizon's latest Android smartphone goes by the slightly ponderous name of HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE. This sports a mid-range price and a featureset to match.

Nokia Lumia 900 Goes Pink

Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 7.5 device will soon be available in pink, adding to its list of existing color schemes that includes white, black, and cyan.

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III Now Scheduled to Launch July 12

The wait for Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is apparently almost over. This high-end Android smartphone is now scheduled to debut on Thursday, but that's a couple[...]

Exec Confirms Nokia Smartphones On Verizon In The Works

Richard Kerris, VP of World Developer Relations for Nokia, said in a recent interview that Nokia handsets will soon be making their way to the Verizon Wireless network.

Samsung TecTiles Review: NFC Tap Technology in Sticker Form

NFC is coming to a smartphone near you, and Samsung TecTiles show that near field communication is not limited to mobile payments. It can be used to share content and[...]

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Note Getting Android OS Upgrade Tomorrow

Those who have a Samsung Galaxy Note from AT&T have something to look forward to: an upgrade to Android 4.0 for this?super-size smartphone is going to be released on Tuesday.

No Samsung Galaxy S III Has Spontaneously Exploded

Last month, a single report that a Galaxy S III had caught fire for no reason caused a huge furor -- Was Samsung new flagship smartphone terribly flawed? As it[...]

RIM Down but Not Out: BlackBerry Curve 9310 Coming to Verizon

Although RIM is going through tough times, Verizon hasn't forgotten it used to be the top smartphone maker in the U.S. and it bringing out a new entry-level model from[...]

Motorola Unveils Atrix HD, Coming July 15

Motorola has officially announced the new Atrix HD, an Android 4.0 handset coming this Sunday for $100 with a new two-year contract.

Samsung Galaxy S III Lands at U.S. Cellular

With the past few weeks bringing the Samsung Galaxy S III to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile consumers, it looks like the smartphone is now available to U.S. Cellular customers[...]

Amazon Rumored To Have Smartphone In The Works

Sources familiar with the situation say that online retail giant Amazon is currently testing a smartphone, and mass production of the device may begin later this year.

Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Upgrade Going Out to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Those who have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus because they want to keep up with the latest version of Google's operating system are getting rewarded: they'll be the first to be[...]

T-Mobile Announces Latest Additions to myTouch Series

T-Mobile is adding two new handsets to its myTouch family, announcing the August arrival of a pair of inexpensive Android-powered, consumer-oriented smartphones.

Save Money on T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S III

T-Mobile customers yearning for the Samsung Galaxy S III, but who are not willing to pay the carrier's inflated price, now have another option, as the authorized online retailer Wirefly[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note Might Finally Debut from T-Mobile in Mid-August

T-Mobile's rumored release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note has come and gone, but there's is quite a bit of evidence that the carrier is going to introduce this super-size[...]

ZTE Reveals Plans To Release Gaming Smartphone

ZTE sent out a tweet earlier this morning teasing a gaming smartphone that's set to be released next week.

Take a Look at the iPhone 5

Images supposedly of the next-generation Apple iPhone have appeared on the Web, helping to confirm the previous reports that this device is going to be taller than its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy S III Delayed Again by Verizon

It looks like Verizon customers waiting to own the Samsung Galaxy S III will have to practice some more patience, as the carrier has delayed its offering yet again.

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review: No Contract Necessary

With a 4.2-inch screen, 1GHz processor, and a $200 suggested retail price, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is the latest version of Android's answer to the Apple iPod Touch. Brighthand[...]

Verizon Launches GameTanium Subscription Gaming Service

Verizon Wireless has launched GameTanium, an Android subscription gaming service that gives users unlimited access to a library of games for both smartphones and tablets.

Samsung Epic 4G Touch Owners Get a Taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Epic 4G Touch users have something to celebrate today, as Sprint has just announced it will begin rolling out an over-the-air update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for[...]

Motorola Atrix HD Launches from AT&T

AT&T has begun offering the Motorola Atrix HD, a mid-range model with a large display, a speedy dual-core processor, and Android 4.0.

Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone Gets $50 Price Cut

The Nokia Lumia 900 has had its official price dropped by 50%, bringing the cost for this company's flagship Windows Phone down to $50 with a new two-year contract with[...]

Sprint Launches Super-Fast 4G LTE Network in Select Cities

Sprint has launched its 4G LTE network today, with 15 cites surrounding the Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio markets set to receive the high-speed coverage.

Samsung Galaxy S III from Verizon Available on Wirefly for Less

As Verizon continues to have trouble meeting demand for Samsung?s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, the authorized online phone retailer Wirefly is currently offering the device immediately, and[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note Officially Headed for T-Mobile

T-Mobile appears to have become tired of all the rumors and has made it official: the Samsung Galaxy Note will soon be part of its product lineup. This super-size[...]

HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G to Get a Cool Down with Android Ice Cream Sandwich in August

HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G owners losing hope that their phones will someday get a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich can rest easy, as Sprint has[...]

Yelp for Android OS Review: Advice for Travelers

Regardless of where you travel, whether for business or travel, Yelp can help you find places of interest like restaurants and gas stations, directly from your mobile phone. In theory,[...]

StyleTap Brings Palm OS Apps to Android

Palm Treo devotees and those longing to run some old Palm OS apps on their new Android smartphones can rejoice!StyleTap has just released a platform for Google's operating system, allowing[...]

AT&T Unveils Much-Anticipated Shared Data Plan

There's good news for AT&T customers who have a smartphone and a tablet: you can now get service for both devices with a single plan, and draw from a shared[...]

Samsung Galaxy S III with 64GB of Storage Is in the Pipeline

With the 16GB and 32GB versions of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, readily available throughout Europe and the United States, it looks like a 64GB iteration of[...]

Facebook’s Mobile Challenge Part II: The Apps

Facebook became popular -- and profitable -- on PCs, but the company is having problems transfering that to smartphones. A large part of the difficulty is issues with the[...]

Verizon: Growth is Strong, Half of Customers Bought a Smartphone Last Quarter

Just a few years ago smartphones were a niche product, but not any more. Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest carrier, says that half of its handset sales last quarter were[...]

Nokia Has ‘Something Amazing’ on the Way in September

Nokia has teased a significant announcement that it has planned for September 7, posting a sign outside a Helsinki store telling customers that, "Something amazing is coming..."

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III Available at a Steep Discount

Sprint customers who have been on the bench about splurging on the Samsung Galaxy S III, here is your chance to save some money, as LetsTalk.com is currently selling the[...]

Nokia Lumia 900 vs. HTC Titan II vs. Samsung Focus 2

Three major Windows Phones from three different companies on AT&T. Which is best?

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Coming to Select HTC One Handsets, Confirmed

Today HTC confirmed rumors that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will definitely be coming to several of the manufacturer?s One handsets, including the models available from AT&T and T-Mobile.

Nokia Survivors Give MeeGo Another Go

A batch of ex-Nokia employees are trying to continue the operating system Nokia abandoned last year in favor of Windows Phone. What are their chances to succeed?

Siri’s Accuracy: A Work in Progress

The iPhone's Siri voice assistant may be able to tell Zooey Deschenel the weather outside even if she can't tell, but its overall average isn't that great, according to one[...]

iPhone 5 Smaller Dock Port All but Confirmed

There have been reports for some time that Apple is going to shrink the size of the Dock connector on its mobile devices, and the latest to throw its weight[...]

Inside Source Says Windows Phone 8 To Be Launched In November

An inside source familiar with the situation is claiming that he knows when the next version of Microsoft's mobile OS, Windows Phone 8, will be made available to the general[...]

Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Break 10 Million

Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III have officially surpassed the 10 million mark, according to an executive from the company. This puts the device well on its way to[...]

Apple iOS 6 Will No Longer Require Passwords for Free App Downloads

With iOS 6 set to release this fall, iPhone and iPad users have a convenient new feature to look forward to, which will allow them to spend less time typing[...]

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Price Cut to $100

Verizon is making it a lot cheaper to get a smartphone that will be among the first to get Google's Android OS 4.1 -- the official price of the Samsung[...]

Samsung Galaxy S III to Get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Flavoring

While Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, currently runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it seems the handset will be getting a tasty update soon to Google's latest[...]

Using Your iPhone for Summertime Reading

Is reading one of your favorite summer pastimes? Your iPhone might come in handy.

Next-Gen iPod Touch Likely to Have a Larger Display, Too

Apple's iPod touch is essentially an iPhone without the phone, and as such the two devices are generally quite similar. That's why it's not surprising that the next iPod touch[...]

AT&T Sold a Million More iPhones than Verizon Last Quarter

AT&T is still at the top of the heap when it comes to sales of the iPhone. The company sold 3.7 million Apple smartphones in the second quarter of this[...]

Apple iPhone Sales Up 28% Last Quarter

Sales of Apple's smartphones grew strongly last quarter, up almost 30% year-over-year. That helped the company pull in $8.8 billion in profit.

System Software Update Available for Nokia Lumia 900, Lumia 710, Lumia 610

Nokia's 8779 update for its Lumia phones has begun to roll out, issuing a number of improvements for each of the different models.

Quad-Core HTC One X+ May Be on Its Way to T-Mobile

There's good news for T-Mobile customers who have been hoping to get their hands on HTC's flagship smartphone: the HTC One X+ will reported be introduced by this carrier in[...]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Coming to Intel Atom-Powered Devices

In an apparent move to gain some market exposure, Intel is porting Google's Android 4.1 operating system, codenamed Jelly Bean, to work on smartphones backed by its low-powered Atom processors.[...]

Sprint CEO Says Motorola Photon Q QWERTY Smartphone Is Coming Soon UPDATED

It's been a while since there's been any news about the Motorola Photon Q, a QWERTY slider phone from Sprint, but the carrier's CEO said during today's earnings call that[...]

iPhone 5 Might Launch Sept. 21

The iPhone 4S debuted in mid-October 2011, but a few unconfirmed reports indicate that the next version is going to come out a bit earlier in the year than that.

Apple iOS Trumps Google Android as Favored Platform for Enterprise Apps

While Apple is known to offer its iOS customers a plethora of gaming apps, it appears the company's operating system is also the best platform for making business-oriented applications, according[...]

Olympic Action Goes Mobile with iLondon 2012 for iOS

The Summer Olympics start today, and those who want to keep track of all the action on their iPhone can turn to LMSolutions' iLondon 2012!

Samsung and Apple Dominate Global Smartphone Markets in Q2

Samsung and Apple have more than doubled their combined market share in the global mobile phone market, with the manufacturers shipping almost half of the world?s smartphones in the second[...]

Mass Consumer Migration to Smartphones Going On

Nearly half of featurephone subscribers who switched devices in April switched to a smartphone.

Apple Vs. Samsung: Case Overview for the Patent Trial of the Century

As two mobile giants prepare for what's gearing up to be a titanic battle over patents, here's everything you need to know to get up to speed on Apple vs.[...]

New Leaked Image Possibly Shows iPhone 5

Another rumor regarding the highly-speculated Apple iPhone 5 has come to light. This time a Chinese case manufacturer has posted pictures of what could be Apple's next-generation smartphone.

AT&T’s HTC One X Price Drops 50%

The AT&T version of HTC's flagship device just became much more affordable. The One X, previously selling for $200 with a two-year contract, is now going for half that.

Samsung Court Documents Reveal Two Windows Phone 8 Models in the Works

Documents submitted as part of the Apple vs. Samsung trial have revealed that Samsung has two Windows Phone 8 devices, the Odyssey and the Marco, slated for release later this[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note Slated to Hit T-Mobile Stores Aug. 8

Today T-Mobile announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note will be available online and in select T-Mobile retail stores starting on August 8. This super-size Android phone has alread sold by[...]

iPhone 5 Likely to be Unveiled on September 12

Additional reports indicate that iPhone is likely to be revealed at a special media event on Wednesday, September 12. The launch is apparently going to be a week or so[...]

Apple iPod Touch Getting 4G Connectivity with FreedomPop Sleeve

The Freedompop 4G Sleeve, due out later this summer, adds to the capabilities of the Apple iPod Touch by giving it 4G LTE connectivity on Sprint's wireless network.

Samsung Launches Music Hub Service on Select Galaxy S III Devices

Samsung's streaming music service, Music Hub, has now launched in the US and is available to Galaxy S III owners that are on the AT&T or U.S. Cellular networks.