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SmartPhone Articles for August of 2011Below are the 99 SmartPhone articles for August of 2011
Several recent reports have indicated that the iPhone 5 is going to hit store shelves in September, but not everyone agrees. Apple's next smartphone won't be released until mid-fall, if[...]
Those awaiting the impending arrival of the LG Thrill 4G will have to wait a little longer as the "glasses-free" 3D phone will have a new release date of August[...]
Nokia has announced a new naming convention for its phones, nixing the N Series and C Series for a simplified numbering system. The company also took the wraps off the[...]
The latest smartphone to get an upgrade to Android OS 2.3 is the Kyocera Echo. This adds some important features to this dual-screened device, such as support for pinch-to-zoom. UPDATED
The LG Genesis is an Android-based smartphone with an innovate design featuring two touchscreens and a large keyboard. Jen Edwards brings us a review of this device from U.S. Cellular.
While people in the U.S. patiently await the arrival of the Galaxy S II, Samsung has divulged that the smartphone will be coming to more than just the nation's top[...]
The Google Android OS 2.3.3 (aka Gingerbread) update is now live and available to all Motorola Droid X2 users, who need only to access the update from their phone's settings[...]
For Apple users who are looking to expand their Web storage, the company has unveiled its pricing for the iCloud in a beta launch of the service for developers.
Chinese manufacturer Huawei has announced the Vision, a Gingerbread smartphone with a 1 GHz processor and a "3D user interface," and it's coming this September.
The HTC Status is an Android smartphone with a focus on social networking. We take a look to see how it holds up. Should the Status be the choice of[...]
RIM announced five upcoming BlackBerry models today -- the Bold 9900 and 9930, and the Torch 9810, 9850, and 9860 -- all running its latest operating system, BlackBerry 7 OS.
An internal roadmap of when Verizon is going to release a number of smartphones running Google's Android OS has leaked out. This reveals the launch dates for some highly-anticipated models,[...]
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. This month's list is a good mix of[...]
A new version of the Skype app is now available for Android smartphone, supporting more handsets with video-chatting capabilities. This includes some of the newest models from Verizon, Sprint, and[...]
Sony will face another economic setback this year, as its next-generation portable game machine, the PlayStation Vita, won't be globally available in time for the holiday season, which is a[...]
The global smartphone market grew 65.4 percent in the second quarter of 2011 and crowned Apple as the new leader, according to an IDC report.
The LG Revolution is a large 4.3-inch phone that packs in Android, LTE, Netflix and more. Its size makes for a compelling media experience, but can the battery inside keep[...]
The Samsung Conquer 4G will be Sprint's 25th smartphone with support for its WiMAX service, but it will be the carrier's first 4G model to debut at just $100.
AT&T will begin to crack down on customers who jailbreak their iPhones to tether unauthorized services, and according to published reports this could happen as early as August 11.
In his review of Boingo Wi-Finder, Daniel Dern explains why this widely used Wi-Fi hotspot locator app can come in really handy when you're away from home or the office,[...]
RIM's first QNX-based smartphone, the BlackBerry Colt, may be released in early 2012. This will have the traditional BlackBerry design, but will run a phone-oriented version of the operating system[...]
There has been a rush of Android OS 2.3 upgrades released recently, and the latest model to receive one is the HTC Inspire 4G. This brings a number of small[...]
Google took the wraps off the next version of the Android OS this summer, but the first devices running it won't be out for another few months. According to an[...]
The Motorola Droid 3 is the latest in this series of high-end smartphones from Verizon that helped put Android on the map. Does the new model live up to this[...]
Verizon Wireless will now enforce a new plan to stop jailbroken tetherers from accessing unauthorized data from their smartphones, following in the steps of AT&T which made a similar move[...]
After years of putting most of its efforts into Europe, the President of Nokia's U.S. subsidiary says that North America and the U.S. are going to be a critical part[...]
Peter Ritcher, AT&T's senior president of mobility and consumer markets, confirmed the carrier will not have a LTE-equipped smartphone until late 2011, even though this 4G network will be online[...]
Symantec on Thursday released a free edition of Norton Mobile Security, aimed at Android OS phone users socked by security threats ranging from cell phone thefts to "fake" apps loaded[...]
A leaked flyer from Sprint unveils the carrier's prices for the new BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9850. These will be the first models with BlackBerry OS 7.
A new report detailing earnings of the smartphone market for this year's second quarter show increased sales and Android as the leader of operating systems.
Apple is reportedly going to hold a media event on September 7. This could be the day Steve Jobs takes the wraps off his company's much-anticipated next-generation smartphone.
Microsoft will begin a game of catch-up this fall when it releases a new version of its Windows Phone operating system, Mango, on September 1.
Samsung has invited journalists to an event near the end of this month. While the company doesn't come right out and say what's going to be announced, a bit of[...]
HTC has acquired a 51% stake in Beats Electronics in a $309 million deal in which the companies hope to produce a smartphone with studio quality speakers.
There are conflicting reports on when Apple is going to introduce its next-generation smartphone. On Friday, a report indicated that the iPhone 5 was going to be unveiled the first[...]
The Motorola Photon 4G is well supplied with cutting-edge features, including a 4.3-inch, qHD touchscreen and a dual-core processor. Here's Brighthand's preliminary review of Sprint's latest high-end smartphone.
Sprint has made no secret of its plans to offer the first two smartphones with BlackBerry OS 7, but it has kept quiet about the launch date and price for[...]
Netflix streams movies and TV shows to smartphones, not just PCs. According to Adama Brown, the free app for Android OS delivers excellent video streaming to phones, but still needs[...]
The Bold 9930 sports the thinnest design and widest QWERTY on a BlackBerry smartphone to date. It is the latest in a long-running series of high-end models for business users[...]
Google is buying Motorola Mobility, the maker of some of the most popular smartphones running the Android OS, including the Droid line. Motorola Mobility will be run as a separate[...]
Verizon now offers the new Blackberry Bold 9930 online and will distribute the handset in stores starting August 25. This is the first device released with BlackBerry OS 7, and[...]
The Defy+, Motorola's newest "life proof" smartphone, will be hitting the international markets this fall, though the U.S. will not be seeing the Android based-handset, even though T-Mobile introduced the[...]
The Samsung Hercules and the HTC Ruby, two dual-core Android smartphones, will reportedly be available at all T-Mobile stores and online starting near the end of October.
The Samsung Conquer 4G is going to be Sprint's first 4G WiMAX model to debut at just $100. Brighthand takes a preliminary look at this mid-range Android smartphone, which is[...]
Microsoft has announced at Gamescom what changes the upcoming Mango update to Windows Phone are going to bring to the Games hub and Xbox LIVE.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is now available at T-Mobile for business customers during a special pre-sale. This smartphone, which runs the new BlackBerry OS 7, will be available to the[...]
Pictures and some of the specifications of the Motorola Droid HD have appeared on the Web, giving the world its best look so far of this upcoming high-end smartphone. Among[...]
With the recent news of Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility, IDC analysts examine the possible benefits the Android OS might experience in the business world.
The new upgrade to Symbian Anna is now available, allowing owners of the latest Nokia phones to upgrade their devices. It includes a faster web browser, better mapping software, and[...]
The biggest news in the smartphone world this week was Google's announcement that it is buying Motorola Mobility. Brighthand Site Editor Ed Hardy weighs in on this issue to point[...]
HP has just unveiled a major change in its webOS strategy. It is going to stop producing smartphones and tablets running this operating system, but isn't dropping it completely.
In his latest "From the Editors Desk" column, Ed Hardy discusses why HP was forced to end its plans to release phones and tablets based on the webOS, and what[...]
Thanks to a new leak detailing several of Samsung's upcoming Android, Windows Phone and bada devices, we now have a good idea of what the company's big runners this fall[...]
HTC has just announced a Sept. 1st London event to unveil what's next for the company. This could be the debut of new Android or Windows Phone smartphones, or[...]
This morning, Verizon Wireless posted an ad for the Motorola Droid Bionic on its website. However, this must have been an error, because it was quickly removed. Nevertheless, this cutting-edge[...]
Analyst Mike Grant points out that Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility could lead to the company becoming more like Apple, a vertical business that produces its own hardware and the[...]
The HTC ThunderBolt and the Samsung Droid Charge are two of the first phones with Verizon's super-fast 4G LTE wireless data network. If you're having problems deciding between them, read[...]
This mid-range smartphone has a 3.5-inch, HVGA (320 x 480) touchscreen. It runs the latest version of the Android OS on a 1GHz single-core processor. The Conquer 4G supports Sprint’s[...]
The BlackBerry Torch 9850 was designed for fans of touchscreen-oriented smartphones. It has a larger screen than any previous BlackBerry — noticably larger than the one in the old Storm[...]
The Nexus Prime, which is likely to be the first smartphone to run Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," will launch in October and could be coming to Verizon, according to[...]
Of the four major U.S. wireless carriers, which one has the fastest 4G network? The test results are in, and there's little question as to which one takes the cake.
Sprint has introduced its first two smartphones running BlackBerry OS 7. This marks the debut of the BlackBerry Torch 9850, a phone designed for fans of touchscreen-oriented devices. The Bold[...]
Although a great many people are hoping that the debut is going to be earlier, several recent reports have indicated that the launch of the iPhone 5 isn't going to[...]
The head of Windows Phone 7 development at Microsoft wants developers who were creating webOS apps to switch platforms. This comes after HP announced that it was ending production of[...]
More evidence of Apple testing an LTE-enabled iPhone and iPad has surfaced, with reports confirming that the company is preparing to support this 4G wireless data networking standard. Verizon already[...]
Music lovers stay tuned as Sony Ericsson has just announced a new Android smartphone with Walkman branding that features unique music-centric qualities and Facebook integration.
AT&T is now exclusively offering RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9810, an updated version of the original Torch that debuted from this carrier last year. It has BlackBerry OS 7 and a[...]
Remember the Sept. 1 event HTC has planned in London? Well, it appears the phone-maker will unveil a pair of devices running the new version of Microsoft's Windows Phone, according[...]
RIM has announced three new variations in the BlackBerry Curve 9350 series that will run the latest version of BlackBerry OS 7. These will be mid-range smartphones with average feature[...]
AT&T has committed to offering smartphones that support its upcoming 4G LTE network, and the identity of the first of these may have leaked out: the Samsung Impulse 4G.
The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is one of the first smartphones to hit the market with the new BlackBerry OS 7. But we got our hands on it and we're here[...]
Apple is reportedly going to allow Sprint to offer its very popular iPhone. The carrier will be getting the iPhone 5 in mid-October, according to a report in the Wall[...]
Nokia has just taken the wraps off three new smartphones that will feature the company's next version of the Symbian operating system, dubbed Belle.
Samsung has decided to give the world a sneak peek at four upcoming models in its Galaxy line. These smartphones will have a range of features, as each targets a[...]
With Windows Phone 7.5 Mango set to debut in a little over a week, Microsoft has revealed plans of other forthcoming updates for the Windows Phone operating system.
After years of keeping a very tight rein on which carriers could offer its smartphones, Apple is apparently opening the floodgates. An unconfirmed report indicates that T-Mobile will be the[...]
Steve Jobs, the iconic head of Apple computer and the man that many consider responsible for the company's success with the iPhone and iPad, has just resigned as CEO.
One of the biggest deals in telecommunications history may fall through because of a simple mistake made by some nameless person at a law firm. An unedited document that was[...]
Although many can't think of Apple without Steve Jobs, Brighthand's editor is going out on a limb by finding reasons why this company will continue to make awesomely great smartphones[...]
Microsoft has confirmed that new Windows Phone handsets that launch with the upcoming Mango version of this operating system will feature Skype integration and front-facing cameras.
It's that time of the year again. It's time to go back to school, but it doesn't have to be a chore and it certainly doesn't have to be a[...]
It appears the Big Red will be getting another one of RIM's latest BlackBerry OS 7 handsets. A poster in a Verizon Wireless retail store illustrated the Torch 9850 will[...]
Tim Cook took the reins today as CEO of Apple, following yesterday's resignation of Steve Jobs. Cook sent an email to company employees today promising "Apple is not going to[...]
A spokesperson for Verizon Wireless said today that her company isn't going to offer a version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, a high-end Android smartphone that's selling well in[...]
J.D. Power, the global marketing information service company, has just announced which carriers did the best in its semi-annual customer survey on network quality, with Verizon Wireless once again topping[...]
New generations of products need new processors, and Apple is reportedly well along in the development of the A6 chip, which will be used in the smartphone and tablet this[...]
Although its intent was to keep details of the Nexus Prime under wraps, Samsung's legal department has confirmed both the existence of the Nexus Prime and that the device is[...]
With Hurricane Irene barreling up the East Coast, millions of people in New York and Boston are about to experience the biggest storm of their lives. Staying in communication with[...]
The launch of the iPhone 5 is drawing nearer, but many of the specs of this device remain a mystery. One hotly-debated area is screen size, with a new report[...]
Although HP has stopped making webOS smartphones and tablets, the company hasn't completely given up on this operating system. Samsung may be interested in taking the webOS off HP's hands,[...]
Dropbox for iPhone is a free app for saving and sharing photos, tunes, and other files stored in the cloud. While the mobile app can be useful for some tasks,[...]
Verizon will reportedly be the exclusive provider of the Samsung Droid Prime, which previous reports had called the Nexus Prime. This cutting-edge smartphone be the first with Android OS 4.0.
After a summer of suspense, the LG Thrill 4G will be coming to AT&T on Sept. 4, according to a tweet from the carrier. This will be this carrier's first[...]
Motorola has just taken the wraps off a new smartphone that will target professionals, the Motorola Pro+. This device will run Android but have a design reminiscent of a BlackBerry.
Smartphone displays keep creeping up in size, and the latest example of this is the HTC Runnymede, which will reportedly have a 4.7-inch screen. This is big enough that the[...]
With Windows Phone 7.5 launching tomorrow, Microsoft has made the platform more Mac-friendly with an update to the app that synchronizes Apple's desktops and laptops with Windows smartphones.
The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit to prevent AT&T from buying T-Mobile. The reason given is that having the second largest U.S. carrier buy the fourth largest would "substantially[...]
Business users could buy the BlackBerry Bold 9900 from T-Mobile starting a few weeks ago, but it wasn't until today that anyone could go to this company's website and purchase[...]
Samsung brought the second-generation Galaxy S to the U.S., and TechnologyGuide's Jacqueline Emigh was there at the NY event to see how Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile will deliver the newly[...]