July 2013 SmartPhone Articles

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

Below are the 102 SmartPhone articles for July of 2013

HP Planning Its Return to the Smartphone Market

HP hasn't given up on smartphones just yet, and the company already has a new device in the works.

Mozilla Ready to Launch First Round of Firefox OS Smartphones

Mozilla, along with its various partners, is ready to launch the first set of Firefox OS smartphones for consumers.

Need a Tough Phone for Summer? Casio Has Your Back

They may not be as glamorous as other models, but rugged phones like the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE are your best bet for a summer handset.

Instagram Video Devouring Vine Sharing on Twitter

The Twitter-owned Vine video service is losing ground quickly as Facebook's Instagram video service enters the ring.

Sony’s 20MP Smartphone Revealed in Image Leak

Sony rumored upcoming flagship smartphone has surfaced in a leaked image, revealing a 20MP camera and textured back plate design.

Insider Claims Apple iPhone 5S Might Be LTE-Advanced Compatible

An anonymous source from a South Korean carrier is claiming that the next flagship smartphone from Apple might feature support for LTE-Advanced networks.

HTC One Verizon Launch Likely in September

A recently leaked image suggests that the HTC One may not launch on Verizon Wireless until September 5.

New Motorola Droid Ultra Appears on Placeholder Page

Motorola has hinted at a new Droid device with a peculiar placeholder page on its website.

Six Informative Sports Apps for the iPhone or iPad

If you're away from the TV, you can still keep up with your favorite sports teams and players from your iPhone or iPad. Maybe you can catch some video action,[...]

HTC One Mini Seemingly Confirmed for Q3 Launch

As previous reports have suggested, it appears that the HTC One Mini has been confirmed for a launch in the third quarter of this year.

First Official Moto X Ad References Customizable Hardware

The first ad from Motorola for its upcoming Moto X Phone has been leaked, and it confirms an earlier rumor about one of the device's major features.

Nokia Introduces Nokia 207 and 208 Feature Phones

Nokia has introduced two new affordable feature phones, the Nokia 207 and 208, both of which feature 3G connectivity.

Samsung’s First Tizen Smartphone Delayed Until Q4

Samsung's Tizen smartphone will be delayed until Q4 of this year due to reported issues with the platform's app store.

HTC One Max, Nokia ‘Mars’ Mentioned in Leaked Document

An internal document form European wireless carrier O2 mentions a handful of unannounced phones that are supposedly coming to the network later this year.

BlackBerry 10.2 Leak Shows Off Quick-Reply, Wi-Fi Direct Features

Leaked screenshots of the next major BlackBerry 10 OS update show off a couple new features that are coming to the platform.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Press Images Leaked Prior to July 11 Event

Nokia won't be holding its press event for the Lumia 1020, codenamed EOS, until July 11, but somebody has already given the masses an early look at the phone.

HTC Posts Better Numbers for Q2, Still Has a Ways to Go

HTC's earnings for Q2 of this year are a marked improvement over a dismal performance last quarter, but the company isn't out of the woods just yet.

Moto X Reported to Offer Visual Customization, but not Hardware

Motorola's new Moto X handset is rumored to offer a great deal of aesthetic customization, but the customization options supposedly won't extend to hardware.

Samsung Expects Record Q2 Profits, but Likely to Miss Analysts’ Projections

The Korean manufacturing giant is expected to hit record Q2 profits, but it's likely that the company will still fall short of analysts' predictions.

Wilson Sleek 4G Review: Boost Your Cell Signal

Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city is great, but cell service out in rural areas can be hit or miss. That's where the Wilson Sleek 4G[...]

Nokia’s 41MP Smartphone Now Reported to Launch as Lumia 909 UPDATE

Nokia's 41MP smartphone that was initially reported to be released as the Lumia 1020 will now supposedly launch as the Lumia 909.

LG Releases Teaser Video for Upcoming Optimus G2 Launch

LG is gearing up for the launch of its next-gen smartphone next month and has released a teaser video to get people talking about it.

BlackBerry 9720 Photos Leaked, Revealing New BB7 Handset

Images of a BlackBerry 9720 have been leaked, revealing that the device will run on BlackBerry's old BB7 platform, not BB10.

Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini Coming Soon, Images Leaked

A bevy of information about three upcoming Droid devices for Verizon Wireless, including the Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini, has recently been unearthed.

HTC 8XT Release Scheduled for July 19

Sprint will finally begin offering its first Windows Phone 8 device, the HTC 8XT, beginning next week on July 19.

T-Mobile iPhone Sales Bolster Apple’s Market Share

Strong iPhone sales from T-Mobile have helped Apple's iOS smartphone market share inch ever closer to that of Android's.

More Nokia Lumia 1020 Specs Uncovered

A recent report has revealed a few new specs for the upcoming Nokia Lumia 1020, which is expected to be officially announced this Thursday at a press conference in New[...]

Google Releases Fix for Android Vulnerability

Google has found a fix for the vulnerability in Android's security model that could allow attackers to convert 99 percent of applications into trojan malware.

Nokia to Offer HERE Drive+ Navigation Across All Windows 8 Phones

Nokia has announced plans to release the HERE Drive+ turn-by-turn navigation service for all Windows 8 smartphones.

Galaxy Note III’s Full HD Display Confirmed via Samsung Webpage

Galaxy Note III rumors about the device's full HD display have been solidified after it was mentioned on Samsung's Mobile website.

Anonymous Source Leaks Optimus G2 Photos

An anonymous tipster has sent in a slew of photos of the LG Optimus G2 to Engadget, revealing at least one of the phone's carriers and some details about its[...]

Colorful Casings for Apple’s Budget iPhone Revealed in Image Leak

New images of Apple's purported budget iPhone device have surfaced, showing off the phone's casing in five unique colors.

Attachable Camera Grip in the Works for Nokia Lumia 1020

The Nokia Lumia 1020 hasn't even been officially revealed yet, but that's not stopping one accessory maker from creating a special attachment for the device.

Sony Xperia Z and Nokia Lumia 925 Headed to T-Mobile July 17

T-Mobile announced to big handset exclusives that would be arriving on its network during its press conference today: the Sony Xperia Z and the Nokia Lumia 925.

T-Mobile Announces Jump Plan, Offering More Frequent Smartphone Upgrades

T-Mobile has announced its new "Jump" plan at its press event, giving customers up to two smartphone upgrades a year at an additional cost of $10 a month.

Droid Mini Makes First Photo Appearance

Shortly after the Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx were revealed in leaked press photos, the Droid Mini has now made an appearance.

Microsoft Doubles Support Lifecycle for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft plans to double its support lifecycle for Windows Phone 8 and offer additional enterprise features in hopes of courting the business crowd.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Officially Announced, Priced at $300

Nokia took the wraps off of its highly-anticipated Lumia 1020 today, complete with its 41-megapixel camera and $300 price tag.

During Lumia 1020 Reveal, Nokia Reveals New Apps and SDK

During its press event for the Lumia 1020, Nokia announced a number of popular apps that will be available on the handset and released its imaging software development kit.

Moto X and HTC One May Both Be on Verizon Next Month

A leaked Verizon roadmap has revealed that the HTC One and the Motorola X both seem to be set to launch on Big Red's networks in August.

Minor Windows Phone 8 Update Arriving Soon, No Major Changes Until 2014

An update bringing minor changes to Windows Phone 8 will be rolling out soon, but users shouldn't expect a major update until 2014.

BlackBerry A10 Image Leaked

BlackBerry's upcoming BB10 smartphone that's scheduled for released later this year, the A10, was unveiled in a recent leak.

AT&T, Best Buy, Verizon Drop BlackBerry Z10 Price

Two major carriers and one giant retailer have all dropped the price of the recently-launched BlackBerry Z10, a move that's indicative of BlackBerry's ailing performance.

LG Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Reportedly in the Works

An LG exec has been quoted saying that it is reportedly working on its first Windows Phone 8 device, but the manufacturer has yet to officially confirm its existence.

Huawei Ascend P6 Review: Sleek and Smart

Huawei is looking to make a splash in the ultra-competitive mobile market with the Ascend P6, the world's thinnest smartphone. Does it succeed?

Huawei Ascend P6

The Huawei Ascend P6 is the “world’s thinnest smartphone” at 6.2 mm thick. It has a 4.7 inch, 1280 x 720 display, a quad-core processor, and runs Android 4.2 (Jelly[...]

HTC One Mini and Max Hitting Markets Before End of Q3

The two HTC One variants, the Mini and the Max, are expected to be released before the end of Q3 according to inside sources, with the Mini due as soon[...]

Moto X Reported to Offer Always-On Voice Commands

A recent video leak, which has since been privatized, has revealed the Moto X's always-on voice commands.

Surface Team Now in Charge of Developing Microsoft Smartwatch

The development of Microsoft's rumored smartwatch has been moved from the Xbox accessories department and handed over to the company's Surface division.

20-Megapixel Sony Xperia i1 “Honami” Due Later This Year

Sony Korea's CEO has said that the Xperia i1 "Honami," the follow up device to the Xperia Z, will be released later this year.

Apple iPhone 5S Mass Production Estimated to Begin This Month

Reports indicate that Apple's iPhone 5S production is on track to begin soon with the device's launch coming sometime between September and October.

Geeksphone Planning Peak+, Improved Version of Firefox OS Handset

Geeksphone has plans to release an improved version of one of its Firefox OS Developer Preview devices, the Peak+, for the consumer market.

AT&T Matches T-Mobile’s Trade-In Program, Verizon Expected to Follow

Taking cues from T-Mobile, AT&T has announced its own device trade-in program, with Verizon expected to follow up suit later in August.

BlackBerry A10 Specs Make First-Time Appearance

Purported BlackBerry A10 specs have leaked, painting a picture of a device that features only a few changes from its predecessor.

HP Smartphone, Code-Named Brave, Pops Up in Early Render UPDATE

A rendered image and a list of specs for the upcoming HP smartphone, code-named Brave, have recently surfaced.

Unofficial Vine App 6Sec Now Available on Windows Phone 8

The 6Sec video sharing app has launched on Windows Phone 8, emulating much of the same functionality of Twitter's Vine app while adding a few new twists.

Alleged List of Apple iPhone 5S Specs Leaks Out, Accompanied by Pictures

An extensive list of Apple iPhone 5S specs have leaked out via a Chinese website, and the report also included images of the phone's supposed aluminum casing.

Verizon Expected to Reveal Droid Lineup Next Week

Verizon is set to hold a press conference next week on July 23, where the carrier is expected to reveal Motorola's newest Droid lineup.

Nokia Lumia 625 Surfaces in China with a 4.7-inch Display

Nokia's unannounced Lumia 625 was revealed earlier today in a leak that showed off the device's specs and 4.7-inch display.

Google Sends Out Invites to July 24 Press Event

Google is hosting a press event in San Francisco next Wednesday, but the company is keeping quiet about what exactly it's regarding.

Six Android GPS Apps for Navigating the Great Outdoors

Do you like to hike, jog, bike, kayak, raft, and/or ride horseback? Here are six off-road GPS apps to help you navigate new terrain and track your progress.

DCR: Smartphone Camera Showdown

DigitalCameraReview has the lowdown on which flagship smartphone on the market offers the best camera.

LG Confirms G2, Explains Future Naming Conventions

LG has confirmed that its next flagship will named the G2, but declined to give the device an official reveal just yet.

Verizon Wireless Officially Unveils Verizon Edge Plan

Not one to be left out in the cold, Verizon Wireless has introduced its own hardware upgrade program, Edge, which will come into effect at the end of next month.

HTC Officially Announces the One Mini

The compact variant of HTC's flagship handset, the One Mini, has been officially announced and will sport a 4.3-inch display.

Nokia Lumia Sales Topple BlackBerry Handsets in Q2

Nokia has reported record Lumia sales for this past quarter, beating out BlackBerry's total smartphone sales for Q2.

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue

The Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue is a cross between a smartphone and a tablet. It is a 7-inch device that is capable of making phone calls, has 3G connectivity, runs[...]

Samsung Prepping Galaxy Folder Flip Phone for Release

A rumor from a Korean website suggests that smartphone giant Samsung is trying to bring back the flip phone in the form of the Galaxy Folder.

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue Review: Just Pass

It's a smartphone with tablet dimensions. What could go wrong? Almost everything.

Moto X Images and Specs Hit the Web

Images and specs of the upcoming Moto X have leaked out, painting a picture of a mid-tier phone prior to its August 1 reveal.

Canonical Announces Ubuntu Edge Smartphone, Turns to Crowdfunding

Canonical has announced that it has plans to release the first Ubuntu smarpthone, the Ubuntu Edge, in May 2014, but it's relying on crowdfunding to do so.

Apple Reportedly Testing Larger iPhone and iPad

A report from the WSJ indicates that Apple is currently testing larger variants of both the iPhone and iPad.

Firefox OS 1.1 Now Available for Geeksphone Devices

Mozilla's Firefox OS 1.1 can now be downloaded for Geeksphone devices. The update offers performance enhancements, bug fixes, and more.

Nokia Hints at Phablet Release

Nokia announces its plans to reveal 'something big' via the company's website at 9 AM tomorrow morning UK time.

LG May Have Plans to Develop Smartwatch

Recent trademark filings with the Korean Intellectual Property Office suggest that LG may be working on its first smartwatch.

Nokia Announces the Lumia 625

Nokia has officially unveiled its Lumia 625, and with a 4.7-inch display, it marks Nokia's largest Windows Phone to date.

Verizon Unveils New Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, Droid Mini

Verizon unveiled its new line of Motorola Droid smartphones at its press event today, including the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini.

Sony ‘Honami’ Image Leak Points to Design Similar to Xperia Z

In-the-wild images of the Sony 'Honami' have leaked, revealing a design similar to that of its predecessor, the Xperia Z.

Hands-on Round-up of the Top Five Phablets of the Season

There's no shortage of phablets out on the market now, so we're here to help you figure out which of these super-sized devices is best for you.

Apple Reports $35.3 Billion in Revenue, $6.9 Billion Profit for Fiscal Q3 2013

Apple has posted $35.3 billion in revenue for the fiscal 2013 third quarter, a decline from last quarter but a slight improvement year-over-year.

Ubuntu Edge Pricing Drops to $625 Minimum on Indiegogo

Canonical offers new tiers for backers in its Ubuntu Edge smartphone Indiegogo campaign.

Google Unveils Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Brings Minor Improvements to OS

The newest version of Android 4.3 is official, but it's still Jelly Bean and features only minor additions and improvements.

BlackBerry A10 Video Leak Hints at AT&T Release

A recent video leak of the BlackBerry A10 suggests that, in addition to Verizon Wireless, AT&T will also offer the upcoming flagship.

Google Play To Add New Games, Plus Digital Textbook Channel

During the Android 4.3 unveiling on Wednesday, Google also revealed new games, along with an upcoming channel for buying and renting textbooks on Google Play.

Sony Spills the Jelly Beans on Which Devices Will Get Android 4.3

Sony has revealed which of its devices will be receiving the upgrade to Android 4.3, with some possibly making the jump directly from version 4.1.

Samsung Galaxy Note III Reported Display Issues Continue

Recent rumor indicates that Samsung is experiencing serious manufacturing issues with its OLED display in the upcoming Galaxy Note III handset.

Image of Display for Upcoming Nokia Phablet Leaks

The first image of Nokia's rumored 6-inch phablet phone has surfaced, showing off the display and an extremely thin bezel.

Consumer Reports: Nokia Lumia 1020 Offers High Quality Camera, but Not the Best

Consumer Reports has issued an in-depth report of the Nokia Lumia 1020's 41-megapixel camera and has concluded that while it's certainly top-notch, it's not the best.

T-Mobile Offering $0 Down on All Devices for Limited Time

Looking to counter AT&T's Next initiative, T-Mobile is now offering all of its devices for $0 down for a limited time in exchange for slightly higher monthly payments.

Samsung Galaxy Note III May Be Released in Three Different Screen Sizes

An Indian database leak suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note III could be released in three different screen sizes.

Samsung Tops Apple in Worldwide Mobile Profits

According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung pulled ahead of Apple in the second quarter of 2013, recording $5.2 billion in operating profits.

BlackBerry Q10 Review: A Keyboard Like None Other

There's no doubt about it, the keyboard on the Q10 is fantastic. But how's the rest of the package?

BlackBerry Q10

The BlackBerry Q10 features the BlackBerry 10 OS and a full physical QWERTY keyboard. Other specs include a 3.1-inch 720p display, a dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16[...]

VoxDox for Android and iOS Review: Turning Text into Talk

VoxDox is aimed at converting text content into spoken words, but how well does this app for Android and iOS really work?

Sprint Suffers $1.6 Billion Loss in Q2 2013

Sprint's Q2 numbers were a jagged pill for the carrier to swallow, as it posted a $1.6 billion loss and lost 2 million subscribers.

Gorilla Glass Variant ‘Magic Glass’ Detailed in New Moto X Images

Leaked images of the upcoming Moto X device suggest that the handset will employ a new variant of Gorilla Glass called Magic Glass.

BlackBerry Struggles Continue as Market Share Hits 1 Percent

BlackBerry's market share slipped to just 1.1 percent in Q2 2013, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel.

Android Leads US Smartphone Sales, Windows Phone Grows the Fastest

Android remains the most popular smartphone platform in the US, while Windows Phone is enjoying the highest growth rate, says a newly released study.

ACSI: Samsung Beats Apple in Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Study

Numbers from the most recent American Customer Satisfaction Index report indicate that Samsung has Apple beat in the consumer satisfaction department, at least in the US.

LG Optimus F3 Coming to T-Mobile August 7

The mid-range Optimus F3 from LG will be coming to T-Mobile's 4G LTE networks one week from today.

Microsoft Office Mobile Now Available on Android

Following last month's release of Office Mobile for iPhone, Microsoft has now made its mobile office suite available for Android.

NEC Calling it Quits on its Struggling Smartphone Business

Smartphone manufacturer NEC is bowing out of the industry due to a poor future forecast and struggling sales.