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SmartPhone Articles for August of 2009Below are the 96 SmartPhone articles for August of 2009
Recently, there have been news reports that said Microsoft is going to change the name of its operating system for smartphones from "Windows Mobile" to "Windows phone". This is a[...]
Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha has promised that his company will have two smartphones running Google's Android OS on the market by the end of the year, and more in early[...]
The HTC Snap is a messaging-oriented Windows phone. Jen Edwards brings us a review of this device with an attractive design featuring a QWERTY keyboard.
This consumer-oriented smartphone has a 3-inch touchscreen and uses Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface. It comes with social networking, messaging and multimedia software. Other feastures include support for AT&T’s 3G network,[...]
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones and other mobile devices that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.
The Samsung Solstice has just been released by AT&T. Jen Edwards brings us a review of this low-cost, consumer-oriented smartphone, which emphasizes social networking, messaging. and multimedia.
Palm's latest smartphone debuted in Sprint and Best Buy retail stores in June, and since then has gradually gone on sale at other places. The latest of these is Amazon.com[...]
One of the Android-based smartphones reportedly on T-Mobile's docket is the replacement for the G1: a Motorola device code-named the Morrison. This upcoming model will reportedly hit the market in[...]
TeleNav GPS Navigator will be available for the T-Mobile myTouch 3G when it launches tomorrow. Users will be able to try out this turn-by-turn GPS navigation service with a free[...]
It's official, the Palm Pre is scheduled to debut in Canada on August 27. This will be the first time Palm's latest smartphone has been released outside of the U.S.
With details, images, and even video of the Blackberry Storm2 leaking out for months now, it's not surprising that some are expecting this smartphone to debut any day now. However,[...]
Antoine RJ Wright has taken an extended look at the Nokia N97 -- a constantly-connected, flagship Symbian smartphone which shows the future direction of Nokia's mobile devices.
Evidence is mounting that Sprint will release in the coming months the HTC Hero, a smartphone shaping up to be one of this wireless phone company's first with Google's Android[...]
The T-Mobile myTouch 3G features a 3.2-inch touch screen with a trackball and tablet shape. It runs Google’s Android OS and includes mobile broadband support, a multimedia player, built-in 3.2[...]
The new BlackBerry Curve 8520 feature a QWERTY keyboard, BlackBerry OS 5.0, and Wi-Fi connectivity. It include RIM’s standard suite of software, including push email and video and audio players.[...]
In the wake of pictures of a smaller, slightly lower-speced version of the Nokia N97 that appeared recently, more information about the N97 Mini is coming forward.
The T-Mobile myTouch 3G -- this wireless carrier's second smartphone running Google's Android -- is now available. It offers customers a slimmer option than last year's the T-Mobile G1.
T-Mobile USA has just released the BlackBerry Curve 8520, a new model in this popular series of smartphones. Its hardware and software has been updated, and it offers a greater[...]
Sprint is now offering two new mobile hotspots. These allow users to connect to the Internet wherever they go by bridging Wi-Fi devices to Sprint's 3G and 4G mobile broadband[...]
When the new iPhone 3G S debuted in June, Apple took an unusual step: it held on to the previous version and offered it at $100. However, this won't be[...]
Sony is bringing out a pair of additions to its Reader series. One of these will be smaller and less expensive, while the other will be the latest in this[...]
Verizon has yet to officially announce that it's going to offer the HTC Touch Pro2, but there can be little doubt its going to happen at some point. As evidence,[...]
The Pharos Traveler 137 is a Windows Mobile smartphone with an emphasis on GPS-related tasks. Antoine Wright brings us a review of this device, which offers a WVGA touchscreen and[...]
Sprint says it will soon join the small group of wireless carriers offering phones with AM-OLED displays. Its first device using this technology will be made by Samsung, and will[...]
Opera Software is working on a version of its flagship web browser for smartphones running Google's Android operating system.
Verizon's version of the HTC Whitestone could be available as early as next month, if a new report is correct. This Windows phone -- the successor to the HTC Touch[...]
An overview of the HTC Mega has leaked out. This upcoming smartphone will apparently be one of the first to debut with Windows Mobile 6.5, the next version of this[...]
A few more details have surfaced on the HTC Fiesta, one of many upcoming smartphones running Google's Android OS. However, at this point, information is still very sketchy.
There is little room for doubt that Sprint will release the HTC Touch Pro2 in the near future, but exactly when remains unknown. Still, according to the latest unconfirmed report,[...]
According to information leaking out of AT&T, this wireless carrier intends to call its version of the HTC Touch Pro2the Tilt2, showing that this upcoming Windows phone is a successor[...]
Information on the Motorola Morrison -- the replacement for the T-Mobile G1 -- has been trickling out for months, but a full list of specifications hasn't been available... until now.
The Samsung Solstice is a consumer-oriented smartphone with 3-inch touchscreen that uses Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. Jen Edwards brings us this review.
YouTube has updated the version of its web site for smartphones, adding to the functionality.
Many people find the TV commercials for the Palm Pre a bit odd, but HCD Research says these ads are effective.
DataViz has just released a new version of its software that lets users of Android-based phones work with Microsoft Office files. Documents To Go 2.0 adds support for Microsoft PowerPoint[...]
The first reports of the Samsung Instinct s50 emerged recently, but at this point little is known about this device. Still, an image has shown up on the Web, and[...]
The Nokia Surge is a messaging-oriented slider smartphone that's available now on the AT&T network. Antoine RJ Wright offers his first impressions of this low-cost, Symbian S60 device.
T-Mobile USA has just begun offering HTC's latest high-end Windows phone, the Touch Pro2. This device offers a WVGA screen, mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, GPS, and much more.
Nokia and Microsoft have announced a new global alliance which will bring Office Communicator Mobile, Office Mobile, and other future services to Nokia devices.
Palm, Inc. has responded to a flurry of reports and forum posts that said the Palm Pre violates its users privacy.
The first image and a set of specifications of the HTC Leo have appeared on he Web, showing that this model will be well supplied with high-end features.
The HTC Magic, this company's second Android-powered smartphone, has passed a significant milestone: 1,000,000 units sold.
The Palm Pre comes with a sliding, physicalkeyboard, but not an on-screen one. A group of developers is working to change that.
Apple may not be able to get its tablet PC -- a device that will supposedly be something of a merger of an iPhone and a Mac notebook -- on[...]
The BlackBerry Storm 2 has yet to be officially unveiled, but there's no room for doubt that it's coming soon -- especially in the wake of the latest leak: an[...]
The "Dellphone" is no longer just a rumor. The mini3i will be an Android-based smartphone with an entry-level feature set. However, it's not clear if many Westerners will get the[...]
Tiverias Apps has just released GPush, which brings push email to iPhone users. This app immediately notifies users when a Gmail message is sent to them.
Two smartphones that have appeared in recent rumors -- the HTC Mega and HTC Click -- might be released as early as next month.
Despite reports to the contrary, the T-Mobile G1 will continue to receive system software updates. This is good news for owners of this device who are looking forward to trying[...]
Samsung Mobile has introduced a widget software developer kit (SDK) for the many smartphones that employ the TouchWiz user interface. This allow developers to create widgets for a wide variety[...]
The Palm Pre's on-device software store currently only allows free apps, but that's about to change. Palm, Inc. has just begun a beta of its system to allow developers to[...]
The Palm Eos, which unconfirmed reports say will be the second smartphone running the webOS, might not be released by AT&T until next year, missing this holiday shopping season. UPDATED
The BlackBerry Tour is RIM's latest smartphone from Sprint and Verizon. This mid-range model offers a full QWERTY keyboard and support for both CDMA and GSM networks -- including EV-DO[...]
The Garmin Nuvifone M20 is a Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone with fully integrated GPS. It features a 2.8 inch touch screen, WiFi connectivity with full HTML web browser, and 4[...]
The Garmin Nuvifone G60 is a touch screen smartphone with fully integrated GPS. This is a quad-band GSM device with 3.5G data connectivity, a Webkit-based internet browser, personal messaging, Wi-Fi,[...]
A market analyst made news yesterday with a prediction that the second smartphone running Palm's webOS will be significantly delayed. Today, however, a leak from the manufacturer says that the[...]
A timetable of Microsoft's plans for the next couple of versions of Windows Mobile has leaked out, giving a rough idea of when upgrades and major updates will be available.
There have been rumors of the Samsung InstinctQ for some time, but no pictures had emerged showing this Android-based smartphone supposedly on its way to Sprint. This has now changed.
The new T-Mobile myTouch 3G with with Google's Android OS, as well as a broad assortment of T-Mobile products and services, are available in more than 4,000 RadioShack stores across[...]
A website has reviewed a pre-production version of Nokia's upcoming N900 Internet Tablet, giving a look at where Nokia sees the Maemo platform for upcoming devices.
Verizon's version of the HTC Whitestone has been approved by the FCC, a major milestone on the way to release. This high-end smartphone may be in customer hands as early[...]
AT&T may not release the Android-based smartphone that has come up in several unconfirmed reports. This device, the HTC Lancaster, has supposedly run into enough problems that it could have[...]
The FCC has approved a CDMA version of the HTC Hero, adding to the large amount of evidence that this smartphone will be one of Sprint's first with Google's Android[...]
The newly-released DroidSecurity Internet Security Suite protects against viruses and spam, and can also help users find their lost phone.
The Nokia N97 Mini -- an unannounced version of the N97 -- recently appeared on the FCC website. This Symbian S60 smartphone will have much in common with its big[...]
Nokia has unveiled a new variant of its 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen smartphone. The Navigation Edition of this Symbian S60 device comes with a lifetime subscription to Ovi Maps.
Most people going off to college these days take a laptop, but for many of them a smartphone would be at least as useful. Students are perpetually on the go,[...]
Google Labs has released Listen, a free podcast app for Android-powered devices. This helps users find and play podcasts and web audio.
Starting early next month, AT&T will require all its customers who are buying a smartphone to sign up for an "appropriate" data plan.
Until now, the rumors about Apple's upcoming super-sized iPod touch have said it will have a 10-inch touchscreen. However, the latest unconfirmed report says this isn't set in stone. [...]
An unannounced smartphone -- the Samsung Instinct HD -- now appears on Best Buy's website, giving the world its best look so far at this upcoming model.
The latest version of T-Mobile's Sidekick LX is the first in this series with high-end features, like mobile broadband service and a very high-resolution screen. Jen Edwards brings us a[...]
The Google Apps Enterprise team has released Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which lets those with a BlackBerry smartphone use many of the built-in applications with Google's own[...]
Torch Mobile has been acquired by Research In Motion (RIM), and its expertise in WebKit-based mobile web browsers will be included in future BlackBerrys.
A document has leaked out of Verizon Wireless, showing when this carrier expects to release a number of smartphones in the coming months. This shows that the highly-anticipated BlackBerry Storm[...]
Nokia has just taken the wraps off the Nokia Booklet 3G, the company's first netbook. This small and light laptop will run Microsoft Windows, not Maemo or Symbian.
Sony has just announced a new model in its e-book line. The Sony Daily Edition Reader's 7-inch touchscreen will be larger than the displays on its predecessors, and this device[...]
Real Networks is working to bring its streaing music service to Apple's iPhone and devices running Google's Android OS.
Verizon has made no secret of its plans to release the Samsung Omnia II, but hasn't said when this will happen. That date is apparently getting close, as Samsung has[...]
AT&T is sending a system software update to users of the BlackBerry Bold that brings Visual Voicemail to this smartphone.
Nokia has announced Nokia Money, a mobile financial service that will offer consumers with mobile devices access to basic financial services.
Google is expanding the traffic information available in Google Maps Mobile to cover all U.S. highways and arterial roads when data is available.
Unconfirmed reports say that the next version of Apple's Mac OS X will no longer have support for devices running the Palm OS.
The FCC has approved a device that is possibly the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy, one of the three Android-based smartphones T-Mobile is expected to release by the end[...]
The Palm Prehas just been released by Bell Canada, the first time this smartphone has been available outside of the U.S.
Nokia has officially announced the Nokia N900, which tries to deliver a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device. This is the first of this company's Internet Tablet series to offer[...]
SPB Software has released a version of SPB TV for Android phones. This is a subscription-free mobile IPTV viewer, which gives users access to over a hundred publicly available digital[...]
The FCC has just launched an investigation into the competitiveness of the wireless marketplace. This announcement is very, very light on specifics, giving the FCC freedom to look into virtually[...]
After many years as a Symbian UIQ user, one of Brighthand's moderators has switched to using the Android-based T-Mobile G1. Magellan (AKA Mark Shryock) shares his reasons for the change,[...]
There have been numerous rumors saying that Apple is prepping a tablet with a 10-inch screen, but a new report says this device could be much larger than this.
Facebook 3.0 for the the Apple iPhone has been released. The latest version of this free app includes a lengthy list of enhancements.
The Android Network -- a collection of generally small websites dedicated to Google's Android operating system -- has named the winners of its first software awards.
Verizon has cut the purchase price of the BlackBerry Storm in half. It has also cut the prices of a pair of other recently-released RIM models, the BlackBerry Tour and[...]
The Apple iPhone has been exclusively available from AT&T in the U.S. since it launched back in 2007. But if a market analyst is correct, that could change in the[...]
There's good news for those who are looking forward to seeing more webOS-based smartphones: mentions of several upcoming models have shown up in both Sprint's and Verizon's inventory systems.
Sprint has just officially revealed the details of its plans to introduce its latest very high-end Windows phone, the HTC Touch Pro2. This will sport a large WVGA screen, sliding[...]